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Friedrich Gulda
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Biography

Friedrich Gulda was born in Vienna on 16th May 1930. At the Music Academy he studied piano with Bruno Seidlhofer and music theory with Joseph Marx. In 1944 he made his public stage debut.

In 1946 he won the first prize for piano at the International Music Competition in Geneva and began an international career which led him to all the important music centres of the world. His first tour of South America took place in 1949, and aged 20 he had his debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York, frequently played all 32 piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in concert cycles and through his intensive concert activity earned himself world renown.

In the mid 50s, Gulda turned increasingly towards jazz. In 1956 he played at Birdland in New York and at the Newport Festival. In 1964 he founded the Eurojazz Orchestra. Appearances with international stars such as Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Woode, Erich Kleinschuster, Joe Zawinul and Hans Koller followed. There were also concerts in Graz and at the Vienna Festival. He toured Japan in 1967, 1969 and 1993.

In 1968 he founded the International Music Forum in Ossiachersee under the motto “Improvisation in music - yesterday, today, tomorrow” and in 1976 the “Days of Free Music” at Moosham Castle in the Lungau (both in Austria).

Gulda’s resistance to the practices of the concert world and its musical single mindedness led to his withdrawal from the “high culture” concert podium.

In 1979 Friedrich Gulda appeared in Salzburg with Weather Report, The Inner Circle, Mounir Baschir and Dizzy Gillespie, and in 1982, at Munich’s Piano Summer, with Chick Corea for “The Meeting”. At the end of the 80s, he appeared at the Vienna Jazz Festival with Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea, as well as with Herbie Hancock in Munich. 1988 saw the premiere with the Munich Philharmonic of his piano concerto “Concerto for Myself”, which he also performed with the Vienna Philharmonic in 1991.

At this time, Gulda discovered the club-culture of the youth dance scene in Ibiza and incorporated it in his work based on his jazz experiences. In the 90s he staged his unique Multimedia-Shows as a cross-over of Bach, Gulda, Mozart and House with live DJs and dancers.

Friedrich Gulda died on 27th January 2000 in Weissenbach am Attersee in Austria.

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Aria Friedrich Gulda
Aria
Gulda's famous and often played Aria for Piano Solo

Piano: Solo
on sale 8,80  more...
Concertino for Players and Singers Friedrich Gulda
Concertino for Players and Singers

Chorus/Choir
Piano: Solo
Orchestra
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Concertino for Players and Singers (Pocket Score) Friedrich Gulda
Concertino for Players and Singers (Pocket Score)

Chorus/Choir
Piano: Solo
Orchestra
on sale 36,90  more...
Concerto a Quattro - Music for 4 Soloists and Band Friedrich Gulda
Concerto a Quattro - Music for 4 Soloists and Band
Concert in three movements for four soloists and band

Flute
Trumpet
Trombone
Piano
Instrumental
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Concerto a Quattro - Music for 4 Soloists and Band (Pocket Score) Friedrich Gulda
Concerto a Quattro - Music for 4 Soloists and Band (Pocket Score)

Flute
Trumpet
Trombone
Piano
Instrumental
on sale 37,50  more...
Concerto for Myself Friedrich Gulda
Concerto for Myself
Concerto for Pianoforte Solo and Orchestra. Full Score and Parts

Piano: Solo
E-Bass
Drums
Orchestra
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Concerto for Myself (Pocket Score) Friedrich Gulda
Concerto for Myself (Pocket Score)
Concerto for Pianoforte Solo and Orchestra

Piano: Solo
E-Bass
Drums
Orchestra
on sale 47,30  more...
Concerto for Ursula Friedrich Gulda
Concerto for Ursula
Concerto for Voice, Timpani, Percussion and Orchestra

Voice: Soprano
Timpani
Drums
Orchestra
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Concerto for Ursula (Pocket Score) Friedrich Gulda
Concerto for Ursula (Pocket Score)
Concerto for Voice, Timpani, Percussion and Orchestra

Voice: Soprano
Timpani
Drums
Orchestra
on sale 45,50  more...
Concerto for Violoncello and Wind Orchestra Friedrich Gulda
Concerto for Violoncello and Wind Orchestra
Piano Score and Solo Part

Violoncello: Solo
Piano: Accompaniment
on sale 41,00  more...
Concerto for Violoncello and Wind Orchestra Friedrich Gulda
Concerto for Violoncello and Wind Orchestra
Full Score and Parts

Violoncello: Solo
Orchestra: Wind Orchestra
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Concerto for Violoncello and Wind Orchestra (Pocket Score) Friedrich Gulda
Concerto for Violoncello and Wind Orchestra (Pocket Score)

Violoncello: Solo
Orchestra: Wind Orchestra
on sale 41,80  more...
Fantasy for 4 Soloists and Band Friedrich Gulda
Fantasy for 4 Soloists and Band
The musical form of this 'Fantasy' is the Blues with French and Spanish elements.

Flute
Clarinet
Trumpet
Guitar
Instrumental
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Fantasy for 4 Soloists and Band (Pocket Score) Friedrich Gulda
Fantasy for 4 Soloists and Band (Pocket Score)

Flute
Clarinet
Trumpet
Guitar
Instrumental
on sale 23,80  more...
For Paul Friedrich Gulda
For Paul
Piano piece dedicated to his son Paul Gulda

Piano: Solo
on sale 6,00  more...
For Rico Friedrich Gulda
For Rico
Piano piece dedicated to his son Rico Gulda

Piano: Solo
on sale 7,50  more...
Golowin sings Gulda (4 Songs) Friedrich Gulda
Golowin sings Gulda (4 Songs)
For tenor or baritone with piano accompaniment

Voice: Tenor, Baritone
Piano
on sale 16,40  more...
Golowin sings Gulda (7 Songs) Friedrich Gulda
Golowin sings Gulda (7 Songs)
For tenor or baritone with piano, double bass and drums

Voice: Tenor, Baritone
Chamber music
on sale 36,90  more...
Gschichten aus dem Golowinerwald Friedrich Gulda
Gschichten aus dem Golowinerwald
Waltz paraphrase composed 1975 for the 150th birthday of Johann Strauss jr.

Piano: Solo
on sale 21,80  more...
Introduction and Scherzo Friedrich Gulda
Introduction and Scherzo
For piano solo

Piano: Solo
on sale 7,70  more...
Klavierkompositionen (Compositions for Piano) Friedrich Gulda
Klavierkompositionen (Compositions for Piano)
Piano compositions with increasing degree of difficulty

Piano: Solo
on sale 33,90  more...
Little Suite Friedrich Gulda
Little Suite
For piano, double bass and drums

Chamber music
on sale 14,30  more...
Piano Concerto No. 1 Friedrich Gulda
Piano Concerto No. 1
Piano Concerto in 3 movements

Piano: Solo
Orchestra
Instrumental
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Piano Concerto No. 1 (Pocket Score) Friedrich Gulda
Piano Concerto No. 1 (Pocket Score)

Piano: Solo
Orchestra
on sale 43,90  more...
Piano Concerto No. 2 Friedrich Gulda
Piano Concerto No. 2
Piano Concerto in 3 movements

Piano: Solo
Orchestra
Instrumental
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Piano Concerto No. 2 (Pocket Score) Friedrich Gulda
Piano Concerto No. 2 (Pocket Score)

Piano: Solo
Orchestra
on sale 39,60  more...
Selige Sehnsucht Friedrich Gulda
Selige Sehnsucht
Song with words by Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe. For piano, double bass (ad lib.) and drums (ad lib.).

Voice: Tenor, Baritone
Chamber music
on sale 5,00  more...
Sieben Galgenlieder Friedrich Gulda
Sieben Galgenlieder
Words by Christian Morgenstern, available in German and English.

Voice: Mezzo Soprano, Baritone
Orchestra
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Sieben Galgenlieder Friedrich Gulda
Sieben Galgenlieder
Words by Christian Morgenstern, available in German and English, for Baritone and 2 Pianos

Voice: Baritone
Piano: Duo
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Sieben Galgenlieder (Pocket Score) Friedrich Gulda
Sieben Galgenlieder (Pocket Score)
Words by Christian Morgenstern, available in German and English.

Voice: Mezzo Soprano, Baritone
Orchestra
on sale 39,60  more...
String Quartet in F# Minor Friedrich Gulda
String Quartet in F# Minor
Full score and parts

String Quartet
Chamber music: Quartet
on sale 30,80  more...
Suite And Other Pieces Friedrich Gulda
Suite And Other Pieces
For piano, electric piano and drums

Chamber music
on sale 28,50  more...
Variations for Two Pianos and Band Friedrich Gulda
Variations for Two Pianos and Band
For 2 Solo Pianos and Band

Piano: Solo
Orchestra
Instrumental
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Variations for Two Pianos and Band (Pocket Score) Friedrich Gulda
Variations for Two Pianos and Band (Pocket Score)

Piano: Duo
Orchestra
on sale 21,20  more...
Vier Eichendorff Lieder Friedrich Gulda
Vier Eichendorff Lieder
These songs for medium to high voice and piano were set to lyrics of Joseph von Eichendorff by Austrian Composer and Pianist Friedrich Gulda.

Voice
Piano
on sale 21,90  more...
Vier Konzertstuecke (Four Concert Pieces) Friedrich Gulda
Vier Konzertstuecke (Four Concert Pieces)
With explanation from the composer in the preface

Piano: Solo
on sale 31,40  more...
Wings Friedrich Gulda
Wings
A Concert Piece for Solo Violin, String Orchestra and Rhythm Section dedicated to Silvia Marcovici

Violin: Solo
E-Bass
Timpani
Drums
Orchestra: String Orchestra
Instrumental
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Wings (Pocket Score) Friedrich Gulda
Wings (Pocket Score)
A Concerto Piece for Solo Violin, String Orchestra and Rhythm Section dedicated to Silvia Marcovici

Violin: Solo
Orchestra
on sale 25,20  more...

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