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Heinrich  Sutermeister

Born: August 12th, 1910
Died: March 16th, 1995
Country of origin: Switzerland
Sutermeister was born in Feuerthalen (Schaffhausen) on 12 August 1910.  After first philological studies in Basle (Music History with Karl Neff and German Literature) and a short academic stay at Paris he studied from 1932 to 1934 at the Munich Academy for Musical Arts as a pupil of Walter Courvoisier (Harmonics and Counterpoint) and Hugo Röhr (Conducting) as well as with Carl Orff.  He was for a short time opera coach at the Berne Municipal Theatre before settling at Vaux-sur-Morges, on Lake Geneva, as a freelance composer.

Operas, partly written for radio and TV, and ballets, all the stage works world-wide performed at the most important opera houses and ballet companies, and orchestral music as well as chamber and vocal music demonstrate the wide range of Sutermeister’s musical oeuvre.

In 1958 he was made president of the Swiss Association for Mechanical Copyrights "Mechanlizenz", a post he held until 1980.  From 1963 to 1975 he was in charge of a composition class at the Hannover Hochschule fuer Musik. In 1967 he was awarded the Price of the Swiss Composers Association.  Since 1977 he was a corresponding member of the Bavarian Fine Arts Academy.

Heinrich Sutermeister died in Vaux-sur-Morges (Waadt District) on 16 March 1995.

1910

Born on 12 August in Feuerthalen (near Schaffhausen)

Attends grammar school in Basel

Studies music history wirh Karl Neff, and German literature

Piano lessons with Charlotte Schrameck

Study visit in Paris

1931
Studies at the "Akademie der Tonkünste", Munich, with Walter Courvoisier (harmony and counterpoint) and Hugo Röhr (conducting)
1934
Coach at the Stadttheater Bern
1940
First performance of "Romeo und Julia" in Dresden
1942
First performance of "Die Zauberinsel" in Dresden
1946
First performance of "Niobe" in Zürich
1948
First performance of "Raskolnikoff" in Stockholm

13 April Marries Verena Renker

First performance of  "Die schwarze Spinne" in St. Gallen
1951

First performance of "Der rote Stiefel" in Stockholm

1953
First performance of  "Missa da Requiem" in Rome with Herbert von Karajan
1958
First performance of "Titus Feuerfuchs" in Basel

Appointed president of "Schweizerische Mechanlizenz" (until 1980)
1962
Award-winner of the "Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs dramatiques"
1963
Teaches a composition class at the "Staatliche Hochschule für Musik", Hannover
1965
Opera Award of the City of Salzburg
1967
First performance od "Madame Bovary" in Zürich

Award by the "Schweizerischen Tonkünstlerverein"
1968

16 June Birth of daughter Anna-Katharina

1975
First performance of "Ecclesia" in Lausanne Cathedral
since 1977
Member of the "Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste"
1985
First performance of "Le Roi Bérenger" in Munich
1991
Is awarded the "Prix de la Fondation Pierre et Louisa Meylan" in Lausanne

First performance of "Gloria" in Morges with Pierre Arn
1995
Heinrich Sutermeister dies on 16 March in Morges (canton Waadt)

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  1. 12 zweistimmige Inventionen

    12 zweistimmige Inventionen

    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ED 8004
    €24.00  *
  2. Concertino

    Concertino

    Instrumentation : clarinet (B), bassoon, trumpet (F), horn (F), tenortrombone and piano
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 8079
    €50.00  *
  3. String Quartet No. 3

    String Quartet No. 3

    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 8987
    €36.50  *
  4. Capriccio

    Capriccio

    Instrumentation : clarinet (A)
    Order No. : ED 10401
    €5.50  *
  5. Divertimento Nr. 1

    Divertimento Nr. 1

    für Streichorchester
    Instrumentation : string orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  6. Divertimento Nr. 2

    Divertimento Nr. 2

    für Orchester
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  7. Romeo und Julia

    Romeo und Julia

    Sinfonische Suite aus der Oper
    Instrumentation : large orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  8. Die Alpen

    Die Alpen

    Fantasie über Schweizer Volkslieder
    Instrumentation : orchestra with obligatory speaker
    Edition : performance material
    Language : German
  9. Marche fantasque

    Marche fantasque

    für großes Orchester
    Instrumentation : large orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  10. Poème funèbre

    Poème funèbre

    En mémoire de Paul Hindemith
    Instrumentation : string orchestra
    Edition : performance material

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Profile
Sutermeister was born in Feuerthalen (Schaffhausen) on 12 August 1910.  After first philological studies in Basle (Music History with Karl Neff and German Literature) and a short academic stay at Paris he studied from 1932 to 1934 at the Munich Academy for Musical Arts as a pupil of Walter Courvoisier (Harmonics and Counterpoint) and Hugo Röhr (Conducting) as well as with Carl Orff.  He was for a short time opera coach at the Berne Municipal Theatre before settling at Vaux-sur-Morges, on Lake Geneva, as a freelance composer.

Operas, partly written for radio and TV, and ballets, all the stage works world-wide performed at the most important opera houses and ballet companies, and orchestral music as well as chamber and vocal music demonstrate the wide range of Sutermeister’s musical oeuvre.

In 1958 he was made president of the Swiss Association for Mechanical Copyrights "Mechanlizenz", a post he held until 1980.  From 1963 to 1975 he was in charge of a composition class at the Hannover Hochschule fuer Musik. In 1967 he was awarded the Price of the Swiss Composers Association.  Since 1977 he was a corresponding member of the Bavarian Fine Arts Academy.

Heinrich Sutermeister died in Vaux-sur-Morges (Waadt District) on 16 March 1995.

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Chronology
1910

Born on 12 August in Feuerthalen (near Schaffhausen)

Attends grammar school in Basel

Studies music history wirh Karl Neff, and German literature

Piano lessons with Charlotte Schrameck

Study visit in Paris

1931
Studies at the "Akademie der Tonkünste", Munich, with Walter Courvoisier (harmony and counterpoint) and Hugo Röhr (conducting)
1934
Coach at the Stadttheater Bern
1940
First performance of "Romeo und Julia" in Dresden
1942
First performance of "Die Zauberinsel" in Dresden
1946
First performance of "Niobe" in Zürich
1948
First performance of "Raskolnikoff" in Stockholm

13 April Marries Verena Renker

First performance of  "Die schwarze Spinne" in St. Gallen
1951

First performance of "Der rote Stiefel" in Stockholm

1953
First performance of  "Missa da Requiem" in Rome with Herbert von Karajan
1958
First performance of "Titus Feuerfuchs" in Basel

Appointed president of "Schweizerische Mechanlizenz" (until 1980)
1962
Award-winner of the "Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs dramatiques"
1963
Teaches a composition class at the "Staatliche Hochschule für Musik", Hannover
1965
Opera Award of the City of Salzburg
1967
First performance od "Madame Bovary" in Zürich

Award by the "Schweizerischen Tonkünstlerverein"
1968

16 June Birth of daughter Anna-Katharina

1975
First performance of "Ecclesia" in Lausanne Cathedral
since 1977
Member of the "Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste"
1985
First performance of "Le Roi Bérenger" in Munich
1991
Is awarded the "Prix de la Fondation Pierre et Louisa Meylan" in Lausanne

First performance of "Gloria" in Morges with Pierre Arn
1995
Heinrich Sutermeister dies on 16 March in Morges (canton Waadt)
Products

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  1. 12 zweistimmige Inventionen

    12 zweistimmige Inventionen

    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ED 8004
    €24.00  *
  2. Concertino

    Concertino

    Instrumentation : clarinet (B), bassoon, trumpet (F), horn (F), tenortrombone and piano
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 8079
    €50.00  *
  3. String Quartet No. 3

    String Quartet No. 3

    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 8987
    €36.50  *
  4. Capriccio

    Capriccio

    Instrumentation : clarinet (A)
    Order No. : ED 10401
    €5.50  *
  5. Divertimento Nr. 1

    Divertimento Nr. 1

    für Streichorchester
    Instrumentation : string orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  6. Divertimento Nr. 2

    Divertimento Nr. 2

    für Orchester
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  7. Romeo und Julia

    Romeo und Julia

    Sinfonische Suite aus der Oper
    Instrumentation : large orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  8. Die Alpen

    Die Alpen

    Fantasie über Schweizer Volkslieder
    Instrumentation : orchestra with obligatory speaker
    Edition : performance material
    Language : German
  9. Marche fantasque

    Marche fantasque

    für großes Orchester
    Instrumentation : large orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  10. Poème funèbre

    Poème funèbre

    En mémoire de Paul Hindemith
    Instrumentation : string orchestra
    Edition : performance material

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