Paul Kurzbach

Paul Kurzbach (* 13. December 1902 in high village, Saxonia; † 2. August 1997 in Chemnitz) was a German composer.

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Paul Kurzbach came of simple conditions and engageditself already early and. A. as leaders of worker choirs in the workers' movement. 1920 it began a study at the Leipziger conservatoire, which it locked 1928. 1939 to 1942 he co-operated with Carl Orff . Short brook was member of the NSDAP, soldier in 2. World war andcame into the war shank. To the war it returned to the SBZ/ GDR , became member of the SED and the FDGB and worked in Karl Marx city as choir leader and a coworker of the FDGB, the culture federation and other institutions. Short brook stepped again into the school service and was and. A. Director/conductor of the people school of music Karl Marx city.1951 to 1975 he was a chairman, then honorary chairmen of the VDK in the district Karl Marx city and 1968 to 1977 vice-president of the VDK. Since 1955 it was free lance active. Short brook received and. A. the price for artistic people work and honour citizen was thatCity Chemnitz.


crucial for short brook music language was the meeting with Carl Orff. Its style is coined/shaped and as rau, hard or full of seeds was often designated of a differentiated Rhythmik. Nevertheless understood yourself short brook as by a social order motivated, endeavored itselfover and music regarded music mechanisms for a broad mass as a means for the change of the world.


  • of orchestra works
    • Symphonie in C (1953/54)
    • Divertimento (1954)
    • “farmer music” (1959)
    • serenades
    • variations over a topic of Purcell
    • Concertino for Cembalo and strike ago (1957)
    • Concertino forPiano and (1965) Violinkonzert
    • vowel music
    • Romeo and Julia in the country”, opera (1936) “
    • Historia de Susanna”, opera (1948) “
    • Thomas Müntzer “, opera (1955) “
    • Thyl Claes”, opera (1958) “
    • everything changes itself strike ago”, after Kantate breaks (1950)
    • “Kantate of the friendship”
    • “the blue planet”, Oratorium (1988)
    • songs
  • Kammermusik
    • 7 Streichquartette (Nr.1 1945, Nr.4 1958, Nr.6 1977)
    • Klaviertrio (1968)
    • Trio für Oboe, Klarinette und Fagott (1958)
  • Klaviermusik
    • 3 Sonatinen (1947, 1947, 1963)

Siehe auch: Would list German composers

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