Stürmer, Bruno, German conductor, teacher, and composer; b. Freiburg im Breisgau, Sept. 9, 1892; d. Bad Homburg, May 19, 1958. He studied piano at the Karlsruhe Cons.; then organ and composition with Wolfrum at the Univ. of Heidelberg, and musicology with Sandberger and Kroyer at the Univ. of Munich. He taught piano in Karlsruhe (1917-22); then was a theater conductor in Remscheid, Essen, and Duisburg (1922-27); in 1927 he founded a music school in Homburg; then was a conductor of choral societies in Kassel and elsewhere (until 1945). He composed in a distinctly modern manner. In addition to numerous vocal works, he wrote concertos and much chamber music. He publ. the book Frisch fröhlich woll’n wir singen (Cologne, 1956).
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