Oscar Fried

Oskar Fried (August 1, 1871 – July 5, 1941) was a German conductor and composer, and was known as a great admirer of Gustav Mahler, whose works he performed a great many times throughout his life. Fried was also the first conductor to record a Mahler symphony (see below). Fried also held the distinction of being the first foreign conductor to perform in Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution (1922). He eventually left his homeland in 1933 to work in the Soviet Union after the political rise of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party, and became a Soviet citizen in 1940. In 1899, Fried married the amateur poetess Augusta (Gusti) Rathgeber (1872-1926) and had two daughters with her, Monika and Emerentia (dates are unknown). From 1892, Gusti Rathgeber had been married to German poet Otto Julius Bierbaum but left him when she and Fried met, and fell in love with each other.


Birth and Death Data: Born August 10, 1871 (Berlin), Died July 5, 1941 (Moscow)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 36 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick 564½bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Bruno Kittelsche Chor ; Oscar Fried ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin ; Eugen Transky Orchestra, with tenor vocal solo and mixed vocal chorus conductor  
Brunswick 565½bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Bruno Kittelsche Chor ; Oscar Fried ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus conductor  
Brunswick 566½bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Bruno Kittelsche Chor ; Oscar Fried ; Wilhelm Guttmann ; Jenny Sonnenberg ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin ; Eugen Transky Orchestra, with mixed vocal quartet and mixed vocal chorus conductor  
Brunswick 567½bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Bruno Kittelsche Chor ; Oscar Fried ; Wilhelm Guttmann ; Jenny Sonnenberg ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin ; Eugen Transky Orchestra, with mixed vocal quartet and mixed vocal chorus conductor  
Brunswick 586bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Oscar Fried ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 587bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Oscar Fried ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 588¾bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Oscar Fried ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 633bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Oscar Fried ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 634bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Oscar Fried ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 635bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Oscar Fried ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 636bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Oscar Fried ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 637bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Oscar Fried ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 638bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Oscar Fried ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 639½bm 12-in. 1927 Symphony no. 9, D minor (Choral) Oscar Fried ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 681½bi 12-in. 1927 A Faust overture Oscar Fried ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 1267bm 12-in. 1928 Mazeppa Oscar Fried ; Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 1268½bm 12-in. 1928 Mazeppa Oscar Fried ; Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 1269bm 12-in. 1928 Mazeppa Oscar Fried ; Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 1340bm 12-in. 1928 Mazeppa Oscar Fried ; Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 1341bm 12-in. 1928 Les préludes Oscar Fried ; Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 1342bm 12-in. 1928 Les préludes Oscar Fried ; Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 1343bm 12-in. 1928 Les préludes Oscar Fried ; Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 1344bm 12-in. 1928 Les préludes Oscar Fried ; Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 1359bm 10-in. 1928 Scheherazade : 1st movement, pt. 1 Oscar Fried ; Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick 1360½bm 10-in. 1928 Scheherazade : 1st movement, pt. 2 Oscar Fried ; Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The Orchestra conductor  
(Results 1-25 of 36 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fried, Oscar," accessed January 19, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103964.

Fried, Oscar. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103964.

"Fried, Oscar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 19 January 2022.

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