Michael Buchrainer
Instrument: guitar

Buchrainer Michael

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Sonatina - Relatos cortos 2009 8m
2 Zwei Lieder - für 3- und 4-stimmigen Frauenchor 2007 2m
3 in my grove - für 2 Gitarrenquartette 2006 7m
4 Vier Lieder 2005 3m 30s
5 Èvocation 2005 20m
6 Jeux de Couleurs 2004 14m
7 Lä-Vo-berrrrr (Ländle Vorarlberg) 2004
8 5 - 4 - U - 2 (Raftsenkzamm) - für 2 Gitarren 2003 14m
9 Evasión - für Gitarre und Orchester 2002 15m
10 magic mood - für Flöte, Klavier und Orchester 2000 13m
11 Ave Maria - für 4(5)-stimmigen gemischten Chor 1999 1m
12 Pater noster - für 4-stimmig gemischten Chor 1998 1m
13 Epitaph '97 - Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester 1997
14 Aus tiefer Not (aus Psalm 130) - Motette für 4-stimmig gemischten Chor 1997 1m
15 Missa choralis - für 4-stimmig gemischten Chor 1997 10m
16 Missa brevis - für Sopran, Tenor, Baß, Chor (SATB) und Orgel 1993 10m
17 Sonate - für Gitarre 1992 8m 30s
18 Suite - für Orchester. Ein musikalisches Sittenbild 1990 10m
19 Etudes en Suite - für Gitarre 1989 9m
20 Das Fieber - nach Gustav Meyrink 1988 15m
21 Blasmusik '86 - für Bläsersextett 1986 6m 30s
22 Streichquartett '85 (Hommages) 1985 8m
23 Die blaue Blume - Ein Märchen 1985 7m
24 Lied von einer Insel - für Sopran und Orgel nach Ingeborg Bachmann 1984 3m
25 Fünf Studien - für Gitarre 1984 6m
26 Episoden - für Orchester 1982 11m
27 Prefugium - für Orgel und Becken 1981 8m
28 Concertino - für Gitarre, Flöte und acht Streicher 1980 9m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1950
Date of Birth:  28. December 1950
Place of Birth:  Lienz
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  Since 1977 he is a Professor at the Vorarlberger Landeskonservatorium in Feldkirch. He gave numerous concerts in duo with Robert Wolf (solo flutist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra) and with other chamber music ensembles - including performances a at the Schubertiade, concerted as a soloist with various orchestras in Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the Czech Republic.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1974 - 1978

graduation with diploma for applied music

1979 - 1987

composition

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1977

since then: professorship for guitar

extensive concert activity, among others, with Robert Wolf

long-play records with works by Händel, Bach, Tedesco, Ibert

soloist with various orchestras in Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the Czech Republic

numerous concerts with various chamber music formations

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1985

Music School Werdenberg

1988

Theatre Die Figur

1992

Leon Koudelak

2002

ligita - Liechtensteiner Gitarrentage

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1980

Composition Competition of the City of Innsbruck: Third Prize for composition

1986

Composition Competition of the City of Innsbruck: First Prize for composition

2000

composer scholarship

2001

Composition Competition of the Union of European Choral Federations (AGEC): the choral motets "Ave Maria" and "Pater noster" in 2001 have been ranked under the best pieces 

Description of Style

Michael Buchrainer is one of the most exciting talents that I have met in my composition classes. His sharp analytical way of thinking is striking, everything is verifiable. His complicated polyrhythmics are never an end in itself, but determine forms which are embedded in very personal, delicate motifs. Even if Buchrainer sometimes expects a lot from the performers, he still always keeps his style through harsh self-criticism under control. To the listener especially the piece "Episoden"  has something strangely exciting, but also parody traits are clearly observable.

 

Robert Nessler in: Publicum. Innsbrucker Theater- und Konzertspiegel, 1984

Press Reviews

8. April 1989

Michael Buchrainer has created music that emphasizes the storyline [...] 

Vorarlberger Nachrichten (Christa Dietrich) 

 

1984

Michael Buchrainer is one of the most exciting talents that I have met in my composition classes. [...] 

Publikum. Innsbrucker Theater- und Konzertspiegel (Robert Nessler)

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • Musik aus Feldkirch. Porträt Michael Buchrainer (CD number 26, Feldkrich 2008)
  • Missa brevis (CD DCSN 96)
  • Pas de deux (Tyrolis, CD S 375 197)

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Contact, Links

E-Mail:  michael [dot] buchraineratgmx [dot] at
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