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Haller Hermann

(09. 06. 1914 - 13. 08. 2002)

Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers, Authors
Biography
* 09. 06. 1914, † 13. 08. 2002.

Hermann Haller was born in Burgdorf in Switzerland. Following completion of his Matura in Burgdorf, he studied music at the conservatory in Zurich under the tutelage of Volkmar Andreae, Paul Müller-Zürich and Rudolf Wittelsbach. In 1938/39 he studied composition under Nadia Boulanger in Paris and piano with Czeslaw Marek back in Zurich. He attended the lectures of Paul Hindemith at the University of Zurich from 1951 until 1954.
Following a three-year teaching position at the University of Zurich (piano and theory), Haller was appointed a teaching position at the teacher's seminar in Küsnacht in Zurich where he taught until 1979. Haller was the president of the Swiss Association of Musicians from 1968 until 1973 and was an elected member of the board of directors and president from 1979 until 1987 of SUISA, the Swiss copyright association. He additionally acted as a state expert for diploma examinations at the conservatories in Zurich and Winterthur, was vice president of the Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation and a member of the cantonal commission for the promotion of culture.
Hermann Haller died in Küsnacht/ZH.


Work list
Böhmisches Volkslied (Bohemian folksong) (1934)

Instrumentation: for high voice and piano

Texts: Eduard Mörike

Manuscript
Wie wird die Tage (1936)

Instrumentation: for medium voice and piano

Texts: Hermann Hesse

Manuscript
Verwölkte Nacht (1936)

Instrumentation: for medium voice and piano

Texts: Hermann Hesse

Manuscript
Die Kindlein (1936)

Instrumentation: for baritone and orchestra (1.1.1.0/1.0.0.0/str)

Texts: Hermann Hesse

Manuscript
Es wird dir wunderbar erscheinen (1936)

Instrumentation: for medium voice and piano

Texts: Hermann Hesse

Manuscript
Toccata in C (1937)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 8' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Doppelfuge (double fugue) (1937)

Instrumentation: for strings

Manuscript
Ich wünsch us mines Herzens Grund (1937)

Instrumentation: for mixed a-cappella choir

Texts: Heinrich von Louffenberg

Manuscript
Bitte (1937)

Instrumentation: for medium voice and piano

Texts: Hermann Hesse

Manuscript
Adagio (1938)

Instrumentation: for oboe and strings

Manuscript
Konzert (concert) (1938)

Instrumentation: for oboe and string orchestra

Manuscript
Concertino in E (1942/60)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 15' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Sonatine (sonatina) (1942)

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

Manuscript
Verkündigung (1943)
The word of the Angel

Instrumentation: for soprano and string orchestra

Texts: Rainer Maria Rilke

Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Drei Barock-Lieder (three Baroque songs) (1943/61)

Instrumentation: for mixed a-cappella choir

Duration: 11' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Konzert in D (concert in D) (1944)

Instrumentation: for violin and string orchestra

Duration: 26' 00"
Manuscript
Konzertante Musik (concertante music) (1944)

Instrumentation: for 4 violins and small orchestra (1.1.1.0/0.0.0.0/0.3.2.1)

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Sonate (sonata) (1945)

Instrumentation: for flute and piano

Duration: 15' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Fantasie (fantasy) (1946)

Instrumentation: for cello and string orchestra

Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
4 leichte Klavierstücke (4 light piano pieces) (1947)

Manuscript
Concerto da camera (chamber concert) (1949)

Instrumentation: for solo string quartet and string orchestra

Manuscript
Sonate (sonata) (1951)

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Exoratio (1955)
Cantata

Instrumentation: for alto (baritone) and string quartet (or string orchestra)

Texts: Christian Morgenstern

Duration: 19' 00"
Manuscript
Fantasie in D (1955)

Instrumentation: for organ

Introduction, Choral and Passacaglia.

Duration: 11' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Konzert (concert) (1957)

Instrumentation: for organ and string orchestra

Duration: 22' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Herbst (1957)
Eight songs

Instrumentation: for a [deep} voice and piano

Texts: Christian Morgenstern

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Sieben leichte Stücke (seven light pieces) (1958)

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

Duration: 9' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Konzert (concert) (1959)

Instrumentation: for piano and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/timp.perc/str)

Duration: 20' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Elf kleine Klavierstücke (eleven piano pieces (1960)

Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Trio (1960)

Instrumentation: for flute, clarinet and bassoon

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Petite Fantaisie (1960)

Instrumentation: for clarinet and piano

Duration: 7' 00"
Editions Henn
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CH-1201 Genève
Suisse
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Streichquartett (string quartet) (1961)

Duration: 15' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Doppelkonzert (double concert) (1961)

Instrumentation: for flute, clarinet and string orchestra

Duration: 17' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Concerto per archi (concert for strings) (1961)

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Fünf Lieder (five songs) (1961)

Instrumentation: for alto or baritone solo and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.3.0/timp.perc/hp/str)

Texts: Friedrich Hölderlin

Duration: 18' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Min Buechewald am Hägeliloh (1962)

Instrumentation: for medium voice and piano

Texts: Bernhard Peyer

Manuscript
Konzert Nr. 2 (concert N°2) (1962)

Instrumentation: for piano and string orchestra

Duration: 20' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Erbarmt euch mein, meine Freunde (1962)
Cantata from the Book of Job

Instrumentation: for deep voice and organ

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Sonata concertante (1963)

Instrumentation: for flute, oboe and strings

Duration: 13' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Drei Lieder (1963)

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Texts: Robert Faesi

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Novelletta (1965)

Instrumentation: for horn and piano

Duration: 6' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Sinfonie (symphony) (1965)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.3.0/timp.perc/hp.str)

After paintings by Max Gubler.

Duration: 24' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Introduktion und Passacaglia (introduction and passacaglia) (1965)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 12' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
6 Inventionen (6 interventions) (1966)

Instrumentation: for flute and harpsichord

Duration: 13' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Prolog (prologue) (1966)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2.2.2.1/2.2.0.0/timp.perc/str)

Duration: 8' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Ballade (ballad) (1967)

Instrumentation: for horn and string orchestra

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
In memoriam (1968)
Five pieces

Instrumentation: for piano trio

Duration: 17' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Elegia variata (1968)

Instrumentation: for piano

Manuscript
Sonata per pianoforte (sonata for piano) (1969)

Duration: 14' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Trois Pièces (three pieces) (1970)

Instrumentation: for violoncello solo

Duration: 8' 00"
Edizioni Pegasus
Basel
Streichquartett Nr. 2 (string quartet N°2) (1971)

Duration: 17' 00"
Edizioni Pegasus
Basel
3 Nocturnes (1972)

Instrumentation: for viola and piano

Duration: 12' 00"
Edizioni Pegasus
Basel
Intermezzo (1972)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 2' 00"
Breitkopf & Härtel
Postfach 1707
D-65195 Wiesbaden
Tel. +49 611 45 00 80
Per la Camerata (1974)

Instrumentation: for 16 solo strings

Duration: 12' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Hiob (1975)
Oratorio

Instrumentation: for soprano and baritone solo, mixed choir, organ and orchestra (2,2,2,2 - 2,2,3,0 - perc(2) - str)

Duration: 45' 00"
Edizioni Pegasus
Basel
Récitatif et allegro (1976)

Instrumentation: for clarinet in H flat and piano

Duration: 7' 00"
Editions Henn
5-7 rue de l'Ancien-Port
CH-1201 Genève
Suisse
Tel. +41 (0)22 738 91 10
Fax +41 (0)22 738 91 16
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Psalm 103 (1976)

Instrumentation: for soprano solo, mixed choir and organ

Duration: 16' 00"
Edizioni Pegasus
Basel
Oktett (octet) (1976)

Instrumentation: for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, string quartet and piano

Duration: 18' 00"
Edizioni Pegasus
Basel
Variations (1976)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (3,3,3,3 - 4,3,3,1 - Perc(3), harp - str)

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Ed è subito sera (1978)

Instrumentation: for baritone and orchestra (3.2.2.2/4.2.3.0/timp.perc.hp/str)

Texts: Salvatore Quasimodo

Duration: 22' 00"
Edizioni Pegasus
Basel
Pièce en forme de fantaisie (piece in the form of a fantasy) (1979)

Instrumentation: for flute and piano

Duration: 7' 00"
Edizioni Pegasus
Basel
Cinq pièces en forme de variations (five pieces in the form of variations) (1980)

Instrumentation: for wind quintet

Duration: 15' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Extension – Contraction (1981)
Elegiac music

Instrumentation: for violoncello and orchestra (1.2.1.0/2.0.0.0/str)

Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Fünf Stücke (five pieces) (1982)

Instrumentation: for oboe and piano

Edizioni Pegasus
Basel
Abschied (1984)

Instrumentation: for soprano and string orchestra

Texts: Juan Ramón Jiménez

Manuscript
Résonances (1984)

Instrumentation: for 2 oboes, 2 horns, solo violin and string orchestra

Manuscript
Fünf Aspekte (1986)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.2.3.0/timp.perc/hp.str)

Manuscript
Intermezzo (1986)
eS A C H E Re

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

Manuscript
Blaue Wand (1986)

Instrumentation: for flute, string sextet (2.2.2) and piano

Impressions after a picture by Hans Fischli.

Edizioni Pegasus
Basel
Episoden (1989)

Instrumentation: for viola and orchestra (1.1.1.1/2.0.0.0/str)

Manuscript
Streichquartett Nr. 3 (string quartet N°3) (1990)
Movement for string quartet

Edizioni Pegasus
Basel
Blätterfall… (1996)

Instrumentation: for baritone and string sextet

Texts: Adrien Turel

"In remembrance of Brenton Langbein, written for the Chamber Musicians Zurich".

Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Bibliography
Haller, Hermann: Leitfaden zur Einführung in die Harmonielehre, Hug, Zürich 1949
Haller, Hermann: 2. Streichquartett, in: Schweizer Musikzeitung 6 (1973)
Larese, Dino (et al.): Hermann Haller, Amriswiler Bücherei, Amriswil 1975
Favre, Max: Betrachtungen zum Schaffen Hermann Hallers. Probleme der Tonalität, in: Schweizerische Musikzeitung 5 (1973)


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