Ave Maria

Composer:  Robert Führer (1807-1861), s.a.


This music is assumed to be public domain in the USA. BEWARE: the modern-day recordings of that music are not!



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Recording:  not available  
Lyrics:  not available, see score.  
Score:   available for download on musicalion.com

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This music is assumed to be under copyright in the USAwolfynio | February 20, 2009

L'orchestra e il coro QUODLIBET di Mogliano V.to,Italy
(www.coroquodlibet.it) eseguono AVE MARIA di Robert Fuhrer
Tenore solista: Enrico Paro.
Registrazione live effettuata il 15 dicembre 2004 presso il Tempio di S.Nicolo' in Treviso

A biographical dictionary of musicians (ed. Theodore Baker)
G. Schirmer, 1905 - Biography & Autobiography - 695 pages
  Führer, 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 died destitute.

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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