Thierfelder, Albert Wilhelm



Composer of vocal and instrumental music; born at Mühlhausen, Thuringia. While attending the University of Leipsic from 1865 to 1869 he studied under Hauptmann, Paul and Richter, and on being graduated from the University obtained a deerree of Doctor of Music for a treatise on history of music. After leaving the University he directed a singing society at Elbing, and from 1870 to 1887 he was cantor of Brandenburg and singing teacher at the local Gymnasium. In 1874 he was made Royal music-director. Since 1887 he has been musical director and professor at Rostock University, receiving the title of professor in 1898. He has written five operas, Almansor, Der Treutajager, Die Jungfrau von Konigsee, Florentina and Der Heirathstein, as well as piano-pieces and songs. His works are System der griechischen Instrumentalnoten; Sammlung von Gesangen aus dem klassischen; De Christianorum psalmis et hymnisusque ad Ambrosie tempora, and other essays on musical subjects.