Hartig, Heinz (Friedrich)

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Hartig, Heinz (Friedrich)

Hartig, Heinz (Friedrich), German composer; b. Kassel, Sept. 10, 1907; d. Berlin, Sept. 16, 1969. He studied piano at the Kassel Cons., and musicology at the Univ. of Vienna. Unable to hold a teaching post under the Nazi regime, he occupied himself with performances as a harpsichord player; in 1948 he joined the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. In his compositions, he applied varied techniques of modern music, from neo-Classicism to serialism, with formal unity achieved by the principle of free variations. He wrote a ballet, Schwarze Sonne (1958), chamber opera, Escoriai (1961), Violin Concerto (1952), Concertante Suite for Guitar and Orch. (1954), Piano Concerto (1959), Mass after a Holocaust, after Dylan Thomas, for Baritone, Chorus, and Orch. (I960), Wohin, oratorio (1965), Immediate for Flute, Clarinet, Piano, and 2 Cellos (1966), Concerto strumentale for Violin and Orch. (1969), and Komposition in 5 Phasen for Cello, Orch., Chorus, and Tape (1969).


W. Bürde, H. H. (Berlin, 1967).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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