Michael Neunteufel
Instrument: piano, oboe

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Neunteufel Michael

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Romanze - for double bass and piano 2014 4m 30s
2 Impromptu Es-Dur - for piano 2013 8m 40s
3 O Sohn des Geistes 2012 2m 45s
4 Vom Himmel hoch 2011 2m 30s
5 Blessed gesungen 2011 2m
6 Blessed is the spot 2011 3m
7 Fünf Klavierstücke 2010 14m 30s
8 Variationen über E. Griegs "Aus jungen Tagen" 2010 6m
9 Gefrorene Thränen 2008 3m
10 Echo1 und Echo2 2008 8m
11 Power 4 Xylophon Kla4 2008 2m 40s
12 Schmetterlinge - for piano 2008 3m 50s
13 Landluft 2008 1m 30s
14 Debatte, una battaglia 2006 15m
15 6 Lieder für Männerchor 2005 11m
16 Du Herz 2003 - 2004 2m
17 Andantino und Rondino 2003 5m
18 Mich brennt's an meinen Reiseschuh'n - Liedbearbeitung 2003 6m
19 Vier Klavierwerke 2002 6m
20 Eine bunte Feder 2001 8m
21 Zwei Epigramme für Bläser und Klavier 2000 10m
22 Freundschaftsgruss 2000 2m
23 Drei Miniaturen für Metallophon 1999 4m
24 Gedanken ranken - Duo for two violas 1998 8m
25 Nachdenkliche Kantate 1998 - 1999 12m
26 Dreiviertel getroffen - for violin solo 1998 3m
27 Heidenröslein - Variationen 1997 7m
28 Trauermusik für Harmonium/Orgel 1997 4m
29 Nachgesang in drei Teilen 1996 12m
30 In the Name of Thy Lord - Chorlied 1996 6m
31 Ei hazrate 'Abdu'l-Bahá - Persische Weise 1996 8m - 9m
32 Triangel - Trio for 2 violins and piano 1996 10m
33 Response - Solo für Vibraphon 1996 8m
34 Langsamer Marsch 1996 3m
35 Klaviertrio - for violin, violoncello, piano 1996 11m
36 Piece für Dominik - duo for double bass and piano 1996 2m 30s
37 Klavierstück Vier plus Eins - Tagträume 1995 15m
38 Chor-Meditationen 1994 7m - 8m
39 Siciliano pastorale - Trio 1994 5m
40 Contraductinus - über ein Kirchenlied 1994 5m
41 Vier Klavierstücke - The Laws 1993 8m
42 Verborgenes Wort "A Messenger of Joy" 1992 7m
43 Redundanz - for violin, clarinet and piano 1992 10m
44 Perpetuum sonare - Duo 1992 3m
45 Verborgenes Wort "Wenn du mich liebst" 1991 7m
46 Dialog für vier Holzbläser 1991 6m
47 Chorsätze 1991
48 Suite 1.9.9.1 - for recorder and harpsichord 1991 10m - 11m
49 Sommerwind - Duo 1991 7m
50 Prayer - Gebet 1991 6m
51 Elegie 1991 5m
52 Danza del brucha - Hexentanz 1990 4m
53 Gavotte - for violin, clarinet and piano 1990 14m
54 Lieder - for soprano and piano 1990
55 ... ma non troppo - Mozartbearbeitung 1990 9m
56 Kinder, o Kinder! - Kanon 1990
57 Mehr Zeit - Monolog für Männerchor 1989
58 Humoreske 1988 6m
59 Erhebe Dich - Kanon, fünf- oder neunstimmig 1988
60 Vogelstimmen - Drei Duos 1988 10m
61 Lieder - für Sopran (Sprecher) und Klavier 1988 10m
62 Romantisches Rondo 1988 5m
63 Meine Ewigkeit - Geistliches Chorlied 1987
64 Romantisches Rond(in)o - Duo 1987 7m
65 Lyrischer Liederzyklus - for baritone and piano 1987 9m
66 Introduktion und Thema - for clarinet and piano 1987 5m 30s
67 Die sieben Täler - Orchestersuite 1987 16m - 18m
68 Vom Himmel ... - Kompositionsstudie 1987
69 Sonatine - Kompositionsstudie 1987
70 Die sieben Täler - Motetten 1987 16m - 18m
71 An jenem Tag - Duo 1987 16m
72 Guten-Morgen-Geschichte - for cello 1986 2m
73 Trio - for 2 flutes and bassoon 1986 5m
74 Sonatine (Sinfonietta) 1986 12m
75 Arioso für Gitarrenchor 1986
76 Suite for guitar 1986 11m
77 Im Reiche ... - Geistliches Chorlied 1986 5m - 6m
78 Ohne Titel - for recorder, violoncello and piano 1986 8m
79 Impression 3 1986 2m 30s
80 Impression 4 1986 4m 30s
81 Poem - for flute and piano 1986 4m 30s
82 Am Hafen, wo ... - Liedbearbeitung 1986
83 Impression 5 - Erinnerung 1986 3m
84 Sonata Longa - for violin and piano 1986 - 1995 40m
85 Burlescina für Gitarrenchor 1985 2m
86 Frieden Motette 1985 12m
87 Meloi 2 - for flute and piano 1985 5m
88 Meloi 1 - for flute and piano 1985 4m - 5m
89 Andante rubato - for harp 1985 3m - 4m
90 Kammermusik - for recorder, violoncello and piano 1985 8m
91 Lyrischer Liederzyklus - for soprano and piano 1985 7m
92 Scherzo - für Trompetenquintett 1985 13m
93 Impression 1 1985 2m 30s
94 Impression 2 1985 5m 30s
95 Gute-Nacht-Geschichte - for cello 1985 2m
96 Zwei Menuette - (Johann Sebastian Bach), Bearbeitung für gemischten Chor 1984 5m
97 Fantasia-Meditation 1984 9m
98 Mich brennt's an meinen Reiseschuh'n - Liedbearbeitung 1984 13m
99 Klavierstücke 1984
100 Sonate für Gitarre 1984 - 1985 15m
101 Kinderklavierstücke 1983 5m
102 So ein Tag - Lied (Satz) 1982
103 Ich bezeuge - Gebet 1982
104 Ya Baha ul Abha - Gebet 1982 3m 30s
105 Heilung - Gebet 1982 4m
106 Burlescina für Holzbläserquartett 1982 2m
107 Burlescina a tre - für Holzbläser und Klavier 1981 2m
108 Burlescina 1981 2m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1958
Date of Birth:  9. April 1958
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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Since 1978 he lives in Vorarlberg, he is known as a music teacher, pianist and chamber musician. He teaches at the School of Music Bregenz and since 1991 at the Conservatory. Since 2001 he leads the country-group of the Vorarlberg AGMÖ in the role of chairman the group and since 2002 he is active in the role of state department head for keyboard instruments in the Association of Vorarlberg Music Schools. From 2006 to 2010, Michael Neunteufel was IGP-director of studies at the Vorarlberg State Conservatory.
As a composer - since 1984 - he is self-taught. He owes much to his teacher Andor Losonzcy and his recently deceased colleague Wolfgang Kirchner. Parallel to some composition awards at music festivals and premieres, the ORF has continually honored his compositions. He has mainly written works for voice, piano chamber music and choral music.
When asked to differentiate between the being able to compose and the feeling the need to compose, he says: "To me, it is more a matter of having to compose."

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1965
1972

lessons with Hans Petermandl and Walter Fleischmann

1972

lessons with Hans Hadamovsky

1976

secondary school leaving certificate with distinction

1977

studies of music theory and counterpoint

1977 - 1979

privat studies with Alfred Dutka (Viennesse oboe)

1978

diploma in musical education with distinction

1985 - 1987

participation at the German researching project "Partnerklavier" with Peter Heilbut and Heinz Görges

1987 - 1990

musical education (Wolfgang Roscher)

1987 - 1990
1990

graduation in musical education

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1977

close cooperation with the mentor and violonist Bijan Khadem-Missagh

1978

from this year on music educator and composer in Vorarlberg, teaching and giving concerts as pianist and harpsichordist, chamber musician and accompanist

1983

from this year on increasing compositional work and self-education music studies

1984

from this year on concerts with the vocalists Günther Ess, Annika and Walter Kräutler and various others and accompanist at international choir and orchestra weeks

1987

Musikforum Landegg, Wienacht/CH: co-founder

1988

from this year on musical arrangements and ambience of smaller cultural events, such as exhibitions, dramas, readings

1990

from this time on teacher

1990

reviewer

1991

Bregenz and 1995 Lindau: musical director of Brecht's/Weill's "Dreigroschenoper", member or the ensemble 'Theater Blauer Kater' with the production "Männerrevue" and "Die Sekretärinnen", Lindau

1991 - 1995

lecturer in the field of musical education for piano, group lessons, improvisation and composition for children in Salzburg, Kirchheim/Teck, Dresden, Innsbruck

1997 - 2000

participation at the activities of EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) Switzerland

2002

from this year on various professional actvivities in the area of music education in Volarlberg (keyboards)

2004

and 2006 CD-productions with singers

2005

from this year on IGP-director of studies

2005 - 2014

jury activities in regional and state contests

2007

from this year on various professional actvivities in the area of music education nationwide (keyboards) and leader of several piano advanced education in Styria, Salzburg, Vienna, Helsinki

2007

from this year on conductor of the ensemble

2008

ever since collaboration as board member of the Chopin Society Vorarlberg

2009

person mainly responsible for the AGMÖ-Bundeskongress in Feldkirch with 1700 participants

2010 - 2011

several duo concerts with double bass player Francisco Obieta

2011

collaboration at the researching project of the society "Pro Vadiana" in the Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, University Bern, University Zurich for the Swiss composer Ferdinand Fürchtegott Huber with transcriptions and performances of his works

2011 - 2012

series of events for the anniversary "25 Jahre Theater Blauer Kater", Lindau with improvisations, lectures with music and "Charivari"

2013

house concert on the historical instruments hammerclavier with works by Dvorak and Schubert

2014

Dreigroschenoper project "Der Mond über Soho" in Theater am Blauen Kater, Lindau

regular recordings with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)

several ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) composer portraits

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1988

Kolbnitz, Kärnten

1990

Landegg Music Forum CH: in this period workshops, commissions and performances

1990

in this period composer's concerts in Wolfurt

1991

Vandans, Montafon: first performance

1995

Monastery Altenburg: first performance

1996

world premiere

1999

first performance

2000

first performance

2000

first performance

2000

first performance

2004

first performance at "Work und Musik"

2007

revival

2007

first performance

2007

first performance in St. Pölten

2008

commission and first performance

2009

first performance

2010

first performance in Bahá'i Center Austria

2012

first performance

2012

premiere and performances of his works at "Lesung und Konzert"

2014

revival

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1999

Bregenz: commission and first performance

2000
2001

Kornmarkt Choir Bregenz

2003
2005
2006

Music School Bregenz: commission for the ensemble "Was Neu's"

2008

Feldkirch: commission und first performance

2010

Bahá'i Center Austria

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1984

Cesar-Bresgen-Liedkompositionswettbewerb Salzburg: 1st Prize für

1985

Neue Hausmusik Klosterneuburg: Prize winner at the composition contest for

1987

2nd prize at the choir composition contest for

2005

award for

Description of Style

Music with expressive message and ambiguous, though clearly audible, tonality. In this regard, analogies with Debussy, Prokofiev and Hindemith. Messiaen's sound layering and Mussorgsky's style of talking as role-models. Music with distinct original characteristics, including elements of Jazz. In my own words, " My music is alive and approaches the listener. It moves and tells what words cannot tell."

 

Michael Neunteufel, 1994/2007

Discography, Projects

Discography

 

2002: CD with Morgenstern's Galgenliedern in musical version by Paul Graener

Librettist of (Composition)

Contact, Links

Language:  German
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