Hans Georg Nägeli

Hans Georg Nägeli (26 May 1773 – 26 December 1836) was a composer and music publisher.

Nägeli was born in Wetzikon, Switzerland. He studied under his father as a child, and then opened a private music shop and publishing firm in the 1790s. In 1803 he began publishing the Repertoire des Clavecinistes, which included the first editions of keyboard pieces by composers such as Muzio Clementi, Johann Baptist Cramer, and Ludwig van Beethoven. He founded two singing societies (Sängervereine) in Zurich, in addition to writing profusely on music theory and aesthetics, as well as introductory treatises for students. He died in Zurich in 1836.

Much of Nägeli's compositional output consists of keyboard works and songs. His "Gold'ne Abendsonne" was adapted by others for various purposes. One version of the tune, sung by a bird (feathered) on Today, was described by its presenters as a "Folk Song", but also appears in various music editions of the Metrical psalter (as the tune "Zurich"), where it is correctly attributed to Nägeli.

Nowadays he is probably best known for the hymn (and psalm) tune Dennis.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 26th, 1773 (Wetzikon), Died December 26th, 1836 (Zürich)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 0338 7-in. 7/15/1899 Blessed be the tie that binds S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]569 7-in. 12/5/1900 Blest be the tie that binds J. J. Fisher Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]720 7-in. 3/11/1901 Blest be the tie that binds Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio] Mixed vocal trio, with organ composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]720 10-in. 11/7/1901 Blest be the tie that binds Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio] Mixed vocal trio, with organ composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3198 10-in. 3/11/1901 Blest be the tie that binds Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio composer  
Victor A-2302 7-in. 2/15/1905 Blest be the tie that binds Trinity Choir Chorus, with organ composer  
Victor B-2302 10-in. 2/15/1905 Blest be the tie that binds Trinity Choir Chorus, with organ composer  
Victor B-3413 10-in. 5/25/1906 Blest be the tie that binds Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18247 10-in. 8/2/1916 Freut euch des Lebens Frida Bennèche Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27370 10-in. 1/3/1923 Blest be the tie that binds Trinity Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51892 10-in. 10/28/1929 Medley of Christian Science hymns Claude E. Saunier Organ solo composer  
Victor BVE-64259 10-in. 9/29/1930 Bless be the tie that binds Marion Talley Female vocal solo, with organ composer  
Columbia 3777 10-in. ca. 1907-Feb. 1908 Blest be the tie Mendelssohn Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia W145790 10-in. 3/21/1928 Blest be the tie that binds Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Columbia W147249 10-in. 10/22/1928 The tie that binds James "Stump" Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica composer  
Edison 5487 10-in. 4/3/1917 Blest be the tie that binds Metropolitan Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 8259 10-in. 10/19/1921 Freut euch des Lebens Eduard Mittelstadt Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nägeli, Hans Georg," accessed October 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104254.

Nägeli, Hans Georg. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104254.

"Nägeli, Hans Georg." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104254

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