Eichner, Ernst (Dieterich Adolph)

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Eichner, Ernst (Dieterich Adolph)

Eichner, Ernst (Dieterich Adolph), German bassoonist and composer; b. Arolsen, Hesse (baptized), Feb. 15, 1740; d. Potsdam, 1777. He joined the orch. of Duke Christian IV of Pfalz-Zeibrucken in 1762, serving as its concertmaster (1769–72). He also made tours as a concert artist from 1767, visiting Paris in 1770 and London in 1773. He then was in the service of the Prussian court.


31 syms.; keyboard concertos; quintets for Flute and String Quartet; quartets for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello; piano trios; duets for Violin and Viola; piano sonatas.


A. Volk, E. E.: Sein Leben und seine Bedeutung fur die Kammermusik und das Solokonzert (diss., Univ. of Cologne, 1943);M. Reissinger, Die Sinfonien E. E.s (1740–1777) (diss., Univ. of Frankfurt am Main, 1970).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire