Bogusław Schaeffer

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Bogusław Schaeffer

Bogusław Julien Schaeffer (also Schäffer) (born June 6, 1929 in Lwów) (now Lviv, Ukraine) is a Polish composer, musicologist, and graphic artist, a member of the avantgarde "Cracow Group" of Polish composers alongside Krzysztof Penderecki and others. After studying violin in Opole and graduating in musical composition under Zdzisław Jachimecki in 1953 at the Academy of Music in Kraków, Schaeffer has been an active composer and musical theoretician. From 1963, he was a lecturer on composition at the Kraków Academy, and he was a professor at the Hochschule für Music in Salzburg from the mid-1980s to 2000.

Awards[edit]

  • 1959 - 2nd Prize at the Grzegorz Fitelberg Competition in Katowice for Monosonata for 24 solos string instruments
  • 1962 - Prize at the Artur Malawski Competition in Kraków for Musica ipsa
  • 1964 - 2nd Prize at the Fitelberg Competition for Little Symphony
  • 2007 - Grand cultural award of the province of Salzburg

Most significant works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • New Music. Problems in Contemporary Composing techniques (Nowa Muzyka) - 1958
  • Introduction to Composition (1974)

Musical works[edit]

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Orchestral works[edit]

  • Quattro Movimenti for piano and orchestra - 1957
  • Topofonica for 40 different instruments - 1960
  • Musica ipsa for orchestra - 1962
  • Music for MI for vibraphone and orchestra - 1963
  • Collage and Form for 8 jazz musician and orchestra - 1963
  • Collage for orchestra - 1964
  • Text for orchestra - 1971
  • Warsaw Overture for orchestra - 1975
  • Stabat Mater for sopran, alt, string orchestra and orgeln - 1983
  • Missa Sinfonica for orchestra - 1986

Concertante[edit]

  • 4 Movimenti for piano and chamber orchestra - 1957
  • Concerto Breve for cello and orchestra - 1959
  • Concerto for flute, flute trio and orchestra - 1963
  • Violin Concerto - 1963
  • Piano Concerto II for piano and orchestra - 1967
  • Jazz Concerto for 12 musicians and orchestra - 1969
  • Concerto for 3 pianos - 1972
  • Concerto for guitar and orchestra - 1984
  • Concerto for 2 piano 4 hands and orchestra - 1988
  • Violin Concerto II - 1989
  • Piano Concerto III for piano, orchestra and electronic media - 1990
  • Concerto for Viola and Orchestra - 1997
  • Piano Concerto IV for piano, orchestra and electronic media - 1999
  • Violin Concerto III for violin and orchestra - 1999
  • Violin Concerto IV for violinist with 3 violins and chamber orchestra - 2003
  • Piano Concerto V for piano and 15 vocalists - 2004
  • Piano Concerto VI for piano and 11 instruments (including accordion) - 2004
  • Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra - 2004
  • Piano Concerto VII for piano and chamber orchestra - 2005
  • Violin Concerto V for violin and female chorus - 2006

Chamber music[edit]

  • Music for string quartet - 1954
  • Permutations for 10 instruments - 1956
  • String Quartet No.1 - 1957
  • Extremes for 10 instruments - 1957
  • Monosonate for 6 string quartetts - 1946
  • Lineare Construction for piano - 1959
  • Kodes for chamber orchestra - 1961
  • Strng Quartet No.2 - 1964
  • Composition for harp and piano - 1966
  • Estratto for string trio - 1971
  • String Quartet No.3 - 1971
  • Mare for piano and 9 instruments - 1971
  • Negative Music for chosen instrument - 1972
  • Free Form I for 5 instruments - 1972
  • Iranian Set for flute, piano, 3 actors & ensemble of performers - 1976
  • Minimal Art for tuba and piano - 1977
  • Gravesono for wind instrument - 1977
  • Self-expression for violoncello - 1978
  • Kesukann for 13 string instruments - 1978
  • Esatto e libero for violin and piano - 1983
  • Mouhadatsa for viola and violoncello - 1985
  • Kwaiwa for violin and computer - 1986
  • Summer Music for accordion and piano - 1987
  • Missa brevis for choir - 1988
  • Spring Music for viola and piano - 1988
  • Winter Music for horn and piano - 1988
  • Love Moments - 1990
  • Monophonie II for 13 violas - 1997
  • Kreuzweg 11 for saxophone, accordion, percussion and viola - 2003
  • Salzburg Spectres for 4 violas - 2005
  • Quartet for 4 violas - 2006
  • String Quartet No.17 - 2006

Solo works[edit]

  • Sonate for violin solo - 1955
  • Negative for flute solo - 1960
  • Construction for vibraphone solo - 1962
  • Euterpe for oboe solo - 1984
  • Sonata for viola solo - 1991
  • Espedozione for trombone solo - 2000
  • Per Violino Solo - 2002
  • Raccontino for marimba solo - 2005

Keyboard works[edit]

  • Sonatine - 1952
  • Composition - 1954
  • Model I-XXXIV - 1956-2006
  • Described Emotions - 1966
  • Sonate II for organ - 1985
  • Sonate III-IV for organ - 1986
  • Megasonata for piano - 1994
  • Organ fantasia (24 movs.) for organ - 2003
  • Fantasie Impromptu for piano - 2004
  • Grand Sonata for piano solo and electronic media - 2006

Opera[edit]

  • Monodram, opera radiowa, 65' - 1968

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