|Birth Day||November 16, 1895|
|Age||124 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Dec 28, 1963 (age 68)|
Composer and Violinist best known for his opera "Mathis der Maler" from 1938 and "Das Marienleben," his song cycle from 1923.
He studied composition, violin, and conducting at the Hoch'sche Konservatorium in Frankfurt. His early income came from playing in dance bands and musical-comedy groups.
He was publicly denounced as an "atonal noisemaker" by Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels.
His neoclassical style of music was heavily influenced by the contrapuntal language of Johann Sebastian Bach.