Wilhelm Berger
1929 - 1993
W.G. Berger
Wilhelm Georg [Wilhelm] Berger (04/12/1929 - 08/03/1993), a Romanian composer, musicologist, violist and conductor, born in Rupea; died in Bucharest. Berger was born in Rupea, Romania. He learned to play the violin and viola under the instruction of Cecilia Nitulescu-Lupu, Anton Adrian Sarvaş, and Alexandru Rădulescu. He was a violinist with the Hungarian National Philharmonic (then known as the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra) and was also a member of the Romanian Composer Association string quartet. Berger had a prolific career as a composer. Among his numerous compositions were 21 symphonies, 18 string quartets, oratories, sonatas, concertos, and organ and mass pieces, a number of which garnered him notable awards. He won the Prince Rainier III Composition Award in Monaco for a violin sonata in 1964, and First Prize in Liège in 1965 for his Sixth String Quartet. One of his violin concertos earned him the First Prize in Brussels in 1966. Several of his works are published by the Romanian record label Electrecord, such as his Tenth Symphony. His musicological work consists of, among others, a series of books about the artistic qualities of sonatas, another series about string quartets, a guidebook for concertos and books about classical composition theory.
Composed in:1992
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Messa da requiem, opus 95, for soli, choir, organ and orchestra.