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Martin Traugott Wilhelm Blumner (Composer)

Born: November 21, 1827 - Fürstenberg (Mecklenburg), Germany
Died: November 16, 1901 - Berlin, Germany

Martin Traugott Wilhelm Blumner was a German conductor and composer. Son of physician, he studied during his high school time in Neustrelitz piano, organ and music theory and received there concert-master Göpfert. Since 1845 he studied theology and philosophy, later mathematics and natural sciences in Berlin, and at the same time was a member of the Berliner Singakademie. In 1847 he received Bachelor of Music as a pupil of Siegfried Dehn.

In 1853 Martin Blumner became vice-director of the Berliner Singakademie, and from 1876 to 1900 was their director. For many years he was also conductor of the "Liedertafel" donated by Carl Friedrich Zelter in 1809. In 1875 he became member of the Kgl. Akademie der Künste, in 1880 their senate member, in 1885 chairmen of their musical section and in 1891 vice-president and director of a master-class for composition. The University of Berlin appointed him as director of music and professor. On the occasion of the hundred-anniversary of the Singakademie in 1891, he received doctor of honour for philosophy.

Works

Oratorien und Kantaten: Kantate Columbus (1852)
Oratorium Abraham, op. 8 (1859) (1874)
Oratorium Der Fall Jerusalem, op. 30 (1874)
Königspsalm (Ps. 21, 2-8), op. 35; Trauer-Kantate In Zeit u. Ewigkeit (Ps. 90), op. 38 (1885)
Festkantate (Ps. 103) z. Säkularfeier der Singakad. Berlin, op. 40 (1891)
Motetten, Chorlieder, geistl. u. weltl. Sololieder. - Gesch. der Singakad. zu Berlin. Eine Festg. z. Särularfeier am 24.5. 1891 (1891)

Source: BBKL Website (Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Bautz, April 2001), English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2006)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2006)

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

Title

Chorale Melody

Year

Das Lobgesang Mariä, 8-pt. setting for chorus

Meine Seele erhebet den Herren [The German Magnificat]

Links to other Sites

Martin Traugott Wilhelm Blumner, 5. Direktor der SING-AKADEMIE zu BERLIN [German]

BLUMNER, Martin (BBKL) [German]

Bibliography

Ernst Dryander: Zum Gedächtnis ... M. B., 1901
Arnold Schering: Gesch. des Oratoriums, 1911, 463 f.
Georg Schünemann: Die Singakad. zu Berlin 1791-1941, 1941, 151 ff.; - MGG I, 1949 ff. (vollst. Werke-Verz.)
Riemann I, 181; - Moser I, 131; - NDB II, 336 f.

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