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Hess Daniel

(20. 08. 1965)

Hess Daniel
Hess Daniel
Glaserweg 12
CH-8400 Winterthur
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)52 233 61 02
Fax: +41 (0)52 233 61 02


Biography
Daniel Hess was born in Zurich. He studied the viola in Zurich, Lucerne and Jerusalem and composition under Caspar Diethelm in Lucerne. He has been a violist at Zurich Opera House since 2000. He forged links with Josef Haselbach and Rudolf Kelterborn.
1986 - First prize at the competition for composition in Rheinach (Basel Land) with his first string quartet
1991 - World premiere of his first symphony by the Nordböhmischen Philharmonie under the direction of Jost Meier - various commissions and performances in Switzerland, the Ukraine, Germany and Israel
1996 - Commendation for his pieces for children (‘...wenn man müde ist’ for viola [cello] and piano published by HBS Nepomuk/Aarau)
August 2004 - World premiere of his fourth symphony ‘Hero und Leander’ (commission for the International Youth Symphony Orchestra, Elbe/Weser, Germany) - commission from the Ensemble Kontraste and Zurich Chamber Orchestra.


Work list
Veshama (1987)
for viola solo
Duration: variabel
Manuscript
Sonata per 3 strumenti (1989)
for viola, cello and piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Symphonie Nr. 1 (1990)
Jerusalem
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.3.0.1/perc.timp/pf/str)
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Canzoni (1993)
for flute, clarinet (bcl), violin, cello, piano and percussion
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
"... wenn man müde ist..." and other pieces (1996)
for viola (or violoncello) and piano
Pieces for children.
Duration: 4' 00"-5' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
Tel. +49 (0)611 45 0080
vertrieb@breitkopf.de
www.breitkopf.com
Symphonie Nr. 2 (1997)
Catull
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/perc/pf/str)
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Steichquartett Nr. 4 (1997)
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Welke Blätter (1997)
Violin sonata
for violin and piano
Four-part sonata after poems by Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger (1924-1944).
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Schwarz. Weiss (1998)
Children's opera
Texts: Andreas Mildner
Score:
Voices: soloists, 2 choirs
Instruments: 2.1.1.4.sx.0/0.1.1.0/perc/acn/pf/strtrio;tp.synth
Duration: 75' 00"
Manuscript
Divertimento (1999)
for flute and harpsichord
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Sonate (1999)
for viola solo
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Gesänge der Sappho (2000)
for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello, piano, percussion and electronic tape
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Symphonie Nr. 3 (2000-2001/05)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.2.3.1/perc.timp/hp/str)
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Broadway Boogie Woogie (2002)
Concert
for piano and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.1.1.0/timp.perc/str)
Music to Piet Mondrian's picture 'Broadway Boogie Woogie' (1944).
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Symphonie Nr. 4 (2003-2004)
Hero and Leander
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/3.2.3.1/perc/hp/str)
Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
Threnos (2004)
for viola solo
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Elegie (2004)
In memory of Caspar Diethelm
for viola and piano
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
J.P. Nr. 21 (2004)
Reflections
for string trio
Aleatoric middle section to the painting 'Number 21' by Jackson Pollock (Kunsthaus Zurich).
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
"... vom lieblichen Licht der Sonne..." (2004-2005)
Serenata messàpica
for flute, viola, harp and cello
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Io saturnalia (2005)
Festival music
for choir and orchestra (3.2.2.2/4.4.3.1/perc/hp.pf/str)
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
4 Stücke (2005)
for piano solo
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Cappriccio II (2006)
for double bass solo
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Divertimento II (2006)
for English horn and viola
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
2. Sonate (2nd sonata) (2006)
for viola and piano
Dedicated to Hugo Bollschweiler.
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Capriccio II (2006)
for double bass solo
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Symphonie Nr. 5: "soll bebend noch dies Trauerlied erklingen" (2007)
for solo soprano and large orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.4.3.1/timp/hp.pf)
Texts: Charlotte Schiller
Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Kammerkonzert (2007)
for viola and chamber orchestra
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
"Strophen" (2007-2008)
for soprano and small ensemble (cl(bcl), cello, piano)
Texts: Hugo Bollschweiler, Franz Hohler
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
4 Nachtstücke (2008)
for violin and piano
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Tango (2009)
for ensemble (afl, bcl, vn, va, vc)
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Tango 1b (2009)
for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and percussion
Aleatoric version.
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
3 Nachtstücke (2009)
for violin solo and strings
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Variationen (2009)
for 2 chamber ensembles (2fl, 2cl, 2vn, 2va, 2vc, perc. pf)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
"Tageszeitlosen" (2009-2010)
music mit dramatic scenery
for soprano, alto and tenor solo, five-part choir, oboe/English horn, organ, recorded material and strings
Texts: Hugo Bollschweiler
Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
Madrigal (2010)
for 5-part mixed choir (SATB)
Texts: Sappho
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript