Re: [Cz-L] A Musical Discovery

From: Primavera Gruber <>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:25:37 +0100
To: Dietmar Friesenegger <>, <>
Reply-To: Primavera Gruber <>

Hallo Dietmar Friesenegger,

Nice to hear from you and, fascinating news about Ludwig Rottenberg and
Julie Salter. I do not have Julie Salter in my database - do you have her
birth and death dates and any additional information? Rottenberg for a
while conducted in Vienna, then worked as conductor at the opera in
Frankfurt. He apparently studied law and history in Czernowitz. Do you
know anything about his musical education?

Herzliche Grüße aus Wien inzwischen

Primavera Driessen Gruber

Dr. Primavera Driessen Gruber
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Am 19.02.17 21:58 schrieb "Dietmar Friesenegger" unter <>:

>Dear Czernowitzers,
>It is my great pleasure to inform you about an exciting musical discovery
>and an upcoming celebration of Czernowitz¹s rich musical heritage.
>I am a PhD candidate at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York). I am
>writing a dissertation on ³Music and Civic Identity in Multicultural
>Habsburg Czernowitz (1862-1918).² In recent months I have conducted
>research in Ukraine, Romania, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Israel.
>In Chernivtsi, I unearthed five manuscript scores by the composer and
>musicologist Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857­1929), containing three
>cantatas, a part song, and a Mass. This music has never appeared in
>print, and several wonderful pieces have lain unperformed for a century.
>Mandyczewski had close ties with several members of the Jewish community
>in Czernowitz. Victor Korn, a city administrator, was the dedicatee of
>one of his cantatas, while for pianist-composer Ludwig Rottenberg and
>singer Julie Salter, he was a teacher, mentor, and friend. Many Jewish
>Czernowitzers performed as soloists, choristers, and orchestra
>instrumentalists in the premieres (as well as later performances) of the
>When I informed the excellent conductor of Chernivtsi¹s Academic Symphony
>Orchestra, Yosyp Sozanskiy, of my discovery, he was delighted, and we
>agreed to collaborate. With the enthusiastic support of Honorary Consul
>Dr. Sergej Osatschuk, and of MMag. Andreas Wenninger and the OeAD
>Lemberg/Lviv, we are working on a project to publish and perform these
>compositions. Performances will take place in May and June in Chernivtsi
>Philharmonic Hall (formerly the Czernowitzer Musikverein). I will keep
>you posted so that you can read about the progress of this important
>project here.
>Yours truly,
>Dietmar Friesenegger
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