Looser, Rolf, Swiss cellist, teacher, and composer; b. Niederscherli, near Bern, May 3, 1920. He studied at the Cons. and at the Univ. of Bern, his principal teachers being Sturzenegger (cello) and Moeschinger, Zulauf, and Kurth (theory). After taking teaching (1942) and concert (1944) diplomas, he pursued his training with Frank Martin (composition) and Franz Walter (cello) in Geneva, Burkhard (counterpoint) in Zürich, and Fournier (cello) in Paris. He was a cellist in the radio orch. of Studio Monte Ceneri and first cellist in the Utrecht Sym. Orch. (1946–49), and then taught at the Bern and Biel Conservatories. He subsequently taught at the Zürich Cons. and Academy of Music (from 1975).
orch.: Suite (1944–49); Introduction et Dialogues for Cello and Chamber Orch. (1950); Konzertante Musik (1951); Musik for Strings and Organ (1953); Fantasie for Violin and Orch. (1958); Rhapsodia for Cello and Chamber Orch. (1961); Pezzo (1964); Alyssos, 5 pieces for Strings and Percussion (1967); Ponti (1971); Arche, symphonic essay (1986–87); Es Bilderbuech für d’Ohre for Small Orch. (1988–89). chamber:6 Stücke for Flute and Clarinet (1958); Variationenphantasie über ein eigenes Choralthema for Trumpet and Piano (1958); Rezitativ und Hymnus for Violin (1960); 4 Stücke for Oboe and Harpsichord (1962); Fantasia a quattro for String Quartet (1965); Dialog for Violin and Organ (1968); Monologue, Gestes et Danse for Cello (1976); Partita à tre for 2 Trumpets, Organ, and Percussion (1979–80); Danza for Dancer and Cello (1982); 5 kurze Szenen for Violin and Oboe (1984); Fantasia à tre for 3 Flutes (1985); 3 Stücke for Clarinet and Cello (1987); Stück for Flute, Basset Horn, and Organ (1989); Monochromie for 5 Clarinets (1991–92); organ music. vocal: Choral pieces; songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire
"Looser, Rolf." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (September 19, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/looser-rolf
"Looser, Rolf." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved September 19, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/looser-rolf
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.