Marcel Rubin

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Marcel Rubin (7 July 1905 – 12 May 1995) was an Austrian composer.

Born in Vienna, where he studied with Richard Robert[1] and Franz Schmidt, he later emigrated to Paris, where he pursued further studies with Darius Milhaud. After living in Mexico City for a while, he returned to Vienna after the end of World War II.

Among the works he composed there are ten symphonies and the opera Kleider machen Leute (1969).[2]

Honours and awards[edit]

Selected compositions[edit]

Stage works

  • Die Stadt, ballet (1933, rev. 1980)
  • Kleider machen Leute, opera (1969)
  • Der Schneider im Himmel, fairy tale in music (1981)

Cantatas & oratorios

  • Die Albigenser (1961)
  • O ihr Menschen. Ein Heiligenstädter Psalm (1977)
  • Auferstehung (1986)
  • Licht über Damaskus (1988)

Orchestral works

  • Ten symphonies (between 1928 and 1986)
  • Concertos for double bass (1970), trumpet (1972), bassoon (1976), piano (1992), flute & strings (1994)
  • Sinfonietta for string orchestra (1966)

Chamber music

  • 6 string quartets (between 1926 and 1991)
  • String Trio (1927, rev. 1962)
  • Sonata, for cello and piano (1928)
  • Sonata, for violin and piano (1974)
  • Concertino, for 12 cellos (1975)

Solo instrumental

  • 4 piano sonatas (between 1925 and 1994)
  • Tageszeiten. 4 piano pieces (1955)
  • Petite Sérénade pour Guitare (1977)
  • Klaviermusik 94, for piano (1994)

References[edit]

  1. ^ musiclexikon; Retrieved 28 August 2013
  2. ^ Krones (1975), pp. 52-64.
  3. ^ "outstanding artist award - Musik" (pdf) (in German). Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "STAATSPREISTRÄGER - Musik" (pdf) (in German). Österreichischer Kunstsenat. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Krones, Hartmut: Marcel Rubin: Eine Studie, in: Elisabeth Lafite (ed.): Österreichische Komponisten des XX. Jahrhunderts, vol. 22 (Vienna: Österreichischer Bundesverlag, 1975); OCLC 462037543; ISBN 3-215-02116-1.