Moser, Rudolf, Swiss composer; b. Niederuzwyl, Jan. 7, 1892; d. in a fall while mountain climbing in Silvaplana, Aug. 20, 1960. He studied theology at Basel Univ. and musicology with Nef there, then studied at the Leipzig Cons. (1912–14) with Reger, Sitt, and Klengel; further with Huber in Basel and Lauber in Geneva. He became conductor of the Cathedral choir in Basel, and was also active as a pedagogue.
dramatic:Die Fischerin, Singspiel after Goethe (1935); Der Rattenfänger, dance play (1950). orch.: Concerto Grosso for String Orch. (Basel, June 26,1927); several suites; 3 violin concertos; Organ Concerto; Concerto for Violin, Viola, and Cello; Piano Concerto; Viola Concerto. chamber: 4 string quartets; Piano Trio; String Sextet; organ pieces. vocal:Das Lied von der Sonne for Soloists, Chorus, Orch., and Organ; Odes of Horace for Baritone, Chorus, and orch.; other works.
H. Buchli, R. M.(Zürich, 1964).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis Mclntire