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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 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  
Gramophone 3696h 10-in. 1905 Schmeichelkätzchen Seidler's Orchester Orchestra composer  
(Results 76-90 of 90 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Eilenberg, Richard," accessed October 27, 2021,

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