|Birth name||Peter James Leonard Klatzow|
|Born||14 July 1945|
Peter James Leonard Klatzow is a South African composer and pianist. He was the director of the College of Music and is an emeritus professor in composition at the University of Cape Town.
Klatzow moved to London in 1964 to study for a year at the Royal College of Music after being awarded a composition scholarship from the South African Music Rights Organisation composition scholarship which allowed him to go to the (RCM) in London to study. His professors included Gordon Jacob (orchestration), Kathleen Long (piano), and Bernard Stevens (composition). He won several prizes for composition while at the school. He later studied in Italy and then with Nadia Boulanger in Paris
Klatzow returned to South Africa in 1966, where he worked for the SABC in Johannesburg as a music producer. In 1973 was appointed to the South African College of Music in Cape Town where he later became professor in composition and director.
- Dances of Earth and Fire (1988)
- Chamber concerto for 7 (1979)
- "Inyanga: marimba solo" (2007)
- Hamlet: The Ballet (1991)
- Ach, Bach: for Organ (1987)
- Six Concert Etudes for Marimba
- Music for 3 Paintings by Irma Stern
- We, who are stars
- Sonata for cello and piano
- Dances of Earth and Fire
- Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
- Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints, Op. 211 (1990) (Alan Hovhaness, Peter Klatzow, Frank Nuyts)
- A Programme of Piano Music from South Africa (Arnold Van Wyk, Peter Klatzow, Roelof Temmingh, David Kosviner, Jill Richards)
- Towards the light – a selection of choral works recorded in Oxford by the Commotio choir, under the direction of Matthew Berry.
- Joint winner of the 1977 International Composers' Competition
- Twice winner of the Helgard Steyn award: in 1994 for From the Poets and again in 2014 forLightscapes
- Doctor of Music awarded by UCT in 1999
- Huberte Rupert Music Prize by the Academy of Science of South Africa for his lifetime work in 2011
- Muller 2006, p. 47.
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- "Toekennings – Peter Klatzow". Helgaard Steyn Trust. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
- "Emeritus Professors – Peter Klatzow". South African College of Music. 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
- "Composer Peter Klatzow chosen for 2015 JIMF". Music in Africa. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
- Heagney, Daniel Brian (2013). Peter Klatzow's six concert etudes for marimba : a performer's guide (PDF) (PhD). Louisiana State University.
- Smith, Barry (2004). "Peter Klatzow's religious choral music". SAMUS : South African Journal of Musicology. 24. ISSN 0258-509X.
- Muller, Stephanus (2006). "Interview with Peter Klatzow". Muziki. 3 (2): 47–62. doi:10.1080/18125980608538790. ISSN 1812-5980 – via Taylor & Francis.
- Fokkens, Robert (2004). "Peter Klatzow : perspectives on context and identity". SAMUS : South African Journal of Musicology. 24. ISSN 0258-509X. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
- Klatzow, Peter; Lang, C. S. (1966). "Sculthorpe's 'Night-Piece'". The Musical Times. Musical Times Publications. 107 (1484): 878. doi:10.2307/953330. JSTOR 953330.
- Parker, Beverly Lewis (2008). "Art, Culture and Authenticity in South African Music / Umjetnost, kultura i autenticnost u južnoafrickoj glazbi". International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music. Croatian Musicological Society. 39 (1): 57–71. JSTOR 2548753.
- Staff (1999). "News". The Musical Times. Musical Times Publications. 140 (1866): 4–5. JSTOR 1193475.
- Zaidel-Rudolph, Jeanne (2004). "The string quartets of Peter Klatzow". SAMUS : South African Journal of Musicology. 24. ISSN 0258-509X. Retrieved 18 July 2015.