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FRANZ VON BLON  

(1861 - 1945)

Primarily known as a march composer, Franz von Blon was equally at home writing other music including many characteristic pieces, and was quite prolific, also composing four operettas. He was the first major German composer to bring the march into concert repertory, rather than it being designed for the parade ground. Franz von Blon founded the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Band Orchestra, and while at the Uhlenhorst Fährhaus in Hamburg, premiered Oscar Fetrás’s most famous waltz, Moonlight on the Alster at the inaugural concert for the ball season of 1888. Von Blon made his name in America following a successful series of concerts at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ACROSS THE POND Altissimo
75442204012
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
CONTEMPORARIES OF THE STRAUSS FAMILY, Vol. 4 (Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Pardubice, Georgiadis) Marco Polo
8.225370
Orchestral
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The) Altissimo
75442261012
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 2 (Acoustic Recordings) Altissimo
75442261952
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
STRIKE UP THE BAND! Naxos
8.557545
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND: Heritage of the March, Vol. 9 (The Music of English and Von Blon) The Robert Hoe Collection
75442219932
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND: Miscellaneous Marches by Various Composers, Vol. 2 The Robert Hoe Collection
75442219832
Wind Ensemble/Band Music




 
 
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