Escher, Rudolf


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(b Amsterdam, 1912; d DeKoos, 1980). Dutch composer. In 1960–1 worked in Delft EMS and similar studio at Utrecht State Univ. Writer on Ravel and Debussy. Taught at Inst. for Mus. Science, Utrecht, 1964–75. Comps. incl. Le Tombeau de Ravel, fl., ob., hpd., vn., va., vc. (1952); Owen's Strange Meeting, bar., pf. (1952); 2 syms. (1953–4, 1958); Summer Rites at Noon, 2 orchs. facing each other (1962–9); The Persians, narr., male vv., orch. (1963); wind quintet (1966–7); Univers de Rimbaud, ten., orch. (1970); solo cl. sonata (1973); 3 Poems by Auden, ch. (1975); fl. sonata (1975–7); Sinfonia, 10 instr. (1976); Trio, cl., va., pf. (1978). Orch. Debussy's Six épigraphes antiques (1976–7).

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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