Will Eisenmann

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Will Eisenmann (3 March 1906, in Stuttgart – 20 August 1992, in Canton of Lucerne) was a German-Swiss composer. His opera Der König der dunklen Kammer, based on a work by Rabindranath Tagore, won the Emil Hertzka Prize.

Selected works[edit]

Stage
  • Der König der dunklen Kammer, Opera in 13 Scenes, op. 12 (1934–1935); words by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Bethsabé, Drama-Pantomime-Oratorio in 3 scenes for tenor, baritone, speaking voices, actors, pantomimists and orchestra, op. 17 (1936); libretto by André Gide
  • Leonce und Lena, Lyric Comedy in 3 acts for 7 soloists, 5 speaking parts and a large orchestra, op. 36 (1943–1945); libretto by Georg Büchner
Orchestral
  • Die Stadt for string orchestra, op. 7 (1932–1933)
  • Primavera española, op. 10 (1934)
  • Die gläserne Wand (Davoser Impressionen) for small orchestra, op. 11 (1934)
  • Musique en forme de spirale for small orchestra, op. 18 (1937)
  • Trauermusik (Epitaphe pour Maurice Ravel), op. 21 (1938)
  • Sieben Bilder nach Vincent van Gogh, op. 22 (1938)
  • Symphony for string orchestra, op. 42 (1947)
  • Musica concertante, op. 96 (1977–1978)
Concertante
  • Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra, op. 24 (1938)
  • Concerto da camera for alto saxophone and string orchestra, op. 38 (1945)
  • Concerto for soprano and alto saxophones and string orchestra, op. 69 (1962)
  • Konfrontationen for flute and orchestra, op. 85 (1972)
Chamber music
  • Concertino for violin (or flute) and piano, op. 8 (1933)
  • Quartetto mistico, String Quartet No. 1, op. 23 (1938)
  • Kleine Ballade / Nevermore for alto saxophone and piano (or organ), op. 28 (1940)
  • Duo concertante for alto saxophone and piano, op. 33 (1941, 1957)
  • Trio pastorale for violin, viola and cello, op. 37 (1942)
  • Ballade No. 1 for flute and piano, op. 53 (1952)
  • Concertino for cello and piano, op. 54 (1953)
  • Divertimento for 2 clarinets and bassoon, op. 55 (1954–1955)
  • Musik for viola and piano, op. 60 (1957)
  • Musik für Flöte und drei Streicher for flute, violin, viola and cello, op. 61 (1959)
  • Lamentatio. In memoriam Clara Haskil for flute, violin and piano, op. 65 (1960)
  • Movements for alto saxophone and piano, op. 68 (1961)
  • Ballade No. 2 for flute and piano, op. 74 (1964)
  • Duo for flute and harp, op. 79 (1970)
  • Meditationen for flute and organ, op. 88 (1975)
  • Capriccio for tenor saxophone and piano, op. 92 (1977)
  • Mouvements concertants for trumpet and organ, op. 95 (1977)
  • Improvisation I for flute solo, op. 94 (1977)
  • Improvisation II for flute solo, op. 107 (1977)
  • Divertissement for 2 violins, op. 98 (1978)
  • Quartetto brevis for string quartet, op. 99 (1978)
  • Evocation for flute and organ, op. 100 (1980)
  • Spiel zu dritt for flute, oboe and bassoon, op. 105 (1983)
  • Impression for clarinet solo, op. 108 (1984)
  • Metamòrfosi for oboe solo, op. 109 (1985)
Organ
  • Fantasie I, op. 45 (1948)
  • Fantasie II, op. 77 (1966)
  • Toccata, op. 90 (1976)
  • Reflessioni, op. 93 (1977)
  • Praeludium, op. 97 (1978)
  • Fantasie III, op. 106 (1983)
Piano
  • Kleine Suite, op. 6 (1932)
  • Nocturne, op. 15 (1935)
  • Suite der Gegensätze, op. 51 (1949–1951)
  • 6 Etüden, op. 57 (1954–1960)
  • Konstellationen, op. 66 (1960)
  • Varianten, op. 71 (1962)
  • Kleine Klavierstücke, op. 78 (1954–1974)
  • Trois Images, op. 80 (1970)
  • Trois Esquisses, op. 82 (1971)
Vocal
  • Drei Gesänge aus Seraphine for high voice and small orchestra, op. 16 (1936); words by Heinrich Heine
  • Es Wiegeliedli for voice and piano, op. 30 (1940)
  • Hesse-Lieder for voice and piano, op. 32 (1936–1940); words by Hermann Hesse
  • Rubaiyat, 2 Song Cycles for voice and piano, op. 35 (1939–1943); words by Omar Khayyám
  • Gesänge im Zwielicht for voice and piano, op. 39 (1945); words by Rainer Maria Rilke and Anette Brun
  • under der linden for voice and piano, op. 44 (1948); words by Walther von der Vogelweide
  • Alkestis, Dramatic Scene for high voice and large orchestra, op. 46 (1948–1949); words by Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Marienlegende for high voice, viola and piano, op. 50 (1950); words by Klabund
  • Der Teppich des Lebens for voice and piano, op. 52 (1951); words by Stefan George
  • Sänge eines fahrenden Spielmanns for alto, viola and piano, op. 56 (1954); words by Stefan George
  • Gesänge des Abschieds for voice and piano, op. 58 (1955); words by Georg Heym
  • Sechs Gesänge nach Gedichten von Urs Oberlin for medium voice and piano, op. 59 (1956); words by Urs Oberlin
  • Acht Gesänge nach Gedichten von Astrid Claes for alto and piano, op. 62 (1959–1960); words by Astrid Claes
  • Haiku I. Melodien nach japanischen Dreizeilern for high voice and piano, op. 64 (1960)
  • Legende von der Entstehung des Buches Taoteking for medium voice and piano, op. 70 (1962); words by Bertolt Brecht
  • Der blinde Passagier for voice and piano, op. 75 (1964)
  • Haiku II. Melodien nach japanischen Dreizeilern for high voice and piano, op. 83 (1971)
  • Haiku III. Melodien nach heiter-ironischen japanischen Dreizeilern for medium voice, oboe and piano, op. 86 (1973)
  • Gesänge zur Nacht for alto and organ, op. 91 (1976); words by Georg Trakl
  • Gesänge nach Worten von Linus David for medium voice and piano (or organ), op. 102 (1981); words by Linus David
Choral
  • Mallorca-Suite for mixed choir, op. 13 (1936)
  • Die Klage Hiobs for baritone, mixed choir, children's choir and large orchestra, op. 49 (1950)
  • Threnoi 4 Madrigals for vocal ensemble, op. 67 (1961)
  • Aus canto 81 (Pisaner Gesänge) for six-part mixed choir, op. 73 (1963);; words by Ezra Pound
  • Der heilige Martin von Tours, Motets for vocal ensemble or four-part mixed choir, op. 89 (1975); words by the composer

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