Profile: Swiss composer, born 17 April 1900 in Leubringen near Biel, Switzerland and died 18 June 1955 in Zürich, Switzerland. Variations: Viewing All Willy Burkhard. Burkhard, W. Burkhard.
Kleiner Psalter (1950) Choral Barenreiter. For Mixed Choir-SATB. Psalm 131 aus "Kleiner Psalter".
Willy Burkhard (17 April 1900, Evilard, Canton of Bern – 18 June 1955) was a Swiss composer. Willy Burkhard was an extremely influential composer of the 20th century. Burkhard was born in Evilard, Canton of Bern, Switzerland, which is the second largest canton in all of Switzerland. He attended and graduated from a teachers' training college called the Muristalden and went on to study with E. Graf in Berne.
Willy Burkhard was a hard-working Swiss composer who battled ill health for much of his life. Despite his infirmity and the miseries of enduring the Nazi period, Burkhard made good use of his time, producing a little over 100 works in his 55 years. His sacred music, surveyed in part on Musiques Suisses' release Willy Burkhard: Geistliche Musik, is certainly one of Burkhard's selling points; it bears some common features with Hugo Distler, though is lacking in Distler's unfathomable harmonic magic.
Album · 1992 · 6 Songs. By Willy Burkhard & Anonymous - Katharina Beidler, Michel Brodard, Berner Symphonieorchester, Gabrieli-Chor Bern & Hans Gafner. 3. Messe, Op. 85: Credo.
Willy Burkhard was an extremely influential composer of the 20th century. His studies led him even further in his travels including Leipzig to study piano with Robert Teichmüller and composition with Sigfrid Karg-Elert. Burkhard believed that it was the composers mission to go out on a limb to create and discover new modes of expression by combining the old ones, but never following already set musical fashions. The trick was to create a new unique sound that resounded as one solid stylistic sound as that reflected some of what the composer's personality entailed.
Guide to Records - Burkhard. Passacaglia; Kleiner Psalter; Ein Feste Burg; Die Verkündigung Mariae; Magnificat; Te Deum. Althouse, Paul L. (2007) Guide to Records - Burkhard: Passacaglia; Kleiner Psalter; Ein Feste Burg; Die Verkündigung Mariae; Magnificat; Te Deum.
Willy Burkhard 17 April 1900, Evilard, Canton of Bern – 18 June 1955 was a Swiss composer Willy Burkhard was an extremely influential composer of the 20th. 2 Choruses: Mon âme, bénis l’éternel, Oui, glorifiez l’éternel, 1942. Kleiner Psalter, op82, 1949; Frühlingsglaube Keller, male chorus, 1950. Wer das längere Lebensteil wünscht, male chorus 4vv, 1950. 2 Gesänge, 2vv, 1952. Die Sintflut, cant, op97, chorus 8vv, 1954. Vn Conc no1, op7, 1925.