Simon Breu

Simon Breu
Simon Breu

Simon Breu (* 15. January 1858 in Simbach at the Inn, † 9. August 1933 in bath Brückenau) was a German composer and music teacher.

Simon Breu became to 15. January 1858 in Simbach at the Inn/Lower Bavaria as secondaryborn of five children born. After the attendance of the primary school it addressed to the 1. October 1870 a request to the “royal government of Lower Bavaria” around benevolent admission in kgl. Präparandenschule to parish churches. These years served it as preparation on the teacher seminar in Straubing. Here its talents were also discovered. Already with 16 years it was allowed to play the large organ in the pc. - Jakob church in Straubing. With 17 years it left as young teachers the seminar in Straubing and received its first employment in the down-Bavarian Hengersberg. Here also its first Marienlieder developed. The young school assistant wrote also genuine Bavarian dances, whom he was appointed soon after the existence of the examination. Soon the whole environment knew the musical school teacher from Hengersberg. After its transfer after new castle at the Danube it met with the there city minister and state parliament delegate Josef Zach, which brought the young Simon Breu soon with the Cäciliani movement (church music), outgoing from Regensburg, in connection. Now its musical way was marked. Its first choir songs developed here, which were taken over and uraufgeführt by the “song board Kelheim “. In the year 1881 Simon Breu was recalled again after Straubing. As a teacher at the circle institute for the deaf and dumb a place was publicized as upper teachers and a house father, but but it was still too young. One offered to it instead the place of a usual teacher on, which he also accepted then. In the year 1885 Simon Breu moved to peppering castle, where he accepted the follow-up of the deceased of Kapellmeisters and conductor “peppering citizens of the singer association”, to which the director of the school of music recommended it. This had recognized fast the ability of the native Simbachers, after Simon Breu in kgl. School of music peppering castle a thorough study had begun. 1889 took over the now already well-known Musikus the musical line of the “academic singing association”. In this time developed a number of its best compositions. “Sunday ist's”, written down in an instruction break, became a song of the usually-sung man choirs of Germany. A round dozen of student songs fell likewise into this time, there it teachers, conductor and music-studying at the same time was.

In the year 1890 Simon Breu Johannes Brahms and smelling pool of broadcasting corporations bunch in the Austrian bath Ischl meets. The Wagnersängerin Marianne Wilt sings, accompanied by Brahms at the piano, some songs of Simon Breu. The large crucial hour for the now already considerable clay/tone poet struck in the year 1894. It appointed the peppering citizens school of music, where he for a long time had studied, it as a teacher for theory and choir singing. The time as deaf-mute teachers was past, its burning love for the music could Simon Breu now the occupation make. It used its outstanding being able so intensively that it, after it had still sketched in addition a new curriculum for the training as the school musician and its perfectly new teaching methods soon in all higher institutes Bayerns was inserted became 1912 specialists of the Bavarian ministry for education and cultural for the musical schooling. Its creative work he dedicated above all to the man choirs. He became honour choir master of the most famous choirs. Of it “German youth song book for higher institutes” worked on for many decades in the schools as instruction book served and than emperors Wilhelm II. the publication of a “people song book for man choirs” arranged, the former Niederbayer considerably participated. Altogether enclosure its musical deduction approx. 300 works. Many of its songs belong today to the inalienable existence of the singing association repertoire and some of them became meanwhile so popular that one forgot over it the composer completely. Were numerous the honours and honors large Lower Bavaria. 1906 he became a professor and 1924 upper secondary school teacher. By prince regent Luitpold it was distinguished several times. The city peppering castle presented to him to its 75. Birthday the silver city honour coin. To the same cause also the Simbacher of local councils noticed the opportunity to appoint it the honour citizen of his homeland municipality. Its birth house in the Innstrasse carries since then a Gedenktafel. Simon Breu had had to suffer misfortune in its private life, contrary to its vocational successes. Its over all loved Mrs. Helene died 1883 after only one year's marriage, directly after it had born him a son, who likewise died. The composer carried heavily at this stroke of fate. He did not marry again. Its sister Regina led it from there starting from 33 years long the household. As 75jähriger Simon Breu on a cure in bath Brückenau tightened itself a foot injury, it developed a Venenentzündung with the following Embolie. Simon Breu died quietly and peacefully to 9. August 1933. Today remind after Simon Breu designated roads in its birth city Simbach at the Inn and at its effect places Hengersberg, peppering castle and Münnerstadt in Lower Franconia of this unusual Lower Bavaria.


 

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