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Bernhard Lewkovitch
1927 -
Denmark
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B. Lewkovitch
Bernhard Lewkovitch (28/05/1927), a Danish composer. He is the son of Polish immigrants, and made his appearance in the 1950s with works that were rather experimental and which also used the twelve-tone technique - this too was unusual in Danish music. After a break from composition, he has composed busily since the 1970s, in a more archaic style influenced by old Catholic sacred music. Another important inspiration is the serialist period of Stravinsky. Apart from a few early instrumental works, by far the greater part of Lewkovitch's music is religious works for choir. It is music on a wide variety of scales, from short liturgical a cappella pieces to works with a large orchestra. Bernhard Lewkovitch was also for many years precentor at the Catholic Cathedral in Copenhagen, and founded the Copenhagen choir Schola Cantorum.
Requiem
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1981
Musical form:mass
A requiem mass for baritone, mixed choir and orchestra.