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Liebermann Rolf

(14. 09. 1910 - 02. 01. 1999)

Liebermann Rolf
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Karlsplatz 6
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Biography
Rolf Liebermann, *14. 09. 1910, †02. 01. 1999. Composer and intendant. Director of various radio stations and the opera houses of Hamburg and Paris. Composed operas, works for orchestra and chansons.

Rolf Liebermann initially studied law and then music under the tutelage of Hermann Scherchen, who led him as his assistant to Budapest, Prague and Vienna.
Following completion of his studies, he released his first chanson compositions and co-worked on various cabarets.
After 1938 – Studies composition by Wladimir Vogel in Switzerland
1945 until 1957 – Active in the orchestra department of the German-Swiss national radio station Radio Beromünster, initially as Hermann Scherchen's sound engineer and then as the director of the radio orchestra; Produces a myriad of compositions ranging from political songs through to opera, from piano sonatas to music for machines, from concerts to multi-media projects
1957 until 1959 – Director of NDR Hamburg's music department
1959 until 1973 – Intendant at the Hamburg State Opera, which, through numerous commissions and world premieres, leads him into the eye of an international public
1974 until 1980 – Director of the Paris Opera House, continues his political theme begun in Hamburg and opens up opera to a broader social stratum with the help of film and television media
1983 – Despite his dedication to numerous international assosiations and a very busy guest lectureship diary, he takes on the position of Director of the International Summer Academy at the "Mozarteum" in Salzburg
1985 until 1988 – Renewed position as intendant at the Hamburg State Opera
Liebermann died in Paris.


Work list
Une des fins du monde (1944)
Cantata
for baritone and orchestra (2.2.3.2/4.2.2.1/timp.2perc/str)
Text: "Sodome et Gomorrhe" by Jean Giraudoux.
Duration: 16' 00"
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Chinesische Liebeslieder (Chinese lovesongs) (1945)
for high voice, harp and string orchestra
Texts: Klabund
Mir tat die Helligkeit der Lampe weh
Wie des Meeres Well'n
Der Strom floß
Wenn ich an deinem Munde hingesunken
Die Libelle schwebt zitternd
Duration: 5' 00"
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Suite über 6 schweizerische Volkslieder (suite over 6 Swiss folksongs) (1947)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.0.0.0/hp/str)
Es isch kei sölige Stamme
Im Aargäu sind zwei Liebi
Schönster Abestärn
Durs Oberland uf und durs Oberland ab
S'isch äben e Mönsch uf Ärde
Üsen Ätti
Duration: 10' 00"
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Furioso (1947)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/timp.perc/pf/str)
Duration: 9' 00"
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Musik (1949)
Symphonic scene
for speaker and orchestra (2.2.2.2/0.3.2.0/timp.perc/pf/str)
Texts: Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine
Der Tod
Musik
Berauschet Euch
Duration: 21' 00"
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Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Sinfonie 1949 (1949)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/0.3.1.0/timp.perc/pf/str)
Duration: 16' 00"
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Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Streitlied zwischen Leben und Tod (1950)
Dramatic cantata
for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass and orchestra (2.2.3.2/0.3.3.1/timp.perc/hp.pf.xyl/str)
Texts: Robert Kothe
Duration: 30' 00"
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Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Sonate (1951)
for piano
Duration: 16' 00"
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Leonore 40/45 (1951-1952)
Opera semiseria in 2 acts
Instrumentation: 3.3.3.3/3.3.3.1/timp.perc/hp.2pf.cel/str
Roles:
Yvette, soprano
Germaine, alto
Albert, tenor
Hermann, bass-baritone
Lejeune, bass buffo
Monsieur Emile, bass-baritone
12 small parts
Choir (SATB)
Duration: 1h 45' 00"
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Lied der Yvette (1952)
for soprano and orchestra (2.2.3.0/0.0.0.0/str)
Texts: Heinrich Strobel
From the opera "Leonore 40/45".
Text after a Provençal folksong.
Duration: 2' 00"
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Opernsuite (1952)
6 pieces from "Leonore 40/45"
for orchestra (3.3.3.3/3.3.3.1/timp.perc/hp.pf.cel/str) with soprano aria ad lib
Texts: Heinrich Strobel
Duration: 16' 00"
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Boogie Woogie (1954)
for piano
From "Concerto for Jazz Band and Symphony Orchestra".
Duration: 2' 00"
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Concerto (1954)
for jazz band (2asx, 2tsx, barsx, 4tpt, 4tbn, 4perc, pf, db, boogie woogie piano) and symphony orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.0/timp.4perc/hp.pf/str)
Duration: 17' 00"
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Penelope (1954-1955)
Opera semiseria in 2 parts
Instrumentation: 3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp.3perc/hp.2pf.cel/str)
Roles:
Penelope, soprano
Telemachos, soprano
3 Freier: actor/singer (bar), bass buffo, tenor buffo
Ercole, tenor
Achille, baritone
1st Messenger, baritone
2nd Messenger, tenor
The Podestà of Castel Circeo, heroic tenor
Odysseus, baritone
Choir (SATB)
Duration: 90' 00"
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Die Schule der Frauen (1954-1955)
Opera buffa in 3 Acts
Instrumentation: 1.1.1.1/2.1.1.0/timp.perc/hpd/str; in auditorium: (ad lib): 0.0.2.1/2.1.1.1; behind the scenes: hn
New, expanded version.
Roles:
Poquelin, baritone
Arnolphe, bass-baritone
Agnes, coloratura soprano (soubrette)
Horace, tenor
Georgette, alto
Oronte, bass
Duration: 90' 00"
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Arie und grosse Szene der Penelope (1954)
for soprano and orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp.perc/hp.pf.cel.xyl/str)
Texts: Heinrich Strobel
From the opera "Penelope".
Duration: 4' 15"
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Capriccio (1958)
for soprano, violin and orchestra (3.3.4.3/4.3.3.1/timp.perc/hp.2pf.cel.xyl.vib/str)
Duration: 15' 00"
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Capriccio (1958/93)
for violin, violoncello and orchestra (3.3.4.3/4.3.3.1/timp.3perc/2pf.cel/str)
Duration: 15' 00"
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Geigy Festival Concerto (1958)
A fantasy over themes of Basle
for a Basle drum and large orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/2timp.2perc/pf/str)
Commissioned by Geigy AG., Basle for their 200th anniversary and written in honour of the city of Basle.
Duration: 12' 00"
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Symphonie "Les Echanges" (1964)
for 156 typewriters (controlled by computer paper tapes)
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Musique pour Clavecin (music for harpsichord) (1966)
Duration: 3' 30"
Paul Sacher Stiftung
Auf Burg, Münsterplatz 4
CH-4051 Basel
Schweiz
Essai 81 (1981)
for violoncello and piano
Duration: 10' 00"
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Liaison (1983)
for violoncello, piano and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.3.0/timp.4-5perc/good amount of str)
Duration: 35' 00"
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Ferdinand (1984)
A parable
for speaker, slides and ensemble (pic, fl, cl, bcl, 8perc, pf, man, vn, va, vc)
Texts: Munro Leaf
Duration: 25' 00"
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La Forêt (1985-1986)
Comody in 5 acts
Instrumentation: 3.0.3.3/2.2.0.0/timp.2perc/hp.pf.cel.vib.xyl.mar/10.8.6.6.4/ flute on tape recorder
Texts: Hélène Vida
Roles:
Régine Raviner, coloratura mezzo-soprano
Larissa, soprano
Paul Raviner, bass-baritone
Victor Bonaventure, tenor buffo
Alphonse Chateigner, bass
Thomas, baritone
Alexis de Lèchebot, coloratura soprano
Dr. Tibère, baritone
M. Foucade, baritone
Carpe, bass
Oulita, mezzo-soprano
Duration: 2h 00"
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Cosmopolitan Greetings (1988)
Suite
for 12 solo strings
Duration: 28' 00"
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Herings-Quintett (1988)
for string quartet and piano
Duration: 12' 00"
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Quartettino "Zeichen meiner Zuneigung" (1991)
For Alfred Schlee
for string quartet
Duration: 1' 00"
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Symphony (1954-1998)
for jazz ensemble (0.0.0.0.2asx.2tsx.barsx/0.4.4.0/bass/pf)
Duration: 9' 00"
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