Asriel, André, Austrian composer and teacher; b. Vienna, Feb. 22, 1922. He was a pupil of Stohr in Vienna, Ernst Meyer in London, and Eisler in Berlin. He was a teacher of theory (1951–67) and a prof. of theory and composition (1967–84) at the Harms Eisler Hochschule für Musik in East Berlin. Among his works were music for the stage, films, and radio, chamber music, many choral pieces on socialist themes, and other vocal pieces. He publ. Jazz Analysen unà Aspekte (Berlin, 1966; 4th ed., 1984).
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