Andrei Schulz-Evler

Adolf or Andrey or Adolf Andrey Schulz-Evler (12 December 1852 – 15 May 1905) was a Polish-born composer.

Born in Radom, Poland (at that time part of the Russian Empire), he studied at the Warsaw Conservatory, then under Carl Tausig in Berlin. From 1884 to 1904 he taught at the Kharkiv Music School.

He wrote about 52 pieces, most of which are now forgotten. He is best known for his piano transcription of Johann Strauss II's Blue Danube Waltz: Arabesques on "An der schönen blauen Donau." This has been recorded by many pianists, including Jorge Bolet, Jan Smeterlin, Marc-André Hamelin, Earl Wild, Leonard Pennario, Piers Lane, Byron Janis, Isador Goodman, Benjamin Grosvenor and—perhaps most famously—Josef Lhévinne.

His list of works includes:

  • Op 2: Invitation a la Valse (Jurgenson)
  • Op 4: Variations in G major (Jurgenson)
  • Op 5: Melodie (Jurgenson)
  • Op 6: Nocturne in F major (Jurgenson)
  • Op 8: Revelation I in B major (Jurgenson)
  • Op 9: Revelation II in E major (Jurgenson)
  • Op 10: Revelation III in F major (Jurgenson)
  • Op 11: Serenade (Jurgenson)
  • Op 12: “Arabesques” Variations on the Blue Danube Waltz [Strauss] (Jurgenson)
  • Op 14: Rhapsodie Russe for Piano & Orchestra (Jurgenson)
  • Op 17: Etude pour les octaves (Jurgenson)
  • Op 19: “Narzan” Valse (Jurgenson)
  • Op 40: Pezzetino amichevole (Jurgenson)
  • Donau Walzer (Selbstverlag)
  • Echo de la Partita de J S Bach - Paraphrase de Concert (Johansen)
  • Fantaisie (Johansen)
  • Melodie No. 1 (Gutheil)
  • O beaux veux bleus (Jurgenson)
  • O toi toutes mes fleurs (Jurgenson)
  • Poeme sans paroles (Johansen)

Birth and Death Data: Born December 12th, 1852 (Radom), Died May 15th, 1905 (Warsaw)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-26499 12-in. 5/31/1922 Arabesques on themes of the Blue Danube Waltz Olga Samaroff Stokowski Piano solo composer  
Victor CVE-43445 12-in. 4/11/1928 Blue Danube waltz (Concert arabesques) Josef Lhévinne Piano solo composer  
Victor CVE-43446 12-in. 4/11/1928 Blue Danube waltz (Concert arabesques) Josef Lhévinne Piano solo composer  
Columbia 81621 10-in. 3/13/1924 Arabesques on Strauss's Blue Danube Ignaz Friedman Piano solo arranger  
Columbia 81622 10-in. 3/14/1924 Arabesques on Strauss's Blue Danube Ignaz Friedman Piano solo arranger  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schulz-Evler, Andrei," accessed November 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107394.

Schulz-Evler, Andrei. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107394.

"Schulz-Evler, Andrei." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107394

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