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Victor E. Nessler

Viktor (or Victor) Ernst Nessler (28 January 1841 – 28 May 1890) was an Alsatian composer who worked mainly in Leipzig.

Nessler was born at Baldenheim near Sélestat, Alsace. At Strasbourg he began his university career with the study of theology, but he concluded it with the production of a light opera entitled Fleurette (1864). To complete his knowledge of music Nessler went to Leipzig to study with Moritz Hauptmann. In 1870, he was appointed chorus master and later conductor of the Caroltheater, Leipzig.

His musically conservative, mock-Gothic, fairy-tale operas, notably Der Rattenfänger von Hameln (The Pied Piper of Hamelin) (1879) and Der Trompeter von Säkkingen (1884), based on the famous poem by Joseph Viktor von Scheffel, were very popular in the 19th century. The great conductor Artur Nikisch composed an orchestral arrangement of material from Der Trompeter von Säkkingen. Besides a number of other operas, Nessler wrote many songs and choral works; but it is with the Trompeter von Säkkingen that his name is most closely associated. In 1895 a monument to him by the sculptor Alfred Marzolff was erected in Strasbourg, the place of his death.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 28th, 1841 (Baldenheim), Died Strasbourg

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 1570 7-in. Before Sept. 1897 Es hat nicht sollen sein F. H. Weber Male vocal solo Composer  
Berliner 01183 7-in. Apr. 1900 Werner’s farewell song Arthur Pryor ; Sousa's Band Trombone solo, with band Composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1533 7-in. 8/5/1902 Es hat nicht sollen sein Emil Muench Tenor vocal solo, with piano Composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1533 10-in. 8/5/1902 Es hat nicht sollen sein Emil Muench Tenor vocal solo, with piano Composer  
Victor C-2768 12-in. 9/26/1905 Es hat nicht sollen sein Emil Muench Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
Victor B-6770 10-in. 2/3/1909 Werner's farewell Herbert L. Clarke Cornet solo Composer  
Victor B-9177 10-in. 7/18/1910 It was not so to be John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
Victor B-9511 10-in. 9/22/1910 Ave Maria Paragon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Composer  
Victor C-9839 12-in. 1/23/1911 Werner's farewell Otto Goritz Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra and harp Composer  
Victor C-12273 12-in. 7/30/1912 It was not so to be Clarence Whitehill Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
Victor C-12479 12-in. 10/4/1912 It was not so to be Frank Croxton Male vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
Victor B-13262 10-in. 5/12/1913 Es hat nicht sollen sein D. Wormser Zither solo Composer  
Victor C-18543 12-in. 10/12/1916 It was not so to be Herbert Witherspoon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
Victor C-25924 12-in. 12/27/1921 Es hat nicht sollen sein Robert Leonhardt Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
Victor C-26614 12-in. 6/8/1922 Werners Abschied Gustav F. Heim ; Philharmonisches-Oktett [i.e., Heim's Brass Octet] Cornet solo, with brass octet Composer  
Victor B-27746 10-in. 4/10/1923 It was not so to be Lambert Murphy Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
Columbia 143 10-in. ca. 1901 Es hat nicht sollen sein Carl Bernhart Tenor vocal solo, with piano Composer  
Columbia 143 7-in. ca. 1901 Der es hat nicht sollen sein Artists vary Tenor vocal solo, with piano Composer  
Columbia 19743 10-in. 2/2/1912 It was not so to be (Jung Werner's parting song [from] The trumpeter of Sakkingen) Vincent C. Buono Cornet solo, with band Composer  
Columbia 30746 12-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1911 It was not so to be Cecil Fanning Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
Columbia 12511 10-in. approximately 1905 Ihr heisset mich willkommen Albert Moser Baritone vocal solo, with trumpet Composer  
Columbia 43921 10-in. ca. Apr. 1916 Est hat nicht sollen sein Robert Leonhardt Baritone vocal solo, with cornet obbligato and orchestra Composer  
Columbia 86890 10-in. approximately December 1920 Behüt dich Gott Robert Leonhardt Male vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
Brunswick X12763-X12764 12-in. 3/29/1924 Behüt’ dich Gott Michael Bohnen Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
Brunswick E27310 10-in. 4/9/1928 God’s love be thine! (Behut! dich Gott!) Michael Bohnen Male vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nessler, Victor E.," accessed September 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108770.

Nessler, Victor E.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108770.

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