Marie Luise Neunecker

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Marie Luise Neunecker (born 17 July 1955) is a German hornplayer and a professor of French horn.

Professional career[edit]

Neunecker was born in Erbes-Büdesheim. She studied musicology and German studies.

She completed her French horn studies with Erich Penzel at the Hochschule für Musik Köln. In 1978 she started her career at the Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt as second hornplayer. In 1979 she was appointed principal hornplayer with the Bamberg Symphony, and from 1981 to 1989 she held the same position with the hr-Sinfonieorchester. She has appeared as a soloist with various orchestras worldwide, and is also active as a chamber music player.

In 1986 she won first prize at the Concert Artists Guild international competition in New York.[1]

In 1988 she was appointed professor at the Frankfurt Academy of Music and Performing Arts, and in 2004 she was appointed professor of French horn at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler".[2]

Volker David Kirchner dedicated his Orfeo for baritone, horn and piano on poems from Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus to her, premiered on 6 May 1988 in Karlsruhe with Hermann Becht and Nina Tichman.[3]

György Ligeti dedicated to her his Hamburg Concerto, which she premiered on 20 January 2001 in Hamburg with the Asko Ensemble.[4] She also recorded the work for Teldec's Ligeti Project series.[5][6]

Recordings include works by Britten, Hindemith, Mozart and Richard Strauss and also lesser known repertory, such as horn concertos by Reinhold Glière, Paul Hindemith,[7] Othmar Schoeck, and Vissarion Shebalin; three works for horn and piano by Alexander Glazunov; Poème by Charles Koechlin; and the concerto for violin, horn and orchestra by Ethel Smyth.[8][9]

She has served on the jury of The Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments.[10]

Discography[edit]

Concertante works[edit]

Year Composer Work Conductor
Orchestra
Format: Record label
Catalogue number
 ? W.A. Mozart Horn Concertos 1-4 Thomas Füri
Camerata Bern
Audio CD: Novalis
Cat: 150 030-0
1993 Paul Hindemith Horn Concerto Werner Andreas Albert
Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt
Audio CD: CPO
Cat: 999142-2[7]
1993 Reinhold Glière
Vissarion Shebalin
Horn Concerto, Op. 91
Horn Concertino
Werner Andreas Albert
Bamberg Symphony
Audio CD: Koch/Schwann
Cat: 3-1357-2 H1[9]
1995 Othmar Schoeck
Charles Koechlin
Ethel Smyth
Horn Concerto, Op. 65
Poème for horn and orchestra, Op. 70b
Concerto for violin, horn and orchestra
Uri Mayer
NDR Radiophilharmonie
Audio CD: Koch/Schwann
Cat: 3-6412-2 H1[8]
1995 Max Reger Scherzino for horn and orchestra Horst Stein
Bamberg Symphony
Audio CD: Koch/Schwann
Cat: 3-1489-2 H1[11]
1999 Richard Strauss
Benjamin Britten
Horn Concertos 1-2
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Ingo Metzmacher
Bamberg Symphony
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 72435 56183-2
2002 György Ligeti Hamburg Concerto Reinbert de Leeuw
Asko Ensemble
Audio CD: Teldec
Cat: 8573 88263-2

Chamber music[edit]

Year Composer Work Ensemble Format: Record label
Catalogue number
? W.A. Mozart Quintet for horn and strings, KV 407 Mannheimer String Quartet Audio CD: Novalis
Cat: 150 006-2
1993 Alexander Glazunov Reverie, Serenade, Idyll for horn and piano Paul Rivinius (piano) Audio CD: Koch/Schwann
Cat: 3-1357-2 H1[9]
1996 György Ligeti Trio for violin, horn and piano Saschko Gawriloff (violin)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
Audio CD: Sony Classical
Cat: SK62309

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Past competition winners". Concert Artists Guild. 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Marie Luise Neunecker". Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler". 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Vocal Music". Schott. 2008. p. 27. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hamburg Concerto". Schott Music. 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Ligeti Project". Warner Classics. 2 May 2003. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Andrew Clements (2 May 2003). "Ligeti: Hamburg Concerto; Double Concerto; Ramifications; Requiem". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 18 July 2010. The solo horn part in the Hamburg Concerto is mind-bogglingly difficult, yet Marie-Louise Neunecker makes light of every challenge. 
  7. ^ a b "Hindemith: Complete Orchestral Works Vol 3". ArkivMusic. 2001. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Rob Barnett (1999). "Three Works for French Horn and Orchestra". musicweb-international.com. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c Rob Barnett (2000). "Russian Horn Concertos". musicweb-international.com. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Marie-Luise Neunecker". The Aeolus International Competition. 2007. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  11. ^ Rob Barnett (1999). "Max Reger Edition - Orchestral Works". musicweb-international.com. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 

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