Graeser, Wolfgang, Swiss composer; b. Zürich, Sept. 7, 1906; d. (suicide) Nikolassee, June 13, 1928. He went to Berlin in 1921, where he studied violin with Karl Klingler and quickly acquired erudition in theory; he also made a serious study of various unrelated arts and sciences (mathematics, oriental languages, and painting). His signal achievement was an orchestration of Bach’s Kunst der Fuge (Leipzig Thomaskirche, June 26, 1927). He publ. Korpersinn (Munich, 1927).
H. Zurlinden, W. G. (Munich, 1935).
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