Volkmar Andreae (July 5, 1879 in Bern - June 19, 1962 in Zürich) was a Swiss conductor and composer.
Andreae received piano instruction as a child and his first lessons in composition with Karl Munzinger. From 1897 to 1900, he studied at the Cologne Conservatory and was a student of Fritz Brun, Franz Wüllner, and Friedrich Wilhelm Franke. In 1900 he was a soloist tutor at the Munich Hofoper. In 1902 he took over the leadership of the Mixed Choir of Zürich (Gemischten Chores Zürich), where he remained until 1949, also leading the Stadtsängerverein Winterthur from 1902 to 1914 and the Männerchores Zürich from 1904 to 1914.
From 1906 to 1949 he led the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (Tonhalle-Orchester) and from 1914 to 1939 the Conservatory of Zürich. Later he worked as freelance composer in Vienna and worked internationally as a conductor (especially with the works of Anton Bruckner). He composed opera, symphony and chamber music, a Piano, violin, and oboe concert, piano music, as well as choir music and songs.
Beethoven. Missa Solemnis, Op.123
Teresa Stich-Randall, soprano
Hilde Rossel-Majdan, contralto
Julius Patzak, tenor
Gottlob Frick, bass
Chor des Singvereins der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien
Franz Schutz, organ
Wolfgang Schneiderhan, leader
Conductor: Volkmar Andreae