Franz Königshofer (composer)

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Franz Königshofer (born December 5, 1901 in Vienna , † June 20, 1970 in Solothurn ) was an Austrian - Swiss conductor , composer and musicologist .


He completed his studies at the University of Music in Vienna in the subjects of conducting with Alexander Wunderer and Oswald Kabasta , piano with Friedrich Wührer and composition with Joseph Marx . In 1927 he wrote a dissertation on The Orchestration with Ludwig van Beethoven and thus obtained his doctorate. phil. for musicology. In 1956 he was appointed professor .

As a conductor he worked in Germany and the Czech Republic and then returned to Austria. After he had passed the military bandmaster examination there, he became conductor of the wind orchestra of Infantry Regiment No. 2 in Vienna. Later he was appointed music officer of the Austrian Armed Forces. He lectured at the New Vienna Conservatory and was a guest conductor at the Breslau Opera House and the Vienna Philharmonic . Immediately after the Second World War he conducted orchestras on Wiener Rundfunk. In 1947 he went to Switzerland and became the conductor of the Stadtmusik Solothurn , Stadtmusik Olten and 1960 in Sursee .


Works for orchestra

  • Tiroler Halterbaum Rural interlude

Works for wind orchestra

  • 1953 Gyges and his Ring Symphonic Music
  • 1953 Perikles The golden age
  • 1955 Anna Boleyn symphonic music
  • 1956 The Homeless Overture
  • 1957 Maria Walewska Overture
  • 1959 The Delphi Oracle
  • 1960 The sunken city symphonic music
  • 1960 Musika Helvetica
  • 1962 Sinfonia - "The Blacksmith of the Gods"
  • 1964 Heroic Rhapsody
  • 1965 Delic dance game
  • 1965 The Tyrant of Syracuse Overture
  • 1966 Arethusa Symphonic Music
  • 1967 Lorenzo de Medici
  • 1970 Rondo Amoroso
  • Ambassador Festival Suite
  • Canzone Jubilate
  • The waves of the sea and love
  • Festive trilogy
  • Marco Polo The adventures of the Venetian
  • Polyhymnia
  • Pro Patria
  • Theseus
  • Viennese pearls
  • At the ceremony

Writings and books

  • Reto Näf Franz Königshofer 1901–1970 , published in 1998, 116 pp.

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