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Zwyssig, Alberik (Johann Josef Maria )locked

  • Luise Marretta-Schär

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(b Bauen, canton of Uri, Nov 17, 1808; d Mehrerau, nr Bregenz, Nov 19, 1854). Swiss composer . He is best remembered for Trittst im Morgenrot daher, now the Swiss national anthem. At the age of 12 he entered the school of Wettingen Abbey. There he studied the piano, organ, violin and guitar, the last-named remaining his favourite instrument. He took his final vows as a Cistercian monk in ...

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Schweizerische Musikzeitung/Revue musicale suisse