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Fornerod, Alöys

Fornerod, Alöys

Fornerod, Alöys, Swiss violinist, music critic, educator, and composer; b. Montet-Cudrefin, Nov. 16, 1890;d. Fribourg, Jan. 8, 1965. He studied violin and theory at the Lausanne Cons, and at the Schola Cantorum in Paris. He was a member of the Lausanne Sym. Orch., and in 1954 was appointed director of the Fribourg Cons. As a composer, he followed the French modern style, in the spirit of fin-de-siecle Impressionism. He publ. Les Tendances de la musique moderne (Lausanne, 1924). He was for 40 years a critic for La Tribune de Lausanne.

Works

DRAMATIC C o m i c Opera : Genevieve (Lausanne, May 20, 1954). ORCH.: Le Voyage de printemps, suite (1943); Piano Concerto (1944). CHAMBER: Violin Sonata (1925); Concerto for 2 Violins and Piano (1927); Cello Sonata (1934). VOCAL: Te Deum for Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1955); Hymne a la Tres Sainte Trinite for Chorus and Brass (1961); choruses; songs.

Bibliography

J. Viret, A. E, ou, Le Musicien et le pays (Lausanne, 1982).

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