- Western classical music
Johannes Hendrikus Philip "Hans" Kindler (January 8, 1892 – August 30, 1949) was an American cellist and conductor.In 1914, he was offered first cello chair with the Philadelphia Orchestra where he played for—depending on the source—six or sixteen years. He gave first performances of works by Ravel and Schoenberg and Ferruccio Busoni dedicated an arrangement of Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue for cello and piano to him. He founded the National Symphony Orchestra in 1931 and was its conductor until 1949, performing many works of new composers. The Kindler Foundation Trust Fund was established in 1983 by the Kindler Foundation to offer concerts and to commission new chamber music in his memory.