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Walss Rolf

(12. 12. 1927 - 26. 10. 2007)

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


Biography
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)
for solo violin and string orchestra
Duration: 10' 30"
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Sonate für Violine allein Nr. 2 (Sonata for violin alone N° 2) (1949)
4 movements.
Duration: 8' 00"
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Persische und Malaiische Liebeslieder (1950)
for deep voice and piano
Texts: Hafis, Yvan Goll
Duration: 6' 20"
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Fünf Ornamente (1951)
for piano
Inspired by architectural ornaments: cornice, spiral, acanthus, shells.
Duration: 5' 00"
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Sonate Nr. 1 (1955)
for violin and piano
Duration: 6' 00"
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Le Lac (1955)
Ballet
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"
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Trois arabesques capricieuses (1956)
Sonata for violin alone N° 1
Independent of the classical sonata form.
Duration: 5' 00"
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Trois chants de rêve (1958)
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"
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La Panne (1958)
Sonata N° 2
for violin and piano
La Panne, ville balnéaire en Belgique: The place where the sonata was composed.
Duration: 9' 00"
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Streichquartett Nr. 1 (1962)
Duration: 21' 00"
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Sonate (1962)
for violin and organ
Apparition - Rêve - Fièvre - Clarté - Certitude.
Duration: 11' 00"
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Dit & Dot (1964)
Cartoon music
for oboe, bassoon, 2 violins, piano, timpani
Music in fractions of a second, perfectly synchronised.
Duration: 5' 30"
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Mau Wau (1964)
Cartoon music
for oboe, bassoon, 2 violins, piano, timpani
Music in fractions of a second. Perfectly synchronised.
Duration: 4' 30"
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Chez l'Horloger (1965)
Pantomime
for flute, oboe, bassoon, piano, xylophone, drum, timpani
Pantomime scene at a cranky watch makers.
Duration: 3' 00"
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Danse imaginaire (1965)
for four bamboo flutes
Duration: 2' 00"
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Concert dithyrambique (1965)
for violin and small orchestra (2.2.0.2/2.2.0.0/perc/0.0.3.1)
Duration: 4' 00"
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Oster-Liturgie (1965)
for soprano, speaker, flute, mixed choir and organ
Duration: 18' 00"
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Divertimento in 6 Miniaturen (1965)
for three bamboo flutes and xylophone
Duration: 8' 00"
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Suite pour Orgue (1965)
Matière brute - Matière vivante - Matière spirituelle - Noos.
Duration: 13' 00"
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Credo-Liturgie (1966)
for voice, speaking choir, organ and timpani
Duration: 14' 00"
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Sept Miniatures (1966)
for two violins and viola
Duration: 17' 00"
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Mystisches Ritornell (1967)
for deep voice and organ
Texts: Angelus Silesius
Duration: 7' 00"
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Trois Intérieurs (1967)
Sonatina
for piano
Duration: 8' 00"
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Kantate nach Texten von Meister Eckehart (1967)
for alto, male choir, organ and timpani
Texts: Meister Eckehart
Duration: 14' 00"
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La Fontaine (1967)
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"
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Uebergang (1968)
4 recitations
for soprano and piano
Duration: 6' 00"
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Pfingst-Liturgie (1968)
für bass, violin and organ
Duration: 13' 00"
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Mischka (1968)
for two bamboo flutes, marimbaphone and glockenspiel
Musicalisation of a children's story for Radio Beromünster.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Zwingli-Variationen (1969)
for flute, violin, viola, violoncello and organ
Duration: 11' 00"
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Hans im Glück (1969)
A musical for little people
for voice, recorder, piano and percussion
Dialect musical after the fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.
Duration: 24' 00"
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Klaviertrio (1969)
Duration: 11' 00"
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Concertino (1970)
for oboe, violin and strings
Duration: 15' 00"
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Menschliche Ueberlegungen (1970)
Cantata from 'Ueberleben'
for soprano, violin, speaker and speaking group
Duration: 27' 00"
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Langnauer Bundesfiir (1970)
Cabamusical
for flute, recorder, guitar, xylophone, claves
Dialect cabaret for youths and children.
Duration: 30' 00"
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Von den falschen Gewichten (1971)
Liturgy
for soprano, violin, trumpet, organ and speaker
Duration: 41' 00"
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Examen musical (1971)
for voice and piano
New texts to folksongs, new songs.
Duration: 20' 00"
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Streichquartett Nr. 3 (1972)
Duration: 11' 00"
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Streichquartett Nr. 2 (1972)
Duration: 14' 00"
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Kantate für junge Leute (1972)
for recorder, organ, guitar, percussion
Duration: 7' 00"
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Fünf Gesänge für Liebende (1973)
for deep voice and chamber ensemble (oboe, violoncello, marimbaphone and harp)
Duration: 3' 00"
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Sonatine (1981)
for violoncello solo
Duration: 9' 00"
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Solosonate (1982)
for violin
Duration: 5' 00"
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Psalm 51 (1982)
for humming, organ, timpani, cybals, gong
Duration: 11' 00"
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Petite Suite (1984)
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"
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Kleine Suite (1987)
for oboe solo
Duration: 5' 30"
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Sonatine (1988)
for viola solo
Duration: 3' 00"
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Streichquartett Nr. 4 (1988)
Duration: 26' 00"
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Duo (1989)
for viola and large gong
Duration: 14' 00"
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Moments Musicaux de Minuit (1992)
Duo
for violin and guitar
Duration: 10' 00"
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7 Miniatures (1996)
for trombone solo
Duration: 7' 00"
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5 petites pièces (1997)
for oboe solo
Duration: 6' 30"
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"Was ist. Hier." (1997-1998)
Recitative
for voice and piano
Texts: Rolf Walss
Duration: 8' 00"
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Surrealistische Stücke (1998)
for speaker and 4 wind (2tpt, 2tbn)
The wind group takes over the rhythm from the speaker.
Duration: 17' 00"
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Souvenirs Archaiques (1998-1999)
for flute solo
Duration: 9' 00"
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Sonate pour Piano (1999)
Duration: 12' 00"
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5 Toccatinelle (1999)
for harpsichord or piano
Duration: 5' 00"
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Cheveux noirs (2002)
for mixed choir, oboe and bassoon
Texts: Jacques Prévert
Duration: 12' 00"
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Bird of Time (2002)
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"
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Diotima, wo bist du? (2006)
Recitative
for mezzo-soprano, 2 violins, viola, piano
Prose from Friedrich Hölderlin's 'Hyperion'
Duration: 17' 00"
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7 Aquarelle, op. 69 (2007)
for violin solo
Duration: 14' 00"
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Maraviglia sarebbe, op. 70 (2007)
four songs
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"
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