Leopold Spinner


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(b Lwów, 1906; d London, 1980). Austrian composer and teacher. Settled in London 1938. Though influenced by Webern, his works are on a larger scale. They incl.: Sym. (1933), Passacaglia for chamber orch. (1934), pf. conc. with chamber orch. (1948), vn. conc. (1955), Concerto for Orchestra (1957), Ricercata, orch. (1965), Chamber Sym. (1979); 3 str. qts. (1935, 1941, 1952), vn. sonata (1936), pf. quintet (1937), pf. sonata (1943), pf. trio (1950), quintet for cl., bn., hn., guitar, db. (1961), cl. sonata (1961), vc. sonatina (1973), cantata Lebenslauf (Hölderlin), sop., ch., orch. (1955), and songs.

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