100. Birthday Matilde Capuis

Matilde Capuis was born on the first of January 1913 in Naples. When she was a little child, she already developed a strong affinity to music and attracted attention by her first attempts to compose. She was awarded various composition prizes such as the “Premio Quartetto Veneziano”, the “Premio Circolo Universitario”, Bolzano, the “Concorso Internazionale per Compositori”, Genova and the “Concorso International de Compositoras H. Rubinstein” Buenos Aires. Matilde Capuis composed many songs and a lot of chamber music with a great preference for the human voice and string instruments. In 1969, she was offered a professorship for composition and music theory at the Verdi Conservatory in Turino. There she taught until her emeritus status in 1983. Today she lives a withdrawn life in Turino – as a passionate teacher still very obliged to her former students. Her works are published by the Furore Verlag.
A CD with a selection of her songs is offered here: La Nave della Vita / Das Schiff des Lebens.


Works for Strings
Capuis, Matilde
Brevi Pagine di Musica da Camera per la Gioventu

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String Quartet c sharp minor

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Music for Mixed Ensemble
Capuis, Matilde
Breve Dialogo

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Concentus brevis

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60. Birthday Hope Lee

Born in Taiwan on January 14, 1953 of mainland Chinese parents, Hope Lee began studying piano at five and moved to Canada in 1967. Her ethnic and scientific background and her literary, philosophical and other interdisciplinary interests have greatly enriched her work.
Hope Lee received formal music training at the McGill University in Montréal and at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Germany as a recipient of a DAAD scholarship and a Canada Council Grant. Her main teachers in composition are Bengt Hambraeus, Brian Cherney and Klaus Huber. Since 1990 Lee has been living and composing in Calgary, Alberta.
Hope Lee exploits instruments imaginatively and in unusual combinations, creating colourful and evocative sonorities. For an audio sample you may listen to the CD: Secret of the Seven Stars.


Orchestral Works
Lee, Hope
Onomatopoeia: Chan Chan for string orchestra

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Lee, Hope
Secret of the Seven Stars

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Piano and Chamber Music
Lee, Hope
Flower Drum Dance

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Lee, Hope
Rubbing Stone for alto saxophone

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