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Englert Giuseppe G.

(22. 07. 1927 - 29. 03. 2007)

Englert Giuseppe G.
Zentralbibliothek Zürich - Musikabteilung
Predigerplatz 33
CH-8001 Zürich (ZH)
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)44 268 31 81
Fax: +41 (0)44 268 32 90

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Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers, Authors
Biography
* 22. 07. 1927, † 29. 03. 2007.

Giuseppe G. Englert was born in Fiesole in italy. In 1938 his family moved to Switzerland where he attended first the college of Ascona and then that of Einsiedeln. From 1945 until 1948 he studied organ under the tutelage of Heinrich Funk at Zurich Conservatory and composition under Willy Burkhard. He subsequently relocated to Paris where he undertook further organ studies under André Marchal. From 1955 onwards, Engelert attended the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music where he encountered René Leibowitz, John Cage, Stefan Wolpe, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mauricio Kagel, György Ligeti and Heinz-Klaus Metzger.
In 1970 he was offered a position at the Université de Paris VIII (Vincennes), where he taught improvisation, analysis, composition, interpretation, and electroacoustic and musical computer sciences until 1992. He has been a member of the Groupe Art et Informatique de Vincennes (GAIV) of the Université de Paris VIII since 1974.
Numerous concerts and study trips since 1975, have led Englert through Europe to Israel and the USA whereby concerts and studies with live electronics took precedence.
Since the 60s, Englert has used electroacoustics and electronic tape for his compositions and since 1975, the computer synthesizer. He formulates his concept of composition as such: "Etudier et mettre en marche les énergies qui se présentent; suggérer plutôt que d'expliquer; ignorer les notions 'méthode' et 'style'".
Giuseppe Giorgio Englert lives in Paris.


Work list
A una fanciulla (1947)

Instrumentation: for choir, flute, oboe, klarinet and 2 bassoons

Texts: Giacomo Leopardi

Released by the composer solely for the purpose of study.

Manuscript
Intrand' ad abitar (1948)

Instrumentation: for tenor (soprano, flute and piano)

Released by the composer solely for the purpose of study.

Manuscript
3 Inventions (1952-1953)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Palaestra 1959 II (1959)

Instrumentation: for organ

Preparatory study for "Palaestra 64"; released by the composer solely for the purpose of study.

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Rime serie (Musica da camera I), opus 5 (1958-1961)

Instrumentation: for wind quintet

Duration: 10' 17"
Manuscript
Miranda ("Sistemi") (1959-1961)
Visual music

Instrumentation: for 15 strings

Unrealised schematic score.

Duration: 14' 59"
Manuscript
Au jour ultime liesse (1st version) (1961-1962)
Cantata

Instrumentation: for one voice and 5 instruments (afl, cl, btpt, va, db)

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Au jour ultime liesse (2nd version) (1961-1962)
Cantata

Instrumentation: for one voice and 6 instruments (afl, cl, btpt, 2va, db)

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Diktat (1962)
Piano piece

Instrumentation: for one speaker and one pianist

There is also a version available in the Italian and German languages.

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Les avoines folles (1962-1963)

Instrumentation: for string quartet

Duration: 6' 30"
Edition Peters
Postfach 746
D-04007 Leipzig
Palaestra 64 (1963-1964)

Instrumentation: for organ

New version of "Palaestra 1959 II".

Duration: 6' 40"-8' 00"
Edition Peters
Postfach 746
D-04007 Leipzig
Fragment (1964)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2.2.2.1/2.1.1.0/timp/9.3.3.2)

See also: "Caracol" for 15 instruments; this piece can be performed as an addition to "Fragment pour orchestre".

Duration: 8' 30"
Edition Peters
London
Aria (1965-1966)
Palaestra 65

Instrumentation: for kettledrum and several instruments

Duration: 8' 35"
Edition Peters
London
La joute des lierres (1966)

Instrumentation: for string quartet

Duration: 12' 55"
Manuscript
Le roman de Kapitagolei (1966-1967)

Instrumentation: for soprano, tenor, bass and orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.2.1/timp.perc/2.6.6.6)

Duration: 11' 00"
Edition Peters
London
July 68 (1968)
Music on tape, 4 tracks

This composition is not intended as an autonomic work and can be performed together with others.

Duration: 38' 38"
Manuscript
Vagans animula (1969)

Instrumentation: pro organo sonoriferoque cingulo comitante

Duration: 22' 00"
Manuscript
Cantus plumbeus non pulsando (1970)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Discours ("Pour un archet") (1970)

Instrumentation: for one voice and soundtrack

Texts: Stéphane Mallarmé

Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
Tarok (1967-1968)
A musical play

Instrumentation: for 3 - 6 string instruments

Duration: 6' 24"-12' 12"
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Maquillage (1967-1971)
Musical theatrical composition

Instrumentation: for one voice and scenic apparatus and electroacoustics

In collaboration with Marie-Thérèse Cahn.

Duration: 46' 00"
Manuscript
Caracol (1974)

Instrumentation: for 15 instruments (1.1.1.1/1.0.1.0/6.1.1.1)

This piece can be performed singularly or as an addition to "Fragment pour orchestre".

Duration: 5' 00"-7' 30"
Edition Peters
Postfach 746
D-04007 Leipzig
Miss Filena Pal at her keyboard (1975)
a portrait

Instrumentation: for 9 performers and a time coordinator

Explanatory note (oral): "This composition is best suited for a performance with children. It was world premiered in Paris under the direction of Pierre Mariétan with children between the ages of 9 and 14."

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
The Mohawk evening song – painting by Goya (1975)
Music on tape, 2 tracks

Duration: 34' 00"
Manuscript
Fragola (1976)

Instrumentation: for mini computer INTELLEC8 and two synthesizers VCS3 (1 person)

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
MOT 76/1 (1976)
Music on tape (2 tracks)

Duration: 20' 14"
Manuscript
Three pieces of music (1976)

Instrumentation: for computer controlling analog devices

1. Purple triskelion (MOT 76/21) (33')
2. Emerald triskelion (MOT 76/22) (21'40'')
3. Soft games (MOT 76/23) (Vol I/II) (Vol I: 24'30''; Vol II: 24'25'')

Manuscript
Three cello pieces for David Gibson (1977)

1. Mars (6'21)
2. Jupiter (13'30)
3. Venus (ca. 9')

Duration: 29' 00"
Manuscript
Girolles et autres Champignons (1977)

Instrumentation: for INTELLEC8 controlling analog devices

Incomplete.

Manuscript
Juralpyroc (1978)
Music for N.E.D.Co. Digital Synthesizer

Incomplete.

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
GZ 50 (1979)
Barbaric music

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 70' 00"
Manuscript
Trinsin-Funpol (1979-1980)

Instrumentation: for 5 instruments

Duration: 8' 00"-20' 00"
Manuscript
Les dits d'Amenhotep XIX (1980)

Instrumentation: Music for N.E.D.Co. Digital Synthesizer

Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
La vigie (Trinsin-Funpol No. 3) (1981)

Instrumentation: for horn or trombone or tuba or cello or double bass

1. Version for horn (trombone, tuba)
2. Version for violoncello (double bass)
Must be performed together with "Quatuor 'S'".

Duration: unbestimmt
Manuscript
Babel (1981-1982)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.2.3.1/2.2.8.6.4)

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Ecorces (1982)

Instrumentation: for 5 instruments (cl, tsx, hn, vn, vc)

Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Suite ocre, 4 extraits de "Model 'S'" (1980-1985)
Music for N.E.D.Co. Digital Synthesizer

1. Sur fond ocre une silhouette noire (version 2 / 1984)
2. HAMSIN (1984)
3. Une voix soudain (1984)
4. Mutations ocre-violet (version 4 / 1984)

Duration: 65' 00"
Manuscript
Model 'S' (1984-1985)
A project, version 4

Instrumentation: for N.E.D.Co. Digital Synthesizer

Duration: 52' 00"
Manuscript
The photoelectron spectrum of phosphabenzene (1986)
Musical Development and Interpretation

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Vobis (1987)
Response to my friend

Instrumentation: for computerized electroacoustic devices

Duration: 47' 30"
Manuscript
Innominata (1988)
music for two portable computerized systems

Duration: 27' 30"
Manuscript
Englert: Basilico (1988)

Instrumentation: Music for a portable computerized system

Duration: 17' 30"
Manuscript
Dodeca (1989)
Music for a portable computerized system

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Sopra la Girolmeta (1991)
Music for a portable computerized system

Programme 'Metro 3,2'.

Duration: 24' 00"
Manuscript
Chacones (1986-1992)

Instrumentation: for orchestra and concert piano

Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Triptyque (1993-1994)
Music for a portable computerized system

Programme: "Phonogramme" by Vincent Lesbros.

Duration: 36' 00"
Manuscript
Soixante (1995)
Music for a portable computerized system

Programme: "Métro 3".

Duration: 36' 00"
Manuscript
Inter balbulos (1997)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 10' 00"-23' 00"
Manuscript
Manna (1999)

Instrumentation: for piano

Manuscript
Monolith (2003)

Instrumentation: for 2 pianos

Duration: 6' 00"-9' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Bibliography
Englert, Giuseppe G.: Was ist Komposition?, in: Dissonanz 54 (1995)
Agazzi, Dario: Una partitura che non deve mai essere eseguita. "Miranda" di Giuseppe G. Englert, in: Dissonanz 118 (2012), S. 52-57 [Internet]
Mariétan, Pierre: Giuseppe Giorgio Englert (1927-2007), in: Dissonanz 98 (2007), S. 47 [Internet]
Bächli, Tomas: Unter (politischen) Stotterern. Zum Klavierstück "Inter Balbulos" von Giuseppe G. Englert, in: Dissonanz 74 (2002) [Internet]
Brotbeck, Roman: Auf der Flucht aus der Komponistenrolle. Klavierkonzerte von Giuseppe Englert und John Cage,, in: Dissonanz, Nr. 45 (August 1995) 45 (1995), S. 24 [Internet]
Giuseppe G. Englert, hrsg. von Fondation Pro Helvetia (Dossier Musique), Zürich 1980
Muggler, Fritz (et al.): Die Avantgarde in der Schweiz, in: Oesterreichische Musikzeitschrift (März 1969) 3 (1969), S. 172
Metzger, Heinz-Klaus: Giuseppe G. Englert, in: Zürcher Almanach, Benziger, Einsiedeln 1968