Petzold, Rudolf

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Petzold, Rudolf

Petzold, Rudolf, German composer and teacher; b. Liverpool (of a German father and English mother), July 17, 1908; d. Michaelshoven, Nov. 17, 1991. He was a pupil of Jarnach at the Cologne Hochschule für Musik (1930–33), where he taught (1937–38). After teaching at the Frankfurt am Main Hochschule für Musik (1941–42), he again taught at the Cologne Hochschule für Musik (1946–70), where he also was its deputy director (1960–69).

Works

orch.: 3 syms.: (1942, 1953, 1956); Concerto for Violin and Strings (1960). chamber: 4 string quartets (1932, 1948, 1955, 1972); Piano Trio (1961); Cello Sonata (1964); Sonata for Solo Violin (1965); Piano Sonata (1967); Violin Sonata (1969). vocal: Sacred cantatas; choruses.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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