Schindler, Kurt

Alternative names

Hide Profile

Kurt Schindler, a composer, conductor, and folksong musicologist, was born in Berlin in 1882 and died in New York City in 1935. He founded the organization which became the Schola Cantorum of New York.

From the description of Papers, 1882-1946. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122580695

American composer and conductor of German birth.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : [New York], to Mr. and Mrs. [Harry Harkness] Flagler, [n.d., 1910 and 1920?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668882

Kurt Schindler was born in Berlin, Germany, on February 17, 1882, and died in New York City on November 16, 1935. He was the eldest son of Josef Schindler, a Berlin banker, and his wife Marie Schindler: his younger brother, Ewald, became a prominent theater director. Kurt Schindler studied piano with Conrad Ansorge, and composition with Ludwig Bussler and others in Berlin: he took theory with Ludwig Thuille in Munich. Other teachers were Max Friedlaender, who influenced Schindler's interest in folk music, and Friederich Gernscheim.

Schindler's compositions were first performed by Ludwig Bussler in 1902, after which he conducted opera in Stuttgart and Würzburg. In 1904 he assisted Richard Strauss and Felix Mottl at the Berlin Opera, and went to the United States in 1905 to be a staff conductor at the Conried Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Beginning in 1907 and for the next twenty years, Schindler was a reader, editor, and critic for the music publishing firm G. Schirmer. In 1909 Kurt Schindler founded the MacDowell Chorus in New York, later changing the name to the Schola Cantorum of New York after three years. He resigned in 1926 to briefly become the musical director of the new Roxy Theater. Schindler was also the Choral Director of Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan from 1913 until 1922. In 1916 Kurt Schindler married Vera Androuchevitch, an actress from Odessa. She died in 1918, and in the early 1920s Schindler assisted her family in fleeing from Odessa to Paris due to the political climate and illness epidemics.

In the early 1930s Schindler intensively researched Spanish folk music and collected more than 1000 traditional melodies, many of which were published in 1941 by the Hispanic Society of Columbia University, which has sponsored his second trip. In 1933 Kurt Schindler became the first chairman of the the music division of Bennington University. Kurt Schindler died in New York City on November 16, 1935, after a long illness.

From the guide to the Kurt Schindler papers, 1882-1946, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Streichquartett C-moll / Kurt Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. [Songs, op. 11] / Kurt Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. [Songs. Selections] / Kurt Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. The lost falcon / Kurt Schindler. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959. Alice Lewisohn Crowley gift, ca. 1916-ca. 1931. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Quatuor in H / K. Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Nocturno für violine und Klavier / von Kurt Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Neighborhood Playhouse (New York, N.Y.). Neighborhood Playhouse scores, 1919-1931. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Nit de vetlla / Kirt [sic] Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Love Family Papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Kurt Schindler papers, 1882-1946 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Hulda Lashanska papers, 1908-1971, 1920-1930 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Quintett : 1 Klavier, 2 Violinen, Bratsche, & Cello / [Kurt Schindler]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Richard Aldrich papers, 1842-1956 (inclusive), 1883-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Femme et chatte : capriccio pour chant et piano / d'après le poe̋me de Paul Verlaine ; musique par Kurt Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Love family. The Love family papers, 1850-1960 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Ballade : für Violoncello und Klavier / K. Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Septuor : piano, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 violoncelli / [Kurt Schindler]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Autograph letters signed (2) : [New York], to Mr. and Mrs. [Harry Harkness] Flagler, [n.d., 1910 and 1920?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. [Piano music. Selections] / Kurt Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Quartett für Piano, Violine, Viola und Violoncello / von Kurt Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. The carter's convoy in Apulia = Canzone dei carretiere di Puglia : men's chorus. University of Michigan
creatorOf Nicolau i Parera, Antoni, 1858-1933. Captant = Alms for the Christ-Child : cantata for chorus in 7 parts (a cappella) / by Antoni Nicolau (Barcelona) ; poem by Mossén Jacinto Verdaguer. University of Michigan
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Vasilissa the fair, or, The prince and the maiden : : a ballad cantata for unaccompanied mixed chorus ... : opus 16 / poem by Kurt Schindler and Deems Taylor founded upon a Russian legend ; musical setting with free use of four Ukrainian folk-melodies by Kurt Schindler. University of Michigan
referencedIn Neighborhood Playhouse scenarios, 1914-1931 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Suite (G-dur) für Violine mit begleigung des Pianoforte : 28-30 September 1900 / von Kurt Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Quintett : 1 Klav., 2 Viol., Bratsche, u. Cello / [Kurt Schindler]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Orientalische Fantasie : für Klavier, Violine u. Violoncell / von Kurt Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Nocturno für Violine und Klavier / von Kurt Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Neighborhood Playhouse scores, 1919-1931 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Papers of Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss, ca. 1860-1969 (inclusive) Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. From a city window : op. 10, no. 1 / words by Charles Hanson Towne ; music by Kurt Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. El comte Arnau : Catalan folk song, op. 20 / by Kurt Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. [Incidental music for an unidentified play]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Nit de vetlla / Kirt [sic] Schindler. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. The mummers' revel and The masque of the apple / Kurt Schindler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schindler, Kurt, 1882-1935. Papers, 1882-1946. New York Public Library System, NYPL
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith ˙Akerberg, Erik person
associatedWith Alaleona, Domenico person
associatedWith Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937 person
associatedWith American Music Collection corporateBody
associatedWith Androuchevitch, Valentine person
associatedWith Androuchevitch, Vera. person
associatedWith Androuchevitch, Zinaide person
associatedWith Badó; Sureda person
associatedWith Ballard, Pally. person
associatedWith Barbourg, Inez person
associatedWith Battlefield, David person
associatedWith Bauvam person
associatedWith Bierbaum, Otto Julius person
associatedWith Birnbaum, Otto Julius person
associatedWith Bispham, David Scull, 1857-1921. person
associatedWith Blackwell, Ethel. person
associatedWith Bliss, Robert person
associatedWith Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962 person
associatedWith Bos, Coenraad von person
associatedWith Brentano, Clement. person
associatedWith Briusov, V. person
associatedWith Bulkley, Mrs. Duncan person
associatedWith Bunnell, Sterling. person
associatedWith Busse, Carl. person
associatedWith Bussler, Ludwig. person
associatedWith Byron, George Gordon person
associatedWith Carpenter, John Alden person
associatedWith Caruso, Enrico person
associatedWith Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel des. person
associatedWith Chabrier, Emmanuel person
associatedWith Chadwick, Mrs. Elbridge Gerry person
associatedWith Chamisso, Adelbert von person
associatedWith Chapman, Henry G. person
associatedWith Coates, Albert, 1882-1953. person
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 person
associatedWith Dahlgren, F. A. person
associatedWith Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950. person
associatedWith Dartes, Blanche person
associatedWith Deckelman, Walton. person
associatedWith Destinn, Emmy. person
associatedWith Dippel, Andreas person
associatedWith Dostal, A. B. person
associatedWith Draper, Paul. person
associatedWith Eglington, Laurie person
associatedWith Eichendorf, Joseph person
associatedWith Elman, Mischa person
associatedWith Engel, J. person
associatedWith Falke, Gustav. person
associatedWith Falk, Gustav. person
associatedWith Farrar, Geraldine person
associatedWith Febber, Charles person
associatedWith Federleie, G. ; Croxton person
associatedWith Fischlourtz, G. G. person
associatedWith Flagler, Harry Harkness, person
associatedWith Frank; Courtney, F. person
associatedWith Franko, Nathan person
associatedWith Freiligrath, Ferdinand. person
associatedWith Friedmann, Kashe. person
associatedWith Galuppi, Baldassare person
associatedWith Gatti-Casazza, Giulio person
associatedWith Gebrüder Schindler corporateBody
associatedWith Geibel, Emanuel. person
associatedWith Giannini, Dusolina person
associatedWith Gildemeister, Otto person
associatedWith Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von person
associatedWith Govitz, Otto person
associatedWith Grainger, Rose. person
associatedWith Gretchaninoff, Alexander person
associatedWith G. Ricordi and Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Guimerà, Angel person
associatedWith Hagin, Heinrich person
associatedWith Hamilton, William person
associatedWith Hammerstein, Oscar person
associatedWith Harkness, Mrs. person
associatedWith Hartleben, Otto Erich person
associatedWith Hauser, Otto person
associatedWith Hedenblad, ? person
associatedWith Heidenstam, Verner von person
associatedWith Heine, Heinrich. person
associatedWith Hemens, Felicia. person
associatedWith Hertz, Wilhelm. person
associatedWith Heyse, Paul. person
associatedWith Holstein, Helen person
associatedWith Hölty, Ludwig person
associatedWith Homer, Louise person
associatedWith Horick person
associatedWith Hunt, Leigh. person
associatedWith Kahn, Percy person
associatedWith Keats, John. person
associatedWith Keats, John, 1795-1821 person
associatedWith Keller, Gottfried. person
associatedWith Koltzov, A. person
associatedWith Lashanska, Hulda, 1893-1974 person
associatedWith Lasso, Orlando di person
associatedWith Ledner, Herr person
associatedWith Levy, Lucie. person
associatedWith Liliencron, Detlev von person
associatedWith Lingen, Thekla. person
associatedWith Love family. family
associatedWith Lucy Prindle Love and Helen Love Scranton person
associatedWith Lusisman, Winston person
associatedWith Mahler, Gustav person
associatedWith Martens, Frederick. person
associatedWith Martini, Giovanni Battista person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Metropolitan Opera corporateBody
associatedWith Metropolitan Opera (New York N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Millet, Francesco. person
associatedWith Molière. person
associatedWith Monroe, Mina. person
associatedWith Morgenstern, Christian. person
associatedWith Morozoff, Georges person
associatedWith Mussorgsky, Modest. person
associatedWith Neighborhood Playhouse (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith New York Philharmonic Society corporateBody
associatedWith New York Symphony Society corporateBody
associatedWith Nicolau i Parera, Antoni, 1858-1933. person
associatedWith Nikisch, Nora person
associatedWith Oris, Frederico de person
associatedWith Pailey, Deter person
associatedWith Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da person
associatedWith Petry, Valerie person
associatedWith Pollak, J. B. person
associatedWith Potter, Mrs. Alonzo person
associatedWith Proctor, Jules. person
associatedWith Pushkin, Aleksandr Segeevich person
associatedWith Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich person
associatedWith Rachel, Gigi person
associatedWith Rachel, L. person
associatedWith Rappaport, Bice person
associatedWith Rappaport, Elsie person
associatedWith Reichenberger, Hugo person
associatedWith Renner, Gustav. person
associatedWith Riefstahl, Bobby. person
associatedWith Rieti, Dante person
associatedWith Rieti, Emma person
associatedWith Rieti, Vittorio person
associatedWith Rosen, David person
associatedWith Rossetti, Dante Gabriel person
associatedWith Rückert, Friedrich person
associatedWith Sackass, Jimmy person
associatedWith Schindler, Joseph. person
associatedWith Schindler, Marie. person
associatedWith Schindler, Nora person
associatedWith Schlegel, August Wilhelm von person
associatedWith Schola Cantorum person
associatedWith Schola Cantorum (Musical group). corporateBody
associatedWith Sembrich, Marcella person
associatedWith Severianin, Igor person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William person
associatedWith Shalit, Heinrich person
associatedWith Shpeetpukova, Ludmilla. person
associatedWith Sibelius, Jean person
associatedWith Silverman, Joseph person
associatedWith Smetana, Bedrich. person
associatedWith Spiegelberg, William person
associatedWith Stoffel, A person
associatedWith Strauss, Richard person
associatedWith Strom, Theodor. person
associatedWith Strostmann person
associatedWith Swinburne, Algernon Charles person
associatedWith Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966. person
associatedWith Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966. person
associatedWith Tchaikovsky, Piotr Illyich person
associatedWith Thiersot, J. person
associatedWith Tieck, Dorothea person
associatedWith Toscanini, Arturo person
associatedWith Toscanini, Wally person
associatedWith Towne, Charles Hanson person
associatedWith Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949 person
associatedWith Tressler, Sarie person
associatedWith Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896 person
associatedWith Weil, Otto person
associatedWith Weller, Mrs. MacLeary person
associatedWith Wilde, Oscar. person
associatedWith Wolfinsohn, Wolfe person
associatedWith Wüllner, Ludwig person
associatedWith Youmay, Edina person
associatedWith Zelensky, Vladimir person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Choruses, Secular (Men's voices)--Vocal scores without accompaniment
Piano quartets--Scores and parts
Songs (High voice) with piano
Violoncello and piano music--Scores and parts
Ballades (Instrumental music)
Music--Manuscripts
Choral music
Septets (Piano, violins (2), violas (2), violoncellos (2))--Scores and parts
String quartets--Scores and parts
Folk songs, Italian
Piano quintets--Scores
Piano music
Piano trios--Scores and parts
Songs with piano
Songs (medium voice) with piano
Violin and piano music--Scores and parts
Suites (Violin and piano)--Scores and parts
Folk music
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 8 parts), Unaccompanied
Occupation
Composers
Conductors (Music)
Musicologists
Function

Person

Birth 1882-02-17

Death 1935-11-16

Americans

English,

Spanish; Castilian,

German,

Russian,

French

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6zw1p4x

Ark ID: w6zw1p4x

SNAC ID: 60982075