Johann Gottfried Piefke
Johann Gottfried Piefke (9 September 1817 – 25 January 1884) was a German band leader, (Kapellmeister) and composer of military music.
Piefke was born in Schwerin an der Warthe, Prussia (now Skwierzyna, Poland). In the 1850s, he was band leader for the 8th Infantry Regiment in Berlin. His famous marches include Preußens Gloria, Düppeler Schanzen-Marsch and the Königgrätzer Marsch – the latter composed after the Battle of Königgrätz in 1866, the decisive battle of the Austro-Prussian War). He arranged Franz Liszt's symphonic poem - Tasso for military band and may also have similarly arranged some of Liszt's marches. He died in Frankfurt an der Oder.
Piefke also wrote:
Birth and Death Data: Born September 9th, 1815 (Schwerin), Died January 25th, 1884 (Frankfurt (Oder))
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1917
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||43891||10-in.||either 1915 or 1916||Düppler Schanzen Marsch||Vaterland Kapelle||Band||composer|
|Columbia||44534||10-in.||either 1916 or 1917||Düppler schanzen Marsch||Tsingtau Militär Kapelle des 3. Deutschen See-Bataillon ; O. K. Wille||Band||composer|
|Gramophone||3051L||10-in.||1905||Düppler Schanzenmarsch||Kapelle des Kaiser Franz Garde-Grenadier Regiment||Band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Piefke, Johann Gottfried," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106139.
Piefke, Johann Gottfried. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106139.
"Piefke, Johann Gottfried." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.
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