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Rudolf Wagner-Régeny
1903 - 1969
Romania / Germany
R. Wagner-Régeny
Rudolf Wagner-Regeny (28/08/1903 - 18/09/1969), born in Szástrégen, Romania, became a German citizen in 1930. His teachers included Siegfried Ochs and Franz Schreker. In 1929 he meets Caspar Neher who wrote the texts for his best-known operas. Works between 1930-45 as a freelance composer and teacher. After 1945 opts for East instead of West Germany. After becoming director of the music college at Rostock, he is appointed as a professor at the music college in East Berlin in 1950 where he works until 1968. Opera has a prominent role within his output. In their transparency and austerity, his stage works follow the music theatre of Brecht and Weill. From the 1940s onwards, he integrated dodecaphony into his musical language.
Composed in:1965
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:lyrics by an unknown poet
In memory of:dedicated to Jonas, the composer's dog
Requiem (1965), the fifth song of Dahinter wird Stille, fünf Lieder, for Medium voice and Piano. Lyrics by an unknown poet, dedicated to the dog Jonas of the composer.
R. Wagner's grave