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Aribert Reimann

(b. 1936)


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(b Berlin, 1936).

Ger. composer and pianist. Exceptional accompanist, often with Fischer‐Dieskau (Salzburg Fest. 1971). Comps. influenced by Berg, Webern, and the mus. of India. Abandoned serialism in 1967. Has set texts by Shakespeare and Shelley. Prin. works:

operas:

Ein Traumspiel

(A Dream Play) (1964, after Strindberg);

Melusine

(1970);

Lear

(1976–8, after Shakespeare);

Die Gespenstersonate

(1983, after Strindberg);

Troades

(1984–5, after Euripides);

Das Schloss

(1989–91, after Kafka);

Bernarda Albas Haus

(2000).

ballet:

StoffresteDie Vogelscheuchen

(1957), rev. as (The Scarecrows), lib. by Günter Grass (1970).

orch.:

Rondes

, str. (1968);

LoquiEin TraumspielDie Vogelscheuchen

(1969); suite, (1965); suite, (1972); pf. conc. No.1 (1961), No.2 (1972); vn. conc. (1959);

Variations

(1975);

7 Fragmente

(1988); conc., vn., vc., orch. (1989);

9 Pieces

(1993–4); vn. conc. (1995–6);

Spiralat Halom

(2002).

vocal:

Ein Totentanz

, bar., chamber orch. (1960);

Hölderlin‐Fragmente

, sop., orch. (1963);

Inane

, sop., orch. (1968);

Zyklus

, bar., orch. (1971);

Epitaph

, ten., 7 instr. (1965);

5 Poems of Paul Celan

, bar., pf. (1960);

3 Shakespeare Sonnets

, bar., pf. (1964);

Lines

(Shelley), sop., 14 str. (1973);

Wolkenloses Christfest

(Cloudless Christmas), requiem, bar., vc., orch. (1974);

Verrà la Morte

(Death Shall Come), cantata, sop., ten., bar., 2 ch., orch. (1966);

Lear

, sym., bar., orch. (1980);

Unrevealed

, bar., str. qt. (1980);

Chacun sa Chimère

, ten., orch. (1981);

Requiem

, sop., mez., bar., orch. (1982);

Apocalyptic Fragment

, mez., pf., orch. (1987);

Shine and Dark

, bar., pf. (1990).

chamber music:

pf. sonata (1958);

Canzoni e Ricercare

, fl., va., vc. (1961);

Reflexionen

, 7 instr. (1966); vc. sonata (1963);

Invenzioni

for 12 players (1979); trio, vn., va., vc. (1987);

Solo

, ob. (2001).

Subjects: Music.


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