Hoch Conservatory alumni

Posted Mar 23, 2010
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  1. Richard Tauber

    Richard Tauber


    Richard Tauber (16 May 1891 – 8 January 1948) was an Austrian tenor.

  2. Otto Klemperer

    Otto Klemperer


    Otto Klemperer (14 May 1885 – 6 July 1973) was a German and German-American conductor and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century.

  3. Percy Grainger

    Percy Grainger


    Percy Aldridge Grainger (8 July 1882 – 20 February 1961) was an Australian-born composer, arranger and pianist. In the course of a long and innovative career he played a prominent role in the revival of interest in British folk music in the early years of the 20th century. He also made many adaptations of other composers' works. Although much of his work was experimental and unusual, the piece with which he is most generally associated is his piano arrangement of the folk-dance tune "Country Gardens".

  4. Paul Hindemith

    Paul Hindemith


    Paul Hindemith (16 November 1895 – 28 December 1963) was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor. Notable compositions include his song cycle Das Marienleben (1923) and opera Mathis der Maler (1938). Hindemith's most popular work, both on record and in the concert hall, is probably the Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber, written in 1943.

  5. Hans Pfitzner

    Hans Pfitzner


    Hans Erich Pfitzner (5 May 1869 – 22 May 1949) was a German composer and self-described anti-modernist. His best known work is the post-Romantic opera Palestrina, loosely based on the life of the great sixteenth-century composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

  6. Alexander Schneider

    Alexander Schneider


    Alexander Schneider (21 October 1908 – 2 February 1993) was a violinist, conductor, and educator. Born to a Lithuanian Jewish family in Vilnius, Lithuania, he later moved to the United States as a member of the Budapest String Quartet. He died in Manhattan, New York City, at the age of 84.

  7. Hans Rosbaud

    Hans Rosbaud


    Hans Rosbaud (July 22, 1895 – December 29, 1962), was an Austrian conductor, particularly associated with the music of the twentieth century.

  8. Henry Balfour Gardiner

    Henry Balfour Gardiner


    Henry Balfour Gardiner (7 November 1877 – 28 June 1950) was a British musician, composer, and teacher.

  9. Roger Quilter

    Roger Quilter


    Roger Cuthbert Quilter (1 November 1877 – 21 September 1953) was an English composer, known particularly for his songs.

  10. Johanna Senfter

    Johanna Senfter


    Johanna Senfter ( 27 November 1879; 11 August 1961) was a German composer.

  11. Ernst Toch

    Ernst Toch


    Ernst Toch (7 December 1887 – 1 October 1964) was an Austrian composer of classical music and film scores. He sought throughout his life to introduce new approaches to music.

  12. Else Gentner-Fischer

    Else Gentner-Fischer


    Else Gentner-Fischer (5 September 1883 - 26 April 1943) was a German operatic soprano. Although she appeared in operas internationally, her career was mainly centered at the Frankfurt Opera where she was a resident artist from 1907-1935. She excelled in the dramatic soprano repertoire, drawing particular acclaim for her portrayal of Wagnerian heroines. She was also an exponent of the works of contremporary composers. Her career was cut short in 1935 due to political pressures and prejudice exerted against her for being married to a Jewish man. She made recordings with Gramophone & Typewriter Ltd., His Master's Voice, and Polydor Records.

  13. Alfred Hollins

    Alfred Hollins


    Alfred Hollins (11 September 1865 – 17 May 1942) was an English organist, composer and teacher, who was noted as a recitalist in Scotland.

  14. Frederick Septimus Kelly

    Frederick Septimus Kelly


    Frederick Septimus Kelly DSC (29 May 1881 – 13 November 1916) was an Australian and British musician and composer and a rower who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics. He was killed in action during the First World War.

  15. Walter Braunfels

    Walter Braunfels


    Walter Braunfels (19 December 1882 – 19 March 1954) was a German composer, pianist, and music educator.

  16. Anton Biersack

    Anton Biersack


    Anton Biersack (30 November 1907, Greding - 18 November 1982, Frankfurt am Main) was a German composer and music educator. After initial studied in music in Eichstätt, he studied music composition, conducting, piano, and organ at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg from 1928-1932. From 1932-1936 he was a fellow at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt am Main. He joined the staff of that conservatory in 1936 where he spent the next 4 years teaching music theory and directing the youth orchestra. Military service interrupted his career from 1940-1945. He then worked as a conductor of student choral and orchestral ensembles at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (FUMPA) before being appointed a lecturer at that school in 1947. He was made head of orchestral studies at the FUMPA in 1957 and was appointed full professor at the school in 1960. He was married to Agathe Biersack (née Laur ) (1910–1996).

  17. Tiana Lemnitz

    Tiana Lemnitz


    Tiana Lemnitz (26 October 1897 – 5 February 1994) was a German operatic soprano. Her major operatic career took place between the two world wars (1919-1939).

  18. Carl Friedberg

    Carl Friedberg


    Carl Rudolf Hermann Friedberg (September 18, 1872 Bingen, Germany - September 9, 1955 Meran, Italy) was a German pianist and teacher.

  19. Catherine Carswell

    Catherine Carswell


    Catherine Roxburgh Carswell (née Macfarlane; 27 March 1879 – 18 February 1946) was a Scottish author, biographer and journalist, now known as one of the few women who took part in the Scottish Renaissance. Unlike her controversial biography of Scotland's literary hero Robert Burns, her earlier work, two novels set in Edwardian Glasgow, lived in the shadows until their republication by feminist publishing house Virago in 1987. Her work is now considered an integral part of Scottish women's writing of the early 20th century.

  20. Ernest Bloch

    Ernest Bloch


    Ernest Bloch (July 24, 1880 – July 15, 1959) was a Swiss-born American composer.

  21. Hans-Jürgen von Bose

    Hans-Jürgen von Bose


    Hans-Jürgen von Bose (born 24 December 1953 in Munich) is a German composer.

  22. Clemens von und zu Franckenstein

    Clemens von und zu Franckenstein


    Clemens Erwein Heinrich Karl Bonaventura Freiherr von und zu Franckenstein (14 July 1875 – 19 August 1942) was a German opera composer, studying in Vienna, Austria, and later in Munich, Germany, with Ludwig Thuille and at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt with Iwan Knorr. After a visit to the USA he conducted the Moody-Manners Opera Company in England from 1902–1907, then worked at the court theatres of Wiesbaden and Berlin, until the court theaters were abolished after the First World War. He was general director of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (1912–1918 and 1924–1934). He produced the Munich Opera Festival through 1934 when he was forced out by Nazi prohibitions.

  23. Norman O'Neill

    Norman O'Neill


    Norman Houston O'Neill (14 March 1875 – 3 March 1934, London) was an Irish and British composer and conductor who specialized largely in works for the theatre. He studied in London with Arthur Somervell and with Iwan Knorr at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt from 1893-1897. His studies there were facilitated by Eric Stenbock. He belonged to the Frankfurt Group, a circle of composers who studied at the Hoch Conservatory in the late 1890s.

  24. Frederic Austin

    Frederic Austin


    Frederic Austin (30 March 1872 – 10 April 1952) was an English baritone singer, a musical teacher and composer in the period 1905–30. He is best remembered for his restoration and production of The Beggar's Opera by John Gay and Johann Christoph Pepusch, and its sequel, Polly, in 1920–23. Austin was the older brother of the composer Ernest Austin (1874–1947).

  25. Erich Itor Kahn

    Erich Itor Kahn


    Erich Itor Kahn (23 July 1905 - 5 March 1956) was a German composer of Jewish descent, who emigrated to the United States during the years of National Socialism.

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