Schroeder Premieres

Richard Strauss                 

Sonata in F Major, Op. 6 (1883)

Alwin Schroeder performed this work with the composer, Leipzig 1890. He returned to the sonata in 1901, performing it in New York at about the same time as Hugo Becker, who was then on tour in the US. Schroeder later took Becker's place as cello professor at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt before his final return to the US in 1908.

         Schroeder narrowly missed performing Strauss's Don Quixote, having left the Boston Symphony just months before the orchestra performed it for the first time, with Schroeder's successor Rudolph Krasselt as the cello soloist. With the BSO Schroeder did take part in the US premieres of several other Strauss orchestral works, including Don Juan under Arthur Nikisch in the fall of 1891.