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Günter Albert Rudolph Raphael
1903 - 1960
G. Raphael
Günter (Albert Rudolph) Raphael (30/04/1903 - 19/10/1960), a German composer. He was born in Berlin. He studied with Arnold Ebel, Robert Kahn, Max Trapp, Walter Fischer and Arnold Mendelssohn (on Karl Straube's recommendation). In 1913 he composed his first composition: it was a short song for piano.
Raphael was a teacher of music theory and composition at the State Conservatory and Institute for Church Music in Leipzig (1926-34). During the Nazi regime (1934-45), he couldn't exercise his profession, and all performances of his works were prohibited.
He began again to teach composition in 1949 at the Conservatory in Duisburg. He was a lecturer and professor at the State Music Conservatory in Cologne (1956, 1957), and a teacher at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory in Mainz (1956-58).
Günter Raphael died in Herford on 19 October 1960.
Musical form:mass
This Requiem, opus 20, is for soli, choir and orchestra. Requiem, Op.20, Soli: SATB – Chor: SATBSATB – 3(3Picc).2.Eh. 2.BKlar.2.Kfg. – – Pk.Schl(2) – Hfe – Org – Str
Dies irae
Composed in:1951
Musical form:motet
Text/libretto:Thomas de Celano (1190 - c.1255)
Dies irae, Op.73 (1951), is for a double mixed choir.