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Weinzweig and Wildberger Pass Away

Canadian composer John Weinzweig and Swiss composer Jacques Wildberger have died at the ages of 93 and 84 respectively.

Weinzweig, who studied at the University of Toronto, Eastman School of Music and the Royal College, is often described as the 'Dean of Canadian classical composers' and has been credited with creating the profession of composing in Canada.

Wildberger, who studied with Wladimir Vogel, is credited as the most significant Swiss composer of the 2oth century. His style aimed to blend the style and technique of Schoenberg and the Second Viennese school and aspects of Boulez and modernsim. Wildberger taught at the music academy in Karlsruehe from 1959 to 1966 and then at the Basel conservatory until 1987.


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