Robert Emmerich

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Robert Emmerich (born July 23, 1836 in Hanau , † July 11, 1891 in Baden-Baden ) was a German composer .


Born as the son of a Hessian councilor, Emmerich studied law in Bonn from 1856 and in Greifswald from 1858 . During his studies in 1856 he became a member of the Frankonia fraternity in Bonn . In 1858 he was naturalized to Prussia and went to the military , where he worked as an ensign in Mainz with the 1st Pomeranian Infantry Regiment, from 1862 as a lieutenant in Rastatt , from 1867 as a captain in Frankfurt am Main . In 1873 he said goodbye to concentrate exclusively on music.

From 1873 to 1878 Emmerich lived in Darmstadt , after which he was Kapellmeister at the Magdeburg City Theater (1878/1879). He then moved to Stuttgart, where he was the conductor of the Neue Singverein from 1889. Emmerich composed three operas, initially the romantic opera Der Schwedensee (1873) in three acts with a text by Ernst Pasqué , which was premiered in Weimar . This was followed by the operas Van Dyck (1875, also text by Pasqué, first performance in Stettin ) and Ascanio (1881, first performance in Stuttgart ). He also composed two symphonies , a cantata ( homage to the genius of sounds ) and set well over 100 poems to music .


  • Helge Dvorak: Biographical Lexicon of the German Burschenschaft. Volume II: Artists. Winter, Heidelberg 2018, ISBN 978-3-8253-6813-5 , p. 172.

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  1. a b Emmerich, Robert. In: Hugo Riemann : Music Lexicon. Completed and edited by Alfred Einstein, 11th edition, Berlin 1929.
  2. Emmerich, Robert. In: Wilhelm Kosch : German Theater Lexicon . Volume 1, 1953.
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