Zollner, Karl Friedrich



Composer; born at Mittlehausen, Thuringia; son of Karl Heinrich Zollner, the organist. He studied under Schicht at St. Thomas' School of Leipsic, and in 1820 became instructor of singing and then aided in establishing and directing a musical institute m Leipsic. In 1833 he founded the first Zollnerverein, which was the forerunner of other independent societies for the development of male choral singing. In 1859 he held a musical festival in Leipsic, for which twenty of these societies were united, and after Zollner's death they were permanently combined under the name of Zollner-bund. His compositions comprise songs, part-songs for male chorus, songs for mixed chorus, motets and songs with piano accompaniment.