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Hermann Erpf (Composer, Arranger)

Born: April 23, 1891 - Pforzheim, Germany
Died: October 17, 1969 - Stuttgart, Germany

German musicologist and composer, Hermann (Robert) Erpf, studied with Wolfrem in Heidelberg (1909-1911) and with Riemann at the University of Leipzig (Ph.D., 1913, with the dissertation Der Begriff der musikalischen Form; published in Stuttgart, 1914).

Hermann Erpf taught at Pforzheim from 1919 to 1923) and at the University of Freiburg am Breisgau from 1923 to 1925. He was assistant director at the Academy of Speech and Music in Münster from 1925 to 1927, and was in charge of the Folkwangschule in Essen from 1927 to 1943. From 1943 to 1945, and again from 1952 to 1956, he was director of the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart.

Hermann Erpf composed choral pieces, chamber music, and songs.

Writings

Entwicklungszuge in der zeitgenössiscben Musik (Karlsruhe, 1922)
Studien zur Harmonie- und Klangtecbnik der neueren Musik (
Leipzig, 1927; 2nd edition, 1969)
Harmonielebre in der Schule (
Leipzig, 1930)
Vom Wesen der neuen Musik (Stuttgart, 1949)
Neue Wege der Musikerziebung (Stuttgart, 1953)
Gegenwartskunde der Musik (Stuttgart, 1954)
Form
und Struktur in der Musik (Mainz, 1967).

 

Source: Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2007)

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