Walter Wurzburger   1914 — 1995

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Walter Wurzburger’s concerts with Kingston Philharmonia

Walter Wurzburger’s compositions 1941 to 1995
Works marked with have been recorded.
Where you see a click to play image, you can click to play the track.
Where you see a click to download image, you can click to view and download the sheet music.
Where you see a click to play image, click to follow the link to a video recording. Currently, these are all from the Performing the Jewish Archive project of the Arts and Humanities Research Council
There are also a number of instrumental studies and unfinished works
OpusYearWorkInstDed
11941Song: 'Vereinsamt' (Nietzsche) (also called 'Autumn')  click to play the recording  Song:  video link video link (plus sketches for orchestration [see also revision and orchestration Opus 53 (1991)])
First performed at (?) Kingston Liberal Synagogue, by Rachael Mills & Steven Corley 12-04-1997
Voice and pianoUwe Radok
21940/1String Trio  click to play the recording  String Trio video link ([plus transcript of 3rd movt for keyboard])
First performed at the Gesprächkonzert in Berlin 24-04-2014
2 vlns & cello
31941String Quartet No 1  String Quartet No 1 video link
41941Quintet ('Five informal sketches')  5 informal sketches - score (plus some revisions 1976)2 tpt, 3 t sax
- -1942Toccata and Fugue for Organ  Toccata and Fugue for Organ 1941 2 ((31/12/41-07/01/42))Uwe Radok
- -1942Untitled keyboard piece  Untittled keyboard piece 1942
- -1942Untitled piece for tenor sax and piano  Untitled piece for tenor saxophone and piano (2 movements)
- -19433 part invention for keyboard  3 part invention 1943
- -1943Passacaglia for Organ  Passacaglia 1943 ((15/06/43))
- -19433 exercises for keyboard: Allemande; Sonata entry of 1st & 2nd subj; Ground Bass  3 exercises for keyboard 1943
- -1943Suite for Orchestra ((1 movt complete in piano score, orchestration incomplete) (unfinished))
- -1944‘Another Uwe Radok Fugue on a familiar subject’  ‘Another Uwe Radok Fugue on a familiar subject’ ((04/01/44))
- -- -Passacaglia  Passacaglia no date
- -1944Slow movement for keyboard  Slow Movement (1944)
- -1944Piano Pieces ‘For Children’ numbers 3,5 & 6  For children pieces 3 5 6
- -1944Sonata for keyboard (1st movement)  Sonata 1st movt 1944
61944String Quartet No 2   String Quartet No 2 video link
First performed at first modern performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, The Aylwin String Ensemble, 19.2.2000 30-11--0001
51946Wind Quintet ('Little Chamber Music') video link
First performed at First perf Melbourne 1949/50) 30-11--0001
(fl/cl/ob/hn/bn)
- -1946Duo for Clarinet and Viola (unfinished)  Duo for clarinet and Viola 1946 movt 1 score
5a1946Piece for Clarinet and Piano  Piece for Clarinet and Piano - score Piece for Clarinet and Piano - clarinet video link
- -1947Fugue in 4 parts for keyboard  Fugue in 4 parts 1947
- -1947Untitled sketches for keyboard (unfinished)
- -1947/8Toccata for Organ  Toccata for Organ 1947 8
- -- -3 untitled fugues for keyboard  3 untitled fugues - one is incomplete
- -- -Overture (sketches in piano score with indications for orchestration) (unfinished)
- -- -Sonata for Violin and Piano (unfinished) (mid 1940s) ([date based on paper used])
- -- -String quartet movement sketch (1940s?) (unfinished)
- -- -Clarinet Quintet movements (1940s?)  Clarinet Quintet (unfinished) ((1 complete; 1 unfinished; 1 sketch))
- -- -Trio for flute, clarinet and piano sketches (1940s?)(unfinished)
71948Divertimento 3 movts
First performed at First perf British Music Society, Melbourne 16-08-1949
2 cl & bn
- -1948For Anne Gregory'(Yeats), song  click to play the recording  For Anne Gregory video link ([in 2 alternate keys])
First performed at First performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Rachael Mills & Steven Corley, 12.04.97 30-11--0001
voice and piano
81949Septet (1 movement)fl/ob/cl/2vln/va/vc
- -1949Trio for clar, vla and pno (unfinished) (also a second movt for same combination, 1951)
- -1950Sonata for unaccompanied viola (unfinished)
- -1951Clarinet studies (also some from c1955-6) (sketches)
- -1955/6Piano piece (2 movts)
91960Trio (further revisions 1963)cl/ob/bn
161960Movement for wind Septet ('Falmouth') 2ob/cl/2hn/bn
171962Wind Septet 3 movts
First performed at First perf Morley College, London, cond Peter Racine Fricker ?1964 30-11--0001
- -1963String Quartet no 3 (unfinished - 2 movts)
- -1963Piece for oboe solo (4 short movts)  Piece for Oboe Solo
- -1963Piano piece (unfinished)
141963/4Study for piano
151964Dialogue for Clarinet and Piano
- -1965‘Mosaic’ for orchestra (unfinished) (revised 1978,1980, 1986 (unfinished))
- -1965Concertino for tenor saxophone & wind (unfinished)
121965Study for Guitar
First performed at First performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Thomas Hartman, 12.04.97 30-11--0001
- -1965'Chance music' for 4 horns (unfinished)
101965Two single movements for Horn Quartet (‘Jazz quartets for 4 horns’)  Wurzburger 4 Horns Jazz 1 Parts Wurzburger 4 horns Jazz 1 Score Wurzburger 4 Horns Jazz 2 Parts Wurzburger 4 Horns Jazz 2 Score
111965Horn Quartet (revised 1973)4 horns
- -1966Dallapiccola Variations2fl/2ob/CA/2cl/BCl/2Hn/2bn
- -1966Piano piece (unfinished)
131967'The Plate' for voices and small orchestra
- -1966Reveille (written for Music Camp)Oboe 2 Cl, Bass Cl & perc; also 1974 version for Oboe and 2 bassoons
- -1966Study for Clarinet
261967Double wind quintet 'Sequences'
First performed at First perf Twickenham College of Technology 1967 30-11--0001
Julie Friedeberger
181971Ensemble study 1 (ES1) (Originally titled ‘Occasional Piece 1’)tpt/2 a sax/2 t sax
191971Ensemble study 2 ([published Janus publ as ‘Fanfare – Toccata’])
First performed at First perf Morley College 30-11--0001
ob/cl (originally tpt/sax)
291971Klavierstück 1 ((revised 1973) publ 1973 Thames Publishing)
- -1971Saxophone studies (numbers 6,7,8,10,11,13,14,15)
201972Ensemble study 3
First performed at First perf Leighton House 30-11--0001
3cl or tpt/a sax/t sax
211972Ensemble study 4 ((ES 3&4 publ 1983 Janus Music as 2 bagatelles for 3 cl))3cl or tpt/a sax
281972Happy Birthday variations for piano ((plus revisions 1973 & 1975); orchestration of intro)
- -197212 Recorder pieces
- -1972Duo for 2 bassoons (unfinished)
221973Ensemble study 5a and t sax, or 2 cl
271973ENS-B1 (Ensemble study B1)cl/tpt/2 a sax/t sax/b sax
- -1973Concertino for Bassoon and orchestra ((unfinished - based on sketches from 1965))
- -1976Duo for viola and clarinet or bassoon and cello (1 movt)
301977Klavierstück II (for Libby Crandon)
- -1977/8Canons ([no 1 publ in ‘book of rounds’ 1977])
- -1977Round for 4 recorders
- -1977Book of Rounds (a) WW & Chris Gordon (publ Janus Music)
- -19782 pieces for recorder ((no 1 unfinished))
231978Ensemble study 62 desc rec/treb rec or 3 cl
241978Ensemble study 72 fl/2 cl
311978Klavierstück III
First performed at 1st perf October Gallery, London, Sally Mays, 21.1.89 30-11--0001
331978Piece for 2 pianos ((started April 1975))
251979Ensemble study 8 fl/ob/cl/bn
- -1980The red balloon - children's incidental musicrecorder guitar and accordion
321981Klavierstück IV
First performed at 1st perf BMIC, London, Peter Lawson 8.3.83 30-11--0001
341981Saxophone Quartet (private demo tape made, no public performance)
- -1981Little Anthem for Ruth and Madeleine
351981Ten studies for clarinet solo
36a19813 pieces for clarinet
36b19823 pieces for viola solo  3 pieces for viola solo (adapted from 36a)
First performed at First perf Sussex University, Matt Kelly, 1983 30-11-1982
371982Piece for viola and piano  click to play the recording  Piece for viola and piano
First performed at the BMIC by Matt Kelly & Libby Crandon 17-01-1989
Matt Kelly
381982Concertino for violin and orchestra
First performed at 1st perf Kingston Parish Church, John Crawford & Kingston Philharmonia, cond WW, 26.3.83 30-11--0001
John Crawford
- -198315 Rounds ((several appear in book of rounds 1984))
391983/4Piano Concerto
First performed at 1st perf Kingston Parish Church, Sally Mays & KP/WW, 30.6.84 30-11--0001
Sally Mays
- -1984Book of Rounds (b) WW, Chris Gordon and Elizabeth London
40a1984Suite in baroque style for Flute and Clarinet  Suite in Baroque Style
40b1984Sonata in Classical style  Sonata for Flute and Clarinetfl/cl
40c1985Duo In the romantic style  Duo in the Romantic style for flute and clarinetfl/cl
421986Klavierstück V  Klavierstück 5
First performed at First perf October Gallery, Sally Mays, 21.1.89 30-11--0001
431986Duo for clarinet and Bassoon (Rondo - Fugato on BACH)
411987String Quartet No 4
First performed at First perf RNCM Hanson Str Qu 7.7.89 30-11--0001
441988Violin Sonata
First performed at the BMIC by John Crawford & LibbyCrandon 17-01-1989
Madeleine Wurzburger
451988Quartet 'Quovnvap'
First performed at First perf BMIC, Andrew Westrop/John Crawford/Matt Kelly/Libby Crandon 30-11--0001
ob/vln/va/pno
- -19884 Clarinet Studies
461989Klavierstück VIHannah Wurzburger
471989Cello sonata
First performed at First performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Sarah Hedley-Miller & Mary Beat, 12.04.97 30-11--0001
Betty Lewis
481989Danse Russe for String Quartet  Danse Russe for String Quartet
491990String Quartet No 5
First performed at first performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, The Aylwin String Ensemble, 19.2.2000 30-11--0001
501990Quartet for Clarinet and strings  click to play the recording  Quartet for Clarinet and strings
First performed at Kingston Parish Church by Richard Stockall, Graham Maidment, Matt Kelly and Vivian Williams. 17-05-2014
511990Overture for string orchestra
First performed at First Perf St Andrews Church, Surbiton, Kingston Philharmonia, cond Tom Hartman 12.10.96 30-11--0001
52a1991The art of losing' (Emily Jackman)  click to play the recording
First performed at Kingston Liberal Synagogue, by Rachael Mills & Steven Corley 12-04-1997
Voice and pianoKathryn Harries
52b1991'The art of losing'Voice and 7-piece ensemble
53a1991'Exile', voice and piano   (revision of 1 (1941))Uwe Radok
53b1991Exile', voice and orchestra (orchestration of 53a)
First performed at First perf St Andrew's Church, Surbiton, Ann Liebeck (sop), Kingston Philharmonia cond Tom Hartman 30-11--0001
Uwe Radok
5419917 Short pieces for Piano (Kleine Klavierstücke)   Kleine Klavierstück 1 Kleine Klavierstück 2 Kleine Klavierstück 3 Kleine Klavierstück 4 Kleine Klavierstück 5 Kleine Klavierstück 6 Kleine Klavierstück 7
First performed at Kingston Parish Church (first complete performance) by Sally Mays 17-05-2014
551991Organ Prelude and Fugue  Organ Prelude and Fugue ((partly adapted from Opus 54 no 7))Uwe Radok
- -1991GKK (‘Gar klein’ Klavierstücke) (Very short piano pieces)  Gar klein klavierstück 1 Gar klein klavierstück 2 Gar klein klavierstück 3 Gar klein klavierstück 5 Gar klein klavierstück 6 (1,2,3,5,6 complete)
561992Klavierstück VII  Klavierstück 7
571993Violin Concerto (3 movements) (ded John Crawford) (first movt revised version of 39)
First performed at First perf 1993 30-11--0001
John Crawford
581992Klavierstück VIII ('Classical Sonata')  Klavierstück 8 (Julie Friedeberger
591993Klavierstück IX  Klavierstück 9
First performed at First perf Kingston Synagogue, Libby Crandon, 30.3.95 (WW's funeral) 30-11--0001
Libby Crandon
601993Elevation' song for voice and piano (Franz Werfel  Elevation
First performed at First performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Rachael Mills & Steven Corley, 12.04.97 30-11--0001
611994Klavierstück X('Sonata classica anachronistica')  Klavierstück 10
621994Suite for String Orchestra
631994Klavierstück XI  Wurzburger-String-Trio-Final-Edit-JT_Score.pdf
First performed at First performance Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Libby Crandon, 12.04.97 30-11--0001
- -1995Passacaglia keyboard/str trio ((complete but unedited draft in notebook IV))