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Angerer, Paul

Angerer, Paul

Angerer, Paul, Austrian conductor, teacher, and composer; b. Vienna, May 16, 1927. He received violin and piano lessons as a child; later he studied violin, piano, and composition at the Vienna Academy of Music. He was made a violist in the Vienna Sym. Orch. (1947), Zurich’s Tonhalle Orch. (1948), and Geneva’s l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (1949); then was 1st violist of the Vienna Sym. Orch. (1953–57). After serving as director and chief conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orch. (1956–63), he was first conductor at the Bonn Stadttheater (1964–66); then was music director of the Ulm Theater (1966–68), chief conductor of the Salzburg Landestheater (1967–72), and director of the South West German Chamber Orch. in Pforzheim (1971–82). In 1982 he founded the Concilium Musicum of Vienna for the performance of 17th and 18th century music on original instruments. From 1982 to 1992 he taught at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik. In 1977 he was made an Austrian Prof. Among his other honors were the Austrian State Prize (1956), the Theodor Kòrner Prize (1958), and the culture prizes of the city of Vienna (1983) and the State of Niederösterreich (1987).

Works

DRAMATIC: Das verraterische Herz, pantomime and ballet (1956); Die Passkontrolle, television opera (1958); Hotel Comedie, musical (1970). ORCH.: Musica ad pulsum et impulsum for Strings and Percussion (1955); Musica fera (1956); Concerto pour la jeunesse (1956); Étude for Violin and Chamber Orch. (1956); Gloriatio for Double Bass and Chamber Orch. (1957); Concerto for Piano and Strings (1962); Viola Concerto (1962); Ire in orbem for Strings (1975); Luctus et gaudium for Trumpet and Strings (1977). CHAMBER: Musik for Viola (1948); Quartet for Oboe, Horn, Viola, and Cello (1951); Trio for Recorder, Viola d’Amore, and Lute (1953); Musica exanimata for Cello and Piano (1954); Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon (1956); Chanson gaillarde for Oboe, Cello, and Harpsichord (1963); Cogitano for 9 Instruments (1964); Musica articolata for 13 Winds (1970); Oblectatio vespertina for Flute and Harp (1970); Quartet for Recorder, Viola da Gamba, Guitar, and Percussion (1971); Syngrapha for Violin, Viola, and Cello (1975); Exercitium canonicum, 4 pieces for 2 Violins (1980); Obolus for 6 Oboes (1983–84); Hilasatio for Viola d’Amore, Flute, Violin, and Double Bass (1987); organ and harpsichord pieces. VOCAL: Missa Seitenstettensis (1987–88).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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