Gerard Schurmann

(b. 1924)

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(b Kertosono, Indonesia, 1924).

Indonesian‐born Dutch composer and conductor. Settled in Eng. 1941. Cond. Dutch radio, Hilversum. Works incl. 6 Studies of Francis Bacon, orch., (1968); Variants, orch. (1970); pf. conc. (1972–3); vn. conc. (1975–8); Songs of Absence, vc., orch. (1988); The Gardens of Exile, orch. (1990); fl. sonatina (1968); Contrasts, pf. (1973); wind quintet (1963, rev. 1976); Chuench'i, v., pf. (7 songs from Chinese, trans. Waley) (1966, also with orch. 1967); The Double Heart, cantata (1976); Piers Plowman, SCTB, ch., orch. (1979–80); Duo, vn., pf. (1984); qt., pf., str., No.1 (1986), No.2 (1997–8); Slovak Folk Songs, high v., pf. (1987); The Gardens of Exile, vc., orch. (1989–90); Concerto for Orch. (1994–6); 6 Songs of Wm. Blake, v., pf. (1996–7); Gaudiana (‘Symphonic Studies’), orch. (2000–1); trio, cl., vc., pf. (2002); str. qt. (2003–4); Sonata, str. (2004).

Subjects: Music.

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