Noack, Elisabeth

BORN 29 Jul 1895, Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz - DIED 20 Apr 1974, Darmstadt, Hessen
GRAVE LOCATION Darmstadt, Hessen: Alter Friedhof, Ramstädter Strasse (II-K-035)

Elisabeth Noack was the daughter of the architect and politician August Noack (1857-1926). Her brother was the composer Driedrich Noack. She studied philosophy, art history and cultural history at the Technical University in Darmstadt. In 1917 she went to Berlin to study musicology at the Humboldt University. In 1921 she was promoted with a dissertation on Georg Christoph Strattner (c1644-1704). She worked as a music teacher at several schools before she moved to Hochwaldhausen where she taught together with her friend Elisabeth Selver (1895-1991). In 1924 she became music teacher in Schneidemühl.

In 1929 she was engaged at the Technical University in Kiel where she taught music as well. She published several volumes of her"Mein erstes Singbuch" ("My first book of songs"). From 1941 to 1957 she was the director of the Tonika-Do-Verlag in Kiel. There she had replaced the Jewish teacher Maria Leo who who was fired by the nazis, but in later years she visited Leo on her deathbed.

After her retirement she moved to Darmstadt and she published works on the musical education of children as well as the musical history of Darmstadt.

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• is brother/sister of Noack, Friedrich


The grave of August, Friedrich and Elisabeth Noack at the Alter Friedhof, Darmstadt.
Picture by Androom (29 Apr 2013)


• Schneider, Carlo, Die Friedhöfe in Darmstadt, Eduard Roether, Darmstadt, 1991
Elisabeth Noack – Wikipedia

Noack, Friedrich

Published: 04 May 2019
Last update: 23 Jul 2022