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Eduard Künneke (Composer)

Born: 25th January 1885, Emmerich, Germany

Died: 27th October 1953, Berlin, Germany

Nationality: German

Eduard Künneke (also seen as Edward and spelled Künnecke) was a German composer notable for his operettas, operas, theatre music and some orchestral works.

He was born on Mozart's birthday in Emmerich, Lower Rhine. After obtaining his school diploma Künneke moved in 1903 to Berlin where he studied musicology and the history of literature; he translated Beowulf into German. He was subsequently accepted into Professor Max Bruch's master-school for musical composition attached to the Royal Academy of Arts. By 1907 he was already a repetiteur and chorus master at a Berlin operetta theatre, the Neues Operettentheater am Schiffbauerdamm, but relinquished his post as chorus master after his opera Robins Ende (1909) was premiered in Mannheim and Coeur-As (1913) in Dresden.

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