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Friedrich Kiel
1821 - 1885
Germany
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F. Kiel
Friedrich Kiel (07/10/1821 - 13/09/1885), a German composer and teacher, from Puderbach / Wittgenstein. He wrote piano music, two requiem masses (one in F minor and one in A major), etc.
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis
Requiem in F minor
Period:Romanticism
Composed in:1860
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Kiel's first Requiem in F minor opus 20 (written 1859/1860) is more lyric than dramatic.
Author:James W. Pruett
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
As the performance of his Requiem in F minor op.20 in Berlin on 8th February 1862 was a great success, the hitherto unknown Kiel became famous overnight.
As late as 1859 and 1861 he was obliged to arrange private performances of his compositions, to attract attention even in Berlin, but after his Requiem, brought out by Stern's Gesangverein in 1862, had been received with unanimous enthusiasm, and made the round of the musical world, he at once became famous.
Requiem in A flat major
Period:Romanticism
Composed in:1881
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Kiel's second Requiem in A flat major opus 80 (1881) returned to the mainstream of theatrically conceived sacred music.
Author:James W. Pruett
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians