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Hermann Keller (Arranger)

Born: November 20, 1885 - Stuttgart, Germany
Died: August 17, 1967 - Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (automobile accident)

The German organist and musicologist, Hernann Keller, studied with Max Reger (composition), Karl Straube (organ), and Teichmüller (piano), then musicology at the University of Tübingen (Ph.D., 1924, with the dissertation Die musikalische Artikulation insbesondere bei Joh. Seb. Bach; published in Stuttgart, 1925).

Hernann Keller held various posts as organist. From 1919, he taught at the Stuttgart Hochschule für Musik; was director of its church and school music department (from 1928) and then director (1946-1952).

Writings

Reger und die Orgel (Munich, 1923)
Schule des Klassichen Triospiels (
Kassel, 1928; 4th edition, 1955)
Schule des Generalbass-Spiels (
Kassel, 1931; 4th edition, revised, 1956; English translation, 1965)
Schule der Choralimprovisation (
Leipzig, 1939)
Die Kunst des Orgelspiels (
Leipzig, 1941)
Die Orgelwerke Bachs (
Leipzig, 1948; English translation, 1967)
Die Klavierwerke Bachs (
Leipzig, 1950)
Phrasierung und Artikulation (
Kassel, 1955; English translation, 1965)
Domenico Scarlatti: Ein Meister des Klaviers (
Leipzig, 1957)
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier von Jobann Sebastian Bach (
Kassel, 1966)

 

Source: Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2007)

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Hermann Keller (Wikipedia) [German]

 

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