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Poser, Hans

Hans Poser was born on 8 October 1917 in Tannenbergsthal, Vogtland, Germany. From 1929 until 1937 he attended the German Grammar School in Auerbach as a border. Already at that time he was occupied with music theory and composition.

In 1941 Poser was taken a prisoner of war by the British, spending this time in Canada until 1946. Following captivity as a prisoner of war, he returned to Germany in 1946 and lived since that time in Hamburg.

Poser studied in Hamburg until the end of 1947 at the Municipal School of Music and Theatre (since 1950 State Academy of Music) with Ernst Gernot Klussmann and Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg. During this period he also obtained his first lectureship in music theory. Further lectureships and a position at the Music Academy followed and he was finally named Professor in 1962.

Hans Poser died on 1 October 1970 in Hamburg at the age of 52. His legacy is found in the German Composers' Archive.


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