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Genzmer, Harald

Genzmer, Harald (b Blumental, Bremen, 1909). Ger. composer. Chorus répétiteur, Breslau Opera, 1934–7. Prof. of comp. Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg, 1946–56, Akademie der Tonkunst, Munich, 1957–74. Made special study of elec. instr. the Trautonium for which he wrote 2 concs. (1939, 1952). Other works incl. Bremer Symphony (1942); sym. No.1 (1957), No.2 (1958), No.3 (1986); Musik for strings (1942); concs.: 3 for pf. (1948–74), vc. (1950), fl. (1954), vn. No.1 (1959), No.2 (1969), va. (1967), org. (1971), vc., db., str. (1985); choral works; str. qt.; hp. septet; 2 fl. sonatas; 2 vn. sonatas; recorder sonata; suite for trautonium and pf. His Mass in E (1953) is highly regarded.

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