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SCHOECK, Othmar
b Brunnen, Switzerland, 1 September 1886
d Zurich, 8 March 1957, aged seventy

His father was a painter. In 1905 he entered the Zurich Conservatory, then went to Leipzig to study with Reger from 1907 to 1908. He spent his life composing and conducting in Zurich until a heart complaint forced him to retire in 1944. He gained many honours.

1906-7 (20-1)

Serenade, for small orchestra

1911 (25)

Dithyrambe, for small orchestra

Violin Concerto (1911-12)

Erwin und Elmire, incidental music (1911-16)

1915 (29)

Trommelschlage, for chorus and orchestra

1917-18 (31-2)

Don Ranudo de Colibrados, comic opera

1918 (32)

Das Wandbild, scene and pantomime

1919-20 (33-4)

Venus, opera

1922-3 (36-7)

Elegie, song cycle for voice and chamber orchestra

1924-5 (38-9)

Penthesilea, opera

1929-30 (42-4)

Vom Fischer und syner Fru, dramatic cantata

1932 (46)

Praeludium, for orchestra

1937 (51)

Massimilla Doni, opera

1938-9 (52-3)

Das Schloss Durande, opera

1945 (59)

Sommernacht, for strings

Suite in A major for strings

1947 (61)

Cello Concerto

1951 (65)

Horn Concerto

Festlichen Hymnus

1952 (66)

Befreite Sehnsucht, song cycle for voice and orchestra

Schoeck also composed many songs.

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