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Conradin Kreutzer

Conradin Kreutzer or Kreuzer (Messkirch in Baden, 22 November 1780 – Riga, 14 December 1849) was a German composer and conductor. His works include the opera Das Nachtlager in Granada, and Der Verschwender (Incidental music), both produced in 1834 in Vienna.

Kreutzer abandoned his studies in the law (University of Freiburg) and went to Vienna about 1804, where he met Joseph Haydn and may have studied with Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, while he tried his hand unsuccessfully at singspielen. He spent 1811–12 in Stuttgart, where at least three of his operas were staged and he was awarded the post of Hofkapellmeister. He was from 1812 to 1816 Kapellmeister to the king of Württemberg. Once he was successful, he became a prolific composer, and wrote a number of operas for the Theater am Kärntnertor, Theater in der Josefstadt and Theater an der Wien Vienna, which have disappeared from the stage.

In 1840 he became conductor of the opera at Cologne. His daughters, Cecilia and Marie Kreutzer, were sopranos of some renown.

Kreutzer owes his fame almost exclusively to Das Nachtlager in Granada (1834), which kept the stage for half a century in spite of changes in musical taste. It was written in the style of Carl Maria von Weber. The same qualities are found in Kreutzer's part-songs for men's voices, which at one time were extremely popular in Germany. Among these "Das ist der Tag des Herrn" ("The Lord's Day") may be named as the most excellent. His Septet for winds and strings, Op. 62, remains in the chamber music repertory. He was one of the 50 composers who wrote a Variation on a waltz of Anton Diabelli for Part II of the "Vaterländischer Künstlerverein" (published 1824).

Birth and Death Data: Born November 22nd, 1780 (Messkirch), Died December 14th, 1849 (Riga)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]113 7-in. 7/11/1900 The chapel Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]113 10-in. 11/28/1902 The chapel Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]971 7-in. 10/8/1901 Feldvakten Swedish Quartet Vocal quartet composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3589 10-in. 10/8/1901 Feldvakten Swedish Quartet Vocal quartet composer  
Victor B-1302 10-in. 5/11/1904 The chapel Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Victor B-2949 10-in. 12/13/1905 The day of the Lord Victor Brass Quartet Brass quartet composer  
Victor B-2950 10-in. 12/13/1905 The chapel Victor Brass Quartet Brass quartet composer  
Victor B-2956 10-in. 12/13/1905 Hobellied Emil Muench Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-3150 10-in. 2/28/1906 The day of the Lord Victor Brass Quartet Brass quartet composer  
Victor B-4467 10-in. 5/4/1907 The chapel Kitty Berger Harp-zither solo composer  
Victor B-9503 10-in. 9/20/1910 Die Kapelle Paragon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10308 10-in. 5/10/1911 Schaefers Sonntagslied Manhattan Quartet Vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Victor B-29391 10-in. 2/8/1924 Das ist der Tag des Herrn Rheingold Quartett Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30427 10-in. 6/27/1924 Abendglock Kromer-Sextett Mixed vocal sextet, with violin and chimes composer  
Victor BVE-35197 10-in. 6/22/1926 Abendgebet Northeastern Saengerbund of America Male vocal chorus, unaccompanied composer  
Victor CVE-55057 12-in. 6/20/1929 Das ist der Tag des Herrn Junger Männerchor von Philadelphia Male vocal chorus, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia 3482 10-in. Jan.-Sept. 1906 The Sabbath day Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia 45719 10-in. 5/29/1915 Hobellied Karl Jörn Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia CO38558 10-in. between June 1947 and June 1948 Hobellied Leo Kempinski Continental Orchestra ; Gerhard Pechner Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W205794 12-in. approximately 1927 Das ist der Tag des Herrn New York Liederkranz Male vocal chorus composer  
Brunswick 14024-14027 10-in. 10/24/1924 Day of the Lord Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet, with brass ensemble composer  
Brunswick E24935-E24937 10-in. 10/27/1927 Day of the Lord Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet, with brass ensemble composer  
Edison 4305 10-in. 12/1/1915 Ein Schütz bin ich Otto Goritz Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5188 10-in. 12/1/1916 Das ist der Tag des Herrn! Manhattan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kreutzer, Conradin," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103923.

Kreutzer, Conradin. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103923.

"Kreutzer, Conradin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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