Richard Heuberger

Richard Franz Joseph Heuberger (18 June 1850 in Graz, Austria – 28 October 1914 in Vienna, Austria) was an Austrian composer of operas and operettas, a music critic, and teacher.

Heuberger was born in Graz, the son of a bandage manufacturer. He initially studied engineering, but gave it up in 1876, and turned to music. He studied at the Graz Conservatory (where he studied with Robert Fuchs), and later transferred to Vienna, where he eventually became the chorus master of the Wiener Akademischer Gesangverein, conductor of the Wiener Singakademie, director of the Wiener Männergesang-Verein (Vienna Men's Choral Association), and a teacher at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien.

As a music critic he wrote for the Neues Wiener Tagblatt from 1881, the Allgemeine Zeitung in Munich from 1889, and (succeeding Hanslick) on the Neue Freie Presse from 1896 until 1901. He also edited the Musikbuch aus Österreich (1904–6).

Although Heuberger wrote many operas, ballets, choral works, and songs, he is best known today for his operetta Der Opernball, which he composed in 1898. He taught at the Vienna Conservatory from 1902. Among his pupils was Clemens Krauss.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 18, 1850 (Graz), Died October 28, 1914 (Vienna)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-11649 10-in. 3/11/1912 Listen to me Edna Brown Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-11649 12-in. 3/1/1912 Listen to me Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-27728 10-in. 12/6/1928 Midnight bells Fritz Kreisler Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-27728 10-in. 3/30/1923 Midnight bells Fritz Kreisler Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-37354 10-in. 1/13/1927 Midnight bells Geraldine Farrar Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-56775 10-in. 10/11/1929 Midnight bells Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Novelty Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia W145883 10-in. 3/26/1928 Midnight bells Arthur Bergh ; Sascha Jacobsen Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 9444 10-in. 4/1/1924 Midnight bells Carl Flesch ; Harry Kaufman Violin solo, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Heuberger, Richard," accessed October 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104688.

Heuberger, Richard. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104688.

"Heuberger, Richard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 October 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104688

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