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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…

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

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