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Helmut Eder

(1916—2005)


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(b Linz, 1916; d Salzburg, 2005).

Austrian composer. Taught at Linz Cons. from 1950, organizing its EMS 1959. Taught at Salzburg Mozarteum from 1967. Cond. Mozarteum Orch. at Salzburg Fest. 1972. Works incl.

operas:

Oedipus

(1958);

Der Kardinal

(1962);

Die weise Frau

(1968);

Konjugationen 3

(for tv, 1969);

Der Aufstand

(1975);

Georges Dandin oder Der betrogene Ehemann

(1978–9);

Mozart in New York

(1991).

ballets:

Moderner Traum

(1957);

Anamorphose

(1963);

Die Irrfahrten des Odysseus

(1964–5).

orch.:

Choral

5 syms. (1950–80, No.4, , 1973–5, No.5 for org., 1979–80); ob. conc. (1962); 3 vn. concs. (1963, 1964, 1981–2); bn. conc. (1968);

Pastorale

, str. (1974); conc. for vc., db., orch. (1977–8); vc. conc. (1981);

Haffner Concerto

, fl., orch. (1984);

Concertino

for classical orch. (1984).

chamber music:

str. qt. (1948); pf. trio (1971);

Szene

, 6 hn. (1977); cl. quintet 1982); qt. for fl. and str. trio (1983).

Subjects: Music.


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