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Veerhoff, Carlos

Veerhoff, Carlos

Veerhoff, Carlos, Argentine-German composer; b. Buenos Aires, June 3,1926. He was a student of Grabner at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik (1943-44). After teaching at the National Univ. in Tucuman (1948-51), he returned to Berlin as an assistant to Fricsay (1951-52). After completing his training with Blacher at the Hochschule für Musik (1952) and privately with Thomas and Scherchen, heg chose to remain in Germany.

Works

dramatic: Pavane royale,ballet (1953); Tar-gusis,chamber opera (1958); El porquerizo del ray,ballet (1963); Die goldene Maske,opera (1968; rev. 1978); Es gibt doch Zebrastreifen,mini-opera (1971; Ulm, Jan. 20, 1972); Der Grüne,chamber opera (1972); Dualis,ballet (1978). ORCH.: Pròlogo sinfònico (1951); Symphonic Movement (1952); 5 syms.: No. 1, Panta rhei (Everything Flows; 1953), No. 2 (1956), No. 3, Spirales (1966; rev. 1969), No. 4 (1974), and No. 5 for Strings (1977); Mirages (1961); Akroasisfor 24 Winds and Percussion (1966); Texturfor Strings (1969; rev. 1971); Sinotrauc (1972; Munich, Jan. 19, 1973); Torso (1973; Lübeck, Jan. 14, 1974); Dorefamie (1975); Violin Concerto (1975-76); 2 piano concertos (1978-79; 1990); Concertino da camera (1979); Concerto for 2 Violins and Orch. (1985); Concerto for Cello, Double Bass, and Orch. (1989); Percussion Concerto (1993-94; Munich, Oct. 28, 1994). CHAMBER: 2 string quartets (1951, 1974); Sonata for Solo Violin (1954); 2 wind quintets (1958, 1969); Dialogue 1for Saxophone and Piano (1967) and IIfor Viola and Percussion (1987); String Trio (1986); Horn Trio (1994). VOCAL: Gesänge auf dem Wegefor Baritone and Orch. (1964); Ut omnes unum sint,chamber cantata (1967); Gesänge für Sangsârafor Mezzo-soprano, Voices, Orch., and Tape (1976); Pater noster in Form einer Messe “en miniature”for Chorus and Orch. (1988).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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