Paul Homeyer

Paul Homeyer ( born October 26, 1853 in Osterode am Harz, † July 27, 1908 in Leipzig ) was a German organist at the Leipzig Gewandhaus.

Early on, he took music lessons from his father, the organist Henry Homeyer, and his grandfather Johann Joseph Adam Homeyer, organist at St.Cyriakus in Duderstadt. After attending high school in Hildesheim, he studied at Göttingen and at the Leipzig Conservatory. His teachers there were Professors Robert Papperitz and Salomon Jadassohn.

In 1881, he joined the club Riedel in Leipzig organist. Also for the club he played Bach as organist. At the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, he played at concerts since 1884 at the organ. As a teacher for organ and music theory he worked from 1885 at the Royal Conservatory in Saxony compartment of the music.

In the following years travels took him to Italy, Austria, the Orient and in various cities in Germany, where he gave concert performances. Franz Liszt was taken in 1883 in Karlsruhe on the Musicians' Assembly on the skill of Homeyer. Homeyer could play works by the ancient and modern organ literature.

He gave concerts with organ compositions of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn. In recognition of his work, King George of Saxony appointed him in 1903 as a professor.


  • Franz Neubert (ed. ), German contemporaries Lexicon, Leipzig 1905
  • Classic organist
  • Gewandhaus musicians
  • German
  • Born in 1853
  • Died in 1908
  • Man