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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 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  
(Results 51-75 of 90 records)

Citation

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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