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Meier Jost

(1939)

Meier Jost
Murbacherstr. 49
CH-4056 Basel (BS)
Schweiz
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Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers, Interpreters
Biography
* 1939.

Jost Meier was born in Solothurn. Following his Matura, he studied composition, conducting and violoncello under the tutelage of Rolf Looser at the conservatory in Berne. After In 1964, Jost Meier became a cellist with the Tonhalleorchester Zürich and the Camerata Bern. From 1968 until 1980 he was the principal conductor of the Bieler Orchestergesellschaft and the musical theatre, changing in 1980 to become the music director of the Theater Basel. He has worked in every important country in Europe as a guest conductor. He has worked as a freelance conductor and composer since 1983. Jost Meier lives in Basel and Arcegno/Tessin. During this time he primarily composed works for stage: "Sennentuntschi" opera in 5 acts, world premiere 1983 in Freiburg i.B.; "La vie funambulesque" ballet in 4 acts, world premiere 1984 in Lausanne; "Der Drache", opera in 3 acts, world premiere 1985 at the Theater Basel; "Der Zoobär", chamber opera in 4 acts, world premiere 1987 for the re-opening of the Musikhochschule Zürich; "Augustin" opera, world premiere 1988 in Basel.

Work list
Konzertstück (1960)

Instrumentation: for trumpet and chamber orchestra

Duration: 6' 30"
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Concerto breve (1960-1961)

Instrumentation: for cello and string orchestra

Duration: 14' 00"
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Rhapsodie (1964)

Instrumentation: for flute, strings and vibraphone

Duration: 7' 00"
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3 Galgenlieder (3 gallow songs (1966)

Instrumentation: for alto and piano

Texts: Christian Morgenstern

Duration: 6' 00"
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3 lyrische Stücke (3 lyrical pieces) (1967)

Instrumentation: for oboe, cello, vibraphone/xylophone

Duration: 7' 30"
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Bläserquintett (wind quintet) (1967)

Duration: 12' 40"
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Fantasia (1967)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 11' 00"
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Mouvement dans l'immobile (1968)

Instrumentation: for chamber orchestra (2.1.2.2/2.1.0.0/str)

Duration: 12' 00"
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Trames 1-4 (1969)
Concerto

Instrumentation: for violin and string orchestra (6.5.5.4.3)

Duration: 18' 00"
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Trio (1969)

Instrumentation: for piano, clarinet and cello

Duration: 11' 20"
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Zeichen (Interpunktionen) (1970)

Instrumentation: for violin and harpsichord (piano)

Duration: 10' 00"
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Episodie (1970)

Instrumentation: for double bass and 10 strings

Duration: 11' 00"
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Sonata a cinque (1977)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion

Duration: 18' 00"
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Vêpres rouges (1977)

Instrumentation: for symphony orchestra

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Glarus (1980)
Concertino

Instrumentation: for strings

Duration: 15' 30"
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Variations (1982)

Instrumentation: for violin solo

Duration: 9' 00"
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Sennentuntschi (1983)
Opera

Texts: Martin Markun, Hansjörg Schneider

Duration: 1h 55' 00"
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Heidelberg
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La vie funambulesque (1984)
The Dance on a Rope - Ballet

Instrumentation: for chamber opera

Duration: 40' 00"
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Der Drache (1984)
opera

Texts: Martin Markun, Jevgenij Schwarz

Duration: 3h 05' 00"
Verlag Kurt Neufert
Heidelberg
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Musique pour trombone (1986)

Instrumentation: for trombone and orchestra (2(pic).2.2(bcl).2(cbn).2.2.0.0/timp/perc/hp.cel/str)

Duration: 22' 00"
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Concertino (1986)

Instrumentation: for guitar, cello and 12 strings

Duration: 14' 00"
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Augustin (1987)
Opera

Instrumentation: for 11 voices, choir and orchestra

Texts: Martin Merkun, Hansjörg Schneider

Duration: 1h 45' 00"
Manuscript
Der Zoobär (1987)
chamber opera in 4 scenes

Texts: Kurt Schwitters, Martin Merkun

Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
Lamentations (1988)

Instrumentation: for string quartet

Duration: 12' 00"
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Musique Concertante (1989)

Instrumentation: for symphony orchestra (3.3.3(bcl).3(cbn)/4.3.3.1/timp.perc/hp/str)

Duration: 15' 00"
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Ascona (1989)

Instrumentation: for chamber orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/timp.perc/str)

Duration: 19' 00"
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Arcegno (1989)

Instrumentation: for guitar

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Vom Ende der Zeit (1991)
Oratorio in 3 parts

Instrumentation: for soprano, 2 speakers, choir and orchestra (2(2pic).2(ca).1(bcl).2(cbn)/4.3.3.1/timp.perc/pf.hp.cel/str)

Texts: Wolfgang Hildesheimer

Duration: 82' 00"
Manuscript
Eclipse finale? (1991/04)

Instrumentation: version for tuba and chamber orchestra

Duration: 13' 00"
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Eclipse finale? (1991)

Instrumentation: for tuba and brass band

Fantasy over "Der Mond ist aufgegangen".

Duration: 13' 00"
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Esquisses (1991)

Instrumentation: for piano, strings (4.3.2.2.1) and percussion

Duration: 14' 00"
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2 Klavierstücke (2 piano pieces) (1994)

Duration: 7' 00"
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A l'Origine... (1994)
3 pieces

Instrumentation: for chamber orchestra (2.2.2(bcl).2(cbn)/2.2.1.0/timp.perc/hp.cel/str)

Duration: 9' 00"
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Chant de l'instant et de la durée (1994)

Instrumentation: for speaker, choir, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, harpsichrd and percussion

Texts: Anne Lise Grobety

Duration: 35' 00"
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Pilger und Fuchs (1994)
Commedia musicale, andante cantabile, ma pericoloso

Instrumentation: 6 singing soloists and orchestra

Texts: Hansjörg Schneider

Duration: 70' 00"
Manuscript
Dreyfus. Die Affäre (1994)
Opera

Texts: George Whyte

Duration: abendfüllend
Manuscript
An diesen sonnigen Tagen (1995)

Instrumentation: for bass and chamber ensemble (fl, ob, cl, tbn, per, pf, vn, vc, db)

Texts: Ernst Jandl

Duration: 40' 00"
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Franz von Assisi (1996)

Instrumentation: for soli (STBB), female choir and orchestra

Texts: Hansjörg Schneider

Duration: 40' 00"
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Sieben kleine Geschichten (1996)

Instrumentation: for oboe, English horn, heckelphone and bassoon

Duration: 12' 00"
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Himmel und Haus (1996)

Instrumentation: for wind orchestra (3.2.3.2/4.3.3.1/perc)

Duration: 10' 30"
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Variationen (1996)

Instrumentation: for viola and chamber orchestra (2(pic).2.2.2(cbn)/2.0.0.0/perc/hp.cel.vib/str)

Duration: 12' 00"
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Grockiana (1997)

Instrumentation: for violin and chamber orchestra

Duration: 12' 00"
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Transfigurations (1997)

Instrumentation: for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass

Duration: 14' 00"
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Festmarsch 2001 (1997)

Instrumentation: for wind orchestra

For the Swiss National Exhibition EXPO 2001.

Duration: 3' 00"
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Fête des Vignerons (1999)
Musical spectacle

Instrumentation: for soli, choirs and orchestra

Texts: François Debluë

In two parts.

Duration: 61' 00"
Manuscript
Alphornklänge (1999)

Instrumentation: for alphorn and chamber orchestra (1.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/timp.2perc/cel/str)

Duration: 10' 00"
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Trio Nr. 2 (1999)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, cello and piano

Duration: 13' 00"
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Quattro canti (1999)

Instrumentation: for 4 flutes

Duration: 12' 00"
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Fantasia - "Hommage à J.S. Bach" (2000)

Instrumentation: for violoncello

Duration: 17' 00"
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Pentagramm (2000)

Instrumentation: for brass quintet (hn, 2tpt, tbn, tba)

Duration: 8' 00"
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Fantasia über "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden" (2000)

Instrumentation: for cello solo

Duration: 17' 00"
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Rencontres I - V (2001)
Concerto

Instrumentation: for harp and orchestra (2(pic).2(ca).2.2/2.2.1.0/timp.2perc/8.6.4.4.2)

Duration: 20' 00"
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Kaleidoskop (2001)

Instrumentation: for piano quartet

Duration: 20' 00"
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3 Vitraux "Francesco di Assisi" (2002)

Instrumentation: for percussion and string orchestra

Duration: 14' 00"
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Keltische Spiele (2002)

Instrumentation: for harp

Duration: 15' 00"
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Concerto (2002)

Instrumentation: for horn and orchestra (1.2.3(bcl).1/0.2.0.0/timp.perc/8.6.4.4.2)

Duration: 18' 00"
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Biotit (2003)

Instrumentation: for symphony orchestra

Duration: 18' 00"
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Trifoglio (2004)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, violoncello, piano and orchestra

Duration: 31' 00"
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Die Mach(t)barkeitsstudie (2005)
Opera

Texts: Michael Stauffer

14 soloists
Instrumental ensemble: 3 clarinets, trombone, marimba, piano, violin, violoncello

Duration: 90' 00"
Manuscript
Temps et éternité (2006)

Instrumentation: for chamber orchestra (1.1.0.1/gtr/hpd/str)

Duration: 25' 00"
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3 Poèmes (2007)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and guitar

Texts: Federico Garcia Lorca

I. Vuelta de paseo (3'50) - II. Asesinato (1'45) - III. La aurora (4'35)

Duration: 10' 00"
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Discography
Werke für Klavier und Orchester (VDE Gallo Nr. CD-1217, 2007)
Interpreters:
Fink, Hans Joerg
Works:
Suter, Robert: Concertino (1998)
Bolli, Frédéric: 3 Nocturnes (2006)
Meier, Jost: Esquisses (1991)
Bolli, Frédéric: Klakofonie (2001-2003)
Jost Meier: Vom Ende der Zeit (classic 2000 Nr. C2/7, 1994)
Interpreters:
Meier, Jost
Works:
Meier, Jost: Vom Ende der Zeit (1991)
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Edu Haubensak: Konzert in Neuer Stimmung. Gessnerallee Zürich (Dokumental Nr. 930516, 1993)
Interpreters:
Schneider, Gertrud
Bächli, Tomas
Meier, Jost
Works:
Haubensak, Edu: Schwarz Weiss (1979)
Haubensak, Edu: KurvenKonturenFiguren (1985-1991)
Haubensak, Edu: Campi Colorati I-III (1989-1992)
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Konzertante Werke für Violine und Orchester von Schweizer Komponisten (Gallo Nr. CD 582, 1988)
Works:
Baer, Walter: Konzert für Violine und Orchester (1987)
Martin, Frank: Concerto (1950-1951)
Meier, Jost: Trames 1-4 (1969)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Brotbeck, Roman: "Pilger und Fuchs" von Jost Meier, in: Dissonanz, Nr. 44 (Mai 1995) 44 (1995), S. 27f [Internet]


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