Fredric Kroll

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Jump to: navigation, search

Fredric Joseph Kroll (b. Brooklyn, New York, February 7, 1945) is an American composer and writer.

He was born in 1945 as a son of the music teacher, pianist, and organist Alexander Kroll. He began to compose his first piano pieces at the age of eleven and from 1957 to 1959 wrote a Symphony in G minor for full orchestra. He studied in Rochester, New York, and German literature at Yale University, obtaining a doctorate in 1973 on the subject of the German writer Klaus Mann.

Since 1969, he has lived in Germany, where he has worked since 1976 on a six-volume biography of Klaus Mann. In 1974 he was active as a teacher at the Carl von Ossietzky High School in Hamburg - Poppenbuettel. In 1988 and 1989 he served as a training representative at the German seminar of the University of Freiburg in Breisgau. He has also lived and worked occasionally in Brazil.


Clay/tone carrier publications[edit]


Series of publications on Klaus Mann (publisher and co-author), 6 vol., Wiesbaden, 1976, Hamburg, starting from 2002 (ISBN 3-88179-003-9, ISBN 3-88179-004-7, ISBN 3-928427-03-2, ISBN 3-88179-009-8, ISBN 3-928427-05-9)

External links[edit]