Jost Meier (*1939)
Jost Meier was born on March 15, 1939 in Solothurn (Switzerland). After matriculating, he began studying mathematics and physics. He studied the cello and begann composing in adolescence. After studying at the conservatories of Biel and Bern (in Rolf Looser’s class) hewent to Holland to study with Frank Martin. Following a spell as cellist in the Zurich Tonhalle orchestra and the Camerata Bern,...
About Eclipse finale?
The tuba, as in an opera, plays a dramatic role
The music of “Eclipse Finale?” is a fantasy on the well-known German folk song “Der Mond ist aufgegangen” (The moon has risen). “Eclipse finale?” is a piece which presents the age-old fear that the moon will not rise again. The tuba, as in an opera, plays a dramatic role representing humanity, which is questioning the frightening destruction of the nature and the environment.
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