JEAN DAETWYLER (b 1907 )
The Swiss composer Jean Daetwyler was a pupil of Vincent d’Indy in Paris. In a long career he taught at the Sion Conservatoire, and since his death in 1994 at Sierre his life has been commemorated in a permanent exhibition.
For Daetwyler nature was important. This affinity is shown in his Dialogue avec la nature, with its use of the alphorn, an instrument for which he also wrote a concerto in spite of its limitation to only five notes.