Volker David Kirchner

(b. 1942)

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(b Mainz, 1942).

Ger. composer and violinist. Played cl. and pf. in jazz bands. Prin. violist Rhenish Chamber Orch. 1962–4. Violinist in Frankfurt Radio SO 1966–88. Comp. incid. mus. for over 20 plays. Works incl.: operas Die Trauung (1974), Die funf Minuten des Isaak Babel (1977–9), and Belshazar (1984–5); Orphischer Gesang, str. sextet, str. orch. (1975–6); pf. trio (1979); Totentanz, orch. (1980); Nachtstück, va., small orch. (1980–1); Der blaue Harlekin (Hommage à Picasso), 8 winds (1981); vn. conc. (1981–2); Bildnisse I, orch. (1981–2), II, orch. (1983–4); str. qt. (1982–3); pf. sonata (1985–6); Lamemnto e danza d'Orfeo, hn., pf. (1986–7); Orfeo, bar., hn. pf. (1986–7); Und Salome sprach …, vc. (1987); Schibboleth, va., orch. (1989); Hortus magicus, orch. (1994); Labyrinthos, actor, v., small orch. (1994–5); Dybuk, mar. (1995); Gilgamesh, opera, 3 acts (1996–8); ob. conc. (1997–80); Ahasver, oratorio (1998–2000); trio, vn., va., vc. (1999); Con mortuis in lingua mortua, org. (2000).

Subjects: Music.

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