Conrad Beck


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(b Lohn, Schaffhausen, Switz., 1901; d Basle, 1990). Swiss composer. Lived in Paris 1923–32. Mus. dir. Basle Radio, 1938–66. Works incl. syms.; concs. for str. qt. and orch., vn. and chamber orch., fl., va., cl.; concertinos for pf., for cl., bn., and orch., ob. and orch.; 5 str. qts.; cantatas, La Mort d'Œdipe (1928), Die Sonnenfinsternis (1967); chamber cantata on sonnets of Louiza Labé (1937); and ballet Der Bär (1937).

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