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Rüdiger Trantow is dead : Sleeps a song in all things

In his house at the Rehwiese in Schlachtensee, he was 90 years to the day the piano, as Rüdiger Trantow was a musician through and through, whether as a teacher, choir Director, composer, arranger, conductor or Juror in numerous competitions. The 1926 had dreamed of in Frankfurt am Main-Born, first from the medical profession. But then, after the war, and captivity, he moved there, where harmony reigns.

More than two-thirds of his life has been dedicated Rüdiger Trantow of the youth: "In the fifties I went to the carnival, and I collect neglected children, with them singing to perform games," he said once in an Interview with the daily mirror. At the beginning of the sixties he moved with accordion and guitar by the schools, in parallel to his Job as head of the Steglitz music school, he was sent to guide, a total of 33 years. 1958 Trantow took on the establishment with 803 students and 22 teachers at his farewell in 1991, the number of pupils had risen to 4500, which were taught by 210 teachers. He also had a Villa in the grabert street in the South end for the music school and 26 years, the Kunstamt of the district is headed.

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Steglitz-Zehlendorf: Rüdiger Trantow is 90 years of southwest Berlin, a multi-Maestro

Frederik Hanssen

generations of families have been directly or indirectly influenced by Trantows work. Because the convinced to fly a carrier was utilized by the district work for a long time: At SFB, he moderated the 20 years of the series "Social Music" for 40 years he organised the Philharmonic "concerts for young soloist"", in which he "Jugend musiziert"award winner presented. In addition to many other today's classical music stars, the eleven-year-old Anne-Sophie mutter had her first big appearance. A few days before his 93. Birthday died Rüdiger Trantow now in Berlin.

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