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|
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.
"Nessler, Victor E.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 September 2020.
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