Futterer, Carl, Swiss composer; b. Basel, Feb. 21, 1873; d. Ludwigshafen, Nov. 5, 1927. He studied to be a lawyer; then began taking lessons in composition with Hans Huber. He wrote operas and other works but kept them hidden until late in life. His comic opera Don Gil mit den grilnen Hosen (1915) was produced in Freiburg im Breisgau in 1922, and another opera, Der Geiger von Gmund (1917), was produced in Basel in 1921. He further wrote a Sinfonietta (1917), octet (1921), quartet for oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon (1921), trio for clarinet, cello, and piano (1924), piano trio (1927), violin sonata (1927), and piano concerto (1927).
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