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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 December 6th, 1927 (Berlin)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 90 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor A-850 7-in. 12/18/1903 Rosebud polka Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor A-851 7-in. 12/18/1903 Polonaise Arthur Pryor's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-851 10-in. 12/18/1903 Polonaise Arthur Pryor's Band Band arranger  
Victor A-1231 7-in. 4/19/1904 The little flatterer Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-1231 10-in. 4/19/1904 The little flatterer Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-1231 12-in. 4/19/1904 The little flatterer Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor A-1233 7-in. 4/19/1904 Emperor's review Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-1233 10-in. 4/19/1904 The emperor's review Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-1233 12-in. 4/19/1904 The emperor's review Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor A-1336 7-in. 5/23/1904 The nightingale and the frog Frank S. Mazziotta Piccolo solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1336 10-in. 5/23/1904 The nightingale and the frog Frank S. Mazziotta Piccolo solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1653[a] 10-in. 8/2/1904 Flower song Charles D'Almaine Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-3881 10-in. 10/14/1906 March of the Italian riflemen United States Marine Band Band composer  
Victor B-4443 10-in. 4/29/1907 Marche turque patrol Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-4462 10-in. 5/7/1907 The mill in the forest Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-4797 12-in. 9/11/1907 Evening bells : Idylle Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-5035 10-in. 1/27/1908 The nightingale and the frog Darius Lyons Piccolo solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-6561 12-in. 10/23/1908 Valse rosen Sousa's Band ; Victor Orchestra Band composer  
Victor B-6943 10-in. 3/30/1909 Guard mount Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-8581 10-in. 1/27/1910 First heart throbs Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-8947 12-in. 5/12/1910 Love songs waltz Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-9173 10-in. 7/15/1910 The trout Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-9935 12-in. 2/9/1911 Love songs waltz Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-10871 12-in. 8/9/1911 From Vienna to Berlin Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra, with extra violin and cornet composer  
Victor B-12216 10-in. 7/22/1912 La manola Conway's Band Band composer  
(Results 26-50 of 90 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Eilenberg, Richard," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111415.

Eilenberg, Richard. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111415.

"Eilenberg, Richard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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