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Robert Kahn

Robert Kahn
1865 - 1951


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One of his generation’s most important composers of late romantic chamber music * came from a respected Jewish family of merchants and bankers, which nurtured his musical talent from a young age * first publications of chamber music compositions in adolescence * composition studies at the Berliner Hochschule in the early 1880s * made Joseph Joachim’s acquaintance, to whom he dedicated his Violin sonata op. 5 and his String quartet op. 8 * in 1887, formative period of residence in Vienna and daily meetings with Johannes Brahms, who had a lasting effect on Kahn’s compositional style * gained the friendship of the writers Christian Morgenstern and Gerhart Hauptmann, whose works form the basis for several of Kahn’s songs * Composition of numerous vocal works such as 7 Gesänge op. 49 and 9 Gedichte von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe op. 55 * Kahn emigrated to Britain after the events in late 1938 and stayed there until his death * despite the avant-garde movement of his generation, the traditional Kahn composed in a classic-romantical style throughout his life, following the "great masters" Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Schumann * his oeuvre primarily consists of songs, choir works, piano music, and piano chamber music, and only contains two works for large orchestra

Works by Robert Kahn include:
Sturmlied op.53 (Storm Song) (1910) for 4-part mixed choir, orchestra and organ
Cello Sonata No.2 in D minor op.56 (1911)
Serenade in F minor op.73 (1923) for oboe, horn and piano
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