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Carl Schuricht "Weinger Eile, mehr Fülle"
from J. Müller-Marein and H. Reinhardt "Das musikalische Selbstportrait" (Nannen-Verlag, 1963)
Michel Chauvy "Carl Schuricht le reve accompli" (Revue Musicale de Suisse Romande, 2004).
|July 3||Carl Adolph Schuricht was born at Danzig (Gdansk) into a family of organ builders.|
|His father, Carl Conrad Schuricht was born on 27 January, 1856.|
|He was an organ builder and worked at his father's factory.
He died on 9 June, 1880 (3 weeks before his son was born!) when he tried to help an employee fallen into the sea (in the bay of Danzig).
His mother, Amanda Ludowika Alwine Wusinowska was a well known Polish Oratorio singer (1847-1935).
|She didn't remarry after her husband's death.
|1886||Began to study piano and violin at the age of 6.|
|Schuricht was a student at Friedrichs Realgymnasium in Berlin.|
|1891||Began to compose at the age of 11.|
|1892||Schuricht was a student at Königliches Realgymnasium in Wiesbaden.|
|He had written the music and the librettos for two operas.|
|1895||Started to conduct at the age of 15.|
|1901/02||He got first professional musical job as a choral coach (Korrepetitor) of the Stadttheater of Mainz.|
|(1902)||Won a composition prize from Kuszynski Foundation and a scholarship was awarded him by Franz von Mendelssohn.|
|It allowed him to continue his studies at the Berliner Musikhochschule (der Königlichten Hochschule für Musik in Berlin) under Ernst Rudorff for piano and van Eyken (not Humperdink) for composition, and later under Max Reger at Leipzig.|
|His musical compositions were published mostly from Drei-Lilien-Verlag, Berlin.|
|Op.1||Piano sonata in F minor|
|Op.2||"Herbst-Stücke" (Opuscules for autumn) for piano and orchestra|
|Op.3||"Fünf Lieder" (5 Songs)|
|Op.4||"Drei Präludien" (3 Preludes) for piano|
|1904/06 (?)||Two years' interruption through sickness. (In a letter to Delius)|
|1906/07||Became Kapellmeister (?) in Dortmund. (In a letter to Delius)|
|1907/08||Became Operetten-Kapellmeister of the Zwickau Stadttheater.|
|1908/09||Became the conductor in Goslar of both a mixed chorus and a male chorus which assists the "mixed".|
|1909||Appointed to conduct the Rühlschen Oratorienchores (Rühlscher-Gesangverein) of Frankfurt am Main, succeeding Siegfried Ochs.|
|He introduced the works of Frederick Delius in Germany.|
|1912||At the age of 31, he was appointed to be the music director of Wiesbaden and conducted the Städtische Symphonieorchestra and the chor.|
|1913||In September, he courageously conducted the first performance of Mahler's 8th symphony in Wiesbaden|
|(Exactly 3 years after the world premiere in Munich).|
|1914||Invited to conduct in London. (His activity in England before WWII)|
|Debut at La Scala in May.|
|2 May||Schuricht conducted BPO for the first time (Mahler:Sym.6).|
|13 May||Furtwängler visited Wiesbaden and conducted Beethoven: Fidelio (Mechler, Andra, Streib, Kipnis, Muller-Leichel).
Activity of Furtwängler at Wiesbaden is listed here.
|6-9 June||Schuricht directed at the 4th Brahms Festival in Wiesbaden together with Wilhelm Furtwängler.
|Four concerts by Schuricht and Furtwängler are known as follow. (For more information about Furtwängler)|
|5 June (Schuricht): Brahms: Symphonie no 3, Ein deutsches Requiem.|
|6 June (Schuricht): Brahms: Symphonie no 3, Ein deutsches Requiem.|
|7 June (Furtwängler): Brahms: Variationen uber ein Thema von Haydn, Double Concerto (Adolf Busch, Paul Grummer), Symphonie no 1.|
|9 June (Furtwängler): Brahms : Alt-Rapsodie (Sigrid Onegin), Concerto pour piano no 2 (Edwin Fischer), Symphonie no 4.|
|1923||He became the general music director of Wiesbaden (until 1944).|
|During his "First German Mahler Festival" in Wiesbaden (13-25 April), he conducted the "Das Lied von der Erde", the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th Symphonies (poster of this festival).|
|1927||He had been in St. Louis.|
|1928-33||Schuricht had been staying at the Hotel Oranien in Wiesbaden (Original website).|
|1929||In summer, Schuricht had a class in orchestra conducting at Charlottenburg Castle for German Institute of Music for Foreigners (President:W. Furtwängler).The Bismarck Tribute|
|1930-39||Conducted the summer symphonic concerts in Scheveningen.|
|1931-33||Conducted Leipziger Rundfunkorchester (source).|
|1933||He was nominated the director of the Berlin Philharmonic Choir.|
|1934||He conducted VPO for the first time.|
|1935||His mother died at the age of 88.|
|1937-44||He was a principal guest conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra.|
|1938||Queen Wilhelmina of Holland endowed him with the Order of Oranje-Nassau.|
|1943-44||He was a principal guest conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.|
|1944||His name was listed in the Gottbegnadeten list (Wikipedia English, Deutsch).|
|In spring, he married with Maria Martha Banz in Zurich.|
|July||He was appointed to be the music director of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.|
|November||He left Germany for Lucerne Music Festival and stayed in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.|
|Started to work with l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.|
|1946||At the re-opening of the Salzburger Festspiele, he conducted VPO.|
|1948||Got Bruckner medal in the Netherlands.|
|1949||His last concert at La Scala on May 21.|
|1950||On 24 August, he got the international Bruckner medal at Salzburg (announcement).|
|1953||Became an honorary citizen of Wiesbaden.|
|Schuricht was endowed "Großes Verdienstkreuz" from Germany|
|1956||On 15 Jan., Schuricht conducted VPO for Furtwängler-Gedächtnis-Konzert at the Grossen Musikvereinssaal.|
|On 26 Jan., during the Salzburg Mozart Week, Schuricht conducted VPO and impressed the audience greatly.|
|The program was as follows.|
|W.A.Mozart||Sinfonie in D (KV 181)|
|W.A.Mozart||Konzert für Klavier und Orchester (KV 482)|
|W.A.Mozart||Sinfonie in D "Haffner" (KV 385)|
|Tatjana Nikolajewa (Piano)|
Live recording is available from the International Stiftung Mozarteum (ISM 56/3)
|On the next day, Erich Kleiber, who was willing to take on the first US tour of VPO, died in Zurich.|
|Committee of VPO decided to ask this 76
year-old conductor to join this particularly important tour with Andre Cluytens.
He conducted all of Beethoven's symphonies at the Lyon Festival in June (Newspaper 1, Newspaper 2).
Schuricht conducted 12 concerts in total during the US tour (complete list of concerts).
|10 Dec.||Made a concert for the Human Rights Day at the general assembly of the United Nations, New York.|
|Program of this concert was as follows.|
|VPO awarded him their Nicolai Medal.|
|1957 January||He opened the 17th Vienna Philharmonic Ball with the Blue Danube waltz.|
|He was invited to conduct at the Chicago Symphony Festival at Ravinia.
He also appeared as a guest conductor at the Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood, Massachusetts, the summer residence of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
|19 Sep.||The Bruckner Society of America confers upon Carl Schuricht the title of Honorary Member.|
|14,15 Jan.||Conducted VPO at "Furtwängler Gedächtnis Konzert".|
|18 May||Awarded one of the first Gold Mahler-Medals from the Gustav-Mahler Society.|
|After the success of US tour, VPO and Schuricht made another travel project.|
|In November, he conducted a total of 10 concerts for VPO in Switzerland, France, Spain and Bregenz. See the schedule of this tour.|
|1960 July 3||VPO conferred upon him honorary membership on his 80th birthday.(ehrenmitglied)|
|Aug. 14||Conducted VPO at Salzburger festspiele.|
|A criticism for this concert appeared on Kurier.|
|1961 March 18/19||Conducted VPO at the Nicolai Concert.|
|Aug. 23||Conducted VPO at Salzburger Festspiele.|
|1962||During the Vienna Festival Weeks, he conducted VPO for Mozart's Requiem at St. Stephansdom.|
|1963 April 9||Conducted London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.|
|(Weber Overture Oberon, Mozart Symphony No. 40, and Brahms Symphony No. 4).|
|1964 Jan. 27||Appeared in London and conducted LSO for Mozart's Haffner symphony and Beethoven's 9th Symphony.|
|Two documents are available. (1, 2)|
|Aug. 5||Conducted BPO at Salzburger Festspiele.|
|Aug. 11||Schuricht was endowed "Gran Cruz Orden Civil de Alfonso X El Sabio" from Spain.|
|1965||On March 21, he conducted London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.|
|(Schubert Symphony No. 8, Mahler Kindertotenlieder with Nan Merriman (MS), and Brahms Symphony No. 2).|
|Two days after, again at the Royal Festival Hall, he conducted LSO (Schubert Symphony No. 8, Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 in A with Gervase de Peyer (Cl.), and Brahms Symphony No. 2).|
|Aug.||His Letter to friends on his 85th birthday.|
|Aug. 6||Last concert with VPO at Salzburger Festspiele.|
|1967 Jan.7||He died at the age of 86 in his home at Corseaux-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.|
|Jan. 11||Memorial concert for Carl Schuricht was held by Residentie Orkest at the Kurzaal in Scheveningen under the direction of Willem van Otterloo (Program).|
|Feb. 28||Memorial concert for Carl Schuricht was held at the Großen Kurhaussaal in Wiesbaden.|
|Heinz Wallberg conducted W.A. Mozart's Concerto for Oboe in C major and A. Bruckner's 9th symphony.|
|2011 May 21||Mrs. Martha Schuricht passed away at the age of 95.|
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