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Schweinitz, Wolfgang von (<i>born</i> 1953), composer

David Murray

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Hamburg, 7 Feb 1953). German composer. He studied composition in Washington, DC, then in Hamburg, eventually with Ligeti, and spent a year in Stanford at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Serialism guided his earlier pieces, but after the song cycle Papiersterne (1981) he began to explore both tonal and serial possibilities in his compositions of the 1980s, chiefly a dramatic Mass and his long opera Patmos

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