Harald Genzmer
Feb 09 , 1909 - Dec 16 , 2007

Harald Genzmer was one of the most versatile and productive contemporary composers. Ever wary of the dogmas of the avant-garde – a quality he shared with his teacher Paul Hindemith – he has always championed music that appeals directly to players and listeners alike. Music should be vital, artful and accessible, Genzmer described his artistic philosophy. It should appeal to performers by being practicable and to listeners by being intelligible.

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Harald Genzmer was one of the most versatile and productive contemporary composers. Ever wary of the dogmas of the avant-garde – a quality he shared with his teacher Paul Hindemith – he has always championed music that appeals directly to players and listeners alike. Music should be vital, artful and accessible, Genzmer described his artistic philosophy. It should appeal to performers by being practicable and to listeners by being intelligible.

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