Conrad Beck

Biography

Born: June 16, 1901; Lohn, Schaffhausen, Switzerland   Died: October 31, 1989  
Beck studied in Zurich, Berlin and Paris. He lived in Paris for nine years, during which time he associated with Honegger and Roussel. Although he did not actually study with these composers, he was greatly influenced by them. This influence can be seen in his move from a late Romantic compositional style to one of neo-Baroque. He developed into a style that was free of tonality, resulting in in such works as =Oratorium= (1933-34). His later Read more works were simpler in texture and made use of refined folksong motifs. Read less


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