Detlev Müller-Siemens

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Detlev Müller-Siemens (born July 30, 1957 in Hamburg ) is a German composer and conductor . He lives and works in Vienna and Basel.

life and work

Detlev Müller-Siemens studied composition and theory at the Hamburg University of Music with Günter Friedrichs and György Ligeti (1973–80) and at the Conservatoire de Paris with Olivier Messiaen (1977/78). He also studied conducting with Christoph von Dohnányi and Klauspeter Seibel .

After studying with Olivier Messiaen (1977/78), he returned to Paris in 1981 as an assistant conductor at the Opéra National de Paris for György Ligeti's " Le Grand Macabre " . From 1986 to 1988 he was Kapellmeister of the municipal theaters in Freiburg im Breisgau.

He has received numerous prizes and grants for his operas , orchestral and chamber music compositions , such as the Schneider Schott Music Prize in 1986 and the Rolf Liebermann Prize in 1990 for his opera “Die Menschen”. From 1991 to 2005 he taught composition and music theory at the Basel School of Music. Since 2005 he has been professor of composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna . His works are published by Musikverlag Schott , Mainz.

An examination of Beckett's work since 1999 has so far been reflected in his opera "Bing", "the space of a step" for orchestra as well as in the chamber music works "Light blue, almost white" and "called dusk".

Prizes and awards (selection)

Works (selection)

  • Under Neonlight II for piano, 1980–83
  • Under Neonlight I for ensemble, 1980/81
  • Piano concerto, 1980–1981
  • Viola Concerto, 1983–1984
  • Under Neonlight III for piano, 1987
  • Quatre Passages for orchestra, 1988
  • Horn Concerto, 1988–1989
  • The people , opera, 1989–1990
  • Carillon for orchestra, 1991
  • Double concerto for violin, viola and orchestra, 1992
  • Phoenix 1,2,3 for ensemble, 1993–1995
  • Maiastra for orchestra, 1995–1996
  • Cuts for alto saxophone and ensemble, 1996/97
  • Light blue, almost white for Ensemble, 1998
  • Bing , Music Theater, 1998-2000
  • String trio, 2002
  • The prospect for choir and ensemble, 2003/04
  • the space of a step for orchestra, 2003/04
  • distant traces (in memoriam György Ligeti) for violin, viola and piano, 2007
  • lost traces for piano quartet, 2007
  • ... called dusk (in memoriam György Ligeti) for violoncello and piano, 2008
  • Kommos for large ensemble, 2008/09
  • Privacy (in memoriam Laszlo Polgar) for clarinet, violin and piano, 2010
  • ... called dusk II for string quartet, 2011
  • Three piano pieces, 2012
  • ... called dusk IV for orchestra, 2012/13
  • ... called dusk III for ensemble, 2014
  • ... called dusk V for violin solo, 2014
  • Subsong 1 for ensemble, 2015

see also: List of German composers

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