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Carl Frühling

28 nov 1868 (Lemberg) - 25 nov 1937
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Carl Frühling (28 November 1868 – 25 November 1937) was an Austrian composer and pianist.

Born in Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine) he attended the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde from 1887–1889 where he was taught the piano by Anton Door and music theory by Franz Krenn. He became a piano accompanist and teacher, working with Bronisław Huberman, Pablo de Sarasate, Egon Wellesz, and the Rosé Quartet. He died in Vienna in poverty.

His early piano works are salon pieces, while his Piano Quintet, Op. 30 and Clarinet Trio, Op. 40 are more substantial, written in the Romantic tradition. In 2009, his Piano Quintet was reprinted by Edition Silvertrust. Much of his music is lost or has yet to be uncovered. Cellist Steven Isserlis has championed his music, some of which he has rediscovered and performed.



  • Piano Concerto, Op. 12
  • Festmarsch, Op. 23
  • Scènes de ballet, Op. 34
  • Suite in F major, Op. 36
  • Fantasie, Op. 55, with solo flute
  • Heitere Ouvertüre, Op. 75
  • Miniaturen, suite, Op. 78
  • Humoreske, Op. 87


  • Sonata, Op. 22, for cello and piano
  • String Quartet in E♭ major, Op. 25
  • Piano Quintet in F♯ minor, Op. 30
  • Piano Trio in E♭ major, Op. 32
  • Piano Quartet in D major, Op. 35
  • Trio in A minor, Op. 40, for clarinet, cello and piano (published 1925 by F.E.C. Leuckart)[1]
  • Duettino, Op. 57, for 2 flutes
  • Rondo, Op. 66, for flute and piano


  • Lucie, mazurka, Op. 1
  • La piquante, polka française, Op. 5
  • Mazurka brillante, Op. 11
  • Serenade, Op. 13
  • Pas des sylphides, waltz, Op. 14
  • 5 pièces, opp. 15–19
  • 3 Klavierstücke, Op. 21
  • Konzertwalzer, Op. 24
  • 2 Klavierstücke, Op. 37


  • Grosse Messe in G major, Op. 6
  • Cantata (A. Silesius), Op. 54, for solo voices, mixed chorus and organ
  • 3 Sinnsprüche (Assim Agha), Op. 62, for mixed chorus
  • Lied der Eintagsfliegen (C. Schneller), Op. 63, for female chorus and piano (4 hands)
  • Am Strome, Op. 67, for male chorus
  • 2 Lieder im Volkston, Op. 68, for mixed chorus
  • Brudergruss, Op. 73, for male chorus
  • Matt giesst der Mond, Op. 74, for mixed chorus
  • opp. 77, 89, 91, 93, 102, for mixed chorus
  • opp. 80, 83, 86, 106, for male chorus

Solo vocal

  • Der Landsturm (M. Marton), Op. 39, for voice and orchestra
  • 3 Gesänge nach altjapansichen Gedichten, Op. 47, for voice and orchestra
  • Gesang Buddhas, Op. 59, for baritone and wind orchestra
  • 2 Gesänge, Op. 70, for tenor and orchestra
  • 5 Lieder, for voice and orchestra
  • Lieder for voice and piano


  1. ^ See Hofmeisters Monatsbericht 1925, p.188. This does appear to be the earliest appearance of his clarinet trio in that publication.


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