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Martin Cornelius Rybner, musician.

Background

Rybner, Martin Cornelius was born on October 26, 1853 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Son of Johan William and Charlotte (Gosch) Rybner.

Education

Educated University of Copenhagen. Studied music Copenhagen Royal Conservatory and Leipzig Conservatory. Studied composition with Gade and J. P. Hartmann, violin with Tofte and F. David, piano with E. Neupert, Reinecke, Von Bülow, A. Rubinstein and Liszt.

Career

Dagmar de Corval (pianist). Debut as pianist and violinist at Copenhagen and Leipzig. Made concert tours through Scandinavia, Germany, France, England and Italy.

Director Choral Society, Baden-Baden, 1875. Opera conductor, associated with Felix Mottl, at Karlsruhe. Director College of Music and Philharmonic Choral Society, Karlsruhe, 1886-1904.

Head Department of Music, Columbia, 1904-1919. Teacher of composition, New York College of Music, since 1924. Gave first production in Germany of Massenet’s “Marie Madeleine” and of F. Klose’s “Grand Mass,” at Karlsruhe, 1903.

Knight orders of Dannebrog, Prussian Crown, Rose (Brazil), Zaehringer Lion (Baden). Grand Gold Medal for art and science, Baden. Chevalier of Danilo Order (Montenegro).

Court pianist of Denmark and Hesse. Author: Phases of Piano Study. N. W. Gade, Centenary of His Birth (Museum Quarterly), 1917.

Composer: Piano Trio in G Minor. Songs for mixed chorus. Violin and cello pieces.

Duets and songs; piano pieces (concert paraphrase) Meistersinger. (symphonic poem) Peace, Battle and Victory. Festival Overture in C major.

Violin Concerto in G minor. (ballet in 3 acts) Prince Ador (produced Royal Opera, Karlsruhe, 1903). Festival Cantata for solo, choir and orchestra.

Arranged transcriptions for piano of Siegmund’s Love-song, Wotan’s Farewell and Fire Music, Liebestod, from “Tristan and Isolde,” Siegfried’s Funeral March. Home: New York, New York.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Phases of Piano Study. N. W. Gade, Centenary of His Birth (Museum Quarterly), 1917. Composer: Piano Trio in G Minor.

      Songs for mixed chorus. Violin and cello pieces. Duets and songs

    • piano pieces (concert paraphrase) Meistersinger.

      (symphonic poem) Peace, Battle and Victory. Festival Overture in C major. Violin Concerto in G minor.

      (ballet in 3 acts) Prince Ador (produced Royal Opera, Karlsruhe, 1903). Festival Cantata for solo, choir and orchestra. Arranged transcriptions for piano of Siegmund’s Love-song, Wotan’s Farewell and Fire Music, Liebestod, from “Tristan and Isolde,” Siegfried’s Funeral March.

Connections

Married Claudine Pezel de Corval, d.

father:
Johan William Rybner

mother:
Charlotte (Gosch) Rybner

spouse:
Claudine Pezel de Corval