Kauder, Hugo , Austrian-born American composer; b. Tobitschau, Moravia, June 9, 1888; d. Bussum, the Netherlands, July 22, 1972. He studied violin. He was a member of the Konzertverein Orch. in Vienna (1910–19), then went to the U.S. (1938), where he became a naturalized American citizen (1944). His music is contrapuntal, with canonic devices much used in free and often asymmetric rhythm, while the harmonies are conservative. He wrote 4 syms., a Cello Concerto, and a great number of works for chamber music combinations. He publ. Entwurf einer neuen Melodie- und Harmonielehre (Vienna, 1932) and Counterpoint: An Introduction to Polyphonic Composition (N.Y., 1960).
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