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Othmar Schoeck (Composer)

Born: 1st September 1886, Brunnen, Switzerland

Died: 8th March 1957, Zurich, Switzerland

Nationality: Swiss

Othmar Schoeck was a Swiss composer and conductor.

He was known mainly for his considerable output of art songs and song cycles, though he also wrote a number of operas, notably his one-act Penthesilea, which was premiered at the Semperoper in Dresden in 1927 and revived at the Lucerne Festival in 1999. He wrote a handful of instrumental compositions, including two string quartets and concertos for violin (for Stefi Geyer, dedicatee also of Béla Bartók's first concerto), cello and horn.

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