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DESSAU, Paul (Paul Dessau)

( German composer.)

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Biography DESSAU, Paul (Paul Dessau)
(19.12.1894 - 20.06.1979)
From early childhood he demonstrated musical ability. Since 1909. began studying at the Berlin Conservatory violin. Since 1913. received the position of Kapellmeister at Hamburg Theater. In 1914, Mr.. the first time he conducted the operetta in the theater "Tivoli" ( "Tivoli-Theater") in Bremen. In 1915, Mr.. joined the army. In 1918, Mr.. He returned to Hamburg and began to actively write music. He worked in Cologne, Mainz and others. Germany cities. In 1924, Mr.. married, had a daughter and son, but his family life had failed and in 1936, Mr.. he divorced. In 1925, Mr.. was appointed first conductor at the Berlin opera. In 1927, Mr.. worked in Prague. Film industry got interested and began to write music for films, and then to the animated Disney film W.. Experimented with electronic effects in music. In 1933. emigrated to Paris. Since 1939. lived in the U.S.. Worked as a lecturer in the School of Music, composed music to order, writing songs. Lived in poverty, his only valuable thing in a small apartment was a piano. Real art, he worked little, began to write the opera "Travel God of Happiness" ( "Die Reisen des Glcksgotts"), which was never finished. He collaborated with Brecht, wrote the music for productions of his plays, in t.ch. "A good man out Sezuana". He returned to Berlin in 1948. with his second wife. January 11, 1949, Mr.. in the German theater premiere of Brecht play "Mother Courage and Her Children" ( "Mutter Courage und ihreKinder") to his music. Then wrote music for plays such as Brecht's "Herr Puntilla and his servant Matti" ( "Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti"), "Man is man" ( "Mann ist Mann"), as well as the production of "Don Juan" ( " Don Juan "), etc.. In 1949, Mr.. He wrote the opera "The interrogation of Lucullus" libretto by Brecht, the premiere of which was to be held in March 1951, but the theater management did not like the name of the opera. Following his change to "Condemnation of Lucullus" ( "Die Verurteilung des Lukullus") premiere has been scheduled for October 12, 1951. In 1952, Mr.. he married a 3rd time. In 1963-79 he. He continued to write music for theater ( "Dispute ... of course ... War in Vietnam "(" Vietnam-Diskurs ") P. Weiss," Cement "(" Zement ") H. Mueller), the opera" Punta "(" Puntila ", 1957-59)," Lancelot "(" Lanzelot ", 1969), "Einstein" ( "Einstein", 1971-73), "Leonce and Lena" ( "Leonce und Lena", 1978-79), etc.


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