Hans Huber (June 28, 1852 ? December 25, 1921) was a composer from Switzerland.
He was born in Eppenberg-Wöschnau (Canton of Solothurn). The son of an amateur musician, Huber became a chorister and showed an early talent for the piano. In 1870 he entered Leipzig Conservatory. In 1877 he returned to Basel to teach, but did not obtain a post in the Conservatory there until 1889; seven years later he became director. He wrote eight symphonies and several concertos. His last years he lived in Minusio in Image:Villa Ginia. He died at Locarno.
Huber's first symphony, in D minor, subtitled "Tellsinfonie' has a slight programmatic element, derived from the story of the Swiss national hero William Tell. The symphony is perhaps somewhat similar in style and formal restraint to Brahms, although there is perhaps a foreshadowing of Sibelius in some of the orchestral textures.
Between 1894 and 1918 Huber composed five operas.
Huber's piano concertos are slightly unusual for the form in that they have four movements (scherzos are included in addition to the usual fast, slow, and fast tempo movements).
His opus number 100 is a set of 24 Preludes and Fugues for piano four-hands in all the keys.
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