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Holger Eichhorn (Cornet, Conductor)

Born: 1942 - Bromberg (today Bydgosz), Poland

The Polish-born German musicologist, cornet player and conductor, Holger Eichhorn, was born in Bromberg and grew up in a northern German pastorate. He received first violin lessons, then gained his first brass experience in the church choir, and was quickly atrractred to contemporary jazz. After high school and a year as a nurse Diaconal, he studied composition at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin. In 1967, he studied musicology at the Free University Berlin.

In the early 1970’s Holger Eichhorn founded the Musicalische Compagney. Concerts have taken him to many European countries and the USA. In addition to technical papers and books, he is currently working as an editor of the Johann Rosenmüller Complete Edition.

Recordings: Gabrieli superiore. Motetten & Canzonen (Verlag Altenburg, Leipzig, 1999); In terra pax – Friedensmusik. Festmusiken zum Westfälischen Frieden (Kissing und Wilder, Hamburg 1998); Gabrieli Tedesco: Das Spätwerk Giovanni Gabrielis aus deutschen Quellen (cpo Musikproduktion); Sämtliche Orgelmotetten. Johann Heinrich Scheidemann, Orlando di Lasso, Hans Leo Hassler (Scherer-Orgel Tangermünde) (amb); Psalmen Davids (Polygram, Hamburg, 1997); Orlando di Lasso: Bußpsalmen IV-VII witht Tölzer Knabenchor (Capriccio); J.S. Bach: Stil'Antico-Motetten à 4 (Rondeau-LC).

Publications: Gabrieli Tedesco: Rezeption und Überlieferung des Spätwerks von Giovanni Gabrieli in deutschen Quellen des 17. Jahrhunderts (Altenburg, 2006); Thomas Selles Opera Omnia, Jahrbuch Bremen/Wilhelmshaven (1993, pp 130-311); Gesamtausgabe der musikalischen Werke von Johann Rosenmüller (Verlag Dohr 2010 ff. (ca. 30 Bände)); Gloria in extensis: Johann Rosenmüller Gloria-Vertonungen (in preparation).

 

Source: Holger Eichorn Website (March 2008) & German Wikipedia Website (May 2012), English translation by Aryeh Oron (November 2012)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2012)

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