Paul Grümmer

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Paul Grümmer
Birth name Paul Grümmer
Born 26 February 1879
Germany Gera, Germany
Died 30 October 1965(1965-10-30) (aged 86)
Instruments cello

Paul Grümmer (26 February 1879 – 30 October 1965) was a German-born cellist and teacher.

Grümmer was born in Gera in Thuringia. He studied at the Leipzig Conservatory with Julius Klengel.

He was well known as a member of the Busch Quartet, founded by Adolf Busch. His students include German-born conductor and cellist Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Among his pedagogical works:

"Die Grundlage der Klassischen und Virtuosen Technik auf dem Violoncello" oder "Les Bases de la technique et de la virtuosité de violoncelle" ("The basis of the classical and virtuoso technique of cello playing"), Universal Edition, Vienna, 1942.

Harmonische neue tägliche Übungen : für Violoncello ("New harmonious daily exercises: for cello"), Bote & Bock, Berlin, 1954.

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