Juon Paul (08. 03. 1872 - 21. 08. 1940)
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Paul Juon was born in Moscow. His father was the son of a confectioner who emigrated to Masein near Thusis in the canton of Grison. Paul attended the German secondary modern in Moscow.
1889 enters the conservatory, initially taught by Jan Hrimaly studies composition under the tutelage of Taneiew and Anton Arensky.
Composition studies under Woldemar Bargiel at the Berlin School of Music wins the Mendelssohn Prize for Composition selected as a teacher for theory and violin at the Baku Conservatory writes reviews for the 'Kaspi' newspaper.
1898 relocates to Berlin his first works appear at the 'Schlesinger'schen Buch- und Musikhandlung'
1900 translates Anton Arensky's 'Leitfaden zum praktischen Erlernen der Harmonie'.
1901 Juon's own book on practical harmonics (I. textbook, II. Exercise book) is published by Schlesinger receives the Franz Liszt stipend translates the Tschaikowsky biography from Modest Tschaikowsy.
1906 Joseph Joachim employs him as a tenured professor for composition at the Berlin School of Music, where he teaches until 1934; notable students include Hans Chemin-Petit, Philipp Jarnach, Heinrich Kaminski and Stefan Wolpe
1915 until 1918 Juon works as an interpreter at a detention centre in Heiligenbeil (East Prussia)
1919 member of the Prussian Academy of the Arts
1929 (together with Josef Haas) receives the Beethoven Prize publishes the guide to modulation
1934 Paul Juon retires early and settles in Vevey
1938 The Rhapsodic Symphony op. 95 meets with great success at its world premiere at the 'Reichsmusiktagen' in Dόsseldorf.
1940 Paul Juon dies in Vevey