Chamber music by
Robert Kahn -
'... zealous advocates of Kahn's cause ...'
Born in Mannheim into a wealthy German family in 1865, Robert Kahn was the fifth of eight children. When still a young child his family saw to it that he was given a solid musical education, and at seventeen years old Robert began his studies in Berlin where Friedrich Kiel, the professor of composition and counterpoint, found nothing he could criticize in Kahn's music. By 1886 the composer received recognition from such eminent names as Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Hans von Bulow and Joseph Joachim; not a mean quartet to support your fledgling career.
With time, Kahn's name became more familiar, and during a forty year period (1890-1930) the composer was regarded as one of the main representatives of German music in the 'belle epoque'...
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