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organist , conductor

Albert Riemenschneider, American organist, conductor. Member Ohio Music Teachers Association (president 1930-1931); Member Hymnal communications of Methodist Church Appointed to conduct a survey of music education in the North Central Association of Colls., 1939, 40.

Background

Riemenschneider, Albert was born on August 31, 1878 in Berea, Ohio, United States. Son of Carl H. and Emelia (Smith) Riemenschneider.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, O., 1899. Studied music with father until 15, piano, pipe organ, harmony and theory with James H. Rogers, Cleveland, organ with Charles E. Clemens, Cleveland, piano with Hugo Reinhold, of Vienna, counterpoint and composition with Robert Fuchs, of Vienna, pipe organ with Guilmant, pipe organ and orchestration with Widor, both of Paris. Honorary Museum D., Sherwood Music School, Chicago married Selma Marting, July 21, 1904.

Career

Director emeritus Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, acting president Baldwin-Wallace College, since 1948. Director Annual Bach Festivals, 1931-1947. Dedicated many organs throughout the country.

Series of 70 recitals at Baldwin Wallace College without repetition of a single composition. Presented entire 10 organ symphonies of Widor in 5 programs, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1925. Soloist with Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, 1928.

Gave recitals for nat. convention, National Association National Association Organists, Philadelphia and American Guild of Organists, Chicago Conducted master class for organist Balboa Park open air organ, San Diego, 4 summers to 1931. Played at Sesquicentennial, Philadelphia, 1926.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles: “Widor Symphonies’ and “Bach’s Liturgical Year,” in American Organist, New York. “The Organ Works of Leo Sowerby” (5 installments) and “The Development of Organ Music” in the Diapason, Chicago. “Review of the Biographies of J. S. Bach” in Diapason.

      “Rise and Fall of the Appreciation of Bach,” American Organist and M.T.N.A. Year Book, “The Heart of Bach” (3 installments), in Etude. Editor “The Liturgical Year,” J. S. Bach, 120 Bach Chorales for Score Reading (with C. H. Boyd), 2 vols. Edited 371 chorales and 69 chorale melodies by J. S. Bach for G. Schirmer.

      Bach 6 Schübler Chorales, Theo. Presser, 1942.

Membership

Member Ohio Music Teachers Association (president 1930-1931). Member Hymnal communications of Methodist Church Appointed to conduct a survey of music education in the North Central Association of Colls., 1939, 40.

Connections

Children: Edwin Albert, Lois (deceased), Wilma, Paul Arthur.

father:
Carl H. Riemenschneider

mother:
Emelia (Smith) Riemenschneider

children:
Edwin Albert Riemenschneider

Lois Riemenschneider (deceased)

Wilma Riemenschneider

Paul Arthur Riemenschneider