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Gustav Uwe Jenner
Opera and lyrical music
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- 3 string quartets (in F,1907; in G,1910; in F, 1911)
- Piano Quartet in D (1905)
- Trio for clarinet, horn and piano (1900 - based on earlier work of about 1888)
Jenner’s father was a doctor, of Scottish descent; on his mother’s side he came of Sylt seamen and merchants. He began to study music in Kiel but at the age of 15 he was left penniless by his father’s death. However he came to know the poets Theodor Storm and Klaus Groth, the latter a close friend of Brahms. Through Groth’s influence, Jenner went to Vienna and became for seven years Brahms’s only composition pupil. In 1895 on Brahms’s recommendation he became director of music at Marburg University where he remained for the rest of his life. He published two volumes of recollections of Brahms, and his music - principally chamber music and vocal works - was deeply influenced by his former master: nevertheless though old-fashioned for their time his works are superb technically.