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Werner Jacob (4 March 1938 – 23 May 2006) was a German organist, composer and academic.
Werner Fritz Hermann Herbert Jacob was born in Mengersgereuth, Thuringia. He studied at the Musikhochschule Freiburg to 1961, organ with Walter Kraft, harpsichord, composition with Wolfgang Fortner, and conducting with Carl Ueter. He studied organ also privately with Anton Nowakowski.
Jacob was the church musician at St. Sebald in Nuremberg from 1969 to 1991. He was from 1985 to 2003 the artistic director of the Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg (de) (ION, International week of organ music).
Jacob was professor of artistic organ playing (Künstlerisches Orgelspiel) at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart from 1976 to 1998. He was a composer in many genres. A symphony in five movements was unfinished when he died in Nuremberg.
Jacob was awarded the Preis der Stadt Nürnberg (de) in 1983. He received in 1993 the Wolfram-von-Eschenbach-Preis (de), and in 2003 Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.Wide ThumbClearartFanartBanner User Comments