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date: 25 August 2019

Samter, Alicelocked

  • Roswitha Sperber

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(b Berlin, June 11, 1908; d March 19, 2004). German composer. She studied the piano, choral music and conducting in Berlin and, after an interruption in her training because of World War II, graduated in music education in 1946 from the Berlin Hochschule für Musik, where her teacher was Heinrich Martens. From 1946 to 1970 she was active as an art and music teacher in various Berlin high schools, and she was a member of the council of the Verband Deutscher Musikerzieher und Konzertierender Künstler in Berlin. She received a state service award in 1988. Her first compositions date from early childhood, but works written before 1945 were destroyed in the war. Samter’s style is not based on any particular models, although she had an affinity with the music of Stravinsky, and her music is strongly aphoristic. Most of her works were commissioned, and take into account the practicalities of performance. Her large output consists mainly of chamber music, songs and educational music....

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