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Heinrich Kaminski and Hugo Distler – Life journeys

22 November 2018 – 29 March 2019
From the series "Musical treasures"

Heinrich Kaminski (1886 – 1946) and Hugo Distler (1908 – 1942) | © Heinrich Kaminski Gesellschaft e. V. and BSB/ Image Archive

Heinrich Kaminski (1886 – 1946) and Hugo Distler (1908 – 1942) | © Heinrich Kaminski Gesellschaft e. V. and BSB/ Image Archive

About the cabinet presentation

A cabinet presentation in the hallway leading to the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images is centred on two of the most important German composers of the first half of the 20th century, whose personal papers are preserved by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Heinrich Kaminski (1886 – 1946) and Hugo Distler (1908 – 1942). Drafts and clean copies of various important works and early compositions from the years of study of both composers are shown.

Kaminski's life is well-documented in photographs. The presentation shows a number of photographs particularly of Kaminski's life with his family, his students and guests of his house in Ried, most of which the Heinrich Kaminski Association has loaned for the presentation. From Hugo Distler's personal papers, the presentation shows documents from this life, among them the reports written by his university professors in Leipzig, Günter Ramin, Hermann Grabner and Carl Adolf Martienssen. The presentation is complemented by programs, libretti and sheet music prints.

 

VenueBayerische Staatsbibliothek, hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images, 1st floor
Opening hours22 November 2018 – 29 March 2019
Monday – Friday   9:00 – 17:00  (closed on bank holidays)
AdmissionAdmission is free.
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