Grosskopf, Erhard, German composer; b. Berlin, March 17, 1934. He studied in Berlin with Pepping at the School for Church Music (1957-59) and with Blacher at the Hochschule für Musik (1959-64), and later worked at the Inst. for Electronic Music at the Univ. of Utrecht (1970-71). From 1968 he was active in avant-garde music circles in Berlin.
Sonata concertante No. 1 for Small Orch. (1966) and No. 2 for Violin and Orch. (1967); Konzertante Aspekte II for Flute, Cello, Piano, and Orch. (1967); Hörmusik for Cello, 5 Orch. Groups, and Live Electronics (Berlin, Sept. 30, 1971); Sun Music for 3 Instrumental Groups (1972); Quintett über den Herbstanfang for Orch. (1982); String Quartet No. 1 (1983); Octet (1985); Lichtknall: Eine apokalyptische Odyssee, ballet (1987); Lenzmusik I for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano (1992); Zeit der Windstille, sym. (1993).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire