Ernst-Lothar von Knorr

"After the incredible suffering the brutality of the Nazis has brought upon the world, it is good to remember that there are still some Germans like yourself who expressed themselves fearlessly and without consideration of their personal danger, as being strongly against the idealogy and politics of the insane group of gangsters who came to power in Germany in 1933." (Clifford Curzon, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, London, 1947)

    Ernst-Lothar von Knorr
  • b. Jan. 2, 1896, d. Oct. 30, 1973
  • first instrument: violin
  • student of violin, piano, composition and conducting at "Konservatorium" in Cologne from 1907
  • violin teacher at "Heidelberger Musikakademie" from 1919
  • appointed professor at "Hochschule für Musik" in Berlin in 1940
  • lost all of his compositions during World War II
  • move to Trossingen in 1944
  • founder and first director of "Hochschulinstitut für Musikerziehung" in Trossingen in 1946
  • director of "Akademie für Musik und Theater" in Hannover from 1952
  • director of "Hochschule für Musik und Theater" in Heidelberg from 1961
  • compositions: mainly for chamber orchestra, choir, string and wind instruments

Works for accordion

Knorr picture