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Voegelin Fritz

(19. 09. 1943)

Voegelin Fritz
Rosenbergstr. 64
CH-9000 St. Gallen
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)71 223 27 02


Biography
Fritz Voegelin was born in Zurich. He received his diploma in violin from Bern Conservatory and his chapel-master diploma from the 'Musik-Akademie Basel' (Basel Academy of Music). He studied composition under Klaus Huber and Robert Suter and conducting under Hans Swarowsky in Vienna. He is founder and director of the Fribourg Chamber Orchestra and principal conductor of the 'Orchestre de la ville' at the University of Fribourg. He is a guest conductor of the Swiss symphony Orchestra (Bern, Basel, Lugano). In 1984 he was appointed the position of cultural director in residence at the Columbian National Conservatory and in 1988 as chief conductor of the 'Orquesta Sinfonica de Antioquia'. He is professor of conducting at the university of Antioquia. He is also a guest conductor of the Columbian National Orchestra and the Venezuela National Philharmonic. Since 1992 he lives again as a composer and conductor in Switzerland. He has won many national and international composition prizes and received numerous commissions for compositions.

Work list
Intermezzo scherzoso (1975)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.3.9/timp/perc/str)
Duration: 7' 00"
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
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Fantasie (1976)
for organ, viola and string orchestra
Duration: 18' 00"
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4 Scenes for String quartet. In Memoriam F.Z. (1980)
In memory of F.Z.
The work is based on the self-written death report of Fritz Zorn whose book ‘Mars’ documents his own destruction by the upper class society of Zurich. Sponsored by the SME Lucerne.
Duration: 21' 00"
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
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Concerto (1980)
for alto trombone and string orchestra
Duration: 18' 00"
Editions Marc Reift
Case postale 308
CH-3963 Crans-Montana
Quatre Etudes pour Quatuor de Trombones (1982)
Duration: 18' 00"
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Emanations (1985)
for clarinet(s) in Bb / Eb and piano
Three-part.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Nombres (1986)
for guitar solo
"...comparable sound episodes, reflects in music that which the composer felt while perceiving various names. Additional inspiration came from the ancient Persian texts of the Avesta, in which the word concept is changed to a concrete name concept..." (‘Guitar and Lute’ magazine).
Duration: 10' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (1986-1987)
Duration: 25' 00"
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
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Ephod (1988)
for violoncello and piano
'Ephod' (Hebrew: linen cloth) Composed for Swiss cellist Samuel Brunner. The composition focuses on the corporeal and cultural aura of the cellist.
Duration: 10' 00"
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
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Signos para Cuerdas (1990)
for two string sextets, two guitars, mandolin, harp and harpsichord
In memory of the Danish composer Gunnar Berg. Composed in South America.
Duration: 12' 00"
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Tremblements (1990)
for guitar quartet
The dangerous situation in the drugs war, which is shaking the Colombian people, is encapsulated in the atmosphere of this piece.
Duration: 15' 00"
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
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Invocatìon (1990)
for soprano, flute, oboe, horn, double-bass and organ
Texts: Alvaro Mutis
Duration: 12' 00"
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
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Cumbia (1991)
for clarinet(s) (Ebcl, Bbcl, bcl) and piano.
‘Cumbia’ is a Latin American folkloric form discretely used in this piece but in an overt way.
Duration: 12' 00"
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A - HO - ra (1992)
for violin and piano
Composed for the 100th birthday of Arthur Honegger. A=Arthur, H=Honegger, ahora=now (spanish).
Duration: 6' 00"
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Ecstatic - Prelude (1960/93)
for large orchestra (3.2.2.2/3.4.3.1/timp.perc/hp/str)
Duration: 9' 30"
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Zone. Radiophonic Work on a Epic Poem by Guillaume Apollinaire (1992-1993)
A radiophonic work based on an epos by Guillaume Apollinaire
for baritone, choir, chamber ensemble and electronic tape (fl/[=pic].hn/vn.vc/pf[=synth].perc)
Duration: 30' 00"
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Hildegardis de divinis operibus visiones (1993)
for wind ensemble, percussion, organ and orator (1(pic).1(ca)1.(bcl)1/1.1.1.1)
Texts: Hildegard von Bingen
Acoustic images.
Duration: 45' 00"
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Thebaïs (1994)
for recorder(s), bass flute, guitar, violin, violoncello, percussion and synthesizer
Thebaïs was the Southern Egyptian desert around the time of the Anachorets in the fourth century.
Duration: 18' 00"
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Metoikesis (1994)
for flute (piccolo), clarinet (contrabass clarinet), viola, percussion, piano and harp
Metoikesis = resettlement, based on Socrates.
Duration: 15' 00"
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Laberinto (1994)
for flute and organ
Duration: 10' 00"
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Tres Cantos de Amor (1994)
for voice and piano
Texts: Luis Cernuda, Robert Desnos, Pedro Salinas-Alberti
"Te quiero" (Luis Cernuda), "J'ai tant rêvé" (Robert Desnos), "El Alma tenias" (Pedro Salinas-Alberti)
Duration: 10' 00"
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Zustandsformen (1995)
for recorder(s) and guitar
Duration: 10' 00"
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Formzustände (1995)
for English horn and electric guitar
Duration: 25' 00"
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Vivat gaudii brevitas (1995)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/timp.perc/str)
Duration: 8' 00"
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Que no haya salida (1996)
for alto flute and guitar
Duration: 11' 00"
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Du dernier monde (1996)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.1/timp.perc/pf/str)
Duration: 17' 00"
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Sang zur grossen Herzerquickung (1996-1997)
for soprano, baritone and chamber orchestra (1.1.0.1/1.1.0.0/hp/gtr.vib/perc/str)
Duration: 20' 00"
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Tetraktys (1996)
for soprano recorder
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
8 Vierheiten (1997)
for soprano recorder
Duration: 6' 00"
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Hildegardis de divinis operis visiones (1997)
for 4-8 part a-cappella choir
Texts: Hildegard von Bingen
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Tangencias (1997-1998)
for viola and double chamber orchestra (2.2.0.2/2.0.0.0/str)
Duration: 20' 00"
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string quartet with voice (Mez/A) (1997-1998)
Texts: Mascha Kaléko, Gioconda Belli, Anonymus
Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Tangencias (1998)
for double chamber orchestra (2.2.0.2/2.0.0.0/str)
Duration: 8' 00"
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De afuera (von aussen) (1998-1999)
for alto saxophone and string quartet
Based on fragments from Kosovo, Serbia and Albania.
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Cherubiniade (1998-1999)
for cymbalom and brass band
Grotesque burlesque based on Peter Bichsels novel 'Cherubin und Cherubin'.
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Noche oscura (1999)
for four-part mixed choir and instruments (organ, recorder, alto saxophone, violin, violoncello, dulcimer and percussion
Texts: Juan de la Cruz
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Zodiakus (1999)
for ten brass instruments (1.4.4.1)
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Acercamiento (Annäherung) (2000)
for percussion, organ and violin (violin and organ are to be played by the same interpreter)
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Sonett an O (2000)
for English horn, bass clarinet and trombone
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Bolero (2000)
for organ
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Anruf(ung) (2000)
for flute (pic), bsx, va, gtr, mar and tape
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Vers le géant rouge (2000-2001)
for large orchestra
Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
About Strings (2001)
for trumpet(s) solo and organ
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
In hoc fine (2003)
for mezzo-soprano, brass quintet and organ
Texts: Hildegard von bingen
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Ensemble TaG Neue Musik Winterthur (Edition Musiques Suisse Nr. CTS-M 87, 2003)
Werke:
Dünki, Jean-Jacques: Canones nach Arnold Schönberg (1998)
Kelterborn, Rudolf: Ensemble-Buch III (1997)
Voegelin, Fritz: Thebaïs (1994)
Stauder, Andréas: Gloriette (2000)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Yori-Aki Matsudaïra, Faradsch Karajev
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Ensemble TaG, Winterthur (Grammont Porträt Nr. 87, 2003)
Interpreten:
Monot, Pierre-Alain
Jäggin, Christoph
Cuendet, Olivier
Werke:
Dünki, Jean-Jacques: Canones nach Arnold Schönberg (1998)
Kelterborn, Rudolf: Ensemble-Buch III (1997)
Voegelin, Fritz: Thebaïs (1994)
Stauder, Andréas: Gloriette (2000)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Yori-Aki Matsudaïra, Faradsch Karajev
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
CIEM 1994 (Musica Helvetica Nr. 84.2, 1994)
Interpreten:
Kissóczy, Marc
Werke:
Blank, William: Nachtmusik (1994)
Gaudibert, Eric: Jardins d'Est (1994)
Trümpy, Balz: Nachtgesang (1993-1994)
Voegelin, Fritz: Ecstatic - Prelude (1960/1993)
Calame, Geneviève: Sur la margelle du monde (1987)
Kelterborn, Rudolf: Canto appassionato (1959)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Renzo Rota, Jost Meier
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
4 Streichquartette (Jecklin Szene Schweiz Nr. 283-2, 1992)
Interpreten:
Euler Quartett
Werke:
Moser, Roland: Neigung (1969-1972)
Streiff, Peter: Wandelnde Gänge (1985-1987)
Voegelin, Fritz: 4 Szenen für Streichquartett (1980)
Wettstein, Peter: Janus (1987)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Hirsbrunner, Theo: Zorn über unerfülltes Dasein. Fritz Vögelin: 4 Szenen für Streichquartett in memoriam F.Z., in: Au carrefour des mondes, édition dissonance 1 (2008), S. 536-545
Hirsbrunner, Theo: Zorn über unerfülltes Dasein. Fritz Voegelins "4 Szenen für Streichquartett in memoriam F.Z.", in: Dissonanz 68 (2001)