Robert Fürstenthal

Vienna 1920-2016, San Diego

Though he had always dreamt of becoming a composer, Hitler annexation hindered any thought of auditioning for one of Vienna’s music institutions. Only because of the re-encounter with his first love, and subsequent wife 35 years later, he began composing again. As he never expected public performances, his style remained firmly fixed in the 19th century. Notwithstanding, he composed numerous songs, piano works and chamber music. The first commercial recording of his works, well regarded by music journalists, was released just at the point of his death.