Holewa, Hans

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Holewa, Hans

Holewa, Hans, Austrian-born Swedish composer; b. Vienna, May 26, 1905; d. Bromma, April 24, 1991. He studied conducting at the New Cons, of Music in Vienna, and piano and theory with J. Heinz. In 1937 he settled in Stockholm as a pianist and pedagogue; there he introduced Schoenberg’s 12-tone technique. From 1949 to 1970 he worked in the music library of the Swedish Broadcasting Corp.

Works

dramatic: Opera: Apollos förvandling (1967–71). orchVier kleine Märsche (1940); Variations for Piano and Orch. (1943); 6 syms.: No. 1 (1948), No. 2 (1976; Stockholm, April 28, 1978), No. 3 for Textless Soprano and Orch. (1977; Stockholm, Oct. 17, 1979), No. 4 (1980; Stockholm, June 7, 1984), No. 5 (1983; Västeras, Nov. 15, 1984), and No. 6 (1985-86; Stockholm, April 8, 1988); Violin Concerto (1963; Swedish Radio, Feb. 7, 1965); Komposition (1965-66; Swedish Radio, Oct. 8, 1966); Quattro cadenze for Cello and Orch. (1968; Swedish Radio, April 12, 1970); Movimento espressivo (Stockholm, April 17, 1971); 3 piano concertos: No. 1 (1972; Swedish Radio, April 28, 1973), No. 2 (1980-81; Swedish Radio, Feb. 11, 1983), and No. 3 (1984-85; Swedish Radio, Jan. 30, 1987); Concerto for 2 Pianos and Strings (1975; Uppsala, April 8, 1976). CHAMBER: 2 string quartets (1939, 1965); Sonata for Solo Cello (1952); Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello (1959); 9 concertinos (1960–87); Sonata for Solo Violin (1960); Quintet for Clarinet, Trombone, Cello, Percussion, and Piano (1962); Chamber Music No. 1 (1964), No. 2 (1973), and No. 3 (1981) for Cello and Piano; Chamber Concerto for Viola and 11 Strings (1966); Lamenti, 3 pieces for Horn, Alto Saxophone, and Bassoon (1976); Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1979); Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass (1982); Wind Quintet (1982); Sonata Movement for String Quartet (1984); Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (1984); Violin Sonata (1985); Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello (1986); Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Piano (1988); also numerous piano pieces. VOCAL: Choral works; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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