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Koch Alois

(22. 08. 1945)

Koch Alois
Koch Alois
c/o Musikhochschule Luzern
Zentralstr. 18
CH-6003 Luzern
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)41 226 03 70
Fax: +41 (0)41 226 03 71
Internet: www.collegiummusicum-luzern.ch/aloiskoch/index.htm

Biography
After completing his studies in a state school and receiving his diploma in organ and conducting, Alois Koch then received his doctorate before going on to conduct in various Swiss cities (Wettingen: Schola Cantorum Wettingensis, Glarus: Glarner Kammerchor and Glarner kammerorchester, Zurich and Winterthur). In 1972 he accepted a position as teacher for choral conducting and conducting offered by the Lucerne Academy of Music and in 1982 he became the conductor of the Academy Choir and the Collegium Musicum of the Lucerne Jesuit Church. From 1991 until 1998 he was also choir master of St. Hedwigs Cathedral Choir in Berlin and the Berlin Cathedral Choir.
From 1987 until 2001 Koch was director of the Academy for School and Church Music in Lucerne; since 2001 he is rector of the Lucerne School of Music and teaches as professor at the University of Lucerne. Alois Koch is active as a conductor at home and abroad and regularly conducts concerts at the Lucerne Festival and the Mozart-Tagen in Lucerne. Numerous radio and CD recordings document his work. In 1998 he received the art and culture prize awarded by the city of Lucerne.


Repertory
Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannespassion
Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäuspassion
Johann Sebastian Bach: Messe in h-moll
Johann Sebastian Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium
Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis
Ludwig van Beethoven: Christus am Ölberg
Orazio Benevoli: Missa Salisburgensis
Hector Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ
Hector Berlioz: Requiem
Hector Berlioz: Messe solennelle
Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Johannes Brahms: Schicksalslied
Anton Bruckner: Messen
Willy Burkhard: "Das Gesicht Jesajas". Oratorium, op. 41 for soli (STB), mixed choir (SATB), organ and orchestra (2(pic).3(ca).2.2/2.2.2.1/timp.2perc.org/str)
Willy Burkhard: Psalmenkantate, op. 90 for soprano, mixed choir (SSATB) three drums, trombone, timpani, organ and strings
Pablo Casals: El Pessebre
Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung
Joseph Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten
Joseph Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte
Paul Hindemith: Fliederrequiem
Paul Hindemith: Konzert für Orgel und Orchester
Arthur Honegger: Le Roi David, H. 37 A for numerous speaking roles (actors), soprano, contralto, tenor, choir (SATB), male choir and orchestra (2(pic).1(ca).2(bcl).1/1.2.1.0/timp.cym.dm.bassdm.gong.tamb/cel.pf.hmn/db(vc ad lib.))
Arthur Honegger: Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher, H. 99 for speaking roles and voices, mixed choir (SATB), children's choir and orchestra (2(pic).2.3.(cl-e, bcl).4(cbn).3sx/0.4.4.0/timp.tam.cym.sidedm.dm.bassdm/cel.pf.ondesMartinot/str)
Arthur Honegger: Cantique de Pâques, H. 18 for soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, female choir (SMezA) and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/cel.hp/str)
Arthur Honegger: Une Cantate de Noël, H. 202 for baritone, mixed choir (SATB), children's choir and orchestra (2(pic)2.2.2/4.3.3.0/hp.org/str)
Arthur Honegger: Nicolas de Flue, H. 135 for narrator and numerous speaking roles, mixed choir (SATB), children's choir and orchestra (2(pic).2(ca).2.2/2.3.3.1/timp.2perc/str)
Hans Huber: Chorlieder
Klaus Huber: Beati Pauperes II for small orchestra (2.pic.1.1.bcl.1/3.1.0.0/timp.4perc/pf/gtr/4.0.3.3.2) with choir (ad lib.) and seven single voices (SMezA2TBarB)
Paul Huber: Magnificat
Georg Friedrich Händel: Messiah
Georg Friedrich Händel: Judas Maccabäus
Georg Friedrich Händel: Passion nach Brockes
Albert Jenny: Te Deum
Rudolf Kelterborn: Musica spei for soprano, mixed choir and organ
Zoltan Kodaly: Psalmus Hungaricus
Zoltan Kodaly: Messe
Franz Liszt: Ungarische Krönungsmesse
Franz Liszt: Die Legende von der Heiligen Elisabeth
Franz Liszt: Der 13. Psalm
Franz Liszt: Via Crucis
Frank Martin: Golgotha for five soloists (SATBarB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra (2(2.pic).2(1.obdam, 2.ca).2(2.cl-e).2/4.2.3.0/timp.2perc/pf/str) and organ
Frank Martin: In terra pax for five soloists (SATBarB), two mixed choirs (SATBSATB) and orchestra (2(pic).2(ca).2.2/4.2.3.1/timp.3perc/cel.2pf/str)
Frank Martin: Ode to music for mixed choir (SATB) one trumpet, two horns, three trombones, piano and double-bass
Frank Martin: Le Mystère de la Nativité (The Mystery of the Nativity) for nine soloists, small mixed choir, male choir, large mixed choir and large orchestra (pic.2(2.pic).3(3.obdam).ca.3(3.bcl).2.cbn/4.3.3.1/timp.4perc/2hp/str)
Frank Martin: Geneva Psalms for mixed choir (SATB), male choir, orchestra (0.4(ca).0.2/0.3.3.0/timp.perc/str) and organ
Frank Martin: Passacaglia for orchestra (3(pic).3(obdam&ca).2(bthn).3/4.2.3.1/timp/str)
Bohuslav Martinu: Feldmesse
Olivier Messiaen: Trois Petites Liturgies
Claudio Monteverdi: Marienvesper
Claudio Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Messe in c-moll
Peer Norgard: Libra
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
Krisztof Penderecki: Psalmen Davids
Krisztof Penderecki: Lukaspassion
Ernst Pfiffner: Eine Passion for choir, soli and orchestra
Ernst Pfiffner: Pfingstbuch for six solo voices (SMezATBarB), speaking voice and chamber orchestra (1(pic,fl-g).1(ca).1.1/2.1.2.0/2perc/hp/str)
Ernst Pfiffner: Weihnachtstropus for five solo voices, harpsichord, harp and string orchestra
Francis Poulenc: Gloria
Giacomo Puccini: Messa da Gloria
Arvo Pärt: Litany
Arvo Pärt: Credo
Joseph Rheinberger: Stabat Mater
Joseph Rheinberger: Der Stern von Bethlehem
Gioachino Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle
Franz Schubert: Lazarus
Robert Schumann: Missa Sacra
Igor Stravinskij: Messe 1948
Igor Stravinskij: Symphony of Psalms
Hermann Suter: Le Laudi
Giuseppe Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Diskographie
Willy Burkhard: Das Gesicht Jesejas. Das Jahr (Musiques Suisses Nr. MGB CD 6273, 2012)
Interpreten:
Koch, Alois
Werke:
Burkhard, Willy: "Das Gesicht Jesajas" (1935)
Burkhard, Willy: "Das Jahr", op. 62 (1940-1941)
Frank Martin: Cantate pour le temps de Noël (Musiques Suisses Nr. MGB 6259, 2007)
Interpreten:
Koch, Alois
Werke:
Martin, Frank: Trois Chants de Noël (1947)
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Bibliography
Koch, Alois: Das Konzil von Trient und die Kirchenmusik, in: Katholische Kirchenmusik 3 (1971)
Koch, Alois: Johann Gustav Eduard Stehle (1839-1915) und die katholische Kirchenmusik in der deutschen Schweiz zur Zeit der caecilianischen Reform (Diss. ZH), Akademie für Schul- und Kirchenmusik, Luzern 1977
Koch, Alois: Die Chancen der Kirchenmusik, in: Vaterland 55 (1981)
Koch, Alois: Zum 200. Geburtstag des Luzerner Komponisten Schnyder von Wartensee, in: Vaterland 84 (1986)
Koch, Alois: Aspekte der Messe-Komposition zur Zeit der Wiener Klassik, in: mozart 1991, Luzern 1992
Koch, Alois: Kirchenmusik im 21. Jahrhundert, in: Singen und Musizieren im Gottesdienst (1999)
Koch, Alois: Die Musikakademie Luzern und der Gregorianische Choral. Eine Standortbestimmung, in: Festschrift für P. Roman Bannwart, Luzern 1999
Koch, Alois: Geistliche Musik und die Jesuitenkirche Luzern, in: Festschrift 20 Jahre Collegium Musicum Luzern, Raeber, Luzern 2002
Koch, Alois: Das Requiem: Musik zwischen Ritual und Bekenntnis, in: Kongressbericht zum Symposium "Musik und Medizin" 2002, Luzern 2003
Meier-Brügger, Elisabeth: Schweizer Musiker in Berlin, in: Schweizer in Berlin und Brandenburg, Berlin 1999
Bluntschli, Walter: Persönlichkeiten des Kantons Luzern, Sonnrain-Verlag, Beromünster 1995