Sekles, Bernhard

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Sekles, Bernhard

Sekles, Bernhard, German conductor, composer, and teacher; b. Frankfurt am Main, March 20, 1872; d. there, Dec. 8, 1934. He studied with Knorr and Uzielli at the Hoch Cons. in Frankfurt am Main, where he became a prof. of theory in 1896. From 1923 to 1933 he was director of the Cons.

Works

DRAMATIC: Opera : Scheherazade (Mannheim, Nov. 2, 1917); Die zehn Küsse (1926). Ba11et : Der Zwerg und die Infantiti (1913); Die Hochzeit des Faun (1921). ORCH.: Aus den Garten der Semiramis, symphonic poem; Die vier Temperamente; Sym.; Sommergedicht; Kleine Suite; Serenade for 11 Instruments. CHAMBER : Passacaglia und Fuge for String Quartet; Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano; Violin Sonata; piano music. VOCAL : Songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire