Biography of Heimo Erbse (1924-2005)

  Portrait of composer Heimo Erbse
Photography kindly provided by Heimo Erbse sponsorship
 Portrait of composer Heimo Erbse
Photography kindly provided by Heimo Erbse sponsorship
27.02.1924
Born in Rudolstadt
Had to leave secondary school before the final examinations, because he didn't want to follow the rules of Nationalsozialism
Studies flute and piano in Weimar
1942
Military service induces a break of his studies. He is wounded in Russia and thus his hope on a carreer as an instrumentalist was destroyed (Paralysis of the right hand).
After war he continues his studis in Weimar (conducting and opera direction)
1947
Director of the opera in Jena, Sondershausen and Crimmitschau
1950
Studies in Berlin with Blacher
1957
Moves to Austria
1964
Austrian citizenship
1973
Appreciation reward for music of the Austrian Ministry for school and arts and member of the academy of arts in Berlin
1989
A serious accident in the mountains forces the composer to resign temporarily from his autonomy
22.09.2005
Dies in Baden near Vienna

Sheet music for flute:

Quartett op. 20
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon)
Edition Peters, Nr. 8158
Rating: difficult
  1. Adagio - Allegro - Piu lento - Andante - Vivace - Moderato
Lots of time changing. The fagott has to change the clef, too. Unusual print with lots of space between the notes.
Only parts, no score.


Last edit 22.09.2013