Ambrosius, Hermann

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Ambrosius, Hermann

Ambrosius, Hermann, German composer, teacher, and choral conductor; b. Hamburg, July 24, 1897; d. Engen am Hegau, Oct. 25, 1983. He studied in Pfitzner’s master classes at the Berlin Academy of Arts (1921–24). In 1926 he joined the faculty at the Leipzig Cons. He settled in Engen am Hegau in 1945 as a teacher and choral conductor. He composed 2 operas, much orch. music, including 12 syms. (1920–63), 3 piano concertos (1926–52), 2 cello concertos (1928–38), 2 guitar concertos (1953–62), and Der Berg (1965), and numerous accordion pieces.

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