MDA003 — Carl LINGER, Sechs Zwischenspiele — Six entreacts for orchestra (1840s)
Edited by Richard Divall
Australian Music Series
ISBN 978-0-9923956-2-9 / ISMN 979-0-9009642-2-9
Carl Linger was born in Berlin in 1810 and died in Adelaide in 1862. After early studies in Berlin, Linger visited Milan and Venice to further his career and later returned to his home city. He had a series of songs published in that city and wrote Sechs Zwischenspiele for Orchestra probably in the 1840s. In 1849 Carl Linger migrated to the Colony of South Australia and took up farming near Smithfield, a venture that was unsuccessful. Relocating to Adelaide, Linger made a major mark on the music and artistic life of Adelaide, and on his death in 1862, there were many eulogies.
The manuscript of the Sechs Zwischenspiele is held in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preussicher Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung, Berlin (D-B Mus. Ms. 13045). The six movements are written on eighty-one pages of twelve stave paper, in landscape format and are in Linger’s handwriting. The top and bottom staves are not utilised. The score is exemplary throughout and no list of editorial alterations is necessary. Occasional missing accidentals, slurs and dynamics are given in parenthesis.