Joseph Marx

Master of
romantic impressionism

Joseph Marx (18 kB)
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of the Joseph Marx Society:

»There is no composer better served on the internet.« (Michael J. A. Brough)

Last update
English Main Page 13.05.2010
Biography & Personality 24.04.2007
The adventure begins... 24.04.2007
In quest of the legendary Autumn Symphony 24.04.2007
The Complete List of Works 10.02.2013
New! Recording Projects & Concert Listing 31.08.2014
Audio samples (orchestral music & interviews) 24.04.2007
Joseph Marx and the Third Reich 24.04.2007
Discography (69 CDs), reviews & non-profit links to CD stores 24.02.2019
Bibliography 24.04.2007
Many useful links 24.04.2007
Acknowledgements 24.04.2007
Contact me

View the entire website on one HUGE page 24.02.2019
Download website as a PDF file (4 MB) 25.12.2008
Gallery (current number of images: 61) 24.04.2007
In the footsteps of Marx: Travelogue of a memorable journey 24.04.2007


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NOTE: For the original titles of the books and writings see the  German version (opens a new browser window).

(Please also note that his name is frequently being spelled Josef Marx)

  • Andreas Liess: "Joseph Marx - Life and Work" (1943, Steirische Verlagsanstalt Graz)
  • Hans von Dettelbach: "Joseph Marx - On the occasion of his 80th birthday" (1962, Steirischer Tonkünstlerbund, Graz)
  • Erik Werba: "Joseph Marx" (1964, Österreichischer Bundesverlag für Unterricht, Wissenschaft und Kunst, Vienna)
  • Dr. Andreas Holzer: Doctoral thesis about Joseph Marx (1999, Karl Franzens University, Graz)
  • Julius Bistron: "Joseph Marx" (1923, Wiener Literarische Anstalt)
  • "Joseph Marx: Reflections of a romantic realist": Collected musicological essays and lectures by Marx (1947, collected and edited by Oswald Ortner; Gerlach & Wiedling, Wien)
  • Joseph Marx: "Music - A Universal Language" (1964, Austrian commission of the UNESCO; Austria Edition, Wien)
  • "Joseph Marx - Honorary graduation and its resonance"; Collected lectures on the occasion of Marx's appointment as honorary doctor at the philosophical faculty of Vienna University on 10 May, 1947 (1948, Österreichische Staatsdruckerei, Wien)
  • Erich Schenk: "Joseph Marx - An obituary" (1966, Hermann Böhlhaus Nachf., Graz-Wien-Köln, Kommissionsverlag)
  • Thomas Leibnitz: "Austrian composers of the late romantic period - Studies on Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, Joseph Marx, Franz Schmidt und Egon Kornauth" (Tutzing, 1986)
  • Documents of the Joseph Marx Exhibition in Eggenberg Castle, organised by Graz City Museum (1957), compiled by Martin Rucker at the Saxon State Library, Dresden
  • Documents of the Joseph Marx Ceremony on the occasion of Marx's 80th birthday, organised by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (1962), compiled by Martin Rucker at the Saxon State Library, Dresden
  • Several other historical and musicological documents, compiled by Martin Rucker at the Saxon State Library, Dresden
  • Online edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition
  • Numerous original Marx documents and manuscripts about his work, compiled by the Austrian National Library
  • Private letters written to and by Marx
  • Many more documents and information on Joseph Marx's life and work provided by kind and helpful experts, archivists and by the composer's colleagues and friends, also numerous details that I found in the Internet

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CD: Autumn Symphony     CD: Orchestral Works Vol. 1 - Naxos re-release     CD: Orchestral Works Vol. 2 - Naxos re-release

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Click here to view the only existing motion picture of Joseph Marx


by Joseph Marx

Orchestrated by
St. Esser & B. Haydin

* * * published by Universal Edition * * *

Click here for detailed info,
music samples (MP3) and score pages

October 24 and 25, 2005

The orchestra recreation - Großes Orchester Graz has performed the

(Autumn Symphony)

under the baton of the conductor Michel Swierczewski
in the Stefaniensaal in Graz, Austria

* * *   First performance since 80 years   * * *

The author of this website attended
this rare, major musical event and made available a
full report on its enthusiastic reception in Austria

Joseph Marx Society

The Joseph Marx Society (founded in April 2006 by Berkant Haydin) has its own website:

The Joseph Marx Society invites all music lovers to become a member or to support the Society with a kind donation. Please contact the General Secretary, Berkant Haydin (author of this website is a private website created by Berkant Haydin.
The purpose of this website is to provide information about the life
and works of this composer and to celebrate his magic music. should not be confused with the
website of the Joseph Marx Society mentioned above.

Last update of this page: 24.04.2007 21:29:01 MESZ
URL:     © 2001-2008 Berkant Haydin