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Erich Marckhl
1902 - 1980
E. Marckhl
Erich Marckhl (03/02/1902 - 08/07/1980), a Slovenian (from Celje) composer and music pedagogue; composition studies with Franz Schmidt. Orchestral works (five symphonies), chamber music, piano and organ works, lieder and church music. The composer values strict emphasis of the peculiarity in the idea and artificial structure. He distances himself from all collectivist structures, is neither of the avant-garde nor reactionary (Erich Marckhl about himself).
1902: Born on February 3 in Celje, Slovenia (then Styria). 1952-63: Province of Styria music director. 1958-63: director of the Province of Styria Conservatory in Graz. 1963-71: president of the Graz Academy of Music. 1963-72: professor at the Graz Academy of Music. 1980: Died on July 8 in Graz.
Composed in:1965
Requiem (1965) for SATB soli, mixed choir and instruments.
Source:Robert Chase, Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music, Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2003