Courvoisier, Walter

COMPOSER, PHYSICIAN (SWITZERLAND)
BORN 7 Feb 1875, Riehen (near Basel) - DIED 27 Dec 1931, Locarno
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Waldfriedhof (040-W-6)

Walter Courvoisier was the son of the surgeon Ludwig George Courvoisier (1843-1918). He studied medicin, but after his promotion he went to Munich in 1902 to study music. He was a student of Selmar Bagge and Ludwig Thuille and he married Thuille's daughter.

He wrote three opera's and many other works. At the Akademie der Tonkunst in Munich he taught theory and composition. He was buried at the Waldfriedhof in Munich in the grave of Thuille.

Related persons
• was pupil to Thuille, Ludwig

Sources
Encyclopedie van de Muziek, 1959
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo?, Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1989

Images

The grave of Ludwig Thuille and Walter Courvoisier at the Waldfriedhof in Munich.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2010)

 


Couture, Thomas

Published: 19 Dec 2010
Last update: 21 Nov 2015