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 76-90 of 90 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||36406||12-in.||6/14/1912||Il bersaglieri||Prince's Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||55589||10-in.||between 1905 and 1919||Sharpshooters' march||Guido Deiro||Accordion solo||composer|
|Columbia||58498||10-in.||approximately 1917||Victorious America||Thaviu's Concert Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||W105957||10-in.||10/31/1925||The mill in the Black Forest||Marimba Orchestra [Columbia Records]||Marimba band||composer|
|OKeh||8873||10-in.||Jan. 1925||The nightingale and the frog||Royal Scotch Highlanders Band||Band||composer|
|OKeh||S-70373||10-in.||Dec. 1921||Marche turque||Mecca Temple Shrine Band of New York||Band||composer|
|Brunswick||7483||10-in.||approximately Feb. 1922||Evening bells||Gondolier Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Brunswick||DB31||10-in.||9/18/1928||The uhlan’s call||Duophone Military Band ; Charles Leggett||Band||composer|
|Edison||2290||10-in.||5/16/1913||The little flatterer||Edison Concert Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||3074||10-in.||Jun. 2, 1914 or later||The Guardmount||New York Military Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||4631||10-in.||Mar. 1916||First heart throbs||John F. Burckhardt||Bells solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||5900||10-in.||11/27/1917||The nightingale and the frog||Benjamin Kohon ; Weyert A. Moor||Piccolo and bassoon duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||191L||10-in.||1902||Fleet review||Imperial Court Band [i.e., Orkestr Pod Upravleniem Solista Pridvornago]||Band||composer|
|Gramophone||BWR954||10-in.||4/4/1927||Die Mühle im Schwartzwald||Ferdy Kauffman Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble||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.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Send the Editors a message about this record.