Hans Stadlmair

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Hans Stadlmair
Born (1929-05-03) 3 May 1929 (age 88)
Neuhofen an der Krems
Education Vienna Academy of Music
Occupation
  • Conductor
  • Composer
Organization Münchener Kammerorchester
Awards

Hans Stadlmair (born 3 May 1929) is an Austrian conductor and composer. He conducted the Münchener Kammerorchester for almost four decades.

Career[edit]

Born in Neuhofen an der Krems, Hans Stadlmair studied from 1946 to 1952 at the Vienna Academy of Music with Clemens Krauss and Alfred Uhl, and from 1952 to 1956 in Stuttgart with Johann Nepomuk David.[1] From 1956 to 1995 he was artistic director of the Münchener Kammerorchester (MKO) and conducted several premieres.[2] He conducted the orchestra in more than 4000 concerts, as well as on international tours and in collaboration with the Bayerischer Rundfunk.[3] In 1971 Stadlmair conducted the premiere of Wilhelm Killmayer's Fin al punto, composed for the 20th anniversary of the Münchener Kammerorchester.[4] In 1981 he premiered Ulrich Stranz's Contrasubjekte, a Passacaglia on B-A-C-H for fourteen strings.[5] In 1986 he collaborated with trumpeter Maurice André to record Joseph Haydn's Trumpet Concerto and Michael Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in D major.[6] In 1995 he conducted the four flute concertos of Franz Danzi with soloist Andrés Adorján.[7] In 1995 and 1998 he recorded works of Leopold Mozart, with a "brightly refreshing and refined orchestral sound".[8] His recording of Frank Martin's Polyptique for violin and strings (inspired by a series of small paintings of the Passion in Siena), Etudes for String Orchestra, and Sonata da Chiesa for viola and string orchestra, was favorably reviewed:

Conductor Hans Stadlmair brings out every lyric moment while keeping a taut rein on intricate rhythms.[9]

Stadlmair was a guest conductor at the Salzburg Festival from 1976.[3] He recorded all eleven symphonies of Joachim Raff with the Bamberger Symphoniker, along with Raff's four orchestral suites, overtures and smaller orchestral works.[10] He conducted his own completion of the Adagio from Mahler's unfinished Symphony No. 10.[1]

In a celebration of Stadlmair's 80th birthday, the MKO, conducted by Alexander Liebreich, played this work along with Stadlmair's Adagietto Ecce homo, Magnus Lindberg's violin concerto, Arnold Schoenberg's Notturno and Thomas Larcher's L'homme au chapeau mou.[11]

In 2011 Christian Thielemann conducted the Münchner Philharmoniker at the Gasteig in the premiere of Stadlmair's Miró, an Entrada for Orchestra, composed in 2006, inspired by sculptures of Joan Miró.[12][13]

Selected works[edit]

  • Violin Concerto (1961), Schirmer
  • Toccata for strings and harpsichord (1966)
  • Trumpet Concerto with strings (1967)
  • Sinfonia serena for strings (1970)
  • Drei Fantasien (3 Fantasies) for viola solo (1973), Henry Litolff's Verlag, Edition Peters
  • Orpheus-Legende for viola and fortepiano (1993)
  • Sonata for viola solo (1960); Breitkopf & Härtel
  • Sonata da Chiesa for viola and organ (1981)
  • Monodie in memoriam John Coltrane "Love Supreme" for saxophon solo (1991), Thiason
  • Saxofonia Introduktion und Passacaglia für Saxophonorchester und Schlagzeug, Thiason
  • Miró Entrada für Orchester (2006)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hans Stadlmair in International who's who in music and musicians' directory. International who's who in music and musicians. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hans Stadlmair". Thiasos Musikverlag. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Hans Stadlmair (Conductor)". bach-cantatas.com. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "fin al punto / Poèmes symphoniques". Schott. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ulrich Stranz Werke". Bärenreiter. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Maurice André Trumpet Concertos". DG. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Danzi: Flute Concertos / Andrés Adorján, Hans Stadlmair". arkivmusic.com. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  8. ^ Dominy Clements (2010). "Leopold Mozart (1719-1787)". musicweb-international.com. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Rad Bennett. "Frank Martin Polyptique; Etudes for String Orchestra; Sonata da Chiesa". classicstoday.com. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "Joachim Raff CD reviews: Index". Joachim Raff: The essential Raff reference. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  11. ^ Gabriele Luster (18 June 2009). "Beethoven mit Hut" (in German). klassikinfo.de. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "3. Abonnementkonzert der Münchner Philharmoniker" (PDF) (in German). Münchner Philharmoniker. 3 March 2011. pp. 3–10. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  13. ^ Volker Boser (5 March 2011). "Auf der Suche nach Wahrheit – Gidon Kremer und die Münchner Philharmoniker" (in German). kultur-vollzug.de. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 

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