Max Schrabisch online

 

Max Schrabisch: 1868 - 1949

Copyright © 1999

 

Max circa 1920's

(Passaic County Historical Society)( Site photograph prepared by Giacomo DeStefano)

 

 

Schrabisch Coat of Arms (HNI)

Meinert Coat of Arms (HNI)

Father: Julius Schrabisch

Mother: Emma Meinert Schrabisch

 

 

October 27th, 1999 marked the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of one of the most prolific and for the most part, unknown researchers and writers of this century, Max Schrabisch. His numerous articles and books written between the turn of the Century and the 1940's, embrace the areas of geology, archaeology, botany, anthropology and various social issues. Having discovered and documented scores of Indian habitation sites in northern New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, his research is cited to this very day. To this end, this site is dedicated

 

Man O' War Rock Shelter in Tuxedo, Sullivan County, New York prior to its partial demolition due to the widening of Route 17 North, with an unknown couple. The photographer was Gaetano Federici, prominent sculptor from Paterson, New Jersey. Undated. (Courtsey of Patty Federici, Fiorina; Photograph prepared by Giacomo DeStefano)

 

Plaster model of the Man O' War Rock Shelter created by Gaetano Federici. It was on display in the Paterson Museum in 1928. The photographer was Gaetano Federici. Undated. (Courtesey of Patty Federici, Fiorina; Photograph prepared by Giacomo DeStefano)

 

 

Max never married, and to this writer's knowledge, had no surviving relatives. He was buried in a donated plot that was devoid of a grave marker or tombstone. Through the efforts of The Archaeological Society of New Jersey and private donations, a grave marker was purchased in February, 2007. It may be viewed at the East Ridgelawn Cemetery, 255 Main Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey 07014, Section 12, Number 38, Row Y. (http://www.eastridgelawncemetery.com/default.htm)



216 transcribed articles, the majority of which were written by Max, are available for a nominal charge of five dollars per article. Three dollars of which will be donated to the Archaeological Society of New Jersey to encourage the study of archaeology in the state of New Jersey and two dollars will go towards the cost of printing and mailing. All copies will be cited in full.


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Tony DeCondo, ASNJ



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Between 1901 and 1949, Max resided at ten various rooming houses in the City of Paterson. He taught piano at the Gordon School of Music in Paterson, and would entertain the boarders with a variety of Beethoven sonatas in addition to other piano compositions. While reviewing the site, you may wish to listen to Beethoven's Pathétique and Moonlight Sonata performed by Jacqueline Deloris Smith and Für Elise performed by Tabitha Basa-Ong

Tabitha Basa-Ong
Jacqueline Deloris Smith



Depending upon the speed of your connection, the loading time may take a little while but it's worth the wait.



Click here for Sonata in C minor, Op. 13, No. 8, Pathétique

Pathétique was composed in 1798 and dedicated to Prince Carl von Lichnowsky who had granted Beethoven a yearly stipend. Many other individuals offered him stipends too, which helped support him for the rest of his life. Even to this day, this sonata retains its magnetic effect and power. Entirely new in this sonata was the dramatic introduction in the first movement, which is connected with the following allegro, and partly repeated before the development section and again before the very end. Beethoven was showing the new possibilities of this form for sonata.

Click here for Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, Moonlight

The countess to whom Beethoven dedicated his Moonlight Sonata in 1801 was only one of his many romances. It was his lifelong dream to marry and have children, a dream that was never fulfilled. He fell in love often but no woman could see herself in the difficult role of Mrs. Beethoven; his proposals were always rejected. In 1812, Beethoven wrote a series of letters to a woman he addressed only as his "Immortal Beloved". It's believed that his beloved was the wife of a friend named Antonie Brentano. Whoever she was, she clearly was the most important love relationship the composer had, and the end of that relationship was so traumatic that he entered a lengthy period of seclusion and depression, during which he wrote very little.

Click here for Für Elise

The Bagatelle in A minor(WoO59) popularly known as 'Für Elise' was written in 1810 for Therese Malfatti - a lady Beethoven was considering marrying at that time. Nothing came of this, as Therese's father, Dr.Giovanni Malfatti who treated Beethoven in his final illness, objected to the union and she was married in 1816 to Baron Von Drosdick.In a letter written in May 1810 to Therese, Beethoven refers to the Bagatelle - 'In this letter, beloved Therese, you are receiving what I promised you.' Für Elise was not the orginal title of the piece. When the work was first published in 1867, it was done under the title "Clavierstuck in A mull," which translates as "Keyboard piece in A minor." However, Beethoven had autographed the piece in German with the title and dedication: "For Elise on April 27, 1810."

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http://rkc.org/~decondo/track1.mp3
http://rkc.org/~decondo/track2.mp3
http://rkc.org/~decondo/track1.wma
http://rkc.org/~decondo/track2.wma
http://rkc.org/~decondo/tabitha.mp3

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