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York Höller

(b. 1944)


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(b Leverkusen, 1944).

Ger. composer. Répétiteur, Bonn municipal th., 1968–9. Worked with Stockhausen at Cologne EMS and with Boulez at IRCAM 1978. Prof. of analysis and mus. theory, Cologne Musikhochschule 1975–89; dir., EMS, Cologne radio from 1990. Comps. incl.:

operas:

Der Meister und Margarita

(1984–8);

Caligula

(1992).

orch.:

Topic

(1967); 2 pf. concs. (1970, 1983–4);

Chroma

(1972–4);

Arcus

(1978);

Umbra

(1979–80);

Mythos

(1979–80);

Résonance

, with tape (1981–2);

Schwarze Halbinseln

, with tape (1982);

Traumspiel

, sop., orch., tape (1983);

Magische Klanggestalt

(1984); cl. conc. (1984);

Improvisation sur le nom de Pierre Boulez

, 17 instr. (1985);

Fanal

, tpt., orch. (1990);

Pensées

, pf., orch., elec. (1991);

Margaritas Traum

(suite from Der Meister und Margarita), sop., orch., tape. (1991);

Aura

(1992–3);

Gegenklänge

, 18 instr. (1996);

Widerspiel

, 2 pf., orch. (1996–9);

Aufbruch

(1999).

chamber music:

vc. sonata (1969);

Epitaph

, vn., pf. (1969);

Antiphon

, str. qt. (1977);

Moments musicaux

, fl., pf. (1979);

Pas de deux

, vc., pf. (1993);

Tagträuma

, 7 tone‐poems, vn., vc., pf. (1994–5); str. qt. No.2 (1997).

electronic:

Horizont

(1972);

Tangens

(1973);

Klanggitter

(1976).

piano:

5 Pieces

(1964);

Diaphonie

, 2 pf. (1965);

Sonate informelle

(1968); sonata No.2 Hommage à Franz Liszt (1987);

Hommage à Bernd Alois Zimmermann

(1996);

Partita

, 2 pf. (1996).

Subjects: Music.


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