Thuille, Ludwig



Composer of the modern school; born at Bozen, in the Tyrol. After studying counterpoint and piano with Joseph Pembaur at Innsbruck he went to the Munich Music School, from 1879 to 1883 studying composition with Rheinberger and piano under Carl Baermann, the celebrated pianist. In 1883 he became teacher of piano and theory at this institution, and in 1891 was made Royal professor of music. He was also conductor of the local Liederhort. He died in Munich in February, 1907. His opera, Theuerdank, won the Luitpold prize in 1897, and his opera, Lobetanz, was well received, as was also the romantic opera, Gugeline. Other compositions are the Liedercyclus; Von Lust und Lied; an organ sonata; a sonata for piano and violin; three piano-pieces; a sextet for piano and wind-instruments; male choruses and songs; the Symphonic Festival March, opus 38, written shortly before his death, which shows the influence of his friendship with Strauss.