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Siegfried Matthus

(b. 1934)


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(b Mallenuppen, 1934).

Ger. composer. Comp.‐in‐residence Komische Oper, Berlin, from 1964. Works incl.:

operas:

Lazerillo vom Tormes

(1960–3);

Der letzte Schuss

(1966–7);

Noch ein Löffel Gift, Liebling?

(1971–2);

Omphale

(1972–3);

Judith

(1982–4);

Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke

(1983–4);

Graf Mirabeau

(1987–8);

Desdemona und ihre Schwestern

(1992).

orch.:

syms.: No.1 (Dresden) (1969), No.2 (1976), No.3 (Gewandhaus) (1992–3);

Concerto for Orchestra

(1963);

Inventions

(1964);

Tua res agitur

, 15 instr., perc. (1965); vn. conc. (1968); pf. conc. (1970);

Serenade

(1974); vc. conc. (1975);

Responso

(1977);

Visions

, str. (1978); fl. conc. (1978); Chamber Concerto, fl., hpd., str. (1980–1);

Der Wald

, kettledrum conc. (1985); ob. conc. (1985);

Die Windsbraut

(1985); triangle conc. (1985);

Nächtliche Szenen im Park

(1987); conc., Ornamenlose Freude, 3 tpts., str. (1989).

vocal:

5 Love Songs

, sop., orch. (1961–2);

Das Manifest

, cantata (1965);

Chamber Music

, cont., 3 female vv., 10 instr. (1965);

Galileo

, v., 5 instr., tape (1966);

Voical Symphony

, sop., bar., 2 ch., orch. (1967);

Kantate von den Beiden

, narr., bar., sop., orch. (1968);

Vocalises

, sop., fl., db., perc. (1969);

Laudate pacem

, oratorio (1974);

Unter dem Holunderstrauch

, sop., ten., orch. (1976);

Holofernes Portrait

, bar., orch. (1981);

Nachtlieder

, bar., str. qt., hp. (1987);

Wem ich zu gefallen suche

, ten., bar., pf. (1987).

chamber music:

Music

, 4 obs., pf. (1968); sonatina, pf., perc. (1970); octet (1970); str. qt. (1972); trio, fl., va., hp. (1971); octet (1989).

piano:

Variations

(1958);

Konzertstück

(1958).

Subjects: Music.


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