Albert Riemenschneider

Charles Albert Riemenschneider ( born August 31, 1878 in Berea, Ohio; † July 20, 1950 in Akron, Ohio) was an American music educator and researcher Bach.

The son of Charles H. Riemenschneider, a German emigrant, Professor (later Baldwin - Wallace College) was of Classical Languages ​​at German Wallace College, received his first musical education from his father. In 1897 he became head of the music department of the college and taught piano, organ and music theory.

In 1902, he studied piano and composition in Vienna, on other trips to Europe in Paris organ with Alexandre Guilmant and Charles -Marie Widor. At the same time he also began to collect rare editions of Bach 's works.

1913 emerged from the German Wallace College and the University Baldwin the Baldwin - Wallace College, and from the Music Department has a conservatory whose line Riemenschneider held until 1947. From 1927 he offered during the summer months master classes at the organ, where he offered his students eie opportunity to take lessons with Marcel Dupré in Paris. In 1933 he founded the Annual Baldwin-Wallace College Bach Festival. The focus of these festivals was always one of the four major choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach in change: the St John Passion, St Matthew Passion, the Christmas Oratorio and the B-minor Mass.

Riemenschneider published two collections of organ works of Bach, The Liturgical Year Liturgy and Harmonized Chorales for Organ and 371 and 69 Chorale Melodies with Figured Bass by Johann Sebastian Bach. In addition Riemenschneider ran a piano school in Cleveland, where he was organist at the Euclid Avenue Baptist Church. He was a member of the Music Teacher's National Association and the National Association of Schools of Music. The Sherwood School of Music in Chicago awarded him an honorary doctorate. His collection of Bach printing was after his death, the basic stock of the Riemenschneider Bach Bach Memorial Library Institute.


  • The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History - Albert Riemenschneider
  • Musicologist
  • Music teacher
  • Born in 1878
  • Died in 1950
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