Dressel, Erwin

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Dressel, Erwin

Dressel, Erwin, German pianist, conductor, and composer; b. Berlin, June 10, 1909; d. there, Dec. 17, 1972. He studied in Berlin with Klatte at the Stern Cons, and with Juon at the Hochschule für Musik. He was active in Berlin as a pianist, theater conductor, arranger, and composer.


DRAMATIC O p e r a : Der arme Columbus (Kassel, Feb. 19, 1928); Der Kuchentanz (Kassel, May 18, 1929); Der Rosenbusch der Maria (Leipzig, June 23, 1930); Die Zwillingsesel (Dresden, April 29, 1932); Jery und Bately (Berlin, 1932); Die Laune der Verliebten (Hamburg and Leipzig, 1949); Der Bar (Bern, 1963). ORCH.: 4 syms. (1927, 1929, 1932, 1948); Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Orch. (1951); Clarinet Concerto (1961); Cassation (1961); Variationen-Serenade for Piano and Orch. (1962); Caprice fantastique (1963); Saxophone Concerto (1965); Viola Concerto (1969). C H A M B E R : 2 string quartets; String Trio; piano pieces. V O C AL: Choral music; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire