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Biography of Gustav Scheck (1901-1984): biography, sheet music, recordings, weblinks and literature

Biography of Gustav Scheck (1901-1984)

22.10.1901
Born in Munich, the mother is a singer and lutenist
1912
Hears for the first time two (wooden) flutes in a school orchestra and is spontaneously fascinated
During schooldays flute lessons from Richard Röhler (grand son student of Böhm)
1924
Municipal orchestra Freiburg , makes in Donaueschingen the acquaintance of Hindemith
1925
Chamber orchestra of the theatre Düsseldorf
1927
Solo flutist of the broadcasting orchestra Königsberg and acquaintance with Schulhoff, who recommends a silver flute to him
1929
Solo flutist of the national opera Hamburg, refused 1933 after the political change three weeks the oath on Hitler and the new salute, at the end his colleagues forged the lists sent to Berlin
1930
Co-founder of the Baroque Ensemble Kammermusikkreis Scheck-Wenzinger, the first ensemble to play on original instruments.
1934
Lectorship at the Berlin conservatory (he was asked in Hamburg by Hindemith), following Prills, refuses again the oath on Hitler, again the documentation is forged by the director
1936
Hindemith dedicates his flute sonata to him, the premiere with Walter Gieseking is forbidden by Göbbels. The world premiere was given by Barrere in New York instead
1938
Publication of "Der Weg zu den Holzblasinstrumenten" as part of "Hohe Schule der Musik"
1942
Appointed for professorship
1945
After loosing his professorship (and all resulting rights to a pension) , he escapes to relatives of his wife on the Swiss bank of the Bodensee
02.05.1946
Together with Wilibald Gurlit founder and director of the conservatory in Freiburg
1950
Honorary doctor of the Freiburg conservatory for his editions of old Music
1964
End of his being president of the conservatory in Freiburg
1975
His Book Die Flöte und ihre Musik is published.
19.04.1984
Dies in Freiburg
Among his students were for example Hans-Martin Linde, Burghard Schaeffer und Hans-Peter Schmitz

Literature von/über Gustav Scheck

Last edit 22.03.2014