Hermann Paul Maximilian Abendroth
(19 January 1883 – 29 May 1956)
Still as an undergraduate, Hermann Abendroth's first stable assignment of conducting was from 1903 to 1904, for the Orchestral Society of Munich. From 1905 to 1911, he moved to Lübeck, highlighting as the Kapellmeister of the Theater Lübeck. From 1911 to 1914, he was the Generalmusikdirektor (General music director) of the city of Essen. From 1915 to 1934 he was the Kapellmeister of the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, and then also director of the Cologne Conservatory (1925-1934), which indeed was reformed with his help, to become the Cologne Musikhochschule. He also became the general music director of Cologne in 1918, and was a professor in 1919. He also was the general music director of Bonn, from 1930 to 1933. In 1922, Hermann Abendroth was the director of the Lower Rhenish Music Festival. He also was invited, to conduct in other countries as well. He visited the USSR and conducted the USSR-State Symphony Orchestra in 1925, 1927 and 1928. From 1926 to 1937, he visited England and regularly conducted the London Symphony Orchestra. Abendroth would be known for performing classical and romantic compositions, including Beethoven, Brahms, and Bruckner.
I. Tarifa (Elegy at sunset)
II. Tanger (A Night in a Moorish Cafe)
III. Tetuan (Ride in the Desert)
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