Ernst Ludwig Leitner

Leitner Ernst Ludwig

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 KIDS TRIO - für Violine, Violoncello und Klavier
2 Sonate 1967 11m
3 Deutsche Vesper 1968
4 Drei Stücke 1969 15m
5 Sonate - für Violoncello solo 1969 10m
6 Die Geschichte vom Löwen Alois 1970
7 De Martyribus - Kantate 1970
8 Recitativ und Hymnus über "Christ ist erstanden" 1971 6m
9 Deutsches Ordinarium über "Ich wollt, daß ich daheime wär" 1971
10 Dum clamarem ad dominum - Psalmenkantate 1972
11 Suite breve über BACH 1973 16m
12 Serenade 1974
13 Totentanz - Chaconne über "Der grimmig Tod" 1974 5m - 6m
14 Sonata da chiesa 1975 13m
15 Vier Lieder 1975 12m
16 Intrada - für Orgel und sieben Blechbläser 1975 7m
17 Gloria 1975
18 Sonata da chiesa 1976 17m
19 Exaltationes - Gesänge nach Texten aus dem Hohen Lied 1976 30m
20 Chorlieder 1977 10m
21 Drei Lieder 1977 11m
22 Vier Nachtstücke 1977
23 Fünf Karikaturen 1977 10m
24 Metamorphosen nach Themen von W. A. Mozart 1977 30m
25 Gesang zur Nacht 1978 38m
26 Hommage à A. Bruckner 1978 12m
27 Memoria 1979 10m
28 Sequentiae - Fünf Sequenzen 1979
29 Alleluja 1979 3m
30 Pastorale 1979 4m
31 Four Dances 1979 9m
32 Soleriana 1979 5m
33 Litaniai 1980 13m
34 Stabat Mater 1981 13m
35 Orgelkonzert 1981 23m
36 Hommage à A. Cabezon 1981 12m
37 Te Deum 1982 17m
38 L'Homme armé - Kantate 1982 25m
39 Hommage à Clerambault 1983 7m
40 Rhapsodie 1983
41 Pater noster 1983 9m
42 Crescendo 1983 6m
43 Doppelkonzert 1984 22m
44 Drei Lieder 1984 14m
45 Sonata da Chiesa 1984 13m
46 Concerto B-A-C-H 1985 22m
47 Canti populari italiani 1985 10m
48 Magnificat 1985 25m
49 Cantata brevis "Laudate Dominum" 1985 10m
50 Es ist genug - Fantasia 1986
51 Magnificat - für Sopran und Orgel 1986 14m
52 Fantasia Basiliensis 1987 13m
53 Vier Bilder aus dem "Marienleben" 1987 22m
54 Meditation über das Ave Maria von J. Arcadelt 1987 8m
55 Round Trip 1987 14m
56 Rhapsody an a spot 1988 5m
57 Hommage à Hans Sachs 1988 21m
58 Cellokonzert 1988 23m
59 Sinfonia notturna 1989 20m
60 Cinco Canciones Populares Antiguas - für mittlere Stimme und Klavier 1989 12m
61 Mariae Verkündigung und Christi Geburt aus dem "Marienleben" 1989 12m
62 Metamorphosen 1989 12m
63 Hommage à Federico García Lorca 1989 13m
64 Hexachordfantasie 1990 7m
65 Sonata 1990 12m
66 Canciones populares Antiguas 1990 14m
67 Missa brevis - nach der "Orgelmesse" op. 59 und dem "Agnus Dei" op. 138 von Max Reger 1990 20m
68 Elegie 1991 12m
69 Fuga sopra Penny Lane 1992 2m
70 Hommage à Haydn 1992 12m
71 Requiem in memoriam Leonard Bernstein 1992 55m
72 Recuerdo de un tango 1993 13m
73 Chansons - for viola and string orchestra 1993 20m
74 Innviertler Impressionen 1993 18m
75 ... und kein Friede auf Erden 1994 14m
76 Cinco Canciones Populares Antiguas 1994 19m
77 Himno "Ave maris stella" - (Antonio de Cabezón), Bearbeitung 1994
78 Tempus edax rerum 1994 10m
79 Elegien - nach Texten von Friedrich Hölderlin, Georg Trakl und Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty 1995 18m
80 Kammersinfonie 1996
81 Kontrabass-Konzert 1996
82 Klarinettenquintett - Metamorphosen nach Motiven von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1996
83 Alles ist nur ein Sang 1996
84 So weiß wie Schnee, so rot wie Blut - Märchenoper 1998 ~ 2h
85 Chansons für Sopran und Orchester 1998
86 Epitaph für Georg Eisler 1998
87 Trinitatismesse (Sanctus und Agnus Dei) - für Soli, gemischten Chor, Orgel und Orchester 2007 ~ 7m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1943
Date of Birth:  14. October 1943
Place of Birth:  Wels
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This short biography is currently only available in German. It will be translated to English at a later stage.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1963

Lehrbildungsanstalt Linz: school-leaving examination

1963 - 1968

lessons with Hedalise Haupt-Stummer

1963 - 1968
1963 - 1968

composition

1967

teaching examination for music education

1968

diploma examinations for organ and composition with distinction

1970

International Master Class, Mechelen/Belgium: participation (Flor Peeters)

composition

musicology

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1967 - 1968

in various secondary schools (Salzburg, Linz): music educator

1969 - 1970

teacher (organ)

1970

ever since teacher (organ and music theory)

1970 - 1996

director of the choir founded by Johann Nepomuk David

1973 - 1983

director of the music education department

1978 - 2012

senior professorship (music theory)

2000

documentation of his oeuvre

2000 - 2008

board member of the Institute for Conducting, Composition and Music Theory

2003 - 2009

chairman of the senate at Universität Mozarteum

concert performances as an organist in Europe, USA and Canada

lecture tours and direction of various master courses

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

University of Michigan

Education Department Basel

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1967

graduation prizes

1972

promotional award

1973

promotional award

1981

culture medal

1983

International Composition Competition Munich: 1. Prize

1984

Upper Austrian culture award

1985

promotional award

1990

Johann Jacob Froberger Prize Kaltern/Stuttgart

1996

culture medal

1996

Decoration of Merit

2010

Anton-Bruckner-Award

2012

Heinrich-Gleißner-Award

2013

Golden Badge of Merit of the Country of Upper Austria

Description of Style

In 1979, Cesar Bresgen wrote about Ernst Ludwig Leitner: "[...] Reaching a synthesis of a world of sound colours and embracing polyphonic nobleness was Leitner's foremost purpose [...]" My first contact with 20th century music was in secondary school, around 1958. It was mainly music by Johann Nepomuk David and Paul Hindemith, performed by the director of the Wels Bach Choir and Josef Friedrich Doppelbauer, who would later be my teacher. Years later, I heard music by Olivier Messiaen for the first time, and it fascinated me from the start. My involvement with music from the Viennese school had a huge, lasting impact on my work. From today's perspective I would add this sentence to the quote at the beginning by Cesar Bresgens.

 

Ernst Ludwig Leitner, 1994

Discography, Projects

Contact Person of (Organisation)

Contact, Links

Language:  German