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24 Jan  

The death has been announced of German composer and pianist Helmut Bieler. He was 78. 

 

Bieler studied composition with Franz Xaver Lehner and piano with Friedrich Wührer and Aldo Schoen at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik, Munich. From 1967 he taught music at the Markgräfin-Wilhelmine-Gymnasium, Bayreuth before taking up a post at the University of Bayreuth in 1979, eventually retiring in 2004. 

 

In 1972 Bieler attended Darmstadt summer school on a course run my Helmut Lachenmann. He also joined the Eckiger Kreis group of composer and poets. With composer Helmut W. Erdmann, soprano Susanne Vill and percussionist Gerd Domhardt he founded the ensemble Musica Viva Bayreuth in 1980. In 1988 he founded the contemporary music festival Zeit für Neue Musik, which he directed with Wolfgang Graf.

 

Bieler wrote more than 100 works, including a chamber opera, concertos for piano and viola, pieces for solo voice and for choir and a large body of chamber solo keyboard works.

 

Schattierungen for flute and piano, by Helmut Bieler:

For further information:

 

Short biography and list of works

Wikipedia (English)

Wikipedia (German)

Publisher (Arends Musikverlage)

 



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