|CONDUCTOR, PIANIST, COMPOSER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR (GERMANY)|
BORN 25 Oct 1866, Königstein, Sachsen - DIED 23 May 1952, Berlin: Lichterfelde|
BIRTH NAME Schumann, Georg Alfred
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Parkfriedhof Lichterfelde, Thuner Platz 2-4 (FiW 334 (Ehrengrab))
George Schumann was the son of Clemens Schumann, a musical director. His first musical education took place within his family and under Friedrich Baumfelder (1836-1916). He continued his studies under Carl Reinecke in Leipzig. From 1900 to 1952 he directed the Sing-Akademie in Berlin. In 1907 he became a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts and he led its master classes for composition from 1913 to 1945. Between 1913 and 1939 the Sing-Akademie toured in Europe under his direction. In 1933 he received the Beethoven Prize and in 1934 he became the President of the Prussian Academy of Arts. During the Second World War he evacuated the archives of the Sing-Akademie. They disappeared but they were found in Kiev and later they were returned.
His brothers Alfred, Camillo and Clemens all had musical careers as well. Georg Schumann died in his villa in Lichterfeld, Berlin in 1952.
was pupil to Reinecke, Carl