Robert Kahn

Composer and pianist, born 21.7.1865 in Mannheim, died 29.5.1951 in Biddenden, Kent


Biography

Robert Kahn had early success as a composer partially due to support from Joseph Joachim, Hans von Bülow, Clara Schumann and especially Johannes Brahms, who helped him considerably in Vienna in 1887.

Having completed his studies he became a repetiteur at Leipzig Opera and from 1893 – 1930 he was a highly respected teacher in Berlin. He was both a highly respected performer and composer; as an accompanist to many eminent musicians, and as a widely performed and published composer of Lieder, chamber and choral music until his vilification by the Nazis.

In 1938, at the age of 73, Robert Kahn emigrated to the UK and lived there with his wife in Biddenden Kent until his death in 1951. There he wrote over 1000 piano pieces which document his time as an émigré as a “Diary in Music”.


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Additional Resources

 

  • Maksim Stsura video clips (to be added soon)
  • “Come where love invites” recording with Elizabeth Holmes , soprano and Claire Harris, piano (to be added soon)

 


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