Franz Strauss´ compositions:

                                 His compositions for horn:

o.op. Romance pour le Cor "Les Adieux" - horn & pno, horn & orch.  (Pizka Edition)

op.2 Fantasy over the Sehnsuchtswalzer by Beethoven,

horn & pno, horn & orch. (ms.Pizka Coll.) (Pizka Edition), score is ready, parts upon demand

op.6 Original Fantasy for Horn & pno. also for horn & orchestra (available)

op.7 Nocturno in Db for horn & pno., horn & strings (arr.F.Gabler), available

arranged for horn & string quartet also, by Carlo Gianneschi, Milano

op.8 Horn Concerto No.1 c-minor for horn & orch.

op.12 Romance in b-min. Empfindungen am Meer for horn & pno. (Pizka Edition)

op.13 Introduction, Thema & Var. for horn & pno. 
also for horn & orchestra, available soon
(Zimmermann, Frankfurt)

Op.14 Horn Concerto No.2 in Eb-maj. For horn & orch. 
premiered Nov.19th, 1999 by Hans Pizka with the Banatul Filarmonia in Temesvar/Romania

Available as full score and as piano reduction; orchestra set is for rent

Sentiments romantiques after G.Voss for horn & pno. (ms. Pizka Coll.) (Pizka Edition)

Etudes for natural horn in two volumes (50 + 89 etudes), available
Concert Etudes after motives from symphonies by Beethoven (17 Etudes), available

Fantasy over motives from "Lucia di Lammermoor" (Donizetti) for horn & pno, 

also for horn & orchestra, soon available (Pizka Edition)

19 horn quartets & several pieces for orchestra or others. 
most of them will be available with Pizka Edition

Franz Strauss biography: Franz Strauss1

His Horn before restauration: Franz Strauss2

His horn after restauration: Franz Strauss3

Franz Strauss´ mouthpiece:  fstrau5.htm


links to: (all in German language)

Interesting programs & facts about the Court Concerts in Munich: 

Franz Strauss special vacation & ill leave record: FStraussKrankmeldungen.htm

Interesting facts about the social status & the income of the musicians in

Munich`s past: MueSoz.htm

Interesting facts about the income of horn players of the past: sozial.htm (English)

and sozial2.htm (German & English) and Einkomm.htm

Ticket prices of the past:tickets.htm

The first pension fund for musicians, the Haydn Society in Vienna: haydnsoc.htm list &

datas of the horn player members.

Interesting facts about the Munich horn section (Opera): BSTOrch.htm

(who played what, premieres etc.)

Interesting facts about the Wagner Festivals held in Munich 1901 - 1911: Wagnerop.htm

© 2001 by Prof.Hans Pizka, D-85551 Kirchheim, Germany

quotings are granted for academic use, but source should be mentioned.

many of the links are not activated yet, but endFebruary 2006