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Alfred von Beckerath (Composer)

Born: October 4, 1901 - Hagenau, Germany
Died: January 7, 1978 - Munich, Germany

Alfred von Beckerath was a German composer and conductor. From 1920 to 1925 he studied music theory and composition in Frankfurt/Main, Freiburg im Breisgau, as well as in Munich at the Akademie für Tonkunst. Among his teachers were Max Reger and Joseph Haas.

After finishing his studies, Alfred von Beckerath worked as a conductor in Wiesbaden and Frankfurt. After end of World War II he worked at the "Theater der Jugend " in Munich. In Mid 1950's he was conductor of the Ingolstädter Stadttheater. He was a very productive composer. His compositions cover mainly symphonies, concerts, cantatas, choral works as well as sonatas and operas. They follow the classical composition models. In 1951 his services were acknowledged by the Musikförderpreis (music promotion prize) of the Munich municipality.

Works

Operas
Frau Holle
Till Ulenspiegel


Cantata Heinzelmännchen
Ländlicher Marsch
Nachtstück
|Miniaturen für Streicher |
Concerto rondino
Sonate für Flöte und Klavier
Musik für 2 Blasorchester

 

Source: German Wikipedia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (April 2006)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2006)

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

Title

Chorale Melody

Year

Chorale Fantasia on Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten for Organ

Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten

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Alfred von Beckerath (Wikipedia) [German]

 

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