1907 – 1984
Who was Walter Kaufmann?
Walter Kaufmann was a composer, conductor, musicologist, and educator. Born in Karlsbad, Bohemia, Kaufmann enjoyed a career that crossed international boundaries, taking him to Berlin, Bombay, London, and Canada, before he settled in Bloomington, Indiana, USA in 1957. After 1945 he was not allowed to come back to Bohemia because of his German ethnicity. In 1964, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Kaufmann died in 1984 in Bloomington.
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