Hans Ulrich Staeps

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Hans Ulrich Staeps (1909–1988) was a German composer, music professor and professional recorder player. Staeps was born in Dortmund and was a professor at the Vienna Conservatory from 1940-1975. He was a prolific composer of recorder works, writing over 20 pieces for the instrument in a period of 30 years. Many of these compositions are works for recorder ensembles from 2 to 6 recorders, sometimes with piano, cembalo or guitar accompaniment. He also wrote songs, made transcriptions of classical works for recorder and wrote didactic books on player the recorder amongst others [1][2][3] . Staeps was known to improvise his piano accompaniments, which often feature complex harmonies, with great ease.[4]


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  3. ^ Burgess, Geoffrey (2015). Well-Tempered Woodwinds: Friedrich von Huene and the Making of Early Music in a New World. Indiana University Press. p. 101. ISBN 9780253016508. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  4. ^ Reichenthal, Eugene (February 1980). "A Profile of Hans Ulrich Staeps" (PDF). The American Recorder. XX (4): 144–148. Retrieved 26 February 2017.