Rudi Stephan


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(b Worms, 1887; d Tarnopol, Galicia, 1915). Ger. composer. After success of Music for 7 String Instruments (2 vn., va., vc., db., hp., pf.) at Danzig Fest. 1912, was regarded as one of leaders of new Jungdeutsch school. His style resembled Zemlinsky and he was influenced by Strauss, Debussy, and Delius. Killed in action. Works incl. opera Die ersten Menschen (1911–14, prod. Frankfurt 1920); Liebeszauber, 1st vers. ten., orch. (1909–10) withdrawn, 2nd vers. bar., orch. (1913); Music for 7 String Instruments (1911); Music for Orchestra (1912); Music for Violin and Orchestra (1913); 18 songs (1908–14).

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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