Borris, Siegfried, respected German music scholar, pedagogue, and composer; b. Berlin, Nov. 4, 1906; d. there, Aug. 23, 1987. He studied economics at the Univ. of Berlin (1925–27), where he then pursued training in musicology with Schering (Ph.D., 1933, with the diss. Kirnbergers Leben und Werk); he also studied composition with Hindemith at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik (1927–29), where he subsequently taught (1929–33). After teaching privately, he rejoined its faculty as a lecturer in music history in 1945; he also was director of Berlin’s Julius Stern Inst. from 1967. He composed in an accessible style, highlighted by an effective use of folk music.
DRAMATIC: 2 radio operas: Hans im Glück (1947) and Hirotas und Gerline (1948); Die Rübe, Màrchenoper (1953); Friihlingsgesellen, Liederspiel (1951); Ruf des Lebens, scenic cantata (1954); Das letzte Spiel, ballet (1955). orch.: Suite (1938); 5 syms. (1940, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1943); Aeolische Suite for Strings (1943); Concertino for English Horn and Strings (1949); Divertimento for 5 Winds and Strings (1951); Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Bassoon, and Strings (1952); Concertino for Flute and Strings (1953); Concertino for Accordion and Orch. (1955); Concerto for Violas da Gamba, 3 Woodwind Instruments, and Strings (1957); Piano Concerto (1962); Hymnus for Oboe and Orch. (1964); Concerto for Orch. (1964); Organ Concerto (1965); Saxophone Concerto (1966); Horn Concerto (1967); Concerto for Strings (1968); Evolution for 19 Winds, 3 Double Basses, Harp, and Percussion (1972). chamber: Oboe Quartet (1938); Wind Quintet (1938); 3 string quartets (1938, 1941, 1953); Wind Octet (1941); Octet for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Strings (1960); Piano Quintet (1960); Wind Sextet (1966); also 15 sonatas, 16 duos, 16 trios, and many keyboard pieces. vocal: Sacred works, including Missa “Dona nobis pacem” (1953), Weihnachtsmotette (1955), and Psalm CXXXV for Solo Voices, Chorus, and Orch. (1963); secular works, including 14 sets of lieder.
Praktische Harmonielehre (Berlin, 1938; 2nd éd., rev., 1972); Der grosse Acker (Berlin, 1946); Beitrage zu einer neuen Musikkunde (Berlin, 1947-48); Einfiihrung in die moderne Musik (Halle, 1951); Klingende Elementarlehre (Berlin, 1951; 2nd éd., 1973); Modern Jazz (Berlin, 1962); Die Oper im 20. Jahrhundert (Wolfenbüttel, 1962-73); Der Schlüssel zur Musik von heute (Dusseldorf, 1967); Musikleben in Japan (Kassel, 1967); Die grossen Orchester (Dusseldorf, 1969).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire
"Borris, Siegfried." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 15, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/borris-siegfried
"Borris, Siegfried." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved November 15, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/borris-siegfried
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.