- Category : Entertain-Music-Conductor
- Type : PE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (35)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX The Plane 2
German composer and conductor who helped rebuild Munich's classical music scene after World War II.
Graunke, trained in the violin and clarinet, founded the "Graunke Symphony Orchestra" in Munich shortly after the end of World War II in 1945. It was later renamed the Munich Symphony Orchestra, with Graunke conducting it up until 1989.
He also composed nine symphonies, a violin concerto and various smaller orchestral works. He also was a guest conductor for the Munich and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras.
Besides music, Graunke was also a bicycle racing enthusiast. He competed in a seniors world bicycling tournament at the age of 76.
He died 5 June 2005.