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|
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.
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