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GERHARD, Roberto
b Catalonia, Spain, 25 September 1896
Cambridge, 5 January 1970, aged seventy-three

He studied piano with Granados and composition with Pedrell. He worked with Schoenberg in Vienna and Berlin from 1923 to 1928, then held a brief professorship at the Excola Normal de la Generalitat in Barcelona and served as head of the music department of the Catalan Library. After the Civil War he settled in Cambridge, England. He was visiting professor of composition at the University of Michigan and the Berkshire Music Center during 1960.

1918 (22)

L'lnfantament Meravellos de Shahrazade, for voice and piano

Piano Trio

1922 (26)

Seven Hai-Ku for voice and five instruments

1928 (32)

Wind Quintet

1934 (38)

Ariel, ballet

1940-1 (44-5)

Don Quixote, ballet

1941 (45)

homenaje a Pedrell, symphony

1942-5 (46 9)

Violin Concerto

1944 (48)

Alegrias, ballet suite

Pandora, ballet (1944-5)

1945-7 (49-51)

The Duenna, opera

1950 (54)

Impromptus for piano

1951 (55)

Concerto for piano and strings

1952-3 (56)

Symphony No 1

1955-6 (59)

Concerto for harpsichord, strings and percussion

String Quartet No 1

1956 (60)

Nonet for eight wind instruments and accordion

1957 (61)

Don Quixote, ballet suite

1959 (63)

Symphony No 2

1960 (64)

Symphony No 3, Collages, for tape and orchestra

String Quartet No 2 (1960-2)

1962 (66)

Concert for Light, for flute, clarinet, guitar, mandolin, double-bass, accordion, piano and percussion

1963 (67)

Hymnody, for eleven players

The Plague, for speaker, chorus and orchestra (1963-4)

1965 (69)

Concerto for orchestra

1966 (70)

Epithalamium, for orchestra

Gemini, for violin and piano

1967 (71)

Symphony No 4, New York

1968 (72)

Libra, for flute, clarinet, violin, guitar, piano and percussion

1969 (73)

Leo, chamber symphony for ten players

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