|Short Name:||Edward Kremser|
|Full Name:||Kremser, Eduard, 1838-1914|
Edward Kremser (* April 10th 1838 in Vienna, † November 26 1914 ) was an Austrian composer, arranger and conductor. He gained great importance as a collector of traditional Viennese songs .
Born in Vienna, Eduard Kremser worked from 1869 to 1899 as choirmaster of the Vienna Men's Choral Society, who later appointed him as honorary choirmaster. The Dresden Male Choral Society also named him an honorary member. Kremser gained notoriety for its effective treatment of six old Dutch folk songs, including the Old Dutch thanksgiving "We come to pray" by Adriaen Valéry. He has also created even greater number of male choral works with orchestral accompaniment (old Christmas song, pictures Balkans, Prince Eugen, Life is a dance) songs for mixed choir, operettas, songs and piano pieces.
The city of Vienna commissioned him to put together an anthology of Viennese music and surrendered to preserve this traditional heritage. Together with Ludwig Gruber Kremser was subsequently together a wide range of compositions from different periods, in addition to vocal music and instrumental music. It also found only in manuscript that has been handed input. The Viennese citizens were invited to submit material. Thus arose 1911-1925 three volumes of Viennese songs and dances, in short Kremser albums. They are among the most important collections of Viennese songs. At the end of the 1970s, the opera and concert singer, Eberhard Kummer many works from this collection rediscovered edited and presents them in concerts and recordings. Since then, the songs were taken up in these albums of several other artists and worked on.
In addition, Kremser was socially and politically unable involved. He was Vice President and first Honorary Member of the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers (AKM), 1910 Honorary Member of the traditional society of the Friends of Music in Vienna and was on 14 June 1913 as president of the newly founded Austrian composer Federation elected, and the vice president was court music director Carl Michael Ziehrer. Kremser had these offices until his death on 26 Held November 1914. His grave at the Central Cemetery of Vienna is the grave of honor was declared.