Ave Maria

Composer:  Franz Schubert
           arr. Stephen Heller (1813-1888), 1852


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I have a score of this song I have a music notation program file of this song  (NWC, Sibelius, etc.) I have a MIDI file of this song. I have a video of this song.   Franz Peter   Schubert   1797 1828   1825   D 839
Op. 52/6
Ellens Gesang III  (Ave Maria) voice piano
X X X I have an audio recording of this song. I have a video of this song.   Franz Peter
Jasha Heifetz
              Ave Maria NV violin + piano
I have a score of this song X X X X   Franz Peter
Stephen Heller
  1813 1888   1852     Ave Maria NV piano

Recording:  not available  
MIDI / Lyrics:  not available  
Score: free download at IMSLP

A biographical dictionary of musicians (ed. Theodore Baker)
G. Schirmer, 1905 - Biography & Autobiography - 695 pages
  Heller, Stephen pianist teacher and composer
b Pesth May 15 1815 d Paris Jan 14 1888
His father intended him for a lawyer and he was educated at the College of the Piaristes His first instructor in piano playing was F Brauer At nine years of age he performed in public with such success that he was sent to Vienna to study under Czerny but it was Anton Halm who continued his tuition As early as 1827 he gave concerts in Vienna and from 1S29 32 made a concert tour with his father through Hungary Poland and Germany At Pesth he received a few elementary harmony lessons from Czibulka At Augsburg he was taken ill and was adopted by a wealthy family who furthered his musical instruction and with whom he remained perfecting himself in composition until 1838 when he went to Paris He became the friend of Liszt, Chopin, Berlioz and others and as a concert player and teacher was in high repute His first compositions written in Augsburg
  and published at Leipzig and Hamburg had received the praise of Schumann and but surely began to gain favor In 1849 he visited London where his thoughtful and playing charmed a large circle though nervousness prevented frequent appearances in public Again in 1862 lie played at the Crystal Palace with Halle The rest of his life was spent in Paris His music solely forpf is distinguished for elegance and refinement varied and forceful rhythms exquisite melody bold and original thematic treatment and above all for a poetic sentiment to which distinctive titles in many cases give the key In pianistic style he far outshines Mendelssohn though he does not reach the rugged intensity of Schumann or the pathetic charm of Chopin There are several hundred generally short pf pieces comprised in over 150 opus numbers Characteristic pieces Traumbilder op 70 Promenades d un solitaire op 78 80 89 Nuits blanches or Blumen Krucht und Dornenstucke op S2 Dans les bois op 86 128 136 Eglogues op 92 3 Hergeries op 106 Voyage au tour de ma chambre op 140 Tabluttes d un solitaire op 153 Ilerbstblattcr op 109 Balletstiickc op 111 3 Ballades op 115 3 Preludes op 117 Tarentelles op 53 oi 85 137 etc admirable etudes op 125 47 46 45 90 16 here progressively enumerated other ballades notably La Chasse op 29 4 sonatas 3 sonatinas waltzes Landler mazurkas scherzi caprices nocturnes Songs without Words variations etc etc A biographical sketch of II appeared in Westermann's Monatshefte 1859 by L Hartmann H Barbedette also published a sketch 1876 English 1877

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