Prominent composer and musician in the 1930s Berlin cultural scene. He joined the National Socialist movement in June 1933.
He was an itinerant pianist after graduating from the Berlin University of the Arts (then known as Berlin Hochschule für Musik).
He was awarded the national composition prize in 1940.
He was still living in Berlin when he died at age 83.
He was highly esteemed by the Third Reich, led by Adolf Hitler , and was often invited to perform in concerts and competitions.