Anton Ferdinand Titz

By Anderson, Rick | Notes, June 2010 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

Anton Ferdinand Titz


Anderson, Rick, Notes


Anton Ferdinand Titz. String Quartets for the Imperial Court of St. Petersburg, Vol. 2. Hofmeister Quartet Profil PH09046, 2009.

During the latter half of the eighteenth century, Anton Ferdinand Titz (a noted violin virtuoso) was employed as both a member of the court orchestra at St. Petersburg and as a member of the more elite chamber ensemble that played for the pleasure of Catherine the Great. He also served as violin instructor to her grandson (the future Tsar Alexander I), and in his earlier life in Germany had enjoyed the support and informal patronage of Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck, who helped establish him in an opera orchestra prior to his invitation to join the court in St. Petersburg. Although very highly regarded as a composer and widely published in his day, like many of his equally-talented contemporaries he fell into near-complete obscurity after his death, and some of the music presented on this disc and on the previous volume in the series is recorded here for the first time--the C major quartet, in fact, was only known in fragments until the recent discovery of a complete copy in the Academic Regional Library in Ulyanovsk, Russia.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

Anton Ferdinand Titz
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?