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Heinrich Sutermeister
1910 - 1995
Switzerland
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H. Sutermeister
Heinrich Sutermeister (12/08/1910 - 16/03/1995), a Swiss composer, born in Feuerthalen. The bulk of Sutermeister's output consists of stage works, indebted to the example of Orff in their simplicity and directness, yet also displaying a personal dramatic formula in their attention to Italian theatrical models. Concertos and chamber music complement the operatic achievement. Sutermeister's choral pieces are enduringly popular.
Missa da requiem
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1952
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Duration:43'09''
Label(s):Wergo WER 6294-2
A Requiem for soli, mixed choir and orchestra. Requiem settings from the 20th century are remarkable for their range and variety. Those that continue the ‘symphonic’ manner of the previous century include the settings by Maliszewski (1930), G.F. Malipiero (1938), Guido Guerrini (Missa pro defunctis ‘alla memoria di G. Marconi’, 1938–9), Sutermeister (1952), Virgil Thomson (1960) and Frank Martin (1971–2).
Author:Steven Chang-Lin Yu
Notable contributors to the 20th-century repertory are Bresgen, Duruflé, Guerrini, Karg-Elert, Ligeti, Lutoslawski, Maliszewski, Sutermeister, Thompson, Thomson, Zandonai and Zanella.
Author:James W. Pruett
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians