Max Baumann

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Max Georg Baumann (20 November 1917, Kronach – 17 July 1999, Berlin)[1] was a German composer.

Biography[edit]

He studied conducting, piano, and trombone Berlin Hochschule für Musik with Konrad Friedrich Noetel and Boris Blacher. He spent two years as a choir director and deputy Kapellmeister at the opera in Stralsund (1947-1949). He taught piano and music theory at the Berlin College of Music (1946-1978). In 1960 he was appointed professor. Baumann also appeared as conductor and choirmaster and from 1963 interim head of the choir of St. Hedwig's Cathedral. His cantata Libertas cruciata was the first composition written specifically to be played on stereo FM radio.

Awards[edit]

  • 1953: Berlin Art Prize
  • 1963: Prix Italia for the Dramatic Cantata Libertas cruciata - the first stereophonic work
  • 1977: Gold Medal "for special merits" by the district Kronach
  • 1977: Golden Orlando di Lasso Medal of general Cecilia Association
  • 1986: Commander of St Gregory with Star, appointed by Pope John Paul II.

Works[edit]

  • Change of Scenes, Op. 83 (1968) for flute and piano
  • Coming of the Lord, Op. 66 (1959), Advent cycle for Choir
  • Concertino for recorder, guitar, and mandolin orchestra op. 38 No.2
  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 36 (1953)
  • Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani op. 70 (1964)
  • Duo op. 62.1 (1958) for cello and guitar
  • Five Songs, Op. 9 (1947) for baritone and piano
  • German Vespers, Op. 64 (1960) for soprano, speaker ad lib., choir, and orchestra
  • Libertas cruciata. Dramatic Cantata, Op. 71 (1963), for soloists, speaker, speech choir, chorus and large orchestra
  • Mass: Guardian Angel op. 50 (1955) for SATB. Choir (organ ad lib.)
  • Octet for Strings, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn, Op. 72 (1964)
  • Orchestral Variations, Op. 29 (1951)
  • Pater Noster op. 51 (1955) for mixed choir
  • Pelléas and Mélisande. ballet (after Maurice Maeterlinck ) op. 44 (1954)
  • Perspectives I op. 55 (1957) for large orchestra
  • Resurrection op. 94 (1980) for soprano, baritone, bass, narrators, choir, and orchestra
  • Serenata italiana danzante for Plucked Instruments
  • Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 8 (1947)
  • Sonatina op. 13 (1949) for violin and piano
  • Sonatina for Organ, Op. 74 (1963)
  • String Quartet no. 3 op. 33 (1953)
  • Symphony no. 1 op. 14 (1949)
  • Symphony no. 2 op. 15 (1950)
  • Tafelmusik for Plucked Instruments
  • Three Duets, Op. 40 (1953) for two violins
  • Three Little Pieces for Piano, Op. 35 (around 1954)

Web Links[edit]

Max-Baumann-Gesellschaft

References[edit]

  1. ^ The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians By George Grove, Stanley Sadie Macmillan Publishers, 1980 page 302
  • Michael Kubik: Nachruf für das BDZ-Mitglied Max Baumann. In: Zupfmusikmagazin 4/99, S.154