Zur Mühlen, Raimund Von

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Zur Mühlen, Raimund Von

Zur Mühlen, Raimund Von, German tenor and pedagogue; b. Livonia, Nov. 10, 1854; d. Steyning, Sussex, Dec. 9,1931. He began his training at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik, then studied with Stockhausen in Frankfurt am Main and Bussine in Paris; he also took a special course with Clara Schumann, who instructed him in the interpretation of songs by Schumann and Schubert, which gave him the foundation of his career.

He had his greatest success in England, where he lived from 1905 until his death. It was he who introduced into London the “song recital” (Liederabend; programs devoted exclusively to songs). He was also a fine teacher.


D. von Zur Mühlen, Der Sänger R. v.ZM. (Hannover, 1969).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire