Guide to the Richard Fuchs (1887-1947) Collection
circa 1920s-1938

AR 25552

Processed by Kevin Schlottmann

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Kevin Schlottmann in 2013. Description is in English.
August 2015: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fuchs, Richard, 1887-1947
Title: Richard Fuchs Collection
Dates:circa 1920s-1938
Abstract: This collection contains music by composer Richard Fuchs. It also includes some clippings and other music.
Languages: This collection is in German.
Quantity: One oversize box
Identification: AR 25552
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Richard Fuchs (1887, Karlsruhe, Germany – 1947, Wellington, New Zealand) was a composer and architect. After a stint in the Dachau concentration camp in 1938, Fuchs was able to emigrate to New Zealand in 1939.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains music by composer Richard Fuchs. It also includes some clippings and other music.

The collection includes a full score and individual chorus parts (SATB, three copies each) for his four-song cycle "Vom jüdischen Schicksal," composed in 1933. The work was based on three poems by Karl Wolfskehl and one by the medieval poet Süsskind von Trimberg, and won an award from the Jüdische Kulturbund. Also found in this collection are scores for "Heitere Musik für acht Blasinstrumente," "Symphony in C Minor," and "A Song for Simeon." Two clippings, from the CV Zeitung and the Jüdische Rundschau, about "Vom jüdischen Schicksal," and a score for an excerpt from Max Ettinger's song cycle "Der Völker Liebesgarten," are also found here. All the scores are copies.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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Access Points

Click on a subject to search that term in the Center's catalog. Return to the Top of Page

Related Material

The Richard Fuchs Archive in New Zealand holds materials about Fuchs and actively promotes his work.

The LBI Archives holds related material, including a biographical sketch of Fuchs, Biographische Skizze von Dr. Richard Fuchs 1887-1947 by Fuchs, Dora (ME 162). Music by and correspondence with Fuchs appear in the Metzger Music Collection (AR 6484) and the Hans Liebeschütz Correspondence (AR 11843).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Richard Fuchs Collection; AR 25552; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Processing Information

This material was removed from the Walther Hirschberg (AR 3840) collection.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection. Follow the links to access the digitized materials.


Richard Fuchs Collection, undated, circa 1920s-1938

OS 1571Clippings1937
OS 1572Heitere Musik; für acht Blasinstrumente1933
OS 1573Vom jüdischen Schicksal (score)1933
OS 1574Vom jüdischen Schicksal (chorus parts)1933
OS 1575A Song for Simeon1938
OS 1576Symphony in C Minor1933
OS 1577Der Völker Liebesgartencirca 1920s
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