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,...
A theatrical, operatic monologue, or to a clown’s show
The Variations, written for the Tibor Varga violin competition, correspond to a theatrical, operatic monologue, or to a clown’s number: in Jost Meier's music there is always dramaturgy, motion, in addition to the purely musical form. There are gestures, images... We are far from ”pure” music.
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