Fleischmann Oral History Collection

Fleischmann Oral History Collection


Want unlimited access to the Irish Life and Lore Oral History Archive? Subscribe by purchasing Gold Subscription, Silver Subscription or Bronze Subscription!

This Fleischmann Oral History Collection, is compiled of 41 audio recordings which explore the legacy of the famous Aloys Fleischmann (1910-1992), who was born into a family of immigrant German musicians resident in Cork since 1879.  The participants within this collection were interviewed in 2009.

Aloys Fleischmann was a composer, musicologist, scholar of traditional Irish music, professor of music at University College Cork 1934-1980, founder of the University Art Society in 1930, founder and conductor of the Cork Symphony Orchestra 1934-1992, founder of the Music Teachers’ Association in 1935, of the Cork Orchestral Society in
1938, founder of the Cork International Choral Festival and its director for 20 years, provider of music for the Cork Ballet Company for 45 years, chairman of the Cork Sculpture Park for 24 years, and a life-long campaigner to bring classical music into the schools and lives of Irish people.

Purchase the entire collection of 41 digitised recordings on DVD or USB Key for €195

Browse the Individual Recordings in the Fleischmann Oral History Collection here 

Additional information


Stick, Digital Link

Date Recorded