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Friedrich Seitz Program Notes and Sheet Music

Friedrich Seitz (June 12, 1848 – May 22, 1918) was a German Romantic composer and violinist. He was born in Günthersleben-Wechmar, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and studied music at the Frankfurt Conservatory. He worked as a violinist in several orchestras, including the Sondershausen Court Orchestra and the Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra. He also taught violin and composition. Seitz composed chamber music, orchestral music, and vocal music. His music is characterized by its lyrical melodies, harmonic richness, and virtuosic instrumental writing.

Seitz's music is still performed today by chamber ensembles and orchestras around the world. He is considered one of the most important composers of the German Romantic period.

Here are some additional facts about Friedrich Seitz:

  • He was a student of Karl Wilhelm Uhlrich and Johann Christoph Lauterbach.
  • He married Uhlrich's daughter, Marie.
  • He was the father of four children, including the violinist and composer Kurt Seitz.
  • He died in Dessau, Germany, at the age of 69.
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