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Tamás János

(24. 05. 1936 - 14. 11. 1995)

Tamás János
Förderverein János Tamás
Postfach
CH-5001 Aarau
Schweiz
Internet: www.musicedition.ch/interpret/tamas.htm

Biography
János Tamás was born in Budapest where he carried out his undergraduate studies. He studied at the Béla Bartók School of Music and then began a study in composition under Ferenc Farkas at the Franz Liszt School of Music.
In 1956 he came to Switzerland as a refugee and was accepted in Schönenwerd. From 1957 he studied piano under Walter Frey and Karl Engel and conducting under Paul Müller at Zurich conservatory and composition under Sándor Veress at Bern Conservatory. From 1963 until 1967 he was the principal conductor at the 'Städtebundtheater' in Biel / Solothurn.
From 1963 until 1995 He was the musical director of the orchestra association in Aarau. In 1969 he was naturalized in Schönenwerd, Solothurn. From 1970 until 1984 He was the musical director of the 'Aargauer Oper' and later the 'Gastspieloper'. From 1971 until 1995 He was first an assistant and then senior master for piano at the 'Alten Kantonsschule' in Aarau. From 1989 until 1995 he gave summer conducting courses in various parts of Switzerland.


Work list
Sonatina (1956)
for piano
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Drei Lieder (1957)
for voice and piano
Texts: Christian Morgenstern, Joachim Ringelnatz
Nebel am Wattenmeer (Morgenstern)
Morgenluft (Morgenstern)
An meine Gratulanten! (Ringelnatz)

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
An Dich (1957)
for voice and piano
Texts: Anonymus
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Sonata (1957)
for violin and piano
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Sonata (1957/74)
for violin and piano
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Serenade (1958)
for small orchestra (2.1.2.1/1.0.0.0/timp/perc)
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Suite for orchestra (1958)
for large orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.4.3.0/timp.perc/pf/str)
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Quartet (1959)
based on poems by Joachim Ringelnatz
for baritone, violin, cello and piano
Texts: Joachim Ringelnatz
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Improvisations (1959)
for piano
Duration: 12' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Nebel am Wattenmeer (1960)
for alto solo and mixed choir
Texts: Christian Morgenstern
Duration: 6' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Der stille Hof (1960)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Hermann Hesse
Duration: 5' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Traumwald (1960)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Christian Morgenstern
Duration: 5' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Clarinet quartet (1960)
for clarinet, violin, viola and violoncello
Duration: 15' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Poema (1952-1961)
for horn and strings
Duration: 6' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
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Poema (1952-1961/80)
for viola and strings
Duration: 6' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
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Poema (1952-1961/83)
for violin and strings
Duration: 6' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
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Short Hungarian suite (1961)
for flute and strings
Duration: 7' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Ouverture (1962)
for large orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/timp.perc/str)
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Sonatina (1962)
for percussion solo
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Frühlingsahnung (1963)
for song and piano
Texts: Ludwig Uhland
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
String quartet (1963)
Duration: 18' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Piano concert (1964)
for piano and orchestra (pic.2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/str)
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Straussiade (1965)
Potpourri
for mixed choir
Duration: 16' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Straussiade (1965)
Potpourri
for mixed choir
Duration: 16' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Bühnenmusik zu Shakespeares "Wintermärchen" (1966)
for flute, oboe, viola or guitar and violoncello
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Bühnenmusik zu Goethes "Clavigo" (1966)
for harpsichord
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Capriccio (1967)
Ballet
for large orchestra (pic.2.2.pic.cl.2.2/4.3.3.1/hp/2timp/perc/str)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Fröhliches Wien (1967)
Potpourri
for mixed choir
Duration: 15' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Fax +49 (0)61 312 460
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Fröhliches Wien (1967)
Potpourri
for male choir and piano
Duration: 15' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Five short Hungarian duos (1968)
for two violins
Duration: 10' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Bilderbuch (1968)
for piano
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Kleines Tryptichon (1969)
for six-handed piano
Duration: 5' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
Tel. +49 (0)611 45 0080
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Ballnacht (1970)
Potpourri based on Viennese operettes
for mixed choir
Duration: 16' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Ballnacht (1970)
Potpourri based on Viennese operettes
for male choir and piano
Duration: 16' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
Tel. +49 (0)61 312 460
Fax +49 (0)61 312 460
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Meditation und Tanz (1970)
for two flutes and violoncello
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Lichtspiel (1971)
for piano
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Fest-Ouverture (1972)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/timp.perc/str)
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Das infernalische Abendmahl (1972)
Oratorium
for a solo voice, choir (SATB) and orchestra (2.3.3.2/4.3.3.1/timp/perc/str)
Texts: Georg Heym
Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Mosaïque (1974)
for flute, strings and timpani
Duration: 12' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Largetto (1975)
for violin and orchestra (2.1(ca).1(bcl).1/2.0.0.0/hp/str)
Duration: 10' 00"
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
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Berceuse sur le nom de Walter Locher (1976)
for flute, violin and piano
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Cante Jondo (1977)
for female choir and piano
Texts: Federico Garcia Lorca
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Berceuse sur le nom de M.A. Matter (1977)
for flute or violin and piano
Duration: 7' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
Tel. +49 (0)611 45 0080
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Eisblumen (1977)
14 miniatures
for piano
Duration: 20' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Musik in der Dämmerung (1979)
for flute and piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Traumquell (1979)
for violoncello or viola and piano
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Rhapsodie (1980)
for piano
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Cadenza (1981)
for drums
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
First piano sonata (1981)
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Palimpsest (1982)
for trumpet and organ
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Verborgenen (1983)
7 Pieces
for guitar
Duration: 15' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Triofantasie (1983)
for clarinet, horn and violoncello
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Das Gewicht eines Vogels (1984)
Song cycle
for voice and piano
Texts: Erika Burkart
Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
Partita (1984)
for two guitars
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Quellenklang (1984)
for piano, ten wind (2.2.2.1/2.1.0.0) and percussion
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Kanti-lene (1984)
for flute ensemble
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Im Garten von Saanen (1984)
for clarinet and piano
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Nocturne (1984)
for piano
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Second piano sonata (1984)
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Hiobs Botschaft (1985)
for violin and piano
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Aus Anderland (1985)
for four-handed piano
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Noahs Tochter (1986)
Oratorium
for soprano solo, orator, choir (SATB) and orchestra (1.1(ca).1.bcl.1/2.2.2.0/timp.perc/str)
Texts: Claudia Storz
Duration: 50' 00"
Manuscript
Feuerbilder (1986)
for clarinet, viola and piano
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Von holzgeschnitzten Klängen (1986)
for flute and clarinet
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Schattenklänge (1986)
for piano
Duration: 2' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
Tel. +49 (0)611 45 0080
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www.breitkopf.com
Die Genesung (1987)
Octet
for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello and double-bass
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Variations on Pierre Boulez' "Notation 1" (1987)
for piano
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Fabel (1988)
for speaking choir and percussion
Texts: Heinrich Lüssy
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Kantikantate (1988)
for speaking choir
Texts: Heinrich Lüssy
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Notturno (1988)
for string quartet
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Memento (1988)
for violin and viola alternating with piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Il ritorno (1989)
for small orchestra (1.1.1.0/1.0.0.0/str)
Duration: 13' 00"
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
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Fax +41 (0)31 320 26 27
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Ballade (1989)
for orchestra (2.2(ca).2.2/2.2.0.0/timp.str)
Duration: 20' 00"
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)31 320 26 26
Fax +41 (0)31 320 26 27
musik@mueller-schade.com
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Thirteen short flute duos (1989)
Duration: 15' 00"
Pan Verlag
Gerbergasse 30
CH- 4001 Basel
Schweiz
www.pan-verlag.com/
Twelve short duos for two clarinets (1989)
Duration: 15' 00"
Pan Verlag
Gerbergasse 30
CH- 4001 Basel
Schweiz
www.pan-verlag.com/
Five short pieces (1989)
for guitar
Duration: 7' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
Tel. +49 (0)611 45 0080
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www.breitkopf.com
Der Friede (1989)
piano sonata
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Sagenhaftes Solothurn (1990)
ballet
for chamber ensemble (pic.fl.ob.ca.cl.bcl.bn/tpt.tbn/perc)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Spiegelungen (1990)
for alternating violin and viola
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Grand Duo amoroso (1990)
for violin and violoncello
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Nicht Tag, nicht Nacht (1990)
for wind sextet (ob.ca.cl.bcl.bn/hn)
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Ballade (1990)
for piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Wartender Frühling (1991)
for string sextet
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Trio (1992)
for clarinet, horn and piano
Duration: 15' 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
Die Stimmen der Erde (1993)
Oratorium
for tenor solo, choir (SATB), seventeen wind (1.1.ca.1.bcl.cbn/4.2.3.1) and percussion
Texts: Mikhail Naaime
Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
Elegie (1994)
for violin and piano
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Partita (1994)
for eleven wind (pic.1.1.ca.1.bcl.1.cbn/2.1.0.0) and percussion
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Concert piece (1995)
for two solo trumpets, timpani and strings
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Es ist Zeit (1995)
for speaking choir and English horn
Texts: Bibel
Text: Prediger Salomo.
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Postskriptum (1995)
for voice and wind quintet
Texts: Anne Frank
Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Feuerbilder. Chamber Music (Oehms Classics Nr. OC 443, 2014)
Interpreten:
Di Càsola, Fabio
Dratva, Tomas
Werke:
Tamás, János: Poema (1952-1961)
Tamás, János: Traumquell (1979)
Tamás, János: Triofantasie (1983)
Tamás, János: Im Garten von Saanen (1984)
Tamás, János: Feuerbilder (1986)
Tamás, János: Trio (1992)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
János Tamás: Piano Concerto – Early Piano Works (OehmsClassics Nr. OC750, 2010)
Interpreten:
Dratva, Tomas
Werke:
Tamás, János: Klavierkonzert (1964)
Tamás, János: Improvisationen (1959)
Tamás, János: Lichtspiel (1971)
Tamás, János: Eisblumen (1977)