Hans Erich Apostel


Born: January 22, 1901; Karlsruhe, Germany   Died: November 30, 1972; Vienna, Austria  
Apostel studied with Schoenberg and Berg. He was honored many times for his compositional work, including the Major Austrian State Prize in 1952 and the Major Monaco Composition Prize in 1968. He started out as a lyrically Romantic composer and progressed through atonal expressionism to absolute serialism. His Paralipomena dodekaphonika is an example of his later work. Apostel believed in a connection between music and the visual arts and often Read more tried to translate images into music in his compositions. The initial notation for his pieces were frequently graphic in nature and these sketches contained all the elements necessary for a complete composition. Read less