Stolz Josef


# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Rebellischer Friedensengel - Musik zum gleichnamigen Stück von Helmut Korherr 2000
2 La Fenice - Trio für Flöte, Violoncello und Klavier 1996 28m 44s
3 Carlo und Lana - Musik zum Hörspiel von Helmut Eisendle 1996 28m 15s
4 Sonate für Flöte und Klavier 1996 - 1997 34m
5 Ich trag im Herzen ... - Nikolaus Lenau - eine musikalische Biografie 1996
6 Votre âme est un paysage choisi ... - Französische Lyrik vertont für Sopran und Kammerensemble 1996 - 1997 1h 12m
7 Schneewittchen - Märchen mit Tanz und Musik nach den Gebrüdern Grimm 1995
8 Quintett für Klarinette, Violine, Viola, Violoncello und Klavier 1994 19m
9 Zwei Stimmen - zwei eins - Ein Musikhörspiel 1993 30m
10 Quartett für Violine, Viola, Violoncello und Klavier 1993 41m 20s
11 A Fairy Tale - for the piano 1992 ~ 13m 40s
12 Drei Fantasiestücke für Violine und Klavier 1992 19m 50s
13 Sonate für Violine und Klavier 1987 ~ 32m
14 Kasperl und der Luftballon - Kinderoper 1987 1h 30m
15 Die Prinzessin in der Zwirnspule - Burleske Oper 1987 - 1988
16 Regis ecclesiae - Kantate für Sopran und Kammerensemble 1985 40m
17 Sinfonietta 1984 - 1985 19m
18 Danses für Harfe, Klarinette, Marimbaphon und Streichquartett 1984 12m
19 Kammerkonzert für Harfe, Englischhorn und Streichquartett 1984 24m
20 Konzert für Orgel, Blechbläser und Pauken 1984 11m
21 Serenade für Klarinettenensemble 1984 11m

General Information

Date of Birth:  27. August 1954
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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Born on 27.08.1954 in Vienna, he studied music at the Conservatory in Vienna, majoring in conducting with Karl Randolf and cembalo with Viktor Sokolowski and Marina Mauriello. He studied score-playing and instrumentation with Hans Hagen, ensemble-directing with Josef Maria Müller, and attended lectures on music-theory and music-ethnology at Vienna University. He studied composition with Felix Schleiffelder. He graduated with distinction as a conductor in 1980 and as a harpsichord player in 1978, as well as completing a state teaching certificate with distinction for cembalo in 1980. During his studies he acted as secretary for the Franz-Schmidt-community and toured the Far East as pianist.


From that time onwards, he has conducted at the Wiener Festwochen, and with the Vienna Chamber Symphonics, among many others.
He lives, teaches, and works as a freelance artist in Vienna.


1984 - 1986

solo accompanist

2002 - 2005

music director

2002 - 2005

professor for composition


ever since musical cooperation with DDr. Wolfgang Oberkogler and Prof. Günter Thomasberger

staff member of the magazine "Illustrierte Welt"

conductor at Stadttheater Klagenfurt and Theater der Landeshauptstadt St. Pölten, Wiener Kammeroper, Vienna Chamber Symphonics, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, etc.

arrangement of various theatre pieces with music together with Helmut Korherr

accompanist at the Salzburg Festival, at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt and at Landestheater Tübingen

Performances (Selection)


19. Woche zeitgenössischer österreichischer Musik


Loos-Haus: performance of several works such as


Salzburger Festspielsommer: Fest in Hellbrunn, "Das Treiben der Sand"

other premieres a.o. at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Carinthian Summer, Iowa State University (USA) etc.


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

Music Department: composer in residence




promotional grant for composition


Hans Czermak Award

Wiener Symphoniker Composition Award

Description of Style

Tonal composition techniques with specific late-romantic Viennese idioms. The innovative sides are directly connected to the old musical craft. From this contradiction arises a Musica nova through an Ars rediviva.


Josef Stolz, 1994

Press Reviews

14. August 1997

The music is light and airy, as is fitting to summer theatre. [...] This is music to enjoy for the entire family.

Die Furche (Michael Krassnitzer)


18. March 1997

World premiere of "Ich trag im Herzen ..."
[...] The music of Josef Stolz has its qualities in any case: whether it highlights some scenes or is boosted by a ravishing aria. The setting of the music is, stylistically speaking, mainly "traditional" of the 19th century. There are passages of charming sensuality and sometimes it sounds as if Erich Wolfgang Korngold had written "Rheingold". This definitely does not mean that Josef Stolz's music is not of outstanding originality.

Wiener Zeitung (H. G. Pribil)



A harmonic "die-hard"? In any case one who can effortlessly win the audience over [...] confident possibilities of instrumental associations paired with lovely melodies.

Die Presse (Wilhelm Sinkovicz)

Discography, Projects


  • Josef Stolz - Musik im Looshaus (sto records)

Teacher of (Person)

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