Musician, composer, conductor and director of the Cottbus Wind Orchestra Hans Hütten died

Hans Hütten was a composer with broad compositional skills.

{German Composer Hans Hütten died }

On 20.10.2018 the composer Hans Hütten, popular in Germany, died in his hometown Cotbus. Hütten, who was born in 1943 in Nossens near Meissen, was a trumpeter in the then pioneer wind orchestra Meissen from 1954 to 1957. From 1957-1961 he studied trumpet with Wilhelm Simon at the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music in Dresden. From 1961-1964 he was a student at the Dresden University of Music and in 1964 he went as a trumpeter to the theatre of the city of Cottbus (today the State Theatre of Brandenburg). From 1969 he conducted the youth brass orchestra of the local music school in the Lausitz metropolis. In 1972 Hütten became a teacher and consultant for brass instruments at the Cottbus Conservatory. From 1976-1984 he led the district music corps Cottbus (500 young amateur musicians in the field of brass and minstrel music). From 1980-1984 Hütten again studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Dresden with professors Rainer Lischka and Wilfried Krätzschmar. Since 1985 Hütten lived as a freelance composer in Cottbus. His compositional work includes choral music, music for various ensembles, wind orchestras and solo literature.

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