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Paul Höffer

Full name: Paul Höffer
Gender: Male
Born: December 21, 1895 in Barmen, Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: August 31, 1949 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

German composer Paul Höffer won the gold medal at the 1936 Nazi Olympic Games in Berlin in the category music of the Art Competitions with his work Olympischer Schwur (Olympic Oath). His first teacher was his father who taught him piano and organ. After being educated as a teacher, he studied music in Köln (Cologne) and, after World War I, in Berlin. From 1923 Höffer taught as a piano teacher at an orchestra school, and in 1933 was named a professor. During the Nazi regime he was supported by Reichsminister Joseph Goebbels. After World War II Höffer became director of the High School for music in Berlin-Charlottenburg. In the center of his interest was chorus music, in which he was very active. At the same time he turned to the then young medium of radio, in which he saw new communication possibilities.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 40 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Music, Compositions For Solo Or Chorus Germany GER 1 Gold

Mixed Music, Compositions For Solo Or Chorus

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 40 Berlin Art Competitions Germany Final Standings 1 Olympischer Schwur
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