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Kurt Thomas

Full name: Georg Hugo Kurt Thomas
Gender: Male
Born: May 25, 1904 in Tönning, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Died: March 31, 1973 in Bad Oeynhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


From 1934-39 German composer Kurt Thomas studied law and music at the University of Leipzig. He later worked as a professor at the Music Academy in Berlin, and from 1939-45 was Director of the Arts High School in Frankfurt am Main. During this time he was considered a Nazi supporter although his role during the dictatorship has never been fully elucidated. Thomas was best known for choral works.

In 1936 Thomas was awarded a silver medal by Joseph Goebbels in the Art Competitions at the Berlin Olympic Games for his work Kantate zur Olympiade 1936 (Cantata for the 1936 Olympics), which was submitted in the category Music, Compositions for Solo or Chorus. From 1947-55 he was named professor at the former Northwest German Music Academy in Detmold and worked as well from 1956-60 as the Thomas cantor in Leipzig, and from 1961-68 was director of choral concerts of the Bach Society in Köln and Frankfurt. From 1965 onwards Thomas also worked as a professor in Lübeck. His son Werner Thomas-Mifune was a cellist and composer as well.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 32 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Music, Compositions For Solo Or Chorus Germany GER 2 Silver

Mixed Music, Compositions For Solo Or Chorus

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 32 Berlin Art Competitions Germany Final Standings 2 Kantate zur Olympiade 1936
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