Berber, Felix

VIOLINIST (GERMANY)
BORN 11 Mar 1871, Jena - DIED 2 Nov 1930, München
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Waldfriedhof (163-W-11)

Felix Berber studied at the conservatories in Dresden and Leipzig. He became a member of the Orchestra of the Gewandhaus (1898-1903) in Leipzig. He married the young actress Anna Lucie Thiem (1877-1954) when she was already pregnant of their daughter Anita.

This daughter was the notorious Anita Berber (1899-1928), who was a celebrity during the 1920s in Berlin and died of tuberculosis a short and stormy life.

In 1902 he divorced Lucie and he married a second time. In 1910 he first performed in the United States. From 1920 onwards he was a professor at the Academy in Munich. There he died in 1930.

Sources
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Letzte Heimat, Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen 1784-1984, Scheibmayr Verlag, München, 1985

Images

The grave of Felix Berber at the Waldfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2007)

 


Berény, Robert

Published: 18 Dec 2010
Last update: 20 May 2013