Graunke, Kurt

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Graunke, Kurt Gender: M
born on 20 September 1915 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Stettin, Poland, 53n24, 14e32
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 26°41' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 24°04 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 02°19'


German composer and conductor who helped rebuild Munich's classical music scene after World War II.

Graunke, trained in the violin and clarinet, founded the "Graunke Symphony Orchestra" in Munich shortly after the end of World War II in 1945. It was later renamed the Munich Symphony Orchestra, with Graunke conducting it up until 1989.

He also composed nine symphonies, a violin concerto and various smaller orchestral works. He also was a guest conductor for the Munich and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras.

Besides music, Graunke was also a bicycle racing enthusiast. He competed in a seniors world bicycling tournament at the age of 76.

He died 5 June 2005.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)

Source Notes

Taeger quotes him, B.C.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor