Heinemann, Alfred

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Heinemann, Alfred

Heinemann, Alfred, German composer; b. Buck-eburg, April 10, 1908. He played piano as a child, and began to compose at the age of 10. In 1936 he went to Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1944 he moved to Cape Town, where he was active mainly as a teacher. In 1949 he settled in the U.S., and in 1967 joined the staff of Broadcast Music Inc. His music follows the tenets of enlightened functionalism, without transgressing the natural capacities of the instruments.


dramatic: Opera: Torso (1958). balletGalaxy (1941); Roulette (1946); La Manie des titres et des abbreviations (1953); Kobold (1963). orch Piano Concerto (1941); Violin Concerto (1942); March of the Neanderthal Men (Cape Town, April 7, 1946); Sym. (1959–64).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire