Diether de la Motte

de la Motte Diether

General Information

Year of Birth:  1928
Date of Birth:  30. March 1928
Country of Birth: 

The compositional work of Professor de la Motte encompasses almost all genres and ranges from stage works, orchestral, piano, organ works, vocal and chamber music to experimental works and performances. Professor Diether de la Motte is not only a well-known composer but also a famous music theorist. No student of music theory and musicology gets by his fundamental publications on musical analysis, counterpoint and harmonics, which give an insight on the development and the state of compositional art in history and present.


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Detmold: choral conducting (Kurt Thomas)

Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Detmold: piano

Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Detmold: composition (Wilhelm Maler)



Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, Hannover: teacher

Landeskirchenmusikschule Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf: lecturer

famous composer and music theorist

Mainz: reader


appointed professor