Hugo Distler : chose suicide rather than serve Hitler

Hugo Distler (June 24, 1908 - November 1, 1942), German composer. Born in Nuremberg, he is known mostly for his sacred choral music. He attended Leipzig Conservatory first as a conducting student with piano as his secondary subject, but changing later, on the advice of his teacher, to composition and organ. Once Hitler came to power, … Continue reading Hugo Distler : chose suicide rather than serve Hitler