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Ernst Toch

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Ernst Toch (pronounced similar to talk) (7 December 1887 - 1 October 1964) was a composer of classical music and film scores.

Toch was born in Vienna. He sought to introduce new ideas and approaches to music. He invented the idiom of the "spoken chorus"; his most performed work is the Geographical Fugue or Fuge aus der Geographie, though he regarded it as an unimportant diversion.

Toch won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1956. He died in Los Angeles.

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