April 16, Birthday of Erika Radermacher (b. 1936)

Off the top of my head, I can’t think of any Swiss composers. Artists of course include Paul Klee, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Tinguely, and HR Giger. A quick search in google found a number of male composers, including Arthur Honegger (whose work Pacific 231 I have featured), but no women.


I did find a reference in “Women Opera Composers: Biographies from the 1500s to the 21st Century,” and a web page dedicated to contemporary Swiss music.
Youtube only has one video of her compositions and four of her performances as a pianist. The video on the left is of her performing a work by Clara Schumann with a trio, and her composition starts around 29 minutes in.
Wikipedia tells us she also studied and performed as a soprano and now teaches music theory and composition in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Problem (1984) Trio for Piano, Cello, and Violin
Starts at 28:48
As a Performer
Flocking by James Tenny (1993)

Z is for Matthias Ziegler

I’m doing the A-Z April Challenge again. This year, I’m going to look only for composers born the same year as I was: 1955.

Today is Z, and my choice is Matthias Ziegler: Maschad
This is my last post of this year’s A-Z Challenge. It’s been fun. Thanks for everyone who visited and commented. Keep in touch.

Wikipedia entry for this Composer

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