The musician Gertrud Grunow was born in 1870 in Berlin. As early as 1914, Grunow was exploring the fundamental relationships of sound, colour and movement. In 1919, she held her first lectures on these topics in Berlin. From 1919 to 1923, she taught her course on the ‘Theory of harmony’ at the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar. She continued her teaching activities from 1926 to 1934 in Hamburg and subsequently worked for several months in England and Switzerland before returning to Germany during the war. Gertrud Grunow died in Leverkusen in 1944.
René Radrizzani (2004): Die Grunow-Lehre. Die bewegende Kraft von Klang und Farbe, Beiträge zur Tanzkultur, 4, Wilhelmshaven.
Gertrud Grunow (2001): Der Gleichgewichtskreis. Ein Bauhaus-Dokument, Weimar.
Linn Burchert (2018): Gertrud Grunow 1870-1944. Leben, Werk und Wirken am Bauhaus und darüber hinaus, E-Book (Open Access), e-doc-Server der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Nov. 2018, DOI: https://doi.org/10.18452/19512.
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