Wladimir Vogel , classical music composer
Wladimir Rudolfowitsch Vogel
(b. 17 February/29 February 1896 in Moscow; d. 19 June 1984 in Zurich) was a Swiss composer of German and Russian extraction.
Vogel first studied composition in Moscow with Scriabin, then between 1918 and 1924 with Heinz Tiessen and Ferruccio Busoni in Berlin, where he subsequently taught (1929–33) at the Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory. He was close to the expressionist circle around Herwarth Walden and was active (together with George Antheil, Hanns Eisler, Philipp Jarnach, Stefan Wolpe, and Kurt Weill) in the music section of the November Group of Max Butting and Hans Heinz Stuckenschmidt.
In 1933, branded a "degenerate artist" by the Nazi regime, he left Germany and went to Strasbourg, Brussels, Paris, and London. He first turned to twelve-tone technique with his Violin Concerto in 1937. From 1939 he lived in Switzerland, at first in Ascona and from 1964 in Zürich. Until he became a Swiss citizen in 1954, he was not allowed to work in Switzerland, and relied on the support of wealthy patrons and his wife, the writer Aline Valangin. During this time, he taught composition privately, was active in the ISCM, participated in Hermann Scherchen's 'Sessions d'études musicales et dramatiques' in Strasbourg, and organized the International Twelve-Tone Music pre-conference in Osilina in 1949. His students include Erik Bergman, Maurice Karkoff, Rodolfo Holzmann, Robert Suter, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Rolf Liebermann.
Tripartita per orchestra (1934)
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