Kurt Thomas (composer)

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Olympic medal record
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Silver 1936 Berlin Solo and chorus
Kurt Thomas (composer).

Kurt Thomas (25 May 1904 – 31 March 1973) was a German composer, conductor and music educator.

He was born in Tönning and died in Bad Oeynhausen.

In 1936 he won a silver medal in the art competitions of the Olympic Games for his Kantate zur Olympiade 1936 (Olympic Cantata, 1936).

From 1939 to 1945 he was in Frankfurt director of the Musisches Gymnasium (High school with main courses in music). Among his students were choral conductors Heinz Hennig and Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, composers Alfred Koerppen, Wolfgang Pasquay, Wolfgang Schoor, Siegfried Strohbach, Paul Kuhn, and organist Michael Schneider.

Thomas was the Thomaskantor, the cantor of the Thomanerchor, from 1957 to 1960.

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