Kelterborn, Rudolf

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Rudolf Kelterborn


Born: September 03, 1931

Country: Basle, Switzerland

Studies: Basle Music Academy, Northwest German Music Academy, Detmold

Teachers: Geiser, Boris Blacher, Wolfgang Fortner


Rudolf Kelterborn was born on September 3, 1931 in Basel. After graduation he settled at the Music Academy in Basel Kapellmeister (Alexander Krannhals) and teacher of music theory (Gustav Güldenstein, Walter Müller from Kulm, composition Walther Geiser) form. He continued his studies at the composer Willy Burkhard, Günter Bialas, Boris Blacher and Fortner and the conductor Igor Markevitch. Kelterborn worked as a lecturer in music theory, analysis and composition at various Swiss and German music academies: Basel Music Academy (1956-60 and 1983-96) Detmold (1960-68, 1963 was appointed professor) Zurich (1968-75 and 198o-83) and Karlsruhe (1980-83). In addition, he was manager of the music to radio the German and Romansh-speaking Switzerland (l974-8o), chief editor of the Swiss music newspaper (l969-74) and Director of the Music Academy in Basel (1983-94). Together with Heinz Holliger and Jürg Wyttenbach he founded in 1987, the Basel Music Forum, for which programs he was co-responsible until 1997. Kelterborn's compositional output includes all musical genres and has won numerous awards. (Including composers price of Schweiz.Tonkünstlervereins, Art Prize of the City of Basel, Bernhard Sprengel Prize of the German industry, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Prize, Zurich Radio price) Here may be mentioned the opera "Emperor Jovian" (Karlsruhe 1967), "An angel comes to Babylon" ( Zurich and Dusseldorf 1977), "Ophelia" (Schwetzingen Festival and Berlin 1984/85), "The Cherry Orchard" (Zurich, 1984), and the chamber opera "Julia" (Zurich, 1991), the ballet "Relations" (Bern 1975) and the musical television play "The Black Spider" (Swiss - German TV - co-production, 1984). From the orchestral works have in particular the symphonies 1-5, "Changements pour grand orchester", "Memories of Orpheus", "Four Nocturnes," "dream music" "songs in the night", "Chiaroscuro", "Concerto in One Movement for Cello and Orchestra "international attention. Kelterborn's chamber music (including 6 String Quartets, the ensemble-books 1-4 for various vocal and instrumental ensembles, a string trio and works in mixed occupations for 2-1o instruments) are listed in most European countries, the USA and Japan. In 2005 he published his cycle of six piano pieces, 2oo6 his piano quartet. Until the mid-nineties Kelterborn was also active as a guest conductor, particularly as an interpreter of his own works. He has published numerous music theory and analytical essays and books, and was invited as a guest lecturer, inter alia, to England, USA, Japan, China and Eastern European countries. Kelterborn's compositional work has been recognized in numerous essays and writings. [1]

Works for Percussion

EsquissesMultiple Percussion; Harpsichord
Musik für sechs SchlagzeugerPercussion Sextet
Vier FantasiestückeMarimba; Violin