back Hans Erich APOSTEL

Studies at the Karlsruhe Munz Conservatory (composition, conducting, piano, tuba, double bass); move to Vienna in 1921; tuition with Arnold Schönberg, from 1925 with Alban Berg. Pianist in night clubs and silent-screen theatres; later private teacher; conductor; lieder accompanist and juror. After the war years - during which his music was considered “degenerate” - his works enjoyed increasingly wider distribution. President from 1947-50 of the IGNM Section, Austria. Grand Austrian State Prize in 1957; member of the Austrian Art Senate and the Secession; honorary director of the North Carolina Music Society, Raleigh, USA. "Apostel, a pupil of Schönberg, and Alban Berg from 1925, saw himself as an "absolute musician" who endeavoured to express the "ever-present beauty"based on "logic and order" in his compositions. His music was meant to be more the expression of a performance of intelligence than the communication of feelings. He considered himself, accordingly, to be an "architect" and emphatic "thinking musician" who rejected any addition of colour, pathos, programmatic, or extra-musical objective content. This intentional autonomy for the musical work of art made, however, did not mean the relinquishing of content and resonate background, which also included structural analogies in relation to the other arts. His circumscribing, concentrated designing of exclusively "thematic work", using a serial technique, construes an absolute music, of intent, which is thus not executed in an isolated sphere of expertise of tones and sounds, but much more taken from contact and exchange with fine artists and scientists." (W. Salmen)

 
 Hans Erich APOSTEL
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Drei Gesänge für mittlere Stimme und Klavier op. 15 (1948)
duration: 8'
order number: 08 631
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Fantasie für Klavier op.31b (1959)
duration: 4'
order number: 01 520
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Festliche Musik für Blasorchester o. op. (1962)
duration: 4'
order number: 74 801
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Fischerhaus-Serenade op.45. Eine Gelegenheits-Musik (zwölfgetönt) in zwölf Nummern (im Quintenzirkel) für zwölf Musici (1971)
duration: 12'
order number: 06 917 / Stp. 282
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Höhe des Jahres

Nach dem Männerchorsatz auf einen Text von Johann Gunert.


order number: GKM 106
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Höhe des Jahres für Männerchor a cappella op. 28 (1958)
duration: 4'
order number: M 131
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Klavierstück op. 8 (1938)
duration: 5'
order number: 01 519
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Kleines Kammerkonzert für Flöte, Viola und Gitarre op. 38 (1964)
duration: 11'
order number: GKM 062 / Stp. 131
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Passacaglia op. 50 (1972)
duration: 5'
order number: 74 900 / Stp. 327
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Sonatina ritmica für Klavier op. 5 (1934)
duration: 10'
order number: 01 518
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Studie
order number: GKM 109 Part. u. St.
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Studie für Flöte, Viola und Gitarre op. 29 (1958/64)
duration: 3'
order number: GKM 109
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Triptychon für ein- bis sechsstimmigen Knabenchor und Altflöte in G op. 37 (1964)
duration: 12'
order number: 64 101
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Vier kleine Klavierstücke op. 31a (1959)
duration: 7'
order number: 01 520
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Weiße Wicken in der Vase für mittlere Stimme und Klavier op. 46a (1971)
duration: 1'
order number: 08 649
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Zwei Gesänge für Altstimme und Klavier op. 40 (1964)
order number: 08 632
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Es waren zwei Königskinder op. 10/3

Nach dem Satz für gemischten Chor.


order number: GKM 104
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