Harald Genzmer

(b. 1909)

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(b Blumental, Bremen, 1909).

Ger. composer. Chorus répétiteur, Breslau Opera, 1934–7. Prof. of comp. Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg, 1946–56, Akademie der Tonkunst, Munich, 1957–74. Made special study of elec. instr. the Trautonium for which he wrote 2 concs. (1939, 1952). Other works incl. Bremer Symphony (1942); sym. No.1 (1957), No.2 (1958), No.3 (1986); Musik for strings (1942); concs.: 3 for pf. (1948–74), vc. (1950), fl. (1954), vn. No.1 (1959), No.2 (1969), va. (1967), org. (1971), vc., db., str. (1985); choral works; str. qt.; hp. septet; 2 fl. sonatas; 2 vn. sonatas; recorder sonata; suite for trautonium and pf. His Mass in E (1953) is highly regarded.

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