Tischhauser, Franz Swiss composer; b. Bern, March 28, 1921. He studied counterpoint and composition with Paul Müller and piano with Walter Lang and Rudolf Wittelsbach at the Zürich Cons. In 1951 he joined the staff of the Zürich Radio, and later served as director of its music dept. (1971-83).
orch: Der Geburtstag der Infantin (1941); Concertino for Piano and Small Orch. (1945); Feierabendmusik for Strings (1946); Landpartie for 2 Horns and Strings (1948); Seld-wyliana for Orch. and Percussion (1960-61); Omaggi a Ma’lzel for 12 Strings (1963); Mattinata for 23 Winds (1965); Konzertänze for 2 Orchs. (1967-68); The Beggar’s Concerto, concerto for Clarinet and Strings (1975-76); Dr. Bircher und Rossini for Harpsichord and Strings (1978-79). CHAMBER: Kassation for 9 Instruments (1951); Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass (1953); Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten for Bassoon, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, and Piano (1982-83); Das Vierklaklavier for 4 Clarinets (1984); Beschallung der Stadt Kalau for Horn Quartet and Wind Octet (1989); piano music. VOCAL: Klein Irmchen, 6 songs for Soprano and Piano (1937); Duo Catulli carmina for Tenor and Guitar (1949); Das Nasobem for Chorus (1950); Amores for Tenor, Trumpet, Percussion, and Stringed Instrument (1955-56); Punctus contra punctum for Tenor, Bass, and Small Orch. (1962); Antiphonarium profanum for 2 Men’s Choruses (1966-67); Eve’s Meditation on Love for Soprano, Tuba, and String Orch. (1970-71); Die Hampeloper oder Joggeli soil ga Birli schüttle! for 11 Vocalists, 3 Choral Groups, and Small Orch. (1985-86).
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