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Walss Rolf

(12. 12. 1927 - 26. 10. 2007)

Walss Rolf
Walss Rolf
Jacqueline Walss
Feldblumenweg 37
CH-8048 Zürich (ZH)
Schweiz
Tel: +41 (0)1 431 19 60



Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers
Biography
* 12. 12. 1927, † 26. 10. 2007.

Rolf Walss studied violin, piano, music theory and composition aside from his studies in paedagogics, psychology and art history.
He is a special-needs teacher and lecturer on orthopaedagogy in Zurich, choir director and produces compositions for film, television, and radio etc.


Work list
Larghetto (1946)

Instrumentation: for solo violin and string orchestra

Duration: 10' 30"
Manuscript
Sonate für Violine allein Nr. 2 (Sonata for violin alone N° 2) (1949)

4 movements.

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Persische und Malaiische Liebeslieder (1950)

Instrumentation: for deep voice and piano

Texts: Hafis, Yvan Goll

Duration: 6' 20"
Manuscript
Fünf Ornamente (1951)

Instrumentation: for piano

Inspired by architectural ornaments: cornice, spiral, acanthus, shells.

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Sonate Nr. 1 (1955)

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Le Lac (1955)
Ballet

Instrumentation: for chamber ensemble (2.2.0.2/0.0.0.0/timp/pf/5str)

Memories of the lake. Ornaments which express knowledge emanating from feeling.
Brûmes - Lumière et ondes - Mouettes - Moustiques et poissons - Roseaux.

Duration: 32' 00"
Manuscript
Trois arabesques capricieuses (1956)
Sonata for violin alone N° 1

Independent of the classical sonata form.

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Trois chants de rêve (1958)

Instrumentation: for alto and piano

Texts: Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine, Francis Picabia

Dreamy surreality rises out of the texts in such a way that only the French language allows.

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
La Panne (1958)
Sonata N° 2

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

La Panne, ville balnéaire en Belgique: The place where the sonata was composed.

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Streichquartett Nr. 1 (1962)

Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
Sonate (1962)

Instrumentation: for violin and organ

Apparition - Rêve - Fièvre - Clarté - Certitude.

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Dit & Dot (1964)
Cartoon music

Instrumentation: for oboe, bassoon, 2 violins, piano, timpani

Music in fractions of a second, perfectly synchronised.

Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
Mau Wau (1964)
Cartoon music

Instrumentation: for oboe, bassoon, 2 violins, piano, timpani

Music in fractions of a second. Perfectly synchronised.

Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Chez l'Horloger (1965)
Pantomime

Instrumentation: for flute, oboe, bassoon, piano, xylophone, drum, timpani

Pantomime scene at a cranky watch makers.

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Danse imaginaire (1965)

Instrumentation: for four bamboo flutes

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Concert dithyrambique (1965)

Instrumentation: for violin and small orchestra (2.2.0.2/2.2.0.0/perc/0.0.3.1)

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Oster-Liturgie (1965)

Instrumentation: for soprano, speaker, flute, mixed choir and organ

Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Divertimento in 6 Miniaturen (1965)

Instrumentation: for three bamboo flutes and xylophone

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Suite pour Orgue (1965)

Matière brute - Matière vivante - Matière spirituelle - Noos.

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Credo-Liturgie (1966)

Instrumentation: for voice, speaking choir, organ and timpani

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Sept Miniatures (1966)

Instrumentation: for two violins and viola

Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Mystisches Ritornell (1967)

Instrumentation: for deep voice and organ

Texts: Angelus Silesius

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Trois Intérieurs (1967)
Sonatina

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Kantate nach Texten von Meister Eckehart (1967)

Instrumentation: for alto, male choir, organ and timpani

Texts: Meister Eckehart

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
La Fontaine (1967)

Instrumentation: for spinet

Interval music for 'En Maa im beschte Alter' - a dialect theatre piece from Hans Stalder after the fable by Jean de La Fontaine.

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Uebergang (1968)
4 recitations

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Pfingst-Liturgie (1968)

Instrumentation: für bass, violin and organ

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Mischka (1968)

Instrumentation: for two bamboo flutes, marimbaphone and glockenspiel

Musicalisation of a children's story for Radio Beromünster.

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Zwingli-Variationen (1969)

Instrumentation: for flute, violin, viola, violoncello and organ

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Hans im Glück (1969)
A musical for little people

Instrumentation: for voice, recorder, piano and percussion

Dialect musical after the fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.

Duration: 24' 00"
Manuscript
Klaviertrio (1969)

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Concertino (1970)

Instrumentation: for oboe, violin and strings

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Menschliche Ueberlegungen (1970)
Cantata from 'Ueberleben'

Instrumentation: for soprano, violin, speaker and speaking group

Duration: 27' 00"
Manuscript
Langnauer Bundesfiir (1970)
Cabamusical

Instrumentation: for flute, recorder, guitar, xylophone, claves

Dialect cabaret for youths and children.

Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Von den falschen Gewichten (1971)
Liturgy

Instrumentation: for soprano, violin, trumpet, organ and speaker

Duration: 41' 00"
Manuscript
Examen musical (1971)

Instrumentation: for voice and piano

New texts to folksongs, new songs.

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Streichquartett Nr. 3 (1972)

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Streichquartett Nr. 2 (1972)

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Kantate für junge Leute (1972)

Instrumentation: for recorder, organ, guitar, percussion

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Fünf Gesänge für Liebende (1973)

Instrumentation: for deep voice and chamber ensemble (oboe, violoncello, marimbaphone and harp)

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Sonatine (1981)

Instrumentation: for violoncello solo

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Solosonate (1982)

Instrumentation: for violin

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Psalm 51 (1982)

Instrumentation: for humming, organ, timpani, cybals, gong

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Petite Suite (1984)

Instrumentation: for recorder, panpipes, bassoon, violin, viola, piano, woodwind, timpani

Music to the emeritus celebrations of Dr. Fritz Schneeberger, principal of the HPS in Zürich.

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Kleine Suite (1987)

Instrumentation: for oboe solo

Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
Sonatine (1988)

Instrumentation: for viola solo

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Streichquartett Nr. 4 (1988)

Duration: 26' 00"
Manuscript
Duo (1989)

Instrumentation: for viola and large gong

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Moments Musicaux de Minuit (1992)
Duo

Instrumentation: for violin and guitar

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
7 Miniatures (1996)

Instrumentation: for trombone solo

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
5 petites pièces (1997)

Instrumentation: for oboe solo

Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
"Was ist. Hier." (1997-1998)
Recitative

Instrumentation: for voice and piano

Texts: Rolf Walss

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Surrealistische Stücke (1998)

Instrumentation: for speaker and 4 wind (2tpt, 2tbn)

The wind group takes over the rhythm from the speaker.

Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Souvenirs Archaiques (1998-1999)

Instrumentation: for flute solo

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Sonate pour Piano (1999)

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
5 Toccatinelle (1999)

Instrumentation: for harpsichord or piano

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Cheveux noirs (2002)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir, oboe and bassoon

Texts: Jacques Prévert

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Bird of Time (2002)

Instrumentation: for mezzo soprano, violin, viola and piano

Texts: Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam's profound four-liner in the English translation by Edward J. Fitzgerald (1859).

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Diotima, wo bist du? (2006)
Recitative

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano, 2 violins, viola, piano

Prose from Friedrich Hölderlin's 'Hyperion'

Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
7 Aquarelle, op. 69 (2007)

Instrumentation: for violin solo

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Maraviglia sarebbe, op. 70 (2007)
four songs

Instrumentation: for a-cappella chamber choir

Texts: Dante Alighieri

Four lieder after excerpts from Dante's 'Divine Comedy'. Four passages from canti I, XVI and XVII of Paradise.
Contribution to the Frigourg International Competition for Ecclesiastical Compositions 2007.

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript


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