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Hans Grischkat (Conductor)

Born: August 29, 1903 - Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 10, 1977 - Stuttgart, Germany

The German conductor and pedagogue, Hans (Adolf Karl Willy) Grischkat [or Grishkat], studied at the University of Tübingen and at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart.

In 1924 Hans Grischkat organized the Reutlingen Chorale. In 1931 he formed the Swabian Chorale, and in 1936 the Grischkat Chorale in Stuttgart. He gained a fine reputation as a choral conductor in Germany. From 1945 to 1950 he led the Swabian Symphony Orchestra in Reutlingen. In 1946 he was appointed instructor of Choral conducting in the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart. From 1968 until his death he led the orchestra, conducting classes there.

Source: Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2001); Mahttias Hansen (Photo 02 - August 2009)

Hans Grischkat: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works: | Part 1 | Part 2

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Hans Grischkat (1903-1977) - Ein Bachinterpret der Jugendmusikbewegung in Württemberg - eine Biographie [German]

 

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