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Hans Pischner (Harpsichord)

Born: February 20, 1914 - Breslau

The German harpsichordist and musicologist, Hans Pischner, studied piano and harpsichord with Bronislaw von Pozniak and G. Wertheim as well as musicology at the University of Breslau.

From 1933 to 1939 Hans Pischner was active as a music teacher and concert soloist. After the war service and Soviet prison, he stated from 1946 to serve at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar, whose deputy director he became he 1947. In 1948 he was appointed as professor. From 1950 to 1954 he operated as the head of directors of the national committee for the GDR broadcast. Afterwards he went to the Ministry of Culture, first from 1954 to 1956 as a chief director of the music department, and from 1956 to 63 as deputy Culture Minister under Johannes R. Becher.

From 1963 to 1984 Hans Pischner was director of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin. From 1978 to 1990 he led the culture federation of the GDR as President. In addition he was a chairman of the all-German Neuen Bachgesellschaft seating in Leipzig, and vice-president of the Akademie der Künste (Academy of the Arts) of the GDR.

Apart from his formal commitments, Hans Pischner has always found the time for playing the harpsichord in public in concetrts and numerous recordings.

 

Hans Pischner & Armin Thalheim [03]

Source: German Wikipedia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (November 2006)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2006); Matthias Hansen (Photo - November 2007; Photo 03 - August 2009; Photo 04 - September 2010))

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