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Peter Michael Braun (Composer)

Born: December 2, 1936 - Wuppertal, Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany

The Geman-born composer, Peter Michael Braun, studied at the National Academies of Cologne and Detmold with Frank Martin, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Giselher Klebe and Herbert Eimert: composition and electronic music, with additional courses of music education, musicology and conducting.

Since 1959 his works were continually performed in many countries, also during festivals like those of Darmstadt, Donaueschingen and Warsaw. He got commissions and awards from the state, cities, broadcasting stations and other organizations including residences at the Villa Massimo Rome and Cité Internationale des Arts Paris.

Peter Michael Braun was lecturer at Cologne, in some Asian countries and at the Darmstadt summer courses. From 1978 to 2001 he was Professor for composition and musical theory at the National University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim.

His creative output includes works of all kinds and genres: theatrical, orchestral, vocal, chamber, church and electronic music - also many analytical and theoretical lectures and essays. Three books have been published.

Peter Michael Braun has often conducted and played his works as a pianist. He is member of the Société Européenne de Culture and the international Harmonics Network. Since 1981 he lives in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Works

Seliger Kontrapunkt (1952/1988)
Scherzo über ein deutsches Volkslied (1956/1991)
Exkursion (1958/1971)
Interstellar (1959)
Spuren (1959/1970)
Alambic, Semaine musicale (1964/1972)
Transfer (1965/1968)
Variete (1965/1969)
Ereignisse, Hommage à Edgar Varèse (1966/1968)
Landschaft (1966/1971)
Entelechie nach Texten von Rainer Maria Rilke (1972)
Problems and Solutions (1973/1974)
Genug ist nicht genug! Fünf Gedichte von Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1973/1974)
Junctim (1974/1975)
Ambiente (1974/1976)
Eichendorff oder „Die Freier“, Musiktheater nach einem Lustspiel und Gedichten von Joseph von Eichendorff (1974/1992)
Echec (1975)
Serenata Palatina (1975/1982)
Klangsonden, Radiofonisches Pan-Akustikum (1976)
The Sleeping Beauty nach La belle au bois dormant von Charles Perrault (1976/1977)
Zwei Gesänge nach Texten von Nikolaus Lenau und Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1976/1989)
Kashima Kikio (Die Reise zum Kashima-Schrein) nach einer Erzählung von Matsuo Bashō (1977)
Arie (Eichendorff: „Waldmädchen“) (1977/1980)
Bach Dances nach einer Episode aus „Reise in der Zeit“ (1979/2000)
Ballett (Eichendorff: „Frühlingsdämmerung“) (1980/1987)
Neue Welt (nach Friedrich Hölderlin) (1983)
Orchesterstück Recherche (1983/1985)
Die schöne Lau oder „Wie man (wieder) das Lachen lernt“, Märchen in Musik nach Motiven von Eduard Mörike (1984/1986)
Alborada (Eichendorff: „Morgenlied“) (1987)
De Profundis (1993)
Die Juden, Kammeroper nach Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1994/1995)
Sanctus (1995)
Dans le Silence, Poème de Rêva Rémy (1996)
Die Herrlichkeit Gottes, Sinfonische Kantate nach Texten des Alten und Neuen Testaments (1997/2000)
Prolog zu Dichtung und Wahrheit (Goethe: „Wanderers Sturmlied“ und „Meine Göttin“) (997/2003)
Neue Menschen, Kammeroper nach Texten von Else Lasker-Schüler, Gerhart Hauptmann und Peter Hille (2001-2003)
Weimarer Walzer (2004)
Das Vaterunser (2004)
Aus „Lebensglut“ Herta Sökefeld für Sopran, Bariton und Klavier (2005)
Passus est et resurrexit für gemischten Chor, große Orgel und Orchester (2005)
Fanfare im Gedenken an Gustav Mahler für Trompete und Klavier (2006)

Source: Peter Michael Braun Website; German Wikipedia Website (January 2011)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2011)

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Links to other Sites

Peter Michael Braun (Official Website) [German/English]
Peter Michael Braun (Komponisten Forum) [German]

Peter Michael Braun (Wikipedia) [German]

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