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German composer who titled his works in Hebrew

We have been informed of the death, on Monday night, of Peter Kiesewetter, a leader of the New Simplicity movement in German music. He was 67 and had been in poor health for a long time.

An occasional player in the Bavarian radio orchestras and a frequent broadcaster, he experienced an epiphany on a visit to Israel in 1991 and subsequently titled many of his works in Hebrew – Bereshit, Tefila Le Moshe, and more.

Here’s a witty sample of his simple style:

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Comments

  1. Phil Lederer says:

    Thanks for bringing this interesting music to my attention!

    Phil in Rochester NY

  2. Ken Anderson says:

    Simple and witty indeed! Here’s another great example:

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