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 51-75 of 90 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-12320||10-in.||9/3/1912||Dragoon call||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-12534||10-in.||10/23/1912||The first heart throbs||William H. Reitz||Orchestra bells solo, with cello obbligato||composer|
|Victor||B-12959||10-in.||3/4/1913||Little flatterer||William H. Reitz||Bells ("steel bells") solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-14614||10-in.||3/22/1914||Italian riflemen march||United States Marine Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-15819||10-in.||3/22/1915||Evening bells||Venetian Trio (Victor Records ensemble)||Instrumental trio, with bells||composer|
|Victor||B-16298||10-in.||8/2/1915||Victorious America||Conway's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-16320||10-in.||8/4/1915||The mill in the forest||Conway's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-23728||10-in.||2/10/1920||The nightingale and the frog||Clement Barone||Piccolo solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-25285||10-in.||4/29/1921||The Italian riflemen||United States Marine Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-25573||10-in.||9/26/1921||Marche turque||United States Marine Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-27214||10-in.||12/8/1922||The mill in the forest||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-29937||10-in.||4/25/1924||Kavallerie Marsch||Victor Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-45271||10-in.||6/14/1928||Petersbourgh sleigh ride||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-48042||10-in.||11/7/1928||The first heart throb||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-53494||10-in.||7/5/1929||The mill in the forest||Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Band||Band, with whistling||composer|
|Columbia||482||7-in.||ca. 1901-Oct. 1905||Little chatterbox||Columbia Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||482||10-in.||ca. 1901||Little chatterbox||Columbia Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||622||7-in.||ca. 1902-Oct. 1905||The nightingale and the frog, op. 119, no. 2||Artists vary||Orchestra, with piccolo solo||composer|
|Columbia||622||10-in.||ca. 1902||The nightingale and the frogs||Artists vary||Orchestra, with piccolo solo||composer|
|Columbia||949||10-in.||ca. 1902||The mill in the forest||Columbia Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||949||7-in.||ca. 1902||The mill in the forest||Columbia Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||39350||10-in.||5/2/1914||Marche turque||Prince's Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||47038||10-in.||9/21/1916||Christmas bells||Marshall P. Lufsky ; Charles Schuetze ; George Stehl||Instrumental trio, with bells||composer|
|Columbia||78118||10-in.||10/16/1918||The nightingale and the frogs||Sibyl Sanderson Fagan||Whistling solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||30499||12-in.||Jan.-May 1910||March of the sharpshooters||Prince's Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Eilenberg, Richard," accessed October 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111415.
Eilenberg, Richard. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111415.
"Eilenberg, Richard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 October 2021.
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