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Frank Martin (15 September 1890 – 21 November 1974) was a Swiss composer, who lived a large part of his life in the Netherlands.

He was born in Geneva, the tenth and last child of Charles Martin, a pastor. Before he started school, he was already playing the piano and improvising. At nine, he was composing complete, fully formed songs, without having had any instruction in song forms or harmony. A performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion which he heard at… read more

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  • Avatar for insomniacme
    the oldest most presentable pics are the best <3
  • Avatar for rm508
    A real genius. KraeheK's uploaded a whole lot of new pictures - you folks should vote for them.
  • Avatar for insomniacme
    Great not really Swiss name.
  • Avatar for _KevMusic_
    Incredible composer. His Trio on Irish Folk Tunes (1925) is stellar, as well as the rest of his work.
  • Avatar for faceofanother
    oh my goodness the rilke cornet thingie is really quite insanely gorgeous.
  • Avatar for anagel1
    His mass for double choir is one of my all time favourites. I hardly can find words to express my admiration for that work.
  • Avatar for fergusmcphail
    Golgotha! <3
  • Avatar for airfigaro
    Love his mass for double choir.
  • Avatar for KraeheK
    First shout :P Good stuff in his choral music.

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