Jesinghaus, Walter

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Jesinghaus, Walter

Jesinghaus, Walter, Swiss violinist and composer; b. Genoa, July 13, 1902; d. Ticino, Sept. 17, 1966. He studied violin in Milan and Lugano, and gave concerts as a child virtuoso. In 1918 he went to Zürich to study academic music subjects with Andreae and Jarnach, and later at the Basel Cons. After working as a theater conductor in Germany (1921–25), he settled in Lugano. He wrote several operas (Tartuffe, Soeur Béatrice, Belinda e il mostro, La luna e la città), as well as a Symphonia choralis and much chamber music, including a number of pieces for viola d’amore.


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