Dieter Glawischnig

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Dieter Glawischnig (born March 7, 1938 in Graz ) is an Austrian jazz musician (piano, composition, trombone, band leader) and university professor.


After studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (in addition to instruments, conducting and musicology), Glawischnig worked as a trombonist from 1963 without a permanent position in the Austrian Radio Orchestra . He then worked as a répétiteur at the Graz Opera and headed the jazz department of the Graz University of Music from 1968 to 1975 . After Glawischnig took over the management of what was then the NDR studio band in Hamburg in 1973 and developed it into the NDR Bigband since 1980 and saved it from being dissolved, he held a professorship at the Hanseatic city's music academy from 1982 until his retirement in 2003 , where he moved to Graz A jazz department. The NDR Bigband he faced as chief conductor by 2008.

In 1974 he founded the band The Neighbors with Ewald Oberleitner and John Preininger , with which he strives for a synthesis of freely improvised and composed elements and which has completed numerous national and international tours and festival invitations. Glawischnig worked there with Fred Anderson , Anthony Braxton , Karl Berger , Gerd Dudek , Albert Mangelsdorff and John Surman , among others .

Glawischnig is particularly interested in the equal treatment of text and music, aiming at an integration of the areas of expression of both areas (instead of a, in his opinion, often unrelated jazz and lyric coexistence ). The speaker is an equal soloist, the improvising players act on an equal footing with the speaker. Glawischnig repeatedly deals intensively with the poems of Ernst Jandl . In 1989 he performed his composition “Aus der Brief des Leben” with the NDR Big Band and the soloists Manfred Schoof , Christof Lauer , Conny Bauer , Andreas Schreiber , John Marshall and Ernst Jandl as speakers. He also works with Schreiber and Marshall in his duo and trio group Cercle , which in the past has been reinforced for recitations by the now deceased Dietmar Mues as speaker. Based on texts by Gunter Falk , he wrote the play When the synagogues burned on the 50th anniversary of the so-called Reichskristallnacht.

His son Hans Glawischnig is also a jazz musician.

Discographic notes

  • Neighbors Live , 1975
  • Great Neighbors Music , 1979
  • loud and luise - from the brevity of life ernst jandl with dieter glawischnig and the ndr bigband, 1995

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Individual evidence

  1. With the NDR studio band he had to accompany Heino on a TV show - he wore the button Heino? No thanks . Compare Dieter Glawischnig says Servus (NDR)
  2. Hey, I didn't even know you could play the piano. Interview. In: Frankfurter Rundschau . January 20, 2009.