A Cartoon of Mahler

Working paper:

Mahler in Teplitz-Schönau, 1908–1931 

 

Fig. 1

Johannes Reichert and the Teplitzer Kurorchester

 

 

Fig. 2

Stadttheater, Teplitz

This was built in 1873 and seated 1000; it was destroyed by fire in 1919.

 

 

Date

Event

Work

Conductor  

Soloist

Town

Venue

Notes

02.iv.1908

Philharmonische Konzert, 6   

Symphony No. 4

Reichert

Olga Barco

Teplitz

Stadttheater

Local premère

29.v. 1908

Symphonie-Konzert

Symphony No. 4

Reichert

 

Teplitz

?

Mvts 1-3

08.vii.1910

Symphonie-Konzert

Symphony No. 4

[Reichert]

 

Teplitz

?

Mvts 1-3

15.vii.1910

Symphonie-Konzert

Symphony No. 4

[Reichert]

 

Teplitz

?

Mvts 1-3

20.i.1911

Philharmonische Konzert, 4

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Reichert

Franz Steiner (bar)

Teplitz

[Stadttheater] 

 

17.iii.1911

 

Symphony No. 4

Reichert

Lucie Boennecken 

Prague

Rudolfinium

Local première

09.vi.1911

Symphoniekonzert, 4

Symphony No. 4

Reichert

 

Teplitz

Kurgarten

Mvts 1-3

16.ii.1912

Philharmonische Konzert, 5

Symphony No. 5

Reichert

 

Teplitz

Stadttheater

Local premère

03.iv.1912

Symphoniekonzert¹

Symphony No. 4

Reichert

Elisa Stünzner

Aussig

Stadttheater

Local première

12.ix.1912

Symphonie-Konzert

Symphony No. 4

Reichert

 

Teplitz

Kurgarten

Mvts 1-3

25.ix.1912

²

Symphony No. 4

Reichert

?

Dresden 

?

 

09.iv.1913

Symphoniekonzert

Symphony No. 5

Reichert

 

Teplitz

Neptun-Saal

Adagietto only

01.viii.1913  

Symphonie-Konzert

Symphony No. 5

[Reichert]

 

Teplitz

Kurgarten

Adagietto only

08.viii.1913

Symphonie-Konzert, 14

Symphony No. 4

[Reichert]

 

Teplitz

Kurgarten

Mvts 1-3

20.xii.1913

Philharmonische Konzert, 1

Rheinlegendchen

Reichert

Hermann Gürtler (ten)

Teplitz

Stadttheater

 

08.ix.1916

Sinfonie-Konzert

Die drei Pintos: Entr’acte  

Reichert

 

Teplitz

Kurgarten

 

18.ix.1917

Philharmonische Konzert

Symphony No. 5

Reichert

 

Aussig

Stadttheater

Adagietto only

06.ix.1918

Sinfonie-Konzert

Symphony No. 5

Reichert

 

Teplitz

Kurgarten

Adagietto only

               
    1 Concert was organised by the Verein für Kunstpflege in Aussig; the orchestra was expanded to 55.  
    2 The orchestra again numbered 55  

 

Table 1

Works by Mahler performed by the Teplitz Kurorchester, 1908–1918

 

Reichert's successor (1922–1938) was O.K. Wille (1876–1962), who had served as the Music Master of the Marine Band based at Tsingtau (Quingdao) in China 1903–1914. This ensemble was sizeable (about 50 players towards the end of his tenure) and could function as a military band, or as a medium-sized symphony orchestra. In the latter formation it gave numerous concerts in China, one of which (in December 1907) included what was probably the first performance there of music by Mahler: 'Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen'. Following his appointment at Teplitz-Schönau, Wille took more works by Mahler into his repertoire and included them in the series of philharmonic concerts:

 

Year/Season     Work
1922/23 Kindertotenlieder
  Symphony No. 4
  Symphony No. 6
1924/25 Das Lied von der Erde 
1925 Symphony No. 1
1928 Symphony No. 2
1931 Symphony No. 9

 

Table 2

Works by Mahler performed by the Teplitz Kurorchester, 1922/3–1931

 

For further details of Wille's career, see the essay Mahler in China (1907).

 

 

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