Aribert Reimann

Biography

Born: March 4, 1936; Berlin, Germany  
Born in Berlin on March 4, 1936, Aribert Reimann grew up under the terrible privations of World War II and its long aftermath in Germany. Although he has adhered for much of his career to abstract serialist methods, his compositions retain a dramatic bleakness that some have attributed to his childhood wartime experiences. More than this, though, Reimann is known for his dual career and for its reflections in his music: He is a noted accompanist Read more long associated with the premier lieder performer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and has been called "the singer's composer." His operas, such as Ein Traumspiel (A Dream Play, based on the August Strindberg stage play of the same name) and Lear (after Shakespeare), offer formidable but not insurmountable technical challenges for vocalists. His feeling for the voice has been compared with that of another modern habitué of the vocal sphere, Benjamin Britten. A master orchestrator, Reimann is a rarity among contemporary composers in that he writes at times for large orchestral forces. Reimann's style has proceeded through phases of spare pointillism, strict serialism, and freer, sometimes serial-inspired music. He has used graphic notation to indicate both rhythms and the use of quarter-tone "shadow tones." For much of his career he was Professor of Music at the Academy of the Arts in Berlin. Read less

Biography

Born: March 4, 1936; Berlin, Germany  
Born in Berlin on March 4, 1936, Aribert Reimann grew up under the terrible privations of World War II and its long aftermath in Germany. Although he has adhered for much of his career to abstract serialist methods, his compositions retain a dramatic bleakness that some have attributed to his childhood wartime experiences. More than this, though, Reimann is known for his dual career and for its reflections in his music: He is a noted accompanist Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
No. 4. Ich will nicht klagen mehr
No. 2. Das Lied der Toten
No. 1. Der ich, in Zwischenraumen, in Aonen und Aonen wiederkehre
No. 2. O, nun heb du an, dort in deinem Moor
No. 3. Schlagt! Schlagt! Trommeln!
Dank 'Großes hast du mir gegeben' (1898), aus: Lieder Op.1 No.1
Abschied 'Aus den Trümmern einer hohen Schönheit' (1898), aus: Lieder op.1 No.2
Berg: Lieder, op.2 - No.1 "Schlafen, schlafen"
Berg: Lieder, op.2 - No.2 "Schlafend trägt man mich"
Berg: Lieder, op.2 - No.3 "Nun ich der Riesen stärksten überwand"
Berg: Lieder, op.2 - No.4 "Warm die Lüfte"
Winterreise D911: Gute Nacht
Winterreise D911: Die Wetterfahne
Winterreise D911: Gefrorne Tränen
Winterreise D911: Erstarrung
Winterreise D911: Der Lindenbaum
Winterreise D911: Wasserflut
Winterreise D911: Auf dem Flusse
Winterreise D911: Rückblick
Winterreise D911: Irrlicht
Winterreise D911: Rast
Winterreise D911: Frühlingstraum
Winterreise D911: Einsamkeit
Winterreise D911: Die Post
Winterreise D911: Der greise Kopf
Winterreise D911: Die Krähe
Winterreise D911: Letzte Hoffnung
Winterreise D911: Im Dorfe
Winterreise D911: Der stürmische Morgen
Winterreise D911: Täuschung
Winterreise D911: Der Wegweiser
Winterreise D911: Die Wirthaus
Winterreise D911: Mut
Winterreise D911: Die Nebensonnen
Winterreise D911: Der Leiermann


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