Biography of Boris Blacher (1903-1975)

19.01.1903
Born in Niutschang, China. His father being an Estonian. Childhood and youth at changing places, among them Sibiria. Mulitlangual.
1917
Stagehand in Irkutsk
1922
Mathematical and architecture studies in Berlin
1924
Studies of composition and musicology
1925
Compositions for silent pictures
1937
Premiere of "Concertante Musik" played by the Berlin Philharmonics with Schuricht leads to a quantum leap for Blacher. starting to work using a pseudonym as his work was classified to be deformed.
1938
By the medium of Karl Böhm teacher for composition at Dresden conservatory.
1939
Stops teaching and hides at his student´s Gottfried von Einem
1945
Teacher at the International Music Institute Berlin-Zehlendorf
1950
Transposition of Schönbergs serial technique on rhythm with the "variable measures"
1951
Premiere of the woodwind quartett Divertimento op. 38 in Munich
1953
Head of Berlin conservatory and teacher for composition (until 1970). Among his students were Giselher Klebe, Isang Yun, Heimo Erbse and Aribert Reimann.
1968
Head of Berlin Academy of Arts
Critic of the from his view isolated from real musical live performed festivals of contemporary music in Cologne, Darmstadt and Donaueschingen
30.01.1975
Dies in Berlin

Sheet music for flute:

Divertimento für vier Holzbläser
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon)
Bote & Bock (now Boosey & Hawkes), B & B 20960
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Moderato & 5 Variationen und Coda
Only parts, score is separately available from the same edition.


Divertimento für vier Holzbläser
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon)
Bote & Bock (now Boosey & Hawkes), B & B 20964
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro
  2. Moderato
Pocket score, the parts are available separately from the same edition.


CDs with/from Boris Blacher

Orchesterakademie d. Berliner Philharmonischen Or.
jpc
    Divertimento für Trompete, Posaune und Klavier (1946):
  1. Allegro (00:58:00)
  2. Andantino (02:13:00)
  3. Presto (00:56:00)
  4. Moderato (01:37:00)
  5. Allegretto (00:41:00)
  6. ohne Bezeichnung (01:25:00)
  7. Presto (01:40:00)
  8. Streichquartett Nr. 2 (1940):
  9. Andante-Allegro (04:51:00)
  10. Sostenuto-Vivace (08:52:00)
  11. Divertimento für vier Holzbläser (1951):
  12. Allegro (03:49:00)
  13. Thema (Moderato) - Variationen I-V - Coda (06:03:00)
  14. Oktett für Klarinette, Horn, Fagott und Streichquintett (1965):
  15. Andante (02:13:00)
  16. Presto (04:03:00)
  17. Andante (01:43:00)
  18. Allegro - Variationen I-IV - Andante (06:49:00)
  19. Sonate für zwei Violoncelli (1971):
  20. Allegro (03:00:00)
  21. Presto (02:00:00)
  22. Andante (03:16:00)
  23. Duo für Flöte und Klavier (1972):
  24. Allegro moderato (02:22:00)
  25. Andante (01:33:00)
  26. Presto (01:00:00)
  27. Andante (01:14:00)

Literature von/über Boris Blacher

Last edit 11.12.2011