Georg Schumann (composer)

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Georg Schumann
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Georg Schumann in 1950
Born (1866-10-25)October 25, 1866
Died May 23, 1952(1952-05-23) (aged 85)
Occupation Composer

Georg Alfred Schumann (October 25, 1866 - May 23, 1952) was a German composer and director of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin.


Schumann was born at Königstein, Germany, October 25, 1866. He was the son of Clemens Schumann (1839–1918) and the older brother of Camillo Schumann. He first studied the violin and organ with his father and grandfather, and even ended up getting taught by Friedrich Baumfelder, a well-known German composer, pianist, and conductor of his day. He later was a student at the Leipzig Conservatory for seven years, conducted an orchestra at Danzig from 1891–1896 and from 1896-1899 the orchestra at Bremen. In 1900 he became professor and director at the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin. In 1907 he became a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts, in 1918 vice-president and finally in 1934 President.

His works include Symphony in B minor (1887) (aka Prize-Winning symphony), Amor und Psyche op. 3 (1888) for soloists, choir and orchestra, Serenade for Large Orchestra, Op. 34 (1902), Symphony in f-minor op. 42 (1905) and the oratorio Ruth op. 50 (1908). His Piano Trios No. 1, Op. 25 and No. 2, Op. 62 were performed and recorded by the Munchner Klaviertrio and released on cpo (777 712-2) in 2011.

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