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Harald  Genzmer

Born: February 9th, 1909
Died: December 16th, 2007
Country of origin: Germany
Harald Genzmer was born in Blumenthal near Bremen on 9 February 1909. In 1928 he began to study at the Berlin Hochschule für Music with Paul Hindemith (composition, until 1934), Rudolf Schmidt (piano), Alfred Richter (clarinet) and Curt Sachs (musicology). From 1934 to 1937 he worked as a repetiteur, later as assistant conductor at the Breslau Opera House. In 1938 he began to teach at the Volksmusikschule Berlin-Neukölln, where also Hindemith had been teaching before. In the 1940’s, he experimented with electronic instruments and devoted himself particularly to the "Trautonium" (an electronic instrument invented by Friedrich Trautwein).

He passed his military service as a clarinet-player in a music corps and, after the Second World War, in 1946, was appointed professor of composition and assistant director at the new Musikhochschule of Freiburg, then, from 1957 to 1974, at the Munich Hochschule für Musik. In Munich Genzmer has been leading the department of music of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts for ten years. He also became a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and held important positions in many cultural political organisations like the GEMA. In recognition for his outstanding services as a composer and teacher, he was awarded a.o. the Gold Medal of the Bavarian Constitution (1998), the Arts Price by the Bayerische Landesstiftung (1996) and the Maximilian Order, the most distinguished Bavarian Cultural Award, in 1991. His works include all genres, with exception of opera. Among his numerous orchestral, chamber music and choral works are also many educational compositions.

Harald Genzmer died on 16 December 2007 in Munich.

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  1. Prelude, Aria and Finale

    Prelude, Aria and Finale

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    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : organ
    Order No. : ED 9814 Q6231
    €15.99  *
  2. Festive Prelude

    Festive Prelude

    (Introduction, Aria, Finale)
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    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : organ
    Order No. : ED 9813 Q6232
    €15.99  *
  3. Music of Mourning

    Music of Mourning

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    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : organ
    Order No. : ED 9991 Q6409
    €12.99  *
  4. Das Sakrament der Schöpfung

    Das Sakrament der Schöpfung

    Sacred Concerto after St. Francis of Assisi
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    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : voice (soprano or tenor) and organ
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 20312 Q6615
    €13.99  *
  5. Sei nur stille, meine Seele

    Sei nur stille, meine Seele

    Sacred Concerto
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    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : voice (Mez or Bar) and organ
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 20313 Q6616
    €13.99  *
  6. 14 Easy Pieces for String Orchestra

    14 Easy Pieces for String Orchestra

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    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : string orchestra
    Edition : score
    Order No. : CON 254 Q6628
    €18.99  *
  7. Two Cantatas

    Two Cantatas

    Lobet den Herrn, alle Völker (Psalm 117) - Singet dem Herrn (Psalm 136)
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    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : tenor (soprano), trombone (cello) and organ
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 20474 Q6954
    €22.99  *
  8. Erforsche mich, Gott, und erkenne mein Herz

    Erforsche mich, Gott, und erkenne mein Herz

    Kantate
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    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : voice (soprano or tenor) and organ
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 20630 Q7035
    €12.99  *
  9. Character pieces

    Character pieces

    11 Miniatures
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    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : string orchestra
    Edition : score
    Order No. : CON 261 Q7086
    €17.99  *
  10. Gruppe aus dem Tartarus

    Gruppe aus dem Tartarus

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    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : mixed choir
    Edition : choral score
    Language : German
    Order No. : C 53523 Q7092
    €2.99  *

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Harald Genzmer was born in Blumenthal near Bremen on 9 February 1909. In 1928 he began to study at the Berlin Hochschule für Music with Paul Hindemith (composition, until 1934), Rudolf Schmidt (piano), Alfred Richter (clarinet) and Curt Sachs (musicology). From 1934 to 1937 he worked as a repetiteur, later as assistant conductor at the Breslau Opera House. In 1938 he began to teach at the Volksmusikschule Berlin-Neukölln, where also Hindemith had been teaching before. In the 1940’s, he experimented with electronic instruments and devoted himself particularly to the "Trautonium" (an electronic instrument invented by Friedrich Trautwein).

He passed his military service as a clarinet-player in a music corps and, after the Second World War, in 1946, was appointed professor of composition and assistant director at the new Musikhochschule of Freiburg, then, from 1957 to 1974, at the Munich Hochschule für Musik. In Munich Genzmer has been leading the department of music of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts for ten years. He also became a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and held important positions in many cultural political organisations like the GEMA. In recognition for his outstanding services as a composer and teacher, he was awarded a.o. the Gold Medal of the Bavarian Constitution (1998), the Arts Price by the Bayerische Landesstiftung (1996) and the Maximilian Order, the most distinguished Bavarian Cultural Award, in 1991. His works include all genres, with exception of opera. Among his numerous orchestral, chamber music and choral works are also many educational compositions.

Harald Genzmer died on 16 December 2007 in Munich.
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  1. Prelude, Aria and Finale

    Prelude, Aria and Finale

    Download Edition
    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : organ
    Order No. : ED 9814 Q6231
    €15.99  *
  2. Festive Prelude

    Festive Prelude

    (Introduction, Aria, Finale)
    Download Edition
    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : organ
    Order No. : ED 9813 Q6232
    €15.99  *
  3. Music of Mourning

    Music of Mourning

    Download Edition
    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : organ
    Order No. : ED 9991 Q6409
    €12.99  *
  4. Das Sakrament der Schöpfung

    Das Sakrament der Schöpfung

    Sacred Concerto after St. Francis of Assisi
    Download Edition
    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : voice (soprano or tenor) and organ
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 20312 Q6615
    €13.99  *
  5. Sei nur stille, meine Seele

    Sei nur stille, meine Seele

    Sacred Concerto
    Download Edition
    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : voice (Mez or Bar) and organ
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 20313 Q6616
    €13.99  *
  6. 14 Easy Pieces for String Orchestra

    14 Easy Pieces for String Orchestra

    Download Edition
    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : string orchestra
    Edition : score
    Order No. : CON 254 Q6628
    €18.99  *
  7. Two Cantatas

    Two Cantatas

    Lobet den Herrn, alle Völker (Psalm 117) - Singet dem Herrn (Psalm 136)
    Download Edition
    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : tenor (soprano), trombone (cello) and organ
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 20474 Q6954
    €22.99  *
  8. Erforsche mich, Gott, und erkenne mein Herz

    Erforsche mich, Gott, und erkenne mein Herz

    Kantate
    Download Edition
    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : voice (soprano or tenor) and organ
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 20630 Q7035
    €12.99  *
  9. Character pieces

    Character pieces

    11 Miniatures
    Download Edition
    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : string orchestra
    Edition : score
    Order No. : CON 261 Q7086
    €17.99  *
  10. Gruppe aus dem Tartarus

    Gruppe aus dem Tartarus

    Download Edition
    Composer : Genzmer, Harald
    Instrumentation : mixed choir
    Edition : choral score
    Language : German
    Order No. : C 53523 Q7092
    €2.99  *

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