Mojsisovies (-Mojsvár), Roderich, Edlervon

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Mojsisovies (-Mojsvár), Roderich, Edlervon

Mojsisovies (-Mojsvár), Roderich, Edlervon, Austrian composer; b. Graz, May 10, 1877; d. there, March 30, 1953. He studied with Degner in Graz, with Wüllner and Klauwell at the Cologne Cons., and with Thuille in Munich. He conducted a choral group in Brunn (1903–07), then taught in various Austrian towns. He became director of the Graz Steiermarkische Musikverein (1912). It became the Graz Cons, in 1920, and he remained as director until 1931. Fom 1932 to 1935 he taught music history at the Univ. of Graz. He then lectured at the Trapp Cons, in Munich (1935–41) and at the Mannheim Hochschule für Musik (1941–44). He returned to teach at the Graz Cons. from 1945 to 1948. He publ. Bach-Probleme (Würzburg, 1931). As a composer, he followed Regerian precepts. Among his stage works were 5 operas, a melodrama, a musical comedy, 5 syms,; a symphonic poem, Stella, 2 overtures, Violin Concerto, 3 string quartets and other chamber music, choral works, songs, piano pieces, and organ works.


K. Haidmayer, R. v.M.: Leben und Werk (diss., Univ. of Graz, 1951).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire