René Gerber

René Gerber (Travers, 29 June 1908 – 21 October 2006) was a Swiss composer.[1] A student of Paul Dukas and Nadia Boulanger, among others, he taught at the Collège Latin (Neuchâtel) and became the director of the Conservatoire de Musique de Neuchâtel.
An exponent of neoclassicism and “French clarity”,[2] his compositions follow traditional forms. He composed symphonic music (including the orchestral suite “The Old Farmer’s Almanach”,[3] 15 concertos, chamber music, vocal music, piano music, a work for organ, two operas inspired by Shakespeare plays (Romeo and Juliette, Midsummer Night’s Dream).[4]

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^ “Revue Musicale de Suisse Romande 58/1 Mars 2005”. 2005-03-01. Retrieved 2016-07-17. 
^ “Swiss Composer Rene Gerber”. NPR. 1997-10-23. Retrieved 2016-07-17. 
^ Lehn, Mathias (2012). Le personnage de Puck : du modèle shakespearien à l’opéra contemporain, Britten, Vreuls, Delannoy, Gerber. Paris: Publibook. ISBN 9782748382754.