L'orchestra e il coro QUODLIBET di Mogliano V.to,Italy
AVE MARIA di Robert Fuhrer
Tenore solista: Enrico Paro.
Registrazione live effettuata il 15 dicembre 2004 presso il Tempio di
S.Nicolo' in Treviso
Robert b Prague June 2 1807 d Vienna Nov 2S 1861
Pupil of Vitasek; org. at Strahow; in 1830 head teacher in the Prague School
for Organists; 1839-45 Kapellm at the cathedral succeeding Vitasek then
resided in Salzburg, Gmunden, Ischl and Vienna Works 20 masses, other church music, organ pcs, preludes, fugues etc
theoretical works on the organ
Robert Führer (1807-1861) joined at age ten the boys' choir
of the Prague Veit Cathedral directed by his uncle, Jan August Vitásek, who
also gave him lessons in organ and composition. In 1830 he became the
organist at the Premonstratensian foundation in Strahov and teacher at the
newly established organ school. In 1831 he became first organist at Veit
Cathedral, and upon the death of his uncle he took over his post directing
the choir there.
Alcoholism and fraud led to his dismissal. Führer left his wife and two sons
and led a peripatetic life in different towns of Austria and Bohemia. He
Führer composed numerous sacred choral works (masses, requiem, litanies,
etc.) of uneven quality. A sharply critical contemporary, Franz Xaver Witt,
had to admit that "Führer has a compositional ability and technical facility
which is not easy to find; he unites a meaningful agility of invention and a
natural flow of melody, qualities which always capture the attention."
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