oa South African Journal of Cultural History - Die bydrae van Duitse musici tot die musieklewe in Suid-Afrika in die negentiende eeu

Volume 6, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1011-3053



German musicians made a substantial contribution to the music life of several towns and areas in South Africa. Several of the musicians not only contributed as music teachers and performing artists, but they also played a leading role in the development of music life. This survey gives representative extracts from the South African music history. Firstly, the work of several German musicians in Cape Town during the first half of the century is discussed. This is followed by extracts from the music history of several towns during the second half of the century. It includes the contributions of German musicians such as Friedrich Wilhelm Jannasch in Stellenbosch, C.J.H. Eberlein in Port Elizabeth, Franz Moeller in East London, Carl Rybnikar in Kimberley, Ivan Haarburger in Bloemfontein, Gustav Ernst Abendroth in Harrismith and Otto von Booth in Johannesburg.

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