Sigismund Neukomm

Sigismund Neukomm Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    10th July 1778
  • Died
    3rd April 1858
  • Birthplace
    Salzburg, Austria

Sigismond Neukomm or Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm [after ennoblement as a knight] was an Austrian composer and pianist. Neukomm first studied with the organist Weissauer and later studied theory under Michael Haydn, though his studies at Salzburg University were in philosophy and mathematics. He became honorary organist at the Salzburg University church in 1792, and was appointed chorus-master at the Salzburg court theater in 1796. Neukomm was kapellmeister at St. Petersburg's German theatre from 1804 to 1809, and in the 1810s he spent time in Brazil, South America, where he popularized the works of Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Mozart. He worked at D. João VI's court in Rio de Janeiro. His works had some currency in the nineteenth century: Johann Nepomuk Hummel's op. 123 is a Fantasie for Piano on themes by Hummel and von Neukomm. Boston's Handel and Haydn Society, for example, gave 55 performances of his oratorio David during the 1830s.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Dieu descend et revient habiter parmi nous Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Espoir en Dieu Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Ode sur le jugement dernier Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Pfingstfeier Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Aumone Chorale Choir and Instrument
Die heilige Leidensgeschichte und die Liturgie der stillen Woche Chorale Choir
Fantasia in E minor 'Les adieux' Fantasy Piano
Grand Dramatic Fantasia Fantasy Organ
À la mémoire de notre ami Fr. Chopin Funeral Music Piano
Elégie harmonique sur la mort de Dussek Funeral Music Piano
Service funèbre Funeral Music Voice(s) and Orchestra
Vor- und Zwischenspiele Funeral Music Wind Ensemble
Nocturne, Op.18 Nocturne Solo Instrument and Piano
Das Gesetz des alten Bundes Oratorio Choir and Orchestra
37 Morceaux Piano piece Piano
O amor Brazileiro, Op.45 Piano piece Piano
Adagio in E-flat major 'Les adieux' Piece Piano
L’amante abandonée Quintet Chamber group
Quintet, Op.8 Quintet Chamber group
Une fête de village en Suisse Quintet Chamber group