Chamber music

The composer loved the genre of the chamber music. At wide intervals he wrote three string quartets (1919, 1939, 1967) of which the second in E minor in many respects crowned his work. A great number of quartet ensembles already had interpreted this work, that also was published as the first composition of Suder in the Amadeus-Verlag (Bernhard Päuler) in Wintherthur. The piano quartet (1936) and the wind quintet of 1976 completed the series of the ensemble-work whereas the quartet stands out due to a brilliant drive and thrilling music, the quinted due to an extremely concise and concentrated style.

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Two very melodious violin sonatas of 1919 and 1949 rank among the significant works of chamber music as well. The "Suite nach alter Art" is holding an exeptional position: three very early piano pieces were instrumented for string quartet and string orchestra, then they were completet by additional pieces.

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Today it probably is one of the most famous works of the composer for it is easily comprehensible, original, effective and easy to be played even by good lay orchestras - due to the "alte Art",however, it does not represent the core of Suder's compositions, even though the "Lustige Fuge" at the end is a masterpiece that is unique due to the combination of severe polyphony and cheerful expression.

TitleCreationDurationPremierePublisher
1. Streichquartett in F-Dur
for string quartet
191933'1920 München PasingManuscript
BP 1959
1. Violinsonate D-Dur
for violin and piano
191938'1919 MünchenManuscript
2. Streichquartett e-moll
for string quartet
193927'1939 MünchenAmadeus
BP 397
2. Violinsonate a-moll
for violin and piano
194928'1949 MünchenAmadeus
BP 1079
3. Streichquartett a-moll
for string quartet
196722'1967 MünchenManuscript
Adagio
for piano trio
191710'1917 München PasingManuscript
Ariette
for violin and piano or organ, also for violoncello/bassoon and piano or organ

See also Music for brass instruments, Orchestra music
19166'1917 München PasingAmadeus
BP 2258
Ariette und Capriccio
for violin (or flute or violoncello) and piano
1916/191910'1919 MünchenAmadeus
BP 1267
Duett
for 2 violins
19493'Manuscript
Benedictus (aus der Festmesse "Dona nobis pacem")
for violin and organ (or piano)

See also Mass
19474'Amadeus
BP 3569
Klavierquartett h-moll
for piano quartet
193630'1936 (Broadcast)Amadeus
BP 1052
Fantasie über zwei Themen (aus der Oper "Kleider machen Leute")
for solo violin

Oper in fünf Bildern; Text von Joseph Suder nach Gottfried Kellers Novelle

See also Music for brass instruments, Orchestra music, Opera, Songs
19346'1949 MünchenAmadeus
BP 2629
Kleine Stücke
for 2 or 3 violins
19498'Manuscript
Menuett und Gavotte
for string quartet
19228'1924 MaisachManuscript
Suite nach alter Art
for violin (or flute or oboe or clarinet) and violoncello (or bassoon or bass clarinet) and piano

See also Orchestra music, Music for brass instruments
1952/197816'Amadeus
BP 1048
Vier kleine Stücke nach alter Art
for string quartet (also with contrabass)

See also Orchestra music, Music for brass instruments
1932/1952Manuscript
Variationen
for string quartet
191310'1917 München PasingManuscript
Walzerzyklus
for violin and piano

See also Music for brass instruments, Orchestra music, Piano musik
197310'Manuscript
Walzerzyklus
for violin (or flute or oboe or clarinet) and violoncello (or bassoon or bass clarinet) and piano

See also Music for brass instruments, Orchestra music, Piano musik
197310'Amadeus
BP 1047
Zwei kleine Serenaden
for 2 violins and violoncello
192211'1924 MaisachManuscript