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Date of Birth 16 November 1895Hanau, Hesse, Germany
Date of Death 28 December 1963Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany

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Paul Hindemith was born on November 16, 1895 in Hanau, Hesse, Germany. He was a composer, known for Nouvelle vague (1990), Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928) and How to Draw a Bunny (2002). He was married to Gertrud Rottenberg. He died on December 28, 1963 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse.

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Gertrud Rottenberg (1924 - 28 December 1963) (his death)

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German composer. After his father's death in 1915, he brought money home to the family by playing in taverns and cinemas. He also performed as a solo violist or in various chamber music ensembles, organized music festivals in Donaueschingen and Baden-Baden (1923-1929), taught at the Hochschule für Musik, Berlin (1927-1938), Yale University (1940-1953) and Zürich University (1951-1956), and in 1953 began a new career as orchestral conductor. Emigrated to the USA in 1940.
Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 271-272. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

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