Leopold Stolz

Leopold Stolz

Birth
Styria (Steiermark), Austria
Death 7 Sep 1957 (aged 90)
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Lohr am Main, Landkreis Main-Spessart, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Plot Abt. W Nr. 68,
Memorial ID 98593530 · View Source
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Leopold Jacob Stolz (born 8 September 1866 in Graz; died on the 7th of September in Lohr am Main) he was an Austrian composer and conductor ( Royal Bandmaster), he wrote orchestral and piano music, and one opera, [Fairy Tale Forest] ''Waldmärchen'' (1923)

Leopold Stolz was the son of Jacob Stolz, composer and teacher of music (1832-1919), and Ida Carolina Bondy (1841-1903) who was a pianist. He received his musical education from his father, afterwards from Carl Reinecke as well as Simon Jadassohn at the conservatory of Leipzig.
Leopold Stolz then worked as a director of music in Karlsbad, Berlin and Wiesbaden at the Hessisches Staatstheater. He kept a friendly contact with Ferruccio Busoni and was employed additionally as a vocal coach at the Bayreuth Festival since 1899 ''Parsifal'', ''Der Ring der Nibelungen'' and ''Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg''. After he had lost his personal belongings and almost all of his compositions at the end of World War II (of which seventeen were saved) he moved to Lohr am Main where he passed away in 1957 when he was 91 years old.

There are 3 children (Walter Stolz in Lohr am Main, Gerda Freudmann in Jerusalem and Lillian Allen in New Jersey) from his first marriage , 8 May 1894, with opera singer Aloisia Karetta (1869-1938), from his second marriage, 28 May 1940 in Charlottenburg, with Marie Augsute Schönicke (1890-1943) there are no children and from his third and last marriage (5 September 1946) with Anna-Maria ''Anny'' Zöpf there are two daughters and one son: Rosalinde (†2019), Margarete Stolz-Wreford (*1947) und Robert Stolz. The widow Anny Stolz passed away in 2004 in Fürstenfeldbruck.
So he left his auto-biography to his children, it belongs to all of his family.

In his memoirs ''Ein Vergessener'' dictated by Leopold Stolz he told his fascinating and unusual story, written for his offspring.

Leopold Stolz was the brother of Robert Stolz (1880-1975), Maximilian Stolz (1868-1944), Susanna Stolz (1864-1933), Pauline Prochaska (1863-1935), Maria Lesky (1870-1959) and Elisabeth Giurco (1872-1940).

His compositions cover orchestral works such as the overture Das Leben ein Traum, songs of death,piano music and the opera Waldmärchen (text from Paul Busson) performed first in Graz in 1923 .

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Compositions by Leopold Stolz
Work

1) Two Songs:
No.I ''Adagio'', text Elsa Zimmermann
No.II ''In die Ferne'', text Stieler
For solo voice with piano accompaniment

2) Two Songs:
No I ''Der See der Träume'', text of Prince Emil Schonaich-Carolath
No II ''Herbstzeitlose''
For baritone or mezzo-soprano with accompaniment ds. Pianoforte

3) Two Songs:
No I ''Von den Sternen'', text Karl Stieler
No II ''Nächtliche Pfade''
For soprano or the tenor with piano accompaniment.

4) Souvenir de Monrepos:
3 character pieces for piano for two hands.

5)''Einsiedel'',, text by Karl Bulke.
Song for solo voice with piano accompaniment.

6) ''Einsiedel'',text by Emanuel of Bodmann.
Song for solo voice with piano accompaniment

7)''Der bemooste Hecht'', text by Charles Hill
Song for solo voice with piano accompaniment

8)'' Tote Liebe''
Galician way.

9) ''Die Glocken'', text by Emil Hoffmann.
Song for solo voice with piano accompaniment.

10)''In die Ferne'',text by Karl Stieler
Song for solo voice with piano accompaniment

11)''Letztes Blühen'', lyrics by Prince v. Emild Schonaich-Carolath.
Song for solo voice with piano accompaniment

12th)''Erwachen'', text by Karl Stieler
Song for solo voice with piano accompaniment

13)''Gewidmet seiner Schwester Susanna''. '' A Adieu.'' Text by Paul Busson.
Song for voice

14th)''Puppen Walzer''

15) Symphonisches Werk: ''Totenklage''.
Flutes, oboes, Engl.Horn, clarinets I and II in B,
Bass clarinet, bassoon, contra bassoon, I. and II B Corni
III. and IV, three trumpets in F, Trombone I & II,
IV III. Trombone, Basstube, timpani, in B, C, F, Tam, I. Violins
V. II violins, viola, cello, bass 

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Teresa Stolz is not the greataunt or aunt of Leopold Stolz and his brother Robert Stolz (1880-1975) Austrian songwriter and conductor as well as a composer of operettas and film music


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Gravesite Details Austrian Composer and Conductor, Royal Bandmaster, brother of Robert Stolz (1880-1975),Austrian songwriter and conductor as well as a composer of operettas and film music

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  • Created by: Matt Kessler
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 98593530
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leopold Stolz (8 Sep 1866–7 Sep 1957), Find a Grave Memorial no. 98593530, citing Hauptfriedhof, Lohr am Main, Landkreis Main-Spessart, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany ; Maintained by Matt Kessler (contributor 47778148) .