Richard Eilenberg (13 January 1848, Merseburg ? 6
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. Text source : Wikipedia (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)
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