Koering, René

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Koering, René

Koering, René, French composer; b. Andlau, May 27, 1940. He studied piano and oboe in Strasbourg, worked with Boulez (1960), and attended the summer course in new music given by Maderna in Darmstadt. From 1974 he worked for France Musique. In 1990 he became general director of lOrchestre Philharmonique de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon. He was made a Chevalier dans lOrdre de la Légion d’honneur and a member of lOrdre National du Mérite.


dramatic:Opera: Elseneur (1980); La Lune Vague (1981); La Marche de Radetzky (1988); Marie de Montpellier (1994).orch.:Triple et Trajectoire for Piano and 2 Orchs. (1965); Quatre Extrêmes (1969); 3 syms. (1973, n.d., 1999); Trois Grands lieder (1992); Violin Concerto (1992); Fragments de songe for Violin and Strings (1993); Les Oiseaux dans la Tourmente (1993); Concert-Match (1998).chamber:Suite Intemporelle for Reciter and 8 Instruments (1961); 2 string quartets (1974, 1981); Piano Sonata (1976).vocal:Le Cercle-Kleist for Soprano and Orch. (1995).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire