Wolpert, Franz Alfons

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Wolpert, Franz Alfons

Wolpert, Franz Alfons, German composer and music theorist; b. Wiesentheid, Oct. 11, 1917; d. there, Aug. 7,1978. He sang in the Cathedral choir in Regens-burg, and studied there at a Catholic church music school. He took lessons in composition with Wolf-Ferrari at the Salzburg Mozarteum (1939-41), where he subsequently taught (1941-44); was a teacher in Salem, Lake Constance (from 1950). He publ. the useful vol. Neue Harmonik: die Lehre von den Akkordtypen (Regensburg, 1952; 2nd ed., rev. and enl., 1972). His compositions include a comic opera, Der eingebildete Kranke (1975), a ballet, Der goldene Schuh (1956), Banchetto musicale No. 1 for Violin and Chamber Orch. (1952) and No. 2 for Piano and Orch. (1953), chamber music, organ and piano pieces, choral works, and over 50 lieder.

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