Eugene Hartzell
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Hartzell Eugene

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 Six Pieces for Piano
2 Adagio for Cello and Piano ~ 4m
3 Five Duos for Two Guitars
4 Three Pieces for Woodwond Quintet
5 Two Pieces for Glockenspiel and Xylophone
6 Zwei Stücke - für Flöte, Oboe, Klarinette( in A), Bratsche, Vibraphon und Xylophon
7 Hinweis für den Benutzer: Früh- und Gelegenheitswerke tw. unter http://www.eugene-hartzell.org/
8 Fünf Choräle und Choralvorspiele 1956
9 Five Poems by E.E. Cummings - for bass and piano 1956
10 Two Songs for Soprano (and piano) 1956
11 Two Lauds for Tenor and Chamber Orchestra 1956
12 Ave Verum Corpus - for unaccompanied choir 1956
13 English Mass - for unison choir and organ 1956
14 Missa Brevis - for solo bass and chamber orchestra (and piano) 1956
15 Victimae Pascali - Easter Hymn 1956
16 Sonatina for Clarinet - Monologues 1 1957 10m
17 Two Pieces - for Orchestra 1962 12m
18 Four Madrigals - for 4-Part Mixed Chorus a cappella 1962
19 String Quartet 1962 ~ 21m
20 Seven Pieces for a Young Pianist 1963 11m
21 Five Sketches for Oboe - Monologues 2 1964 7m
22 Divertimento for Bassoon - Monologues 3 1964 8m
23 String Trio 1964
24 Capriccio for Flute - Monologues 4 1965 9m
25 Variants for Alto or Tenor Saxophone (and Percussion) - Monologues 5 1965 7m
26 Symphony I - for Strings 1965 21m
27 Cantata for tenor and piano "Westron Wind" 1965 ~ 15m
28 Considerations for Contrabass - Monologues 6 1967 7m
29 Nine Uncritical Pieces for Piano 1968 20m
30 Symphony II (Concertante) - for Wind Quintet and Strings 1968 22m
31 Excursions for Viola - Monologues 7 1969 10m
32 Trio - for Flute, Bass Clarinet (or Bassoon) and Piano 1969 15m
33 Spring and Three Flowers - for Soprano and Orchestra 1969 14m
34 Three Madrigals - for 6-Part Chorus a cappella 1969
35 Variante für Blockflöten und Schlagwerk 1969
36 Projections for Wind Quintet 1970 16m
37 Synopsis of a Symphony 1970 9m
38 Five Songs - for Tenor and Piano 1971 ~ 11m
39 Companion Pieces to a Wind Quintet 1973 ~ 16m
40 Four Songs - for Soprano and Piano 1973 6m
41 Psalm 130 - for 4-Part Mixed Chorus and Organ 1973 10m
42 St. Louis Choruses for Trumpet (or Flügelhorn) - Monologues 8 1975 ~ 6m
43 Reflections for Violin - Monologues 9 1975 8m
44 Outgrowths of a Wind Quintet 1976 ~ 17m
45 Three Latin Lyrics - for Six-Part Chorus a cappella 1976 ~ 13m
46 Workpoints 1 - for flute and bassoon 1977 ~ 9m
47 Phrases for Horn - Monologues 10 1977 ~ 8m
48 Workpoints 2 - for oboe and clarinet 1977 8m
49 Workpoints 3 - for flute and horn 1977 ~ 7m
50 Aria for Musical Saw 1978 ~ 4m
51 Gyrations for Guitar - Monologues 11 1978 ~ 7m
52 Workpoints 4 - for flute and oboe 1978 ~ 7m
53 Workpoints 5 - for clarinet and horn 1978 ~ 8m
54 A Keats Songbook - Nine Songs for Tenor and Guitar 1978 ~ 27m
55 Nine Haikus - for Baritone and Clarinet 1978 ~ 8m
56 Workpoints 6 - for oboe and bassoon 1979 ~ 8m
57 Elegy for English Horn - Monologues 12 1979 ~ 6m
58 String Quartet 1979 19m
59 Three American Folksongs - for Medium Voice and Piano 1979
60 Grounds for John Donne - Seven Songs for Tenor and Harp 1979 ~ 27m
61 Configurations for Bass Clarinet - Monologues 13 1980 ~ 7m
62 Approximations for Cello - Monologues 14 1980 ~ 8m
63 Workpoints 7 - for horn and bassoon 1980 ~ 8m
64 Workpoints 8 - for clarinet and bassoon 1980 ~ 8m
65 Sinfoniettina - for (13) Strings 1980 ~ 14m
66 Twelve Poems - by Jehane Markham for Mezzo Soprano, Viola and Piano 1980 ~ 20m
67 Air and Variations for Harp - Monologues 15 1981 ~ 9m
68 Sonata - for Clarinet and Piano 1981 ~ 18m
69 Sonata - for Horn and Piano 1981 ~ 16m
70 Five American Folksongs 1981
71 Four Latin Lyrics - for Tenor and Orchestra 1981 20m
72 Sophistications for Trombone - Monologues 16 1982 ~ 7m
73 Workpoints 9 - for oboe and horn 1982 ~ 7m
74 Workpoints 10 - flute and clarinet 1982 7m
75 Episodes - for Violin and Piano 1982 ~ 10m
76 Trio - for Violin, Clarinet and Piano 1982 ~ 16m
77 Five Songs - for Baritone and Piano 1982 ~ 9m
78 Autumnals - Four Pieces for 4-Part Mixed Chorus and Harp 1982
79 Barbershopera - Opera collage for Barbershop Quartet 1982 ~ 8m
80 Toccata and Passacaglia - for Organ 1983 ~ 10m
81 Toying for Tuba - Monologues 17 1983 6m
82 Duo - for Cello and Harp 1983 9m
83 Sonata - for Soprano Saxophone and Piano 1983 15m
84 Psalm 3 - for 4-Part Mixed Chorus a cappella 1983
85 Psalm 13 - for 4-Part Mixed Chorus a cappella 1983
86 Psalm 23 - for 4-Part Mixed Chorus a cappella 1983
87 Time Pieces - Five Songs for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano 1984 ~ 24m
88 Encore Piece from Episodes - for Violin and Piano 1985 ~ 2m
89 Two German Duets - for Soprano, Baritone and Piano 1985 ~ 5m
90 Concerto quasi una Fantasia - for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra 1986 ~ 18m
91 Fourteen American Folksongs 1986
92 Combinations for (Viennese) Horn - Monologues 18 1987 ~ 6m
93 Constellations - for Saxophone Quartet 1987 ~ 13m
94 Duo - for Violin and Bass Clarinet 1988 ~ 10m
95 Variation Allsorts - for Double Bass and Piano 1988 ~ 9m
96 Bagatelles - for Flute, Bass Clarinet and Piano 1988 ~ 8m
97 Divertimentino - for Saxophone Quartet 1988 9m
98 Sonata - for Cello and Piano 1989 ~ 18m
99 Variations - for Chamber Orchestra 1989 ~ 14m
100 Short Takes I - for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Cello and Piano 1990 ~ 11m
101 Short Takes II - for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano 1990 ~ 7m
102 C, D, F, E and Other Notes - for (13) Strings 1990 10m
103 On D - for Two Flutes 1991 ~ 8m
104 Zwei Gedichte von Andreas Gryphius - for Soprano, Violin, Viola, Cello 1991 ~ 10m
105 Ein Mädchen, ein junger Mann, ein Autobusbahnhof - Opernsketch 1991 ~ 7m 30s
106 Recessional - for Organ 1991
107 Duo - for Violin and Clarinet 1992 ~ 10m
108 Largo - for String Quartet 1992 9m 30s
109 Sonata - for Oboe and Piano 1992 ~ 14m
110 Lyrics for Violin - Monologues 19 1993 ~ 8m
111 Clarinet Quintet 1993 22m
112 Nightpiece - for Orchestra 1993 12m
113 Changes for Clarinet - Monologues 20 1994 ~ 9m
114 Concerto - for Double Bass and Strings 1994 ~ 21m
115 String Trio 1995 ~ 16m
116 Horn Trio 1995 ~ 11m
117 Nachtgesänge - Sechs deutsche Lieder für Baßbariton und Klavier 1995 ~ 15m
118 Sechs Lieder für Baßbariton und Klavier 1995 15m
119 Flute Quintet 1996 ~ 22m
120 Vocalise for Double Bass - Monologues 21 1996 ~ 6m
121 Kammersymphonie - für 11 Instrumentalisten 1997 ~ 16m
122 Variations on a Rhythmic Line - for violin, guitar and double bass 1997 ~ 4m 30s
123 An das Licht - for Tenor and Piano 1999 ~ 17m
124 Wer sagt uns, dass Verbrechen sich nicht lohnt? - Fünf Szenen für drei Sänger und 1999 ~ 20m
125 Menschheits Spott 2000

General Information

Date of Birth:  21. May 1932
Place of Birth:  Cincinnati
Country of Birth: 
Date of Death:  20. April 2000
Place of Death:  Vienna

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1949 - 1953

Kent State University, Kent/Ohio: music theory, history, English literature

1953

Kent State University, Kent/Ohio: Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts

1953 - 1955

composition, music history, voice - Bachelor of Music

1955

Master of Music

1956 - 1958

private studies: composition

1956 - 1958

private studies: singing (Sergei Radamsky)

1960 - 1962

continuation of studies

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1958 - 1960

7th U.S. Army Symphony Orchestra: military services in the Federal Republic of Germany, as pianist and percussionist

1960 - 1970

The London Times: music correspondent for the British daily newspaper - reports from Austria, Bayreuth, Warsaw, Prague and Zagreb

1960 - 2000

freelance music correspondent, staff of publishing companies at Doblinger Musikverlag and Universal Edition, radio and television presenter, speaker in commercials and films, translator and composer

1974 - 1991

Radio Austria International: editor and presenter - more than 3,000 programmes or features, appearances as television presenter

1987 - 2000

collaboration and co-founder of the ensemble together with René Staar and Erik Freitag

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1969

Chamber Music Society Baltimore (Bonnie Lake)

1972

Marion Barnum

1986

Alexandria Museum of Fine Arts (Abdel Fattah Ibrahim)

1986

Carnegie Recital Hall

1994

Goethe Institute (James Rapport)

1996
1996

Thomas Larcher (Pf), Ernst Kovacic (Vl)

1997

Borromäus-Saal

1997

special concert on the occasion of the composer's birthday, performances of several works

2001
2004
2005

performance of several compositions on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the composer's death

2007
2007
2007

Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano

2007
2007

Bläsersolisten Aargau, Castle Klingnau - Rittersaal

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

Ensemble Garmonia Mira

James Rapport

Mankato Symphony Orchestra

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1955

"Ditson Fellowship" (art scholarship)

1999

honorary membership

1999

music award