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  Felix Draeseke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Felix August Bernhard Draeseke (October 7, 1835 – February 26, 1913) was a composer of the "New German School" admiring Liszt and Richard Wagner.
Felix Draeseke was born in the Franconian ducal town of Coburg, Germany.
Draeseke's music was promoted during the Third Reich and Draeseke joined the ranks of Anton Bruckner, Max Reger and Louis Spohr to enjoy Nazi patronage; an onerous and dubious honor.
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 Science Fair Projects - Felix Draeseke
Felix August Bernhard Draeseke (October 7, 1835 – February 26, 1913) was a composer of the "New German School" admiring Liszt and Wagner.
During his career Draeseke divided his efforts almost equally among compositional realms and composed in most genres, including symphonies, concerti, opera, chamber music, and works for solo piano.
Draeseke's music was promoted during the Third Reich and Draeseke joined the ranks of Anton Bruckner, Max Reger and Ludwig Spohr to enjoy Nazi patronage; an onerous and dubious honor.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Felix_Draeseke   (1017 words)

  
 Felix Draeseke: A chronicle of his life (1835-1862)
Draeseke leaves the Leipzig Conservatory at Easter and completes his Symphony in C major shortly thereafter and by the middle of May a libretto for "König Sigurd" is declared finished.
Draeseke resides in Berlin and becomes involved in Bülow's concert activities on behalf of the New German School and Liszt's music in particular.
Draeseke instead makes his debut as conductor in the premiere of his "Germania" March (WoO 3c) which causes an uproar and earns Draeseke the countenance of the "besonders gefährliche Bestie" (the especially dangerous beast) among the members of the New German School.
www.draeseke.org /bio/chron1835_62.htm   (1409 words)

  
 Music And Styles - Felix Draeseke
During his career Draeseke divided his efforts almost equally among compositional realms and composed in most genres, including symphony, concerto, opera, chamber music, and works for solo piano.
Of all the symphonies from the second half of the 19th century which are unjustly neglected, Draesekes Symphonia Tragica (Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op.40) is one of the very few which deserves repertory status alongside the symphonies of Brahms and Bruckner, a masterful fusion of intellect and emotion, of form and content.
Orchestral works like the Serenade in F major(1888) or its companion of the same year, the symphonic prelude after Heinrich-von-Kleist Penthesilea have in them all that is declared necessary for audience success: rich melodic invention, rhythmic vivacity, and extraordinary harmonic conception.
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 Felix Draeseke Web Pages
Dubbed a "giant" by Franz Liszt, Felix Draeseke was one of the leading composers of the new-German school.
From the late 19th- to early in the 20th-Century, the music of Felix Draeseke was performed and held in high regard by leading artists including conductors Arthur Nikisch, Hans von Bülow, Fritz Reiner, and Karl Böhm.
It is coupled with Draeseke's first symphony and the overture to the opera Gudrun; performers are the NDR Radiophilharmonie conducted by Jörg-Peter Weigle.
www.draeseke.org   (297 words)

  
 Felix Draeseke (Composer) - Short Biography
Felix (August Bernhard) Draeseke was a composer of the "New German School" admiring Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner.
Felix Draeseke was attracted to music early in life and wrote his first composition at age 8.
Orchestral works like the Serenade in F major (1888) or its companion of the same year, the symphonic prelude after Kleist's Penthesilea have in them all that is declared necessary for audience success: rich melodic invention, rhythmic vivacity, and extraordinary harmonic conception.
www.bach-cantatas.com /Lib/Draeseke-Felix.htm   (854 words)

  
 Felix Draeseke @ Soundbug
Felix August Bernhard Draeseke was a composer of the "New German School" admiring Liszt and Wagner.
With his early Piano Sonata in c# Sonata quasi Fantasia of 1862-1867 he aroused major interest, winning Liszt's unreserved admiration of it as one of the most important piano sonatas after Beethoven.
Draeseke could be sharply critical and this sometimes led to strained relations, the most notorious instance being with Richard Strauss, when Draeseke attacked Strauss's Salome in his 1905 pamphlet Die Konfusion in der Musik - rather odd as Draeseke was a clear influence on the young Strauss.
www.soundbug.com /artist/1729   (675 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Draeseke,Felix: Search Results Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Felix Draeseke: Der Lebens- und Leidensweg eines deutschen Musikers.
Felix Draeseke: Der Lebens- und Leidensweg eines deutschen Meisters.
Draeseke's quintet for the unusual combination of piano, violin, viola, cello, and horn is a triumph...
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/classical-artist-search/Draeseke,Felix   (722 words)

  
 classical music - andante - 1999 july-august
Felix Draeseke was a German Romantic composer (1835-1913) who achieved some success during his lifetime but whose music has fallen into obscurity since his death.
It would appear that Draeseke has his own style, and that it is an identifiable one once we get to know a few of his works.
The two viola sonatas were written relatively late in Draeseke's career (1892 and 1901-02), and were intended not for the standard viola but the viola alta, an invention intended to make a richer, less nasal sound than the traditional instrument.
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'''Felix Aguilar Observatory''' or '''Observatorio Félix Aguilar''' is an astronomical observatory in Argentina.
'''Felix Hoffmann''' (1868 - 1946) was a GermanyGerman chemist.
Felix is a known poet in his recent and his late teen years.
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 Felix Draeseke Web Pages: International Draeseke Society/NA and Internationale Draeseke Gesellschaft
Among those who persisted in their efforts on behalf of Draeseke during the unsettled years of the Weimar Republic were the composer's young friend Theodor Röhmeyer and his onetime students Otto zur Nedden and Hermann Stephani.
By 1931 Draeseke's admirers had decided upon the foundation of a society which indeed came into being in 1932, appropriately named the Felix Draeseke Gesellschaft.
For all practical purposes the Felix Draeseke Gesellschaft ceased to exist, but a seed had been planted in German technology during World War II which would allow interest in Draeseke's music to blossom for a new and unbiased generation and, ironically, it began outside of Germany.
www.draeseke.org /idg   (910 words)

  
 Carl Smith and the Ritter Viola
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) viewed Felix Draeseke (1835-1913), along with Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), as his main rival in the symphonic and religious field of composition.
Draeseke certainly did not have to hide behind his famous contemporaries, even though he never received wide pubic acclaim.
For example: "Felix Draeseke (1835-1913), in light of Schumann, Brahms and Liszt, stands at the gate of late romanticism.
www.wagnerdallas.com /events2004/wsd050326.htm   (2806 words)

  
 Record box
A century ago Draeseke's name was mentioned in the same breath as Brahms and Bruckner.
Draeseke's Third, or 'Tragic' Symphony (sketched 1886; its slow movement is a sombre lament, the first of two on this disc) was actually recorded in l942 by the Goebbels-supervised Abteilung X Musik, part of the Reich Ministry for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda, and the recording was reissued later under various pseudonyms.
Leipzig-trained Felix Draeseke, professor at Dresden at the time of the symphony's composition, was a popular enthusiast for the Liszt-Wagner school, as two early operas -- Sigurd and Gudrun, plus his last, Merlin, as well as his Kleist cantata Germania an ihre Kinder and four-part oratorio Christus, attest.
www.mvdaily.com /articles/2001/01/rbdraesk.htm   (353 words)

  
 PHONE-SOFT INTERNET DIRECTORY INTERNATIONAL:DRAESEKE, FELIX
Felix Draeseke - The life and work of the composer Felix Draeseke with illustrations and links and commentary to related composers.
Felix Draeseke - Brief biography with major works and links.
Felix Draeseke Home Page - Official website of the Internationale Draeseke Gesellschaft and International Draeseke Society - North America.
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 Classics Today.com - Your Online Guide to Classical Music
Johannes Brahms is said to have ranked Felix Draeseke (1835-1913) along with Anton Bruckner as his main symphonic rivals.
Perhaps the answer lies in the sheer craft with which Draeseke, like Brahms, constructs his tightly-knit, hard-wrought forms--but this is also where the problems lie.
Draeseke seems to have missed that point in his quest for the German high-art symphony.
www.classicstoday.com /review.asp?ReviewNum=1858   (404 words)

  
 Records International Catalogue February 2000
The soloist is almost constantly busy throughout both with virtuosic passagework and in introducing thematic material and after a kinetic first movement and an emotionally urgent adagio, the work climaxes in a variation-form finale which ends in a cathartic, ecstatic conclusion.
Dating from 1892 and 1902 respectively, both of these sonatas were written for the viola alta, an ephemeral instrument meant to fall between the viola and cello in sound and character.
Draeseke made a version for the violin at the same time (the two were published together) with a minimum of changes required by the string instrument.
www.recordsinternational.com /RICatalogFeb00.html   (11577 words)

  
 New recordings of Felix Draeseke's String Quintet and Arnold Krug's String Sextet
Readers of this newsgroup may be interested to learn that the International Draeseke Society has just released a recording of the "Stelzner" Quintet of Felix Draeseke and the Sextet of Arnold Krug played on original Stelzner instruments.
He also invented two unique members of the family: the violotta, played on the arm like a viola but tuned a fourth below the viola, and the cellone, played on the knee like a cello but tuned a fourth below the cello.
Felix Draeseke was attracted to the new design and composed his String Quintet in A for Stelzner instruments and included the violotta.
talkaboutthemusic.com /group/rec.music.classical/messages/560716.html   (284 words)

  
 Classics Today.com - Your Online Guide to Classical Music
Felix Draeseke's music continues to make a mixed impression.
The news isn't all bad: the Second Symphony, also released in this series, turns out to be a fine work as well, and it would be very interesting to hear some of the unaccompanied choral works, which those in the know claim represent his masterpieces.
If you are collecting Draeseke, you won't need any further encouragement from me. This is a very well-made release of music that won't appeal to all tastes.
www.classicstoday.com /review.asp?ReviewNum=9158   (230 words)

  
 Felix Draeseke - Symphony No.2 [GPJ]: Classical CD Reviews- June2002 MusicWeb(UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Felix Draeseke is described in the accompanying booklet to this CD as ‘a composer’s composer’; not a promising introduction, really!
But soon, Draeseke’s earnest tendencies get the better of him; the music’s invention sags continually, and episodes are extended just that bit too far.
The Serenade is a different matter; here, by its very title, Draeseke was declaring that he was writing something of light character, and the opening Marsch has pre-echoes certainly of Mahler (think of the first Nachtmusik in the 7
www.musicweb-international.com /classrev/2002/Jun02/FelixDRAESEKE2.htm   (576 words)

  
 Shopper Grove : Music : Felix Draeseke: Christus - A Mystery in an Introduction and Three Oratorios
The long cycle of oratorios by the completely forgotten Felix Draeseke is interesting to listen to once or twice, and only then as a curiosity.
It is understandable though, why this work has fallen into obscurity (this recording being the first performance of the piece since the early 1900's).
Draeseke simply doesn't have the dramatic flair nor the theological insight to make the music intersting.
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 Felix DRAESEKE Symphony No. 3 etc: Classical CD Reviews- September 2000 Music on the Web(UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Early in the twentieth century, Draeseke's Third Symphony was championed by such exalted names as Nikisch, Pfitzner, Reiner and Böhm.
Having slipped into near total obscurity, here is a convenient opportunity for reassessment of at least some of Draeseke's music.
Wagner joins the rich vein of Romanticism (Draeseke visited Wagner in Switzerland and attended the premières of Tristan and Meistersinger in Munich), as does the Liszt of the symphonic poems.
www.musicweb-international.com /classrev/2000/sept00/draeseke.htm   (308 words)

  
 MDT - 9997462, CPO CD
CPO’s Felix Draeseke Edition reaches its conclusion this month with the release of the first and fourth symphonies.
The music of Draeseke, seen as a highly independent and original voice between Bruch and Brahms, has been long awaiting its rightful hearing, which is offered here by CPO.
It was to be his last work of large scope and offers a remarkable change of pace among the compositions surrounding it in the composer’s canon.
www.mdt.co.uk /MDTSite/product/9997462.htm   (133 words)

  
 /Arts/Music/Composition/Composers/D/Draeseke,_Felix_August_Bernhard download information site groups needed needs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Draeseke, Felix August Bernhard - Biography showing his early compositional disappointments and later successes, including vocal music, operas, and oratorios.
Felix (August Bernhard) Draeseke (1835-1913) - Art song listing at REC Music with German text and English translation of Denk es, o Seele!.
Felix Draeseke - Brief biography with major works and links from Rolling Stone magazine..
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 Visiting Artists Will Play Unique Matched Set Of Instruments April 6
The Summit Chamber Players performs works written specifically for these instruments by two German contemporaries of Stelzner: Felix Draeseke, who was professor of composition at the Dresden Conservatory, and Arnold Krug, who was professor of composition at the Hamburg Conservatory.
The two works on the program April 6 will be Draeseke's Quintet for 2 violins, viola, violotta and cello and Krug's Sextet for 2 violins, viola, violotta, cello and cellone.
The concert is co-sponsored by the Draeseke Society, which works to preserve and promote Draeske's musical works.
www.news-releases.uiowa.edu /2005/march/032405summit-players.html   (1008 words)

  
 Classical Net Review - Draeseke - Symphony #3, etc.
The almost obscure name of Felix Draeseke comes to life again in another splendid release from the laudable MD&G stable that brings to the fore some of his most splendidly programmatic works.
The Symphonia Tragica is a fully- fledged work with traces of Brahms and Wagner evident but Draeseke has his own distinct style that is highly interesting in its won right Hanson conducts with style and evident affection for the music especially in the opening Andante that almost sings aloud with profuse melodies.
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