^ Back to Top
^ Back to Discography
Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
in
 

CARL MICHAEL ZIEHRER  

(1843 - 1922)

Carl Michael Ziehrer was born into a wealthy Vienese family in 1843. He was a gifted pianist, and at first earned a living playing in a dancing school. He was persuaded to try his hand at conducting and, with finance from his father, he formed a dance band. His big break came at the age of 27 when he was appointed bandmaster of an Austrian army unit. Eight years later he formed an orchestra in Vienna, taking from the Strauss family many of their finest musicians and causing a major rift with that powerful clan. He continued as a bandmaster, and brought his infantry regiment band to such fame that they were invited to play in the 1893 World’s Fair held in Chicago.

Many of Ziehrer’s compositions date back to his time at the dancing school, and when he experimented with various dance styles. In the 1890s he also had some success as an opertta composer, although writing largely in the style of Johann Strauss, which was outdated. He was considered by many to be Austria's finest composer of marches. On his death in his native city in 1922, he left behind him 24 operettas, over 400 works for the ballroom, and more than 70 marches. It is thought that much of his music he wrote in his younger days was lost. Though highly regarded in his life, his feud with the Strauss family did not win him universal admiration in Vienna, and it was not until 1960 that the city erected a monument to commemorate his achievements.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Locomotiv-Musik 2: A Musical Train Ride Marco Polo
8.223471
Orchestral
MEMORIES OF OLD VIENNA THEATRE (Gueden) (1954) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80285
Choral - Secular
NEUJAHR IN WIEN (New Year in Vienna) - Musical Bonbons by Strauss I and II, Lanner and Ziehrer Naxos
8.552006
Orchestral
SCHUMANN, Elisabeth: Mozart and Viennese Operetta Aria Recordings (1926-1938) Naxos Historical
8.111100
Operetta
TANSSIINKUTSU - Invitation a la Valse Ondine
ODE815-2
Orchestral
VIENNESE OPERETTA GEMS (1927-1949) Naxos Historical
8.110292
Operetta
Vocal Recital: Schneider, Jorg - STRAUSS II, J. / KUNNEKE, E. / MILLOCKER, K. / KALMAN, E. / ZIEHRER, C.M. Capriccio
C5109
Operetta
WALDBUHNE IN BERLIN 2002 - Open Air - A Night with the Berliner Philharmoniker (NTSC) EuroArts
2051968
Classical Concert
ZIEHRER (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556848
Orchestral
ZIEHRER, C.M.: Grosse Operettenfestival (Das) (The Great Operetta Festival) (Holm, Serafin, Seiffert, Dermota, Kolmann, Minich, Terkal, Prikopa) Capriccio
C7147
Operetta, Orchestral, Operetta, Orchestral, Operetta, Orchestral, Operetta, Orchestral, Operetta, Orchestral, Operetta, Orchestral, Operetta, Orchestral, Operetta, Orchestral, Operetta, Orchestral, Operetta
ZIEHRER: Operetta Overtures Marco Polo
8.225332
Orchestral
ZIEHRER: Selected Dances and Marches, Vol. 1 Marco Polo
8.223814
Orchestral
ZIEHRER: Selected Dances and Marches, Vol. 2 Marco Polo
8.223815
Orchestral
ZIEHRER: Selected Dances and Marches, Vol. 3 Marco Polo
8.225172
Orchestral
ZIEHRER: Selected Dances and Marches, Vol. 4 Marco Polo
8.223817
Orchestral




 
 
  View Albums
 
 




 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page Del.icio.us. |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
3:17:00 PM, 20 August 2014
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
-208-
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.