Wolfgang von Schweinitz
|Wolfgang von Schweinitz|
7 February 1953 |
Schweinitz studied composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, from 1971 to 1973 with Gernot Klussmann and from 1973 to 1975 with György Ligeti. He continued his studies at the Stanford University with John Chowning. He was a Stipendiat of the Villa Massimo in 1978, at the same time as Sarah Kirsch. In 1980 he taught at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse. His opera Patmos, based on the Apocalypse of St John was premiered in 1990 at the second Munich Biennale.
- 1986 Schneider-Schott Music Prize
- 1992 Paul Hindemith Prize of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
- Variationen über ein Thema von Mozart, Harmonia Mundi Deutschland
- Mass for soloists, choir and orchestra op. 21, WERGO