Gerhard, Roberto, 1896-1970 Edit


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  • 1896-09-25 – 1970-01-05 (Existence)

Name Forms

  • Gerhard, Roberto, 1896-1970
  • Gerhard Ottenwaelder, Roberto, 1896-1970
  • Gerhard, Robert, 1896-1970
  • Gerkhard, Robert, 1896-1970

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  • Biography/Historical Note

    Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970) was a Spanish Catalan composer and musical scholar and writer. Gerhard cultivated, and enormously enriched, a modern tonal idiom with a pronounced Spanish-folkloric orientation that descended on the one hand from Pedrell and Falla, and on the other from such contemporary masters as Bartók and Stravinsky. This was the idiom whose major achievements included the ballets Soirées de Barcelone and Don Quixote, the Violin Concerto and the opera The Duenna.He was perhaps the first important composer of electronic music in Britain; his incidental music for the 1955 Stratford-on-Avon King Lear – one of many such commissions for the Royal Shakespeare Company – was the first electronic score for the British stage.