Vogt, Hans

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Vogt, Hans

Vogt, Hans, German composer and pedagogue; b. Danzig, May 14, 1911; d. Metternich, May 19, 1992. He studied with Georg Schumann (master class in composition, 1929-34) at the Prussian Academy of Arts and received training in piano, cello, conducting, and music education at the Akademie für Kirchen- und Schulmusik (1930-34) in Berlin. In 1933 he won the Mendelssohn Prize in Berlin. From 1935 to 1938 he was chief conductor of the Detmold Opera, and then was music director in Stralsund from 1938 to 1944. In 1951 he became a teacher of composition at the Mannheim Hochschule für Musik, where he was a prof, from 1971 to 1978. From 1963 to 1984 he was also chairman of the Gesellschaft für Neue Musik in Mannheim. In 1961 and 1969 he won the Prix Reine Elisabeth of Belgium. He won the Prix Rainer III Prince de Monaco in 1961. He received the Premio Città di Trieste in 1968. In 1978-79 he was in residence at the Villa Massimo in Rome. He was a contributor to Neue Musik seit 1945 (Stuttgart, 1972; 3rded., 1982) and author of Johann Sebastien Bachs Kammermusik (Stuttgart, 1981).


dramatic: Die Stadt hinter dem Strom,oratorio-opera (1953); Athenerkomödie (The Metropolitans),comic opera (1962; rev. 1987). ORCH.: 2 concertos for Orch. (1950, 1960); Rhythmische Suitefor Strings (1952); Piano Concerto (1955); Monologue,4 pieces (1964); Cello Concerto (1968); Konzertante Divertimentifor Piano and Small Orch. (1968; rev. 1982); Azioni sinfoniche (1971); Arco trionfale (1979); Violin Concerto (1981); Symphony in 1 Movement, Dona nobis pacem (1984); Tim Finnigan’s Wakefor Oboe and Strings (1987); Aprèsludefor Orch. and Mezzo-soprano ad libitum (1988); Gestalten-Szenen-Schattenfor Strings (1988). CHAMBER: Trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp (1951; rev. 1989); Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Bassoon, and Harpsichord (1958); Flute Sonata (1958); Konzertante Sonatafor Chamber Ensemble (1959); 4 string quartets (1960; 1975; 1977; 1984, rev. 1991); Dialogfor Piano, Violin, and Cello (1960); String Quintet (1967); String Trio (1969); Elemente zu einer Sonatefor Cello and Piano (1973); Giuoco degli flautifor 5 Flutes and Percussionist (1974); Antiphonenfor Oboe and Organ (1976); Sonatina for Violin and Double Bass (1976); Preludio, Presto 3 Pezzo variatofor Cello (1977); Rondo serenofor Cello and Contrabass (1980; also for Violin and Viola, 1987); Sonata liricafor Violin and Piano (1983); Movimenti,duo for Violin and Cello (1985); String Octet (1988); Sonata per quattro archifor Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass (1989); String Sextet, Ballata Notturna (1990); Fantasie über das Magnificatfor Violin (1990); La Danzafor Contrabass (1991). Piano: Sonata alia toccata (1957); Sonata for Piano, 4-Hands (1959); Musikfor 2 Pianos (1967). VOCAL: De profundis clamavi ad te, Dominefor Chorus (1951); Historie der Verkündigung,chamber oratorio for 3 Women Soloists, Chorus, and 13 Instruments (1955); Maskenfor Soprano, String Orch., and 3 Percussionists (1956); Vier englische Liederfor Soprano, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Harp (1957); Fabeln des Äsopfor Chorus, Clarinet, Double Bass, and Percussionist (1959); Poems from Herman Moon’s London Hour-bookfor Vocal Quartet and Piano (1960); Ihr Töchter von Jerusalem, weinet nicht über michfor Tenor, Chorus, and 2 Percussionists (1963); Sine nominefor Tenor, Chorus, and Orch. (1964); Magnificatfor Soprano, Chorus, and Orch. (1966); Requiemfor Soprano, Bass, Chorus, and 2 Percussionists (1969); Drei Madrigale nach Gedichten von W.H. Audenfor Chorus (1973); Strophenfor Baritone and Orch. (1975); Canticum Simeonisfor Chorus and Flute (1976); Historie vom Propheten Jona,chamber oratorio for Alto, Tenor, Chorus, and 6 Instruments (1979); Drei geistliche Gesänge nach barocken Dichtungenfor Baritone and Organ (1981-83); Drei deutsche Madrigalefor Chorus and Percussionist (1983-89).

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