Schröder, Harming

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Schröder, Harming

Schröder, Harming, German composer; b. Rostock, July 4, 1896; d. Berlin, Oct. 16, 1987. He was a medical student, and concurrently he took violin lessons with Havemann in Berlin and composition with Weismann in Freiburg im Breisgau; then took a course in musicology with W. Gurlitt. In 1929 he married the musicologist Cornelia Auerbach (b. Breslau, Aug. 24, 1900); they remained in Germany under the Nazi regime, but were barred from professional work for their act of human charity in giving shelter to a Jewish couple in their Berlin apartment. After the fall of the Third Reich, they resumed their careers.

Works

Hansel und Gretel, children’s Singspiel (Berlin, Dec. 23, 1952); Musik for Recorder (1954), and similar solo works for Viola, Cello, Violin, and Bassoon; Divertimento for 5 Wind Instruments (1957); Divertimento for Viola and Cello (1963); Metronome 80 for Violin (1969); Nonet for Wind Quintet, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass (1970); Varianten for Flute and Orch. (1971).

Bibliography

N. Schüler, H. S.: Dokumente: Kritisches Werkverzeichnis (Hamburg, 1996).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire