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Breitner Walter

Compositions

# Titlesort icon Year of Origin Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Bad Haller (Operetten-Festspiel)-Marsch - für großes Orchester/Blasorchester/Salonorchester/zwei Klaviere 1993 ~ 3m
2 Balduini-Walzer 2006 2m 22s
3 bilder thérèse 2006 4m 45s
4 Capriccio für Violoncello und Klavier 1998 3m 20s
5 Corninglesiana für Englischhorn und Klavier 2004 10m
6 Des Wolferls Fluch 4m 50s
7 Die Katastrephographie 1997 7m 30s
8 Drei Lieder nach Texten von Franz Theodor Csokor 8m
9 Drei Lieder nach Texten von Julian Schutting 2006 4m
10 Drei Lieder nach Texten von Paul Varga 2006 6m 30s
11 Frühjahrspara-phrasen über Walzermelodien von Robert Stolz 8m 40s
12 Fünf Lieder nach Texten von Robert Schindel 2006 7m
13 Gral goes TV 25m
14 Kinderreime 1979 13m
15 Kleptomahlia - Suite für Klarinette, Violoncello und Klavier 2004 13m
16 Leckermaul & Katz m.b.H. 2000 4m 40s
17 Lied eines einfachen Weinliebhabers 2005 3m 30s
18 Lieder von Erich Fried - Arrangement für Klarinette, Vibraphon und Klavier 2000 5m 30s
19 Ménagerie pour Viola et Pianoforte 2004 7m
20 Merowingische Toccata und Wut-Marsch 1996 5m 30s
21 Messe - Fassung a) für Altsolo, gemischten Chor und Bläser 1986 ~ 25m
22 Messe - Fassung b) für Altsolo, gemischten Chor, Orgel und Pauken 1986 ~ 25m
23 Messe - Fassung c) für Altsolo, gemischten Chor und Sinfonieorchester 1986 ~ 25m
24 Murmeltier 2006 1m
25 Negeraufstand in Cuba - Variationen und Fuge für Klavier vierhändig 1984 ~ 15m 30s
26 Reality is TV is Reality 1998 7m 30s
27 Rhenaurodium für Kontrabass und Klavier 5m
28 Sancta Quietas - Paradiesische Ruhe 9m
29 Sehnsucht nach Alt-Aussee 2006 5m
30 Streichquartett 1974 1974 ~ 18m
31 Tangenten - Fünf Lieder nach Texten aus "Tangenten" von Heimito von Doderer für mittlere Stimme und Klavier ~ 4m
32 Toccata infernale 1997 2m 25s
33 Trio für Violine, Violoncello und Klavier 1968 ~ 14m
34 Vierzehn Spiegel ~ 20m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1936
Date of Birth:  11. January 1936
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1954 - 1960
1954 - 1960

choir conducting (Hans Ulrich Schmid)

1954 - 1960

conducting

1954 - 1960

music theory

1960

graduation (doctor's degree)

art history (Karl M. Swoboda)

musicology

private lessons (Karl Schilling)

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1960 - 1966

accompanist, production director and conductor

1964 - 1969

teacher (vocal studies)

1968 - 2001

teacher (conducting)

1969 - 1972

musical director

1972 - 1974

production director

1975 - 1986

musical director

piano duo together with Liselotte Theiner

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1986
1998
2000
2006
2006

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1960

award as best alumnus

Description of Style

What does music mean to me? This question - one can basically only answer with all or nothing, 0 or 1 - has already been asked a thousand times in entrance examinations of music schools and dealt with with varying success in sentimental or dry ways. - In any case, it is an art form and the content of life to people cherishing their ears (1); to them it is solely reserved to produce and to understand it. In her existence as the most immaterial of the arts, whose expression and activity options are superior to those of the other arts, music remains utterly vulnerable and while keeping  constant vigilance has to be sheltered against the grasp of non-ears people (0), such as rhino and seahorses have to be protected from persecution by fools who lack any potency.

 

Walter Breitner, 1996

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