Eyser, Eberhard

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Eyser, Eberhard

Eyser, Eberhard, German violist and composer; b. Kwidzyn, Poland, Aug. 1, 1932. He studied composition at the Hannover Hochschule für Musik (1952–57); his principal mentor was Fritz von Bloh, but he also attended the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, and seminars with Xenakis, Maderna, and Scherchen. He was a violist in the Hannover Opera orch. (1956–57), the Stuttgart Radio Sym. Orch. (1957–61), and the Royal Theater orch. in Stockholm (from 1961).


DRAMATIC Opera : Molonnef chamber opera (Stockholm, Oct. 27, 1970); Abu Said, Kalifens son (1970–76; Stockholm, March 10, 1976); Sista resan, chamber opera (1972–73; Vadstena, July 24, 1974); Carmen 36, chamber opera (1972–77); Dei djupa vattnet, lyric scene (1979); Sensommardag, chamber opera (1979); Sista dagen pa jorden, chamber opera (1979); Altaret (1980); Bermuda-Triangeln (1981); Der letzte Tag auf Erden (1979–82); Rid i natt (1982–91); Destination Mars, chamber opera (1983); Das glaserne Wand, chamber opera (1985); Hen Kals likvaka, madrigal-opera (1985–88); The Picture of Dorian Gray (1986); Intimate Letters, chamber opera (1989). B a l l e t : Golgata (1983). ORCH.: Metastrophy (1965); Symphonic orientate for Chamber Orch. (1974); Piano Concerto (1974–77); Sima, symphonic variations (1977); 3 sinfoniettas (1977, 1979, 1993); Burloni for Wind Orch. (1985); Aneio noma (1988); Itabol (1989); Giuochi dodecafonici for Wind Orch. (1990); Stoccasta (1992); Alba for Strings (1995); Ardogini (1996); Gatto neo, “sinfonia confuziana” (1997). CHAMBER : Podema for String Quartet (1969); Sonata for Bass Clarinet, Cymbal, and Piano (1972); Sonata for Solo Bassoon (1973); Ottoletto for 8 Clarinets (1975); 5 saxophone quartets (1976–89); Submarine Music for Bass Clarinet and Tape (1979); Umoett for Guitar, 2 Violins, Viola, and Cello (1983); Tonadas for Horn, Violin, 2 Violas, and Cello (1986); Quintette a la mode dodecaphonique for Saxophones (1988); Trio a la mode dodecaphonique for Oboe, Alto Saxophone, and Cello (1989); Violin Sonata (1989); Panteod for String Quartet (1990); Igomantra, viola sonata (1992); Litalo: Hommage a Arvo Part for String Quartet (1992); Espieglerie for String Quartet (1994); Pres for Brass Quintet (1995); L’usignuolo nel mio giardino for String Quartet (1996); Salmini for String Quartet (1998); Saronette for Baritone Saxophone and Piano (1998); Settimetto d’archi for 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos, and 2 Double Basses (1999). VOCAL: The Vineyard, scenic cantata for Soloists and Orch. (1993); Minimali for Soprano, Cello, Piano, and String Orch. (1995).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire