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Hans Günter Kochan ( Luckau , October 2 1930 - Hohen Neuendorf , February 22 2009 ) was a German composer and master pupil of Hanns Eisler .

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Kochan studied from 1946 to 1950 at the music college of Berlin-Charlottenburg , including at Konrad Friedrich Noetel , Hermann Wunsch and Boris Blacher . Afterwards, he was until 1953 a master student at Hanns Eisler at theDeutsche Akademie der Künste in East Berlin . From 1948 to 1951 he worked at the Berliner Rundfunk .

From 1950 he was a lecturer and professor at the Hochschule of Berlin . In 1972 he was entrusted with the guidance of the master class for composition. Since 1985 he has worked freelance . Among his pupils are Udo Zimmermann andFriedrich Schenker mention.

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In his first compositions Kochans was close to Johannes Brahms , but he later developed his own style, which was inspired by Paul Hindemith and Béla Bartók . He composed in a neoclassical style virtuoso. In the 50s, he also learned the music of Shostakovich know who had a great influence on him. On the musical scene of the GDR Kochan took a middle position between tradition and avant-garde . He sought a compromise after between socialist realism and musical innovation.

Awards and honors edit ]Edit

  • National Prize of the GDR (1964, 1979 and 1987)
  • Goethe Prize of the city of Berlin (1973)
  • Price of ARCA, Montevideo (1965)
  • First prize for Tuba compositions, Los Angeles (1978)

Works (Selection) edit ]Edit

  • Symphonic work
    • Symphony Nr. 1 with choir, text by Paul Wiens (1963/64)
    • Symphony Nr. 2 in a movement (1967/68)
    • Symphony Nr. 3 with soprano solo, a sonnet by Johannes R. Becher (1972)
    • Symphony Nr. 4 (1983/84)
    • Symphony Nr. 5 (1985-87)
    • Symphony Nr. 6 (2003-06)
    • Sinfonietta (1959/60)
    • Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (2001/02)
    • 2 Concertos for Orchestra (1961/62, 1988-90)
    • Divertimento, variations on a theme by Weber (1964)
    • 2 Pieces for Orchestra ("Obituary", 1982, "Und ich im lächle Dunklen dem Leben" to letters of Rosa Luxemburg , 1987)
    • "Herbstbilder" makeovers for 28 solo strings (1990/91)
    • Film music (including "Italienisches Capriccio", 1962)
  • Concerts
    • Piaonoconcert op.16 (1957/58)
    • Mendelssohn Variations for Piano and Orchestra (1971/72)
    • 2 Violin Concerts (No.1 D-Dur op.1, 1950-52, No.2, 1980)
    • Viola Concerto (1973/74)
    • 2 Violoncelloconerten (1967, 1976)
    • Concerto for wind quintet and two strijkersgroepn (1975-77)
    • Concertino for flute and small orchestra (1963/64)
    • Fantasy for Flute and Orchestra (1965)
  • Vocal works
    • "Der Prozess der Karin Lenz" ( Erik Neutsch ), opera (1971)
    • "Die Welt ist jung", cantata (1952)
    • Ernst Thalmann , "cantata (1959)
    • "Die Asche von Birkenau "( Stephan Hermlin ), cantata for alto and orchestra (1965)
    • "That Hände of Genossen" ( Iannis Ritsos ), cantata for baritone and orchestra (1974/75)
    • Luther "(Johannes R. Becher), Melo Dram (1981)
    • Triptych for mezzo-soprano e four instruments to Rosa Luxemburg (1991)
    • Songs, mass songs, arrangements of folk songs
  • Chamber Music
    • Piano Quintet (1992/93)
    • String Quartet No.1 (1973/74)
    • String Quartet No.2 (2001-03)
    • 5 Movements for String Quartet (1961)
    • Klaviertrio op.4 (1953/54)
    • Violin Sonata (1962)
    • Viola Sonata (1984/85)
    • Violoncellosonate (1958-61)
    • Music for alto recorder and harpsichord (1996)
    • 5 pieces for double bass (1999)
    • Seven miniatures for 4 tubas (1977)
  • Piano Music
    • Piano Sonata (1981)
    • Op.2 Suite (1952)
    • Preludes, interludes and fugues op.7 (1954)
    • 5 Klavierstücke (1971)
    • Thema und 12 Variations (1986)
    • Trivia and Interludiums (1989)

Film music edit ]Edit

  • Insel Ommen (1974)
  • Which Verschworenen (1971)
  • The wedding of Länneken (1964)
  • Italienisches Capriccio (1961)
  • Bärenburger Schnurre (1957)
  • Heimliche Ehen (1956)
  • Einmal ist keinmal (1955)

Discography (selection) edit ]Edit

  • Orchestral Music (2007)
  • Horns of Elfland - Neue Musik für Blockflöte Vol. 7 (2003)
  • Musik in Deutschland Box 3 - Angewandte Musik (2001)
  • Sinfonien (2000)
  • Sinfonische Musik 1 - Musik-Biennale Berlin 69-95 (2000)
  • Sinfonische Musik 2 - Sinfonische Musik 1980-1990 (2000)
  • Posaunenquintett Berlin Vol. 3 (1999)
  • Orchesterwerke (1999)
  • Das Hohelied Salomos (Du bist schön aller Dinge: Eine Sammlung Liebeslieder) (1999)
  • Musik in der DDR Vol. 1 (1995)
  • Musik in der DDR Vol. 2 (1995)
  • Changing Colors (1995)