Marie Luise Neunecker

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Marie Luise Neunecker (born 17 July 1955) is a German hornplayer and an academic teacher.

Professional career[edit]

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

She completed her 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 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]


Concertante works[edit]

Year Composer Work Conductor
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


  1. ^ "Past competition winners". Concert Artists Guild. 2010. Archived from the original on 20 August 2007. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Marie Luise Neunecker". Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler". 2010. Archived from the original on 4 December 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Vocal Music" (PDF). Schott. 2008. p. 27. Retrieved 16 August 2010. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Hamburg Concerto". Schott Music. 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Ligeti Project". Warner Classics. 2 May 2003. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. 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". Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c Rob Barnett (2000). "Russian Horn Concertos". 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". Retrieved 21 July 2010. 

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