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DRAESEKE Felix (D-52)

07/10/1835, Coburg, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld - 26/02/1913, Dresden, Germany

Composer of the "New German School" admiring Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner. He wrote compositions in most forms including eight operas and stage works, four symphonies, and much vocal and chamber music. During his career Draeseke divided his efforts almost equally among compositional genres and composed in most of them, including symphonies, concertos, opera, chamber music, and works for solo piano. With his early Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor Sonata quasi Fantasia of 1862–1867 he aroused major interest, winning Liszt's unreserved admiration of it as one of the most important piano sonatas after Beethoven. His operas "Herrat" (1879) and "Gudrun" (1884, after the medieval epic of the same name) met with some success, but were subsequently neglected.

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