Felix Draeseke: Obituary
The Musical Times 54: p 248 (1 April 1913)

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We regret also to announce the following deaths:

PROFESSOR FELIX DRAESEKE, who passed away at Dresden on February 26, after a short illness. Born in Coburg on October 7, 1835, he studied first in Leipsic and afterwards with Liszt at Weimar. He settled in Dresden in 1876, where until recently he held a professorship in composition, at the Conservatoire. In company with Hans von Bülow, Joachim Raff, Peter Cornelius, and others, he was among the first to uphold the 'music of the future.' He was himself a prolific composer of a certain austere individuality and great technical powers. His works include three great symphonies, five operas, symphonic-poems, concertos, chamber-music, pianoforte pieces, songs, &c. His gifts were perhaps displayed at their best in his big choral works-the Mass in sharp minor and his chef-d'oeuvre
the ' Christus-mysterium,' a cycle of four big oratorios.


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