Andre Asriel
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Instrument: piano
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Asriel Andre

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Instrumentation Category
1 Shakespeare-Suite 1993
2 Suite in E 1988
3 Cinque pezzi obbligati 1988
4 "Drifters" - music for the documentary film 1984 - 1986
5 Drei Chöre nach lateinischen Texten 1983
6 Massenlieder 1983
7 "Borinage" - music for the documentary film 1983 - 1984
8 Vier Stücke für zwei Gitarren 1981
9 Drei ernste Gesänge 1977
10 Songs und Chansons 1975
11 Eine kleine Jazzmusik 1974
12 Toccata und Fuge 1973
13 "Unterm Birnbaum" - music for the film 1973
14 Katzenwalzer 1972
15 "Elixiere des Teufels" - music for the film 1972
16 Drei Kommentare zu "Moro lasso" - (Gesualdo da Venosa) 1971
17 Klavierlieder 1971
18 Fuge in C 1970
19 "Zwei Briefe aus Pospischiel" - music for the television film 1970
20 Serenade 1969
21 "Netzwerk" - music for the film 1969
22 Metamorphosen 1968
23 Sechs Fabeln nach Äsop 1967
24 "Frau Venus und ihr Teufel" - music for the film 1967
25 "Der verlorene Engel" - music for the film 1966
26 Suite in Scat 1965
27 "O.K." - music for the documentary film 1965
28 Volksliedersuite 1964
29 20 Variationen über "Ich habe mein Feinsliebchen" 1964
30 "Hüben und Drüben" - music for the documentary film 1964
31 "Geschlechter" - music for the film 1964
32 Vier Inventionen 1963
33 "Der Dieb von San Marengo" - music for the film 1963
34 "Mir nach, Canaillen" - music for the film 1963
35 "Hase und Igel" - music for the show 1963
36 "Gleisbau" - music for the film 1963
37 Baroque in Blue 1962
38 "Der Kinnhaken" - music for the film 1962
39 "Geheimarchiv an der Elbe" - music for the film 1962
40 "Dorfkinder" - music for the documentary film 1962
41 "Pasaremos" - music for the film 1962
42 Praeludium und Toccata 1961
43 "Auf der Sonnenseite" - music for the film 1961
44 "Die letzte Nacht" - music for the television movie 1961
45 "Die unbekannte Göße" - music for the film 1961
46 "Der Schwur des Soldaten Pooley" - music for the television film 1961
47 "Der Bankraub" - music for the show 1961
48 "Die Füchsin und der Biber" - music for the show 1961
49 "Moderne Grafik" - music for the film 1961
50 "Seilergasse 8" - music for the film 1960
51 "Wo der Zug nicht lange hält" - music for the film 1960
52 "Ehesache Lorenz" - music for the film 1959
53 "Andersen Nexö" - music for the documentary film 1959
54 "Der Lotterieschwede" - music for the film 1958
55 "Das Faschingskostüm" - music for the cartoon 1958
56 "Märkische Novelle" - music for the documentary film 1957
57 "Lebendes Eisen" - music for the short film 1955
58 Sonate für Klavier 1953
59 Mahle, Mühle, mahle 1951
60 Etüden und Vortragsstücke

General Information

Year of Birth:  1922
Date of Birth:  22. February 1922
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1936 - 1938
1936 - 1938

music theory (Richard Stöhr)

1938

studies with Franz Osborn

1938

composition (Ernst Hermann Meyer)

1941

professional qualification

1947

composition (Hermann Wunsch)

1947

composition (Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling)

1948

state examination piano

1950 - 1952

master student

studies with Richard Rösler

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1950

lecturer

1954 - 1960

piano accompanist of Hanns Eisler

1967

professor of  music theory

1980

retirement

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation

interpretation of chansons by actors like Gisela May, Vera Ölschlegel, Fred Dyren and Manfred Krug

interpretation of mass songs by hundreds of choirs

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1951

German Democratic Republic (GDR): national award

1970

Free German Trade Union Confederation of the GDR: art award

1974

German Democratic Republic (GDR): patriotic order of merit

1982

German Democratic Republic (GDR): patriotic order of merit

Description of Style

Asriel has become particularly well known for his mass songs. He has also become successful in the areas of song, chanson and film music. His music is characterized by melodic creativity and is occasionally inspired by jazz elements.

Horst Seeger in: Musiklexikon. - Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1981

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