Knorr, Ernst-Lothar von

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Knorr, Ernst-Lothar von

Knorr, Ernst-Lothar von, German conductor and composer; b. Eitorf, near Cologne, Jan. 2, 1896; d. Heidelberg, Oct. 30, 1973. He studied at the Cologne Cons, with Bram Eldering (violin), Franz Bölsche (composition), and Fritz Steinbach (conducting). After graduation, he played violin in various provincial orchs. In 1925 he moved to Berlin and taught violin at the Hochschule für Musik. He served as director of the Hannover Hochschule für Musik (1952–61) and the Heidelberg Hochschule für Musik (1961–69). Most of his MSS perished in an air raid on Frankfurt an Main in 1944. His extant works include Concerto for 2 Orchs., Chamber Concerto for Piano, Saxophone, Chorus, and Small Orch., cantatas, choral works, and chamber music.


O. Riemer, ed., E.-L.V. K. zum 75. Geburtstag (Cologne, 1971).

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