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Heinrich Sutermeister 110

On 12 August we celebrate the 110th birthday of Heinrich Sutermeister (1910-1995). In the mid-20th century, the Swiss Orff pupil became an internationally acclaimed composer of dramatic music for the stage with performances at major venues from La Scala in Milan to the Semper Opera in Dresden. In 1953, Herbert von Karajan conducted in Rome the world premiere of Sutermeister’s well-received ‘Missa da Requiem’ (1952), an opulent and very dramatic piece for choir and orchestra.

Missa da Requiem