Middelschulte, Wilhelm, 1863-1943Alternative names
German organist and composer.
Middelschulte studied with August Knabe in Soest, and August Loeschhorn and August Haupt at the Royal Academic Institute for Church Music in Berlin, and in 1891, he moved to Chicago to become Organist and Director of Music at Holy Name Cathedral. Following his recitals at the Columbian Exposition of 1893, Theodore Thomas invited him to play with his Chicago Orchestra, which later became the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Middelschulte held the position of organist there from 1896-1916. Middleschulte's organ compositions were greatly influenced by the theories of Bernard Ziehn, with whom he studied in Chicago, in particular Ziehn's "symmetric inversion" of the chromatic scale to produce a distinct harmonic language.
From the description of Cadenza for Sonata No. I (Finale) Guilmant / by Wilhelm Middelschulte. [between 1917 and 1936?] (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 46940835
|referencedIn||Oldberg, Arne, 1874-1962. Arne Oldberg collection, circa 1887-1962.||Library of Congress|
|referencedIn||Julius Gold Collection, 1858-1924, (bulk 1920-1955)||Music Division Library of Congress|
|referencedIn||Arne Oldberg Collection, circa 1887-1962||Music Division Library of Congress|
|creatorOf||Middelschulte, Wilhelm, 1863-1943. Cadenza for Sonata No. I (Finale) Guilmant / by Wilhelm Middelschulte.||Newberry Library|
|creatorOf||Middelschulte, Wilhelm, 1863-1943. Chaconne über das Thema [e-c-h-a-h] Erich Rath : für Orgel / von Wilhelm Middelschulte.||Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Talbott Library|
|creatorOf||Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Vivaldi Concerto in D minor.||Newberry Library|
|associatedWith||Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.||person|
|associatedWith||Gold, Julius, 1884-1969||person|
|associatedWith||Guilmant, Alexandre, 1837-1911.||person|
|associatedWith||Johnson, Ethel Dahlstrom.||person|
|correspondedWith||Oldberg, Arne, 1874-1962.||person|
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