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Dieter Acker (Composer)

Born: November 3, 1940 - Sibiu, Romania
Died: May 27, 2006 - Munich, Germany

The German composer and pedagogue, Dieter Acker, was born in Sibiu, Romania of German parents. He studied piano, organ, and theory with Franz Xaver Dressler in Sibiu (1950-1958), then composition with Sigismund Todutza at the Cluj Conservatory (1959-1964),

After finishing his studiesm Dieter Acker taught theory and composition at the Cluj Conservatory (1964-1969). He then settled in West Germany and taught at the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Düsseldorf (1969-1972); he joined the faculty at the Munich Hochschule für Musik in 1972, where he was a professor of composition from 1976.

Works

Orchestral:
Texturae (1970)
Quodlibet II for Chamber orchestra (1975)
3 symphonies:
- No. 1, Lebenslaufe (1977-1978)
- No. 2, Sinfonia concertante (1982)
- No. 3 (1992)
Bassoon Concerto (1979-1980)
Violin Concerto (1981)
Concerto for Strings (1984)
Piano Concerto (1984)
Musik for Strings and Harp (1987)
Ballad for Violin and orchestra (1989)
Musik for Oboe and Strings (1989)
Musik for 2 Horns and Strings (1989)
2 sinfonia concertantes (1991, 1991)
Musik for Viola, Harp, and Strings (1992)

Chamber:
3 string trios (1963, 1983, 1987)
5 string quartets (1964; 1965-1966; 1966-1968; 1971-1975; 1990)
Clarinet Quintet (1973)
Nachstücke for Winds (1978)
Mörike Sonata for Cello and Piano (1978)
Serenata Notturna for Wind Quintet (1983)
String Sextet (1983)
Rilke Sonata for Violin and Piano (1983)
Eichendorff Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1983)
Piano trios Nos. 2 (1984) and 3 (1992)
Kammerspiel for 12 Solo Instruments (1985)
Viola Sonata (1985)
Harp Quartet (1986)
2 piano quartets (1986, 1986)
Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1988)
Trio for 2 Flutes and Piano (1988)
Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass (1989)
Trio for Trumpet, Trombone, and Piano (1990)
Sinfonia brevis for 10 Brass Instruments (1993)
Also piano pieces; organ music

Vocal:
Choral pieces; songs

Source: Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2011)

Dieter Acker: Short Biography | Arrangements/Transcriptions: Works | Recordings

Links to other Sites

Dieter Acker (Official Website) [German/English]

Dieter Acker (Siebenburgische Zeitung) [German]

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