Alfons Nowacki

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Alfons Nowacki (* around 1935 in Bönen near Unna in Westphalia ) is a German composer and pianist .

Nowacki came to music at the age of 9 through playing the organ . He studied piano with Franz-Peter Goebel at the Musikhochschule in Detmold , was trained as a conductor with Gustav König , Günter Bialas and Giselher Klebe were his composition teachers.

From 1961 to 1999 he worked as a drama conductor at the theater in Essen , where he worked on numerous programs, including larger arrangements and revues. In Essen he also met Hansgünther Heyme . He has worked with him in many ancient dramas and has taken on the setting and rehearsal of the choral texts.

Guest performances have taken him regularly to the Schauspielhaus Bochum , the Theater Bremen , the Vienna Burgtheater , the Theater der Stadt Antwerp , the Zürcher Schauspielhaus and others. a.

He has worked as a pianist and composer at many festivals, such as the Wiener Festwochen , the Ruhrfestspiele , the Steirischer Herbst in Graz 1998, regularly at the Rheinische Musikfestspiele, at the Carinthischer Sommer 1989 with Werner Hollweg . As a pianist, he has performed with Brigitte Lebaan, among others, and now regularly with Ulrike Neradt .

For the Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau , Nowacki wrote the short opera: Fleischer und Frau, based on a text by Heiner Müller .

He has had a long and fruitful time with Manfred Karge through the Schauspielhaus Bochum, the Vienna Burgtheater and the Berliner Ensemble in Berlin.

TV recordings (selection)

  • Outside in front of the door by Wolfgang Borchert - director: Claus Leininger, Helmut Rost (TV director). With Klaus Abramowsky, Jens-Uwe Pape, Wolff Lindner, Rudolf Cornelius, Michael Enk, Rainer Pigulla, Christa Bernhardt, Werner Brunn, Wolfgang Hofmann, Ilse Anton, Eva Garg, Peter Hohberger, and others. a. Music: Alfons Nowacki. Production: Städtische Bühnen Essen, Second German Television, 1995.
  • Elisabeth Eins by Paul Foster - Director: Liviu Ciulei . Production: Städtische Bühnen Essen, Second German Television, 1975.

Radio play music


  • Franz Feldens: 75 Years of the Essen Municipal Theaters. History of the Essen Theater 1892–1967 . Rheinisch-Westfälische Verlagsgesellschaft, 1967.
  • Herbert Hauck : Theater in Essen 1974–1978. A documentation. Photo review of the 1974–1978 seasons . Wuppertal 1978.
  • Helga Mohaupt, Rudolf Majer-Finkes: The Grillo Theater: History of an Essen theater building. 1892-1990 ; with documentation by Rudolf Majer-Finkes; Bonn: Bouvier, 1990, ISBN 3-416-80661-1
  • Jürgen Dieter Waidelich : Essen plays theater: 1000 and one hundred years; for the 100th birthday of the Grillo Theater. Vol. 1 (1992) and Vol. 2 (1994), ECON-Verlag, ISBN 3-430-19454-7

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