Radecke, Robert

BORN 31 Oct 1830, Dittmannsdorf, Silesia (now: Dziecmorowice) - DIED 21 Jun 1911, Wernigerode, Sachsen-Anhalt
BIRTH NAME Radecke, Albert Martin Robert
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Alter Friedhof der Zwölf-Apostel-Gemeinde, Kolonnenstraße 24/25, Schöneberg (402-2-38/39*)

Robert Radecke was the son of a protestant cantor and organist. He was musically educated at the Conservatory in Leipzig, where Julius Rietz, Ignaz Moscheles and Ferdinand David were his teachers. He was musical director of the Stadttheater in Leipzig before he moved to Berlin in 1854.

In Berlin he worked as a pianist and a violinist. He was the second violinist in Ferdinand Laub's quartet. In 1863 he was appointed musical director at the Royal Court Opera and in 1871 he was made Royal Musical Director for life. In 1875 he became a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts. He obtained a teaching position at the Stern Conservatory in 1878 and he was its director from 1883 to 1888. In 1892 he became the director of the Royal Institute for Church Music in Berlin. In 1911 he died in Berli.

Radecke was married to Charlotte Jonas (1837-1880), a daughter of the theologian Ludwig Jonas (1797-1859). Their son Ernst Ludwig Sigismund (1866-1920) was a pianist, conductor and musical director.

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The grave of Robert Radecke at the Alter Friedhof der Zwölf-Apostel-Gemeinde, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (24 Aug 2017)


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Published: 01 Aug 2021
Last update: 22 Jul 2023