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Bose, Hans-Jürgen von

Bose, Hans-Jürgen von

Bose, Hans-Jürgen von, German composer and teacher; b. Munich, Dec. 24, 1953. He went to Frankfurt am Main and studied at the Hoch Cons. (1969–72) and with Hans Engelmann (composition) and Klaus Billing (piano) at the Hochschule für Musik (1972–75). In 1980 and 1985 he held scholarships at the Villa Massimo in Rome. In 1986 he was elected a member of the Akad-emie der Kiinste in Berlin. In 1992 he became a teacher of composition at the Munich Hochschule für Musik.


DRAMATIC: Blütbund, chamber opera (1974; Hamburg, June 8, 1977); Das Diplom, chamber opera (1975; Ulm, Nov. 26, 1976); Die Nacht aus Blei, ballet (1980-81; Berlin, Nov. 1, 1981); Die Leiden des jungen Werthers, lyrical scenes (1983-84; Schwetzingen, April 30, 1986); Chimare, opera (Aachen, June 11, 1986); Werther- Szenen, ballet (1988; Schweinfurt, April 26, 1989); 63: Dream Palace, opera (1989; Munich, May 6, 1990); Medea, ballet (Zurich, Feb. 20, 1994); Schlachthof 5, opera after Von-negut’s Slaughterhouse 5 (1994-95; Munich, July 1, 1996). orch.:Morphogenesis (1975; Baden-Baden, Sept. 12, 1976); Sym. No. 1 (1976; Munich, March 10, 1978); Musik für ein Haus voli Zeit for Large Chamber Orch. (1978; Kiel, April 9, 1979); Travesties in a Sad Landscape for Chamber Orch. (London, Nov. 19, 1978); Symphonic Fragment for Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Chorus, and Orch. (Darmstadt, June 1, 1980); Variationen for 15 Strings (1980; Frankfurt am Main, March 29, 1981; rev. 1990; Berlin, Jan. 25, 1991); Idyllen (1982-83; Berlin, April 23, 1983); Symbolum for Organ and Orch. (1985; Munich, May 27, 1988); Labyrinth I (1987; Stuttgart, March 4, 1991); ...Other Echoes Inhabit the Garden for Oboe and Orch. (Donaueschingen, Oct. 16, 1987); Prozess for Chamber Orch. (1987-88; Radio France, Paris, March 5, 1988); Zwei Studien (Saarlandischer Rundfunk, Saarbrucken, May 28, 1989); Scene for Chamber Orch. (1991); Concertino per il H.W.H. for Chamber Orch. (Munich, Sept. 29, 1991); Scene for Chamber Orch. (London, Oct. 8, 1991); Salut für Billy Pilgrim, piano concerto (1995). chamber: 4 string quartets: No. 1 (1973), No. 2 (1976–77), No. 3 (1986-89; Saarbrucken, May 25, 1989), and No. 4, with Sampler (1996); ThrenosHommage à Berna Alois Zimmermann for Viola and Cello (1975); Sonata for Solo Violin (1975); String Trio (1978); Solo for Cello (1978–79); ...vom Wege abkommen for Cello (1981–82); Drei Studien for Violin and Piano (1986; Paris, April 24, 1988); Drei Epitaphe for Wind Sextet (Berlin, Sept. 12, 1987); Nonett (Salzburg, Aug. 21, 1988); Befragung for Clarinet, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass (1988; Mònchengladbach, June 5, 1989); Edge for Violin (Berlin, Nov. 17, 1989). piano:Labyrinth II (1987; Frankfurt am Main, Jan. 8, 1988); Origami, 2 episodes for Piano, 4-Hands (1991; Deutschlandsberg, Oct. 18, 1992). vocal:Todesfuge for Baritone, Chorus, and Organ (1972; Frankfurt am Main, Nov. 10, 1991); 3 Songs for Tenor and Chamber Orch. (1977); Guarda el canto for Soprano and String Quartet (1981–82); Sappho-Gesange for Mezzo-soprano and Piano or Chamber Orch. (1982); Wind gesprochen for Soprano, 2 Narrators, Chorus, Organ, and Chamber Orch. (1984-85; Stuttgart, Sept. 20, 1985); Sonnet XLII for Baritone and String Quartet, after Shakespeare (1985; Hamburg, Feb. 7, 1986); 5 Gesange for Baritone and 10 Instrumerits, after Garcia Lorca (1986; Cologne, Feb. 6, 1987); Karfreitags-Sonett for Chorus (1986); Sechs deutsche Volkslieder for Baritone and 8 Instruments (Berlin, Oct. 18, 1988); Vier Lieder for Soprano and 10 Instruments (Berlin, Oct. 18, 1988); Achalm for Soprano and 7 Instruments (Frankfurt am Main, Sept. 8, 1989); Love after Love for Soprano and Orch. (1990-91; Hamburg, Oct. 13, 1991); Ein Brudermord for Baritone, Accordion, Cello, and Tape (Stuttgart, Nov. 8, 1991); In hora mortis for Speaker and String Orch. (1991; Cologne, March 10, 1992); Siete Textos de Miguel Angel Bustos for Soprano, Accordion, and Cello (Digne-les-Bains, Oct. 11, 1991).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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