15th September 1863
4th October 1916
Schirfuss, near Wandlackc, Germany
Max Battke was a German teacher and writer. He studied at Konigsberg and Berlin, where he later taught at various conservatories. He founded a music seminary in Berlin (1900), which became (1910) the famous 'Seminar fiir Schulgesang' ; also founded (1902) the first concerts for young people. He wrote numerous textbooks on music and methods for voice production; edited (with Humperdinck) new collections of folksongs and piano pieces.