Toch, Ernst

Toch, Ernst

(1887–1964) composer; born in Vienna, Austria. He had a prominent career in Germany before fleeing the Nazis and coming to the U.S.A. in 1935. He wrote some film scores and taught privately, meanwhile composing a substantial body of music in a post-Romantic style with touches of modernism.
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