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Richard Fuchs Collection

Identifier: AR 25552

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains music by composer Richard Fuchs. It also includes a clipping 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. A clipping from CV Zeitung, May 27 1937, reproduced the correspondence between Richard Fuchs and Karl Wolfskehl. - Also found in this collection are Fuchs’ scores for "Heitere Musik für acht Blasinstrumente," "Symphony in C Minor," and "A Song for Simeon," as well as a score for an excerpt from Max Ettinger's song cycle "Der Völker Liebesgarten." All the scores are copies.


  • 1920s-1938


Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

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.

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.


1 Boxes


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

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).

Processing Information

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

Guide to the Richard Fuchs (1887-1947) Collection circa 1920s-1938 AR 25552
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
© 2013
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Description is in English.
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • August 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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New York NY 10011 United States