Biography of Schumann Georg:
Born: Oct. 25 1866 - Königstein, Germany Died: May 23., 1952 - Berlin, Germany The German conductor and composer, Georg (Alfred) Schumann, was the brother of the organist and composer Camillo Schumann. He studied with his father, the town music director, and with his grandfather, a Kantor. Then he took courses in Dresden and at the Leipzig Conservatory with Reinecke and Jadassohn. In 1887 he received the Beethoven Prize. Georg Schumann conducted a choral society in Danzig from 1890 to 18796, and the Bremen Philharmonic from 1896 to 1899. In 1900 he settled in Berlin, where he was made conductor of the Singakademie. He was made a member of the Akademie der Künste in 1907, teaching a master-class in composition from 1913 to 1945. He was elected its president in 1934.