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Papers of Felix Werder, 1936-2011
Bib ID 6223892
Format ManuscriptManuscript [notated music, text, volume]
Author
Werder, Felix, 1922-2012
 
Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Description [between 1936 and 2011] 
16.95 m (36 folio boxes) + 2 boxes. 
Summary

MS Acc11.001 comprises papers reflecting the varied musical interests of Werder as a composer. They include original music scores of his operas and works for voice, solo instruments, a range of music ensembles, orchestra and electronic instruments. In addition, there are concert programs, pamphlets, correspondence and photographs (32 folio boxes).

The Acc13.172 instalment comprises music scores, including works from 2011 and for opera; correspondence; programs; cuttings; handbills; posters; and ephemera (4 folio boxes, 2 boxes).

Biography/History

Composer, lecturer and music critic. Felix Werder was born in Germany in 1922. He lived in Australia from 1940 where he became a composer of classical and electronic music and also a noted critic and educator. The son of a distinguished liturgical composer, Werder composed all his life. He received many commissions from organisations both in Australia and overseas, and was the recipient of a number of awards for his work. His published and recorded music includes symphonies, chamber music for all combinations, solo concerti, choral works and operas. In 1976 Werder was created a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and in 2002 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Music (honoris causa) at the University of Melbourne. Werder died in Melbourne in 2012. Further biographical information online at: http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/547202

Notes

Manuscript reference number: MS Acc11.001, MS Acc13.172.

Related Material Felix Werder interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/409-410.  Felix Werder interviewed by Ruth Lee Martin in the Australian composers oral history project; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 3969/6. 
Subjects Werder, Felix, - 1922-2012 - Archives.  |  Composers - Australia - Archives.  |  Music teachers - Australia - Archives.  |  Music critics - Australia - Archives.  |  Composition (Music) - 20th century.  |  Music - Australia - 20th century.
Time Coverage 1936-2011 
Occupation Composers.  |  Music teachers.  |  Music critics.  |  Broadcasters.
Terms of Use Copying of Felix Werder's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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