Walter Steffens (composer)

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Walter Steffens.

Walter Steffens, (born 31 October 1934) is a German composer specializing in opera. He won the German Mendelssohn prize in 1966.[1] He was a student of Philipp Jarnach and has received awards from Hamburg, Berlin and Paris. He has composed noteworthy operas including Under Milk Wood based on the 'play for voices' by Dylan Thomas; The Jew's Beech based on a novel by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff; and The Philosopher as well as numerous short works based on paintings.


  1. ^ Prof. Walter Steffens, Komponist und Preisträger 1966 on Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Wettbewerb (German)

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