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
|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|
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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