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Richard Franz Joseph Heuberger (18 June 1850 in Graz, Austria – 28 October 1914 in Vienna, Austria) was an Austrian composer of operas and operettas, a music critic, and teacher.

Heuberger was born in Graz, the son of a bandage manufacturer. He initially studied engineering, but gave it up in 1876, and turned to music. He studied at the Graz Conservatory (where he studied with Robert Fuchs), and later transferred to Vienna, where he eventually became the chorus master of the Wiener Akademischer Gesangverein, conductor of the Wiener Singakademie, director of the Wiener Männergesang-Verein (Vienna Men's Choral Association), and a teacher at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien. Although Heuberger wrote many operas, ballets, choral works, and songs, he is best known today for his operetta Der Opernball, which he composed in 1898.

He taught at the Vienna Conservatory from 1902. Among his pupils was Clemens Krauss.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1959 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Sings Operetta Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Ackermann 3
2002 Sacher Classics Various Artists 1
2006 Joan Sutherland: The Voice of the Century Joan Sutherland 1
2006 Clara Rockmore's Lost Theremin Album Clara Rockmore 1
2008 Souvenirs Anna Netrebko 4
2013 The Very Best of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 Im Zauberreich der Operette Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Diva Compilation Elisabeth Schwarzkopf 1
1998 Kennedy plays Kreisler Compilation Kreisler; Kennedy 1
1999 Richard Tauber: You are my Heart's Delight Compilation Various Artists 1
2004 The Best Of Compilation Lesley Garrett 1
2006 Le Meilleur de l'Opéra Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 Rahvusooper Estonia 100 Compilation Various Artists 1
2010 Ihre größten Erfolge Compilation Elisabeth Schwarzkopf 1

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