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Ferdinand Ries

p, vn, 1784-1838 DE, Bonn
Musician / Composer of Classical

Ferdinand Ries (28 November 1784 (baptised) – 13 January 1838) was a German composer. Ries was a friend, pupil and secretary of Ludwig van Beethoven. He composed eight symphonies, a violin concerto, eight piano concertos and numerous other works in many genres, including 26 string quartets. In 1838 he published a collection of reminiscences of his teacher Beethoven, co-written with Franz Wegeler. The symphonies, some chamber works—most of them with piano— his violin concerto and his piano concertos have been recorded, demonstrating a style which is, unsurprising due to his connection to Beethoven, somewhere between those of the Classical and early Romantic eras.

  • Piano
  • Violin
Popular Tracks   
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 55: II. Larghetto on Ries: Piano Concertos, Vol. 2 by Ferdinand Ries, Christopher Hinterhuber, Uwe Grodd & Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 21: III. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio on Ries: Cello Sonatas, Opp. 20, 21 & 125 by Ferdinand Ries, Martin Rummel & Stefan Stroissnig
Cello Sonata in C Minor, WoO 2: II. Adagio on Ries: Complete Works for Cello, Vol. 2 by Ferdinand Ries, Martin Rummel, Stefan Stroissnig & Eric Lamb
Ries: La capricciosa on Homage by Vilde Frang
Piano Concerto No. 8 in A-Flat Major, Op. 151, "Salute au Rhin": II. Larghetto con moto on Ries: Piano Concertos, Vol. 1 by Ferdinand Ries, Christopher Hinterhuber & Uwe Grodd
Sextet in G Minor, Op. 142: III. Rondo. Allegretto on Ries: Chamber Music by Ferdinand Ries & Franz Ensemble
Piano Concerto No. 9 in G Minor, Op. 177: II. Larghetto con moto on Ries: Piano Concertos Vol. 5 by Ferdinand Ries, Christopher Hinterhuber & Uwe Grodd
Beethoven / Compl. Ries: Piano Sonata in C Major, WoO 51: II. Adagio on L'atelier des pianistes, vol. 2 : Moyen by Georges Pludermacher
Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 38 No. 3: II. Adagio on Ries: Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Vol. 3 by Ferdinand Ries, Eric Grossman & Susan Kagan
Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 63: I. Allegro on Ries: Complete Works for Cello, Vol. 2 by Ferdinand Ries, Martin Rummel, Stefan Stroissnig & Eric Lamb

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Title Artist Year Type
Sonatas For Violin And Piano: 2Ferdinand Ries, Eric Grossman, Susan Kagan2017Album
Cello WorksLudwig van Beethoven . Ferdinand Ries, Juris Teichmanis, Hansjacob Staemmler2016Album
Die RäuberbrautFerdinand Ries - Ruth Ziesak · Thomas Blondelle, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Howard Griffiths2013Album
Musik Der Romantik Für Waldhorn Und KlavierFerdinand Ries, Richard Strauss, Franz Danzi, Robert Schumann, Jakob Hefti2012Album
Piano Concertos (Op. 42 And Op. 177 Introduction Et Rondeau Brillant)Ferdinand Ries, Christopher Hinterhuber, The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra • Uwe Grodd2012Album
Piano Concerto In C Minor Concerto PastoralFerdinand Ries, Christopher Hinterhuber, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra • Uwe Grodd2010Album
Piano Concerto, Op. 132 'Farewell To England' Grand Variations On 'Rule Britannia'Ferdinand Ries, Christopher Hinterhuber, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra • Uwe Grodd2009Album
Piano Concerto, Op. 55 (Swedish National Airs With Variations Introduction And Polonaise)Ferdinand Ries, Christopher Hinterhuber, Gävle Symfoniorkester • Uwe Grodd2007Album
String Quartets Vol. 2Ferdinand Ries - Schuppanzigh Quartett2007Album
Piano SonatasFerdinand Ries, Alexandra Oehler2006Album
Ferdinand Ries: Septet & OctetFerdinand Ries, Linos Ensemble2005Album
Piano Concertos Op. 123 (1806) And Op. 151 (1826)Ferdinand Ries, Christopher Hinterhuber, The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra • Uwe Grodd2005Album
Complete Works For Cello And Piano, Vol. 1Ferdinand Ries - Nancy Green, Babette Hierholzer2005Album
Romantiek In KlassiekJean-Philippe Rameau, Joseph Haydn, Louis Spohr, Ferdinand Ries, Johannes Brahms / Radio Kamerorkest, Ton Koopman, Frans Brüggen2004Compil.
Grand Duo Concertant Op. 48 - Variations Op. 33 - Sonate Op; 29Carl Maria von Weber, Ferdinand Ries, Pierre-André Taillard, Edoardo Torbianelli2003Album
Symphonies 4 & 6Ferdinand Ries – Zürcher Kammerorchester, Howard Griffiths2002Album
Sonates Pour Cor Et PianoforteLudwig van Beethoven, Ferdinand Ries, Franz Danzi2001Album
Beethoven's FriendsFerdinand Ries, Carl Czerny, Reichsgraf Moritz von Lichnowksy, Louis Ferdinand von Preußen - Consortium Classicum, Dieter Klöcker2001Album
Cello SonatasFerdinand Ries, Guido Larisch, Robert Hill2000Album
Symphonies 1 & 2Ferdinand Ries / Zürcher Kammerorchester, Howard Griffiths2000Album
Symphonies 3 & 5Ferdinand Ries – Zürcher Kammerorchester, Howard Griffiths1998Album
Kammermusik Mit Harfe = Chamber Music With Harp = Musique De Chambre Avec HarpeConsortium Classicum - Gioacchino Rossini, Ivan Müller, Joseph Weigl, Ferdinand Ries, Jakob Philipp Riotte1989Album
Concerto di Uto UghiAntonín Dvořák / Niccolò Paganini, Johannes Brahms, Ferdinand Ries, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pablo de Sarasate, Uto Ughi1986Compil.
Piano Trios OfLudwig van Beethoven - Carl Czerny, Ferdinand Ries1981Album
Cellosonaten · Cello Sonatas · Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano C-dur, Op. 20 · A-dur, Op. 21Ferdinand Ries - Klaus Storck, Alfons Kontarsky1980Album
Violinsonaten · Grand Septuor · HarfensextettFerdinand Ries, Jaap Schröder, Edward Witsenburg, Consortium Classicum1975Album
Piano Concerto No. 1 In C Major / Piano Concerto In C Sharp MinorJohannes Simon Mayr / Ferdinand Ries - Maria Littauer, Hamburger Symphoniker, Alois Springer1974Album
Kammermusik Auf OriginalinstrumentenCarl Czerny · Ferdinand Ries · Ludwig van Beethoven1971Album
Czerny Variations For Piano And OrchestraCarl Czerny, Ferdinand Ries, Felicja Blumental1970Album
Ferdinand Ries Franz LimmerFerdinand Ries - Franz Limmer / Nepomuk Fortepiano QuintetAlbum
Sonate SentimentalFerdinand Ries, Franz Danzi, Jürgen Brüggebors, Cord GarbenAlbum
OuvertürenFerdinand Ries, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Howard GriffithsAlbum
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