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Jochen Neurath (Composer, Arranger)

Born: August 13, 1968 - Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany

The German composer, arranger and conductor, Jochen Neurath, studied composition, piano and music theory at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. He also attended private composition studies with Horst Lohse, and studies in Germanic and philosophy.

In 1990 he founded with Kay Ivo Nowáck und Johannes Harneit the composer trio NeuNoNeit. In 1993 he conducted the German premiere of John Cage's Europera 5 in Hamburg (in combination with Socrate by Erik Satie). He now works as a freelance composer, conductor, pianist and arranger in Berlin. He spent 2001-2006 as a Composer in Residence at the Staatsoper Hannover. Performance credits include the 2001 production of Nicolas Stemanns Orestie at the Schauspiel Hanover Theater and the 2003 collaboration with Christoph Marthalers Lieber Nicht at the Volksbhne in Berlin. In 2008 he premiered his opera Agrippina at the State Opera Stuttgart. He has composed works for theatre, orchestra, soloists and ensembles. Among his students Peter Nicholas Häublein (b 1980)


Stage works:
Agrippina. (Libretto by the composer after Daniel Casper von Lohenstein)

Stage music:
Der Schimmelreiter by Frank Düwel (by Theodor Storm) (World premiere 1998 at Brunsbüttel, Elbeforum)
Orestie by Aischylos (World prmiere 2001 in Hannover (drama, directed by Nicolas Stemann)
Projekt Lieber Nicht by Christoph Marthaler (World premiere 2003 at Volksbühne in

Vocal music:
Trakl-Fragment (1988). Recording 1989 (Moments Musicaux Ensemble)
Canto quinto (2004). (Text: Dante Alighieri)

Orchestral works:
Symphony of Death (1985). Recording 1985 (Sender Freies Berlin)
Impromptu for orchestra (1990)
Drei Stücke (Three Pieces) for Orchestra (1996)

Chamber Music:
Sonata funebre (1986)
Kinderstück (1989). Recording 1989 (Moments Musicaux Ensemble)
cum grano salis (2006) for 8 players and 2 conductors. (World prmiere September 30, 2006 at Kunsthaus, Vortragssaal, Zürich (ensemble für neue musik zürich)

Arrangement for chamber orchestra of J.S. Bach's Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080 (2005-2007)
Orchestral version of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations
BWV 988 (2009)
Arrangements of Lieder by
Hanns Eisler
Chamber versions of
Georges Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's La Finta Semplice

Source: ITI Unesco Website; German Wikipedia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (October 2009); The Artist (January 2010)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2009, January 2010)

Jochen Neurath: Short Biography | Orchestral Arrangements: Works | Recordings

Links to other Sites

New Project Group (ITI Unesco)

Jochen Neurath (Wikipedia) [German]



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