Austrian Modern composer Gottfried von Einem was born in Switzerland in 1918 and died in 1996. Operas include Der Prozess (from Kafka's The Trial) and Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Visit of the Old Lady from the play, and for which Dürrenmatt wrote the libretto. He also produced four symphonies, the Serenade for Double String Orchestra, and chamber music.
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