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date: 15 October 2019

Schelb, Josef locked

  • Friedrich Baser

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(b Bad Krozingen, nr Freiburg, March 14, 1894; d Freiburg, Feb 8, 1977). German composer. After studying with Hans Huber, Barblan and others, he made concert tours of Europe and South America as accompanist to the violinist Juan Manén. From 1924 he taught at the Karlsruhe Conservatory, eventually becoming professor (1932–59). His music, which covers the full range of standard genres, was strongly influenced by Reger and by French Impressionism, although he also used 12-note techniques. The French Revolutionary setting of his opera Charlotte Corday prohibited its performance during the Nazi era.

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Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
Zeitschrift für Musik