Carl Martin Reinthaler

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Bust by Diedrich Samuel Kropp, 1902

Carl Martin Reinthaler (13 October 1822 – 13 February 1896) was a German organist, conductor and composer.

Alternative spellings include Karl Martin Reinthaler and Carl Martin Rheinthaler.

Biography[edit]

Reinthaler was born in Erfurt. He received his first music education from August Gottfried Ritter, an organist at Magdeburg cathedral.[1] He studied theology, and then music with Adolf Bernhard Marx, studying from 1849 to 1852 in Paris and Rome with a royal scholarship.

He was associated with the Bremen Cathedral, of which he was director, chorus master of the Singakademie Bremen, and cathedral organist since 1857. A friend of Johannes Brahms, with whom he corresponded, he was responsible for the Bremen performance of A German Requiem. Reinthaler also conducted the premiere of the revised version of Max Bruch's first violin concerto in January 1868.

In later years, Reinthaler required a wheel chair, which limited his appearances in public musical scenes. He died in Bremen.

Works[edit]

  • Jephtha und seine Tochter. Oratorio in two parts
  • Das Käthchen von Heilbronn. Opera in four acts
  • Choral works:
    • Fünf Sprüche und ein Weihnachtslied op. 50. Bremen, Praeger & Meier
    • Eile, Gott, mich zu erretten (Psalm 70)
    • Frohlocket mit Händen, alle Völker (Psalm 47) op. 18, 2
    • Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele (Psalm 103) op.40
    • Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (Psalm 117)
    • Meine Seele verlanget und sehnet sich (Psalm 42)
    • Wenn der Herr die Gefangenen Zions (Psalm 126)
  • Symphony, in D (opus 12)[2]

Recordings[edit]

  • Das Käthchen von Heilbronn. Richard Carlucci, Ilia Papandreou, Peter Schöne, Mate Solyom-Nagy, Marisca Mulder, Erfurt PO, Samuel Bächli CPO 2012
  • Jephta und seine Tochter Sabine Ritterbusch, Konstanze Maxsein, Waltraud Hoffmann-Mucher, Jürgen Sacher, Richard Salter, Oliver Zwarg, Bremer Domchor, Kammer Sinfonie Bremen, Wolfgang Helbich CPO 1997

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ursula Mielke: In des Busens stillem Reich. In: Thüringer Allgemeine. Erfurt, 21. März 2009
  2. ^ Sonneck, Oscar George Theodore. Orchestral music (Class M1000-1268) catalogue: Scores at Google Books, page 367. Library of Congress via Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. 1912.

Sources[edit]

  • German Wikipedia article, in particular this version
  • Andreas Moser (ed.) Johannes Brahms Briefwechsel, zweiter Band, vol. vi, Berlin, 1912, p. 49
  • Oliver Schwarz-Roosmann: Carl Martin Reinthaler - Lebensweg eines Bremer Musikdirektors. Verlag Lit, Münster, Hamburg, London 2003, ISBN 3-8258-6813-3

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