Kummer was taught by Neumeister for a year, then took training in music theory from the Cantor of Schleusingen, Gottlob Abraham Stäps. From 1835, he worked as a flautist at the chapel of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and took over direction of their orchestra in 1854.
- sometimes Caspar or Gaspard. Spelling, in publications and otherwise, was not so very fixed!
- Musicsack - http://www.musicsack.com/PersonFMTDetail.cfm?PersonPK=100007153 - has Erlau, Scheusingen, Hungary. Thuringia from German Wikipedia.
- German Wikipedia. Note that there are bassoon works by a "G. Kummer" (which have been uploaded to IMSLP), but they are not generally or probably by "Gaspard" Kummer but rather by his contemporary, a bassoonist Gotthelf Kummer. (The trouble with initials.)
- German Wikipedia.
- "Friedrich Kiel (Obituary)". The Monthly Musical Record. XV (178). October 1, 1885. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
- "Nachlass Felix Draeseke" (in German). SLUB Dresden. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
- Fürstenau, Moritz. Allegemeine Deutsche Biographie (Wikisource. From Band 17, 1883. In German.)
- Free scores by Kaspar Kummer at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) (compositions, partial worklist)
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