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Tamás János

(24. 05. 1936 - 14. 11. 1995)

Tamás János
Förderverein János Tamás
Postfach
CH-5001 Aarau (AG)
Schweiz

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Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers
Biography
* 24. 05. 1936, † 14. 11. 1995.

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)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Drei Lieder (1957)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for voice and piano

Texts: Anonymus

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Sonata (1957)

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Sonata (1957/74)

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Serenade (1958)

Instrumentation: for small orchestra (2.1.2.1/1.0.0.0/timp/perc)

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Suite for orchestra (1958)

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: for baritone, violin, cello and piano

Texts: Joachim Ringelnatz

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Improvisations (1959)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 12' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
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Nebel am Wattenmeer (1960)

Instrumentation: for alto solo and mixed choir

Texts: Christian Morgenstern

Duration: 6' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
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Der stille Hof (1960)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, violin, viola and violoncello

Duration: 15' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
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Poema (1952-1961)

Instrumentation: for horn and strings

Duration: 6' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
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Walkmühlstrasse 52
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Poema (1952-1961/80)

Instrumentation: for viola and strings

Duration: 6' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
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Walkmühlstrasse 52
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Poema (1952-1961/83)

Instrumentation: for violin and strings

Duration: 6' 00"
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Walkmühlstrasse 52
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Short Hungarian suite (1961)

Instrumentation: for flute and strings

Duration: 7' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
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Ouverture (1962)

Instrumentation: for large orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/timp.perc/str)

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Sonatina (1962)

Instrumentation: for percussion solo

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Frühlingsahnung (1963)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for piano and orchestra (pic.2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/str)

Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Straussiade (1965)
Potpourri

Instrumentation: for mixed choir

Duration: 16' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
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Straussiade (1965)
Potpourri

Instrumentation: for mixed choir

Duration: 16' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
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Bühnenmusik zu Shakespeares "Wintermärchen" (1966)

Instrumentation: for flute, oboe, viola or guitar and violoncello

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Bühnenmusik zu Goethes "Clavigo" (1966)

Instrumentation: for harpsichord

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Capriccio (1967)
Ballet

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: for mixed choir

Duration: 15' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Fröhliches Wien (1967)
Potpourri

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for two violins

Duration: 10' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Bilderbuch (1968)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Kleines Tryptichon (1969)

Instrumentation: for six-handed piano

Duration: 5' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
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Ballnacht (1970)
Potpourri based on Viennese operettes

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: for male choir and piano

Duration: 16' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Meditation und Tanz (1970)

Instrumentation: for two flutes and violoncello

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Lichtspiel (1971)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Fest-Ouverture (1972)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/timp.perc/str)

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Das infernalische Abendmahl (1972)
Oratorium

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for flute, violin and piano

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Cante Jondo (1977)

Instrumentation: for female choir and piano

Texts: Federico Garcia Lorca

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Berceuse sur le nom de M.A. Matter (1977)

Instrumentation: for flute or violin and piano

Duration: 7' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
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Eisblumen (1977)
14 miniatures

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 20' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Musik in der Dämmerung (1979)

Instrumentation: for flute and piano

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Traumquell (1979)

Instrumentation: for violoncello or viola and piano

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Rhapsodie (1980)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Cadenza (1981)

Instrumentation: for drums

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
First piano sonata (1981)

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Palimpsest (1982)

Instrumentation: for trumpet and organ

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Verborgenen (1983)
7 Pieces

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 15' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Triofantasie (1983)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, horn and violoncello

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Das Gewicht eines Vogels (1984)
Song cycle

Instrumentation: for voice and piano

Texts: Erika Burkart

Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
Partita (1984)

Instrumentation: for two guitars

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Quellenklang (1984)

Instrumentation: for piano, ten wind (2.2.2.1/2.1.0.0) and percussion

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Kanti-lene (1984)

Instrumentation: for flute ensemble

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Im Garten von Saanen (1984)

Instrumentation: for clarinet and piano

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Nocturne (1984)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Second piano sonata (1984)

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Hiobs Botschaft (1985)

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Aus Anderland (1985)

Instrumentation: for four-handed piano

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Noahs Tochter (1986)
Oratorium

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, viola and piano

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Von holzgeschnitzten Klängen (1986)

Instrumentation: for flute and clarinet

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Schattenklänge (1986)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 2' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
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BRD
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Die Genesung (1987)
Octet

Instrumentation: for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello and double-bass

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Variations on Pierre Boulez' "Notation 1" (1987)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Fabel (1988)

Instrumentation: for speaking choir and percussion

Texts: Heinrich Lüssy

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Kantikantate (1988)

Instrumentation: for speaking choir

Texts: Heinrich Lüssy

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Notturno (1988)

Instrumentation: for string quartet

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Memento (1988)

Instrumentation: for violin and viola alternating with piano

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Il ritorno (1989)

Instrumentation: 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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Ballade (1989)

Instrumentation: 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
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Fax +41 (0)31 320 26 27
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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
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Five short pieces (1989)

Instrumentation: 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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Der Friede (1989)
piano sonata

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Sagenhaftes Solothurn (1990)
ballet

Instrumentation: for chamber ensemble (pic.fl.ob.ca.cl.bcl.bn/tpt.tbn/perc)

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Spiegelungen (1990)

Instrumentation: for alternating violin and viola

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Grand Duo amoroso (1990)

Instrumentation: for violin and violoncello

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Nicht Tag, nicht Nacht (1990)

Instrumentation: for wind sextet (ob.ca.cl.bcl.bn/hn)

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Ballade (1990)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Wartender Frühling (1991)

Instrumentation: for string sextet

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Trio (1992)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, horn and piano

Duration: 15' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
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Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
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Die Stimmen der Erde (1993)
Oratorium

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Partita (1994)

Instrumentation: for eleven wind (pic.1.1.ca.1.bcl.1.cbn/2.1.0.0) and percussion

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Concert piece (1995)

Instrumentation: for two solo trumpets, timpani and strings

Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Es ist Zeit (1995)

Instrumentation: for speaking choir and English horn

Texts: Bibel

Text: Prediger Salomo.

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Postskriptum (1995)

Instrumentation: for voice and wind quintet

Texts: Anne Frank

Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Feuerbilder. Chamber Music (Oehms Classics Nr. OC 443, 2014)
Interpreters:
Di Càsola, Fabio
Dratva, Tomas
Works:
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)
Interpreters:
Dratva, Tomas
Works:
Tamás, János: Klavierkonzert (1964)
Tamás, János: Improvisationen (1959)
Tamás, János: Lichtspiel (1971)
Tamás, János: Eisblumen (1977)