Hugo Kaun

Hugo William Ludwig Kaun (* 21. March 1863 in Berlin; † 2. April 1932 ebenda) was a German composer, conductor and a music paedagogue.

It received its musical training in its hometown. 1886 or 1887 he left Germany and went into the USA, to Milwaukee. As a conductor of German choirs, like the “Milwaukee song ring” and the “Milwaukee man choir” he acquired fast an important influence on the music life of the city. Further he taught at the there conservatoire and was colleague of William Middelschulte. In Chicago Kaun studied Bernhard Ziehn with the German-American music theoretician. His oldest son Bernhard Kaun became a film music composer in Hollywood.

Beginning 20. Century returned Hugo Kaun to Germany. In its hometown Berlin it continued its extensive training activity in the private framework. Most its clay/tone sentence pupil came from the USA. Even lucrative offers from the foreign country could not induce it to leave Berlin a second time. In the year 1912 it was appointed as the member of the royal academy of the arts. He deceased 1932 in Berlin.

Its kompositorisches work covers mainly choir works, operas, symphonies, works for organ and piano as well as various instrument valley works, under it also the concert for saxophone and large orchestra, its last work. Beyond that it toned poems. It has its eventful life way in its autobiography “from my life. Deeply felt and Erlauschtes” described.

works (selection)

  • ” Märki Suite” for orchestra OI. 92
    Prisma ohne Thumbnailrahmen
  • Sinfoni seal “Sir John Falstaff” OI. 60
  • piano concert C-moll op.115
  • Oktett OI. 34
  • Symphonie No. 3 in e-Moll OI. 96
  • music drama “Sappho”
  • operas
    • ” of the foreigner”
    • ” Menandra”
    • ” the Pietist” (“olive Brown”)
  • Humoreske OI. 79
  • Choralvorspiele OI. 89
  • Trio for organ OI. 58

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