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Richard Eilenberg

Richard Eilenberg (13 January 1848, Merseburg – 5 December 1927, Berlin) was a German composer.

His musical career began with the study of piano and composition. At 18 years old, he composed his first work - a concert overture. As a volunteer he participated in the Franco-Prussian War from 1870 to 1871. In 1873, Eilenberg became the music director and conductor in Stettin. In 1889, he decided to move to Berlin as a freelance composer, where his second marriage with his wife Dorothee started. They lived on 73 Bremer Street.

Eilenberg composed marches and dances for orchestra, harmony and military music, and a ballet The Rose of Shiras, op. 134. He also composed the operettas Comteß Cliquot (1909), King Midas, Marietta, and The Great Prince. The most notable music that he composed were his marches, including The Coronation March (for Alexander III of Russia), and Janitscharen-Marsch, op. 295.

Some of his music pieces, attributable to the salon and its entertainment, were The Petersburg Sleigh Ride op. 52 and The Mill In The Black Forest, op. 57 (1885). Eilenberg completed 350 compositions throughout his life, including ten fantasies after melodies of great masters, like Ehrenkränze der Tonkunst, op. 268-277 and the suite Durch Feld und Wald, op. 119.

His grave is located on the South-West Cemetery of the Berlin Ecclesiastical Assembly in Potsdam.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 13th, 1848 (Merseburg), Died Berlin

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 88 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 35 7-in. Feb. 1898-Mar. 1899 Victorious America Banda Rossa Band composer  
Berliner 82 7-in. Aug. 1897-Mar. 1899 The little flatterer Sousa's Band Band composer  
Berliner 127 7-in. Apr. 1898 The first heart throbs Sousa's Band Band composer  
Berliner 1474 7-in. 11/9/1897 First heart throbs Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Berliner 0199 7-in. 6/7/1899 First heart throbs Sousa's Band Band composer  
Berliner 0223 7-in. 6/8/1899 Little flatterer Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1730 7-in. 11/7/1902 You sly puss Kendle's First Regiment Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1730 10-in. 11/7/1902 You sly puss Kendle's First Regiment Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1831 7-in. 12/15/1902 Rose waltz Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1831 10-in. 12/15/1902 Rose waltz Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1832 7-in. 12/15/1902 Rosebuds polka Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1832 10-in. 12/15/1902 Rosebuds polka Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1836 7-in. 12/18/1902 The first heart throbs Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1836 10-in. 12/18/1902 The first heart throbs Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1844 7-in. 12/23/1902 The nightingale and the frog Darius Lyons Flute solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1844 10-in. 12/23/1902 The nightingale and the frog Darius Lyons Flute solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2148 7-in. 4/2/1903 The nightingale and the frog Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with piccolo solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2148 10-in. 4/2/1903 The nightingale and the frog Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with piccolo solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3024 10-in. 1/14/1901 The first heart-throbs Kendle's First Regiment Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3192 10-in. 3/7/1901 You sly puss Kendle's First Regiment Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3441 10-in. 6/7/1901 Polka, rose buds Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3442 10-in. 6/7/1901 Evening zephyrs Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3443 10-in. 6/7/1901 Rose on Schiras Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor A-792 7-in. 12/7/1903 You sly puss Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-792 10-in. 12/7/1903 You sly puss Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 88 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Eilenberg, Richard," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111415.

Eilenberg, Richard. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111415.

"Eilenberg, Richard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111415

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