Huber, Klaus

Stage works
Orchestra works
Ensemble works
Chamber music
Vocal music
Solo works



STAGE WORKS

Schwarzerde (1997-2001)
Stage work in nine sequences 
Text: Michael Schindhelm in cooperation with Klaus Huber, based on poems and prose texts by Ossip Mandelstam
Soli: Parnok (Bbar), Boy (Ct), Nadja (Ms), Anna (A), Natalja (S), Officer (Spr/T)
six single voices: S. Ms. A. T. Bar. B. / large choir SATB / 2. 2. 1. BCl. Bassh (on stage).
2. / 2. 2. 2 (1 on stage). 1. / Hp. Theorbe (Guit) (on stage). Timp. 3 Perc (1 on stage). / 5. 4. 3. Vla d'am (on stage). 2. 2. / tape
World Premiere: 3.11.2001, Basel / Duration: full length
Sy. 3509 Score / Pno. / Vx. / carr.



ORCHESTRA WORKS

Quod est pax? - Vers la raison du coeur... (2006/07)  
for orchestra with five solo voices and one Arabic percussion 
Text: Jacques Derrida, Octavio Paz, Mahmoud Darwisch, Klaus Huber
Soli: S. Ms. Ct. T. B. / arab. percussion
2 (AFl. Picc). 1. 1. BCl. 1. Cbn. / 2. 2. 2. 1. / Timp. 2 Perc. Hp (three-tone). / 7. 0. 3. 4. 7 (with scordatura).
World Premiere: 23.9.2007, Warsaw / Duration: 23'
Sy. 3801 *Score / Vx.

Umkehr – im Licht sein... (1997)
Diptychon for choir/choir voices, mezzo-soprano and small orchestra
Text: Ossip Mandelstam, Max Frisch, Elias Canetti, Martin Buber
Solo: Ms.
choir S. Ms. A. T. Bar. B. (24-30) / 2. 2. 2. 2. / 2. 2. 2. 1. / Timp. 2 Perc. Guit (three-tone). / 3. 2. 3. 2. 1.
The simultaneous version (with a text by Kurt Marti in English and German) needs a speaker and nine extras ad lib. 
World Premiere: 12.10.1997, Frankfurt / Duration: 35'
Sy. 3372 Score / Choir-P. / Vx.

Lamentationes de fine vicesimi saeculi (1992/94)
for orchestra in four groups with Sufi-singer (ad libitum)
Solo: Sufi-singer (ad lib.).
3 (Picc, AFl). 3 (Ob d'am, Eng.Hn). 2. BCl (Bassh). 3 (Cbn). / 3. 3. 3. D.B.Tbn. 1 (B.T.). / Timp. 3 Perc / Strings: at least 14. 12. 10. 8. 6. / (2 Vc. and 6 D.B. el. amp.)
World Premiere: 15.12.1994, Freiburg / Duration: 18'
Sy. 3176 *Score / Vx.

Spes contra spem (1986-89)
A contra-paradigm to "Götterdämmerung"
(prelude – Festspiel – interlude – inversion – finale – appendix: incidental music to Liebestod)
Text: Bertolt Brecht, Elias Canetti, Georg Herwegh, Rosa Luxemburg, Friedrich Nietzsche, Reinhold Schneider, Dorothee Sölle, Richard Wagner, Peter Weiss
Solos: 2 S. Ms. T. Bar. 5 Spr.
3 (Picc, AFl). 3. Eng.Hn. 3. BCl (Bassh). 3 (Cbn). / 4 Wtb. 4. 4 (BTr). 4 (BTbn). 1 (B..T.). / Timp. 4 Perc. Pno. / 16. 16. 12. 12. 8. / 2 tape. live-el.
World Premiere: 22.2.1989, Düsseldorf / Duration: 50'
Sy. 3028 Score / Vx. / Live-El. / carr.

Zwischenspiel (1986)
for large orchestra, from "Spes contra Spem"
3 (Picc). 3. 2. BCl. 3. / 4 Wtb. 4. 3. 4. 1 (B.T.). / Timp. 6 Perc. / Strings
see also "Spes contra spem"
World Premiere: 1987, Freiburg / Duration: 7'
Sy. 3280 Score / Vx.

Protuberanzen (simultaneous version) (1985/86)
Three small pieces for orchestra
I. Die Enge des Marktes; II. Implosion; III. Stäubchen aus Licht
1. Picc. AFl. 2. Eng.Hn. 1. BCl. Bassh. 2. Cbn. / 4. 2. 3. 0. / Timp. 3 Perc. / 16. 14. 12. 10. 8.
World Premiere: 6.4.1986, Hamburg / Duration: 6'
Sy. 3016 *Score / Vx.

Protuberanzen (successive version) (1985/86)
Three small pieces for orchestra 
I. Die Enge des Marktes; II. Implosion; III. Stäubchen aus Licht
2 (Picc. AFl). 1. Eng.Hn. 1 (Bassh). BCl. 1. Cbn. / 2. 1. 2. 0. / Timp. Perc. / strings: mind. 6. 6. 4. 4. 2.
World Premiere: 15.12.1986, Hamburg / Duration: 10'
Sy. 3202 *Score / Vx.

Erniedrigt – Geknechtet – Verlassen – Verachtet... (1975/78-1983)  
for soloist, choir and orchestra
Text: Ernesto Cardenal, Florian Knobloch, George Jackson, Carolina Maria de Jesús, Prophet Jesaja
Soli: Carolina (Ms), Knobloch (T, Spr), Jackson (Bar), boy’s soprano, 16 single voices: 3 S. Ms. 4 A. 4 T. Bar. 3 B.
Choir SATB (40-60) / 3. AFl. 2 (Eng.Hn). 4 (BCl). 2 (Cbn). / 3. 4. 4 (2 BTbn. D.B.Tbn). B.T.. / Timp (Perc). 4 Perc. Pno. Cem. Guit (el. amp.). Mand (el. amp.). / 5. 0. 4. 4. 3. / 2 Tape (each 2 K). Video. / 4-5 conductors
World Premiere: 14.10.1983, Donaueschingen / Duration: 67'
Sy. 2350 *Score / Vx. / carr.

Beati Pauperes II (1979)  
Kontrafaktur for small orchestra, choir (ad lib.) and seven single voices (ad lib.)
Text: Ernesto Cardenal, New Testament (Sermon on the Mount , Matth. 5)
Soli: S. Ms. A. 2 T. Bar. B. (ad lib.)
choir SATB (ad lib.) / 2. Picc. 1. 1. BCl. Cbn. / 3. 1. 0. 0. / Timp. 4 Perc. Pno. Guit. / 4. 0. 3. 3. 2.
Simultaneously the choir sings two motets by Orlando di Lasso.
World Premiere: 1979, Munich / Duration: 12'
Sy. 2345 *Score / Vx.



ENSEMBLE WORKS (6 instruments and more)

Agnus Dei II/III (2008)
for seven flutes (also alto fl.)
arrangement: Susanne Huber
World Premiere: 6.4.2008, Stuttgart / Duration: 6‘

Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi (2008)
for six instrumentalists
Gayakum. Daegum. Piri. Cl. Vc. Guit.
Daegum = Korean flute; Kayagum = Korean Zither
World Premiere: 26.10.2008, Seoul / Duration: 10'
Sy. 3959 *Score / Vx.

"VERS LA RAISON DU COEUR" (2007)
for six instrumentalists
AFl. BCl. Hp. Vl. Vla d'am. Vc.
World Premiere: 3.11.2007, Cologne / Duration: 12'
Sy. 3822 *Score / Vx.

À l'âme de marcher sur ses pieds de soie...
Chamber concerto for violoncello solo, baritone solo, counter tenor (or alto) and nine instrumentalists
Mandolin/Mandola. Guit. Hp. Acc. 2 Perc. Vla. Vla da gamba. D.B.
World Premiere: 24.4.2004, Witten / Duration: 29‘
Sy. 3601

À l'âme de descendre de sa monture et aller sur ses pieds de soie... (2002/2004)
Chamber concerto for alto voice, violoncello, baritone and three instrumentalists
Text: after fragments from a poem of Mahmoud Darwish
Soli: A.
Vc. Baritone (or Vc). Acc. 2 Perc (with 1 Timp).
World Premiere: 6.5.2004, Kairo / Duration: 29'
Sy. 3602 *Score / Vx.

Die Seele muss vom Reittier steigen... (2002)  
for violoncello solo, baritone solo, counter tenor (or alto) and 37 instrumentalists
Text: with fragments of a poem by Mahmoud Darwish
Soli: Vc. Baritone. Ct (or A).
2 (1 Fl traversière). 1 (Baroque ob). 2 (1 in B). 1. Cbn. / 2. 0. 2 (Tenor Baroque Tbn. Alto Baroque Tbn). 1. / Theorbe. 2 Hp. Timp. 2 Perc. / 2 Baroque Vl. Vla da gamba. Violone. / 5. 4. 3. 2. 2.
World Premiere: 20.10.2002, Donaueschingen / Duration: 39'
Sy. 3559 *Score / Vx.

Beati Pauperes III (2000)
for piano, guitar and four percussionists
World Premiere: 15.3.2000, Caen / Duration: 7'
Sy. 3540 Score

Flor mía, flor de mi alma (1999/2000)
for two string groups, two percussionists, two children voices (ad lib.) and concertino (mezzo-soprano, guitar and string quintet)
Text: Pablo Neruda ("Canción")
Soli: Ms. Guit. 2 Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B.. ("Canción")
2 children vx. (ad lib.). / 2 Perc. / strings: 4. 4. 4. 4. 2. (in two groups)
see also version without concertino or version for concertino solo ("Flor mía, flor de mi alma – Canción")
World Premiere: 15.3.2000, Caen / Duration: 13'
Sy. 3541 *Score / Vx.

Flor mía, flor de mi alma (1999/2000)
for two string groups, two percussionists, two children voices (ad lib.)
Text: Pablo Neruda
2 two children voices (ad lib.). / 2 Perc. / strings: 4. 4. 4. 4. 2. (in two groups)
see also version with concertino or version for concertino solo ("Flor mía, flor de mi alma – Canción")
World Premiere: 15.03.2000, Caen / Duration: 13'
Sy. 3560 *Score / Vx.

Flor mía, flor de mi alma – Canción (1999/2000)
mezzo-soprano, guitar and string quintet 
Text: Pablo Neruda
Ms. Guit. 2 Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B..
see also other versions of "Flor mía, flor de mi alma"
World Premiere: 15.03.2000, Caen / Duration: 10'
Sy. 3285 *Score / Vx.

In nomine – ricercare il nome... (1999)
for alto flute, basset horn (A-Cl.), alto trombone and string trio 
World Premiere: 24.4.2004, Witten / Duration: 10'
Sy. 3459 *Score

L'ombre de notre âge (1998/1999)  
Kontrafaktur for chamber ensemble
AFl. Eng.Hn. BCl (Cl). Vl. Vla d'am. Vla. Vc. Hp. (AFl. Vla d'am. Hp. three-tone)
World Premiere: 24.4.1999, Witten / Duration: 24'
Sy. 3444 *Score / Vx.

Auf der Welt sein – Im Licht sein / Svjet – Man kann nicht atmen (1997/2000)
for choir and six single voices, timpani and percussion
Text: Max Frisch, Ossip Mandelstam
Soli: 6 single voices (in pairs): S. T. / Ms. Bar. / A. B.
large choir SATB / Timp. 3 Perc.
World Premiere: 10.3.2001, Berlin / Duration: 9'
Sy. 3500 *Score / Choir-P. / Vx.

A Prayer on a Prayer (1996)  
for female voice (ad libitum) and ensemble
Text: trad.
Solo: female vx. (ad lib.).
AFl. Basshr. Tr. Hp (three-tone). Perc. / strings: 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
World Premiere: 7.5.1996, Basel / Duration: 5'
Sy. 3354 *Score / Vx.

Intarsioso (1994/2009)  
for female voice (alto or mezzo-soprano), string quartet and forte piano 
Text: Kurt Marti (from "DU. Eine Rühmung")
Solo: A (or Ms).
World Premiere: 29.8.2009, Luzern / Duration: 17'
Sy. 3724 *Score / Vx.

Lamentationes Sacrae et Profanae ad Responsoria Iesualdi (1993/1996-97)  
for six singers and two instrumentalists
Text: Jeremiah, Klaus Huber, Ernesto Cardenal, Mahmud Doulatabadi
Cantus. Sextus. Altus. Tenor. Quintus. Bassus. (S. Ms. Ct. 2 T. Baßbar.) / Theorbe (three-toned Guit). Bassh (BCl).
World Premiere: 25.4.1997, Witten / Duration: 43'
Sy. 3195 *Score

Intarsi (1993/94)  
In memoriam Witold Lutoslawski
Chamber concerto for piano and seventeen instrumentalists
Solo: Pno.
1 (Picc, AFl). 1. 1. BCl (Bassh). 1 (Cbn). / 2. 1 (high Tr. in B). 0. 0. / Perc. / 3. 0. 2. 2. 1.
A version for forte piano and seventeen instrumentalists is also available. 
World Premiere: 22.8.1994, Luzern / Duration: 20'
Sy. 3179 *Score / Vx.*Pno.-Vx.

Die Erde dreht sich auf den Hörnern eines Stieres (1992/93)
Assemblage for four Arabic and two European musicians and tape
Text: Mahmud Doulatabadi (Persian, Arabic, French, German) 
Singer (Sufi). Nay (Arab. flute). Qanun (Arabian Zither). Riqq/Mazhar (tambourine / big frame drum). Vla. Guit. Tape (6 K).
World Premiere: 22.4.1994, Witten / Duration: 38'
Sy. 3178 *Score / Vx. / carr.

Agnus Dei cum recordatione (1990/91)  
Hommage à Jehan Okeghem
for vocals and instruments 
Text: Gösta Neuwirth (in Old-French translation), Latin Mess
Soli: Ct. 2 T. Baß-Bar.
Renaissance Lute. 2 fiddles (or Guit. 2 Vla.)
World Premiere: 1992, Paris / Duration: 14'
Sy. 3131 *Score / Vx.

Agnus Dei in umgepflügter Zeit (1990/91)
for eight instruments
Ob d'am. Eng.Hn (or Cl). Tbn. Cem (three-tone). Perc. Vla. Vc. D.B..
World Premiere: 1991, Berlin / Duration: 11'
Sy. 3102 *Score / Vx.

Die umgepflügte Zeit (1990)  
In memoriam Luigi Nono
Space music for viola d’amore, mezzo-soprano, high tenor, female speaker,
2 mixed ensembles, choir voices and instruments  
Text: Ossip Mandelstam (Woronescher Hefte, Russian)
whole orchestra: 4. 3. 4. 3. / 4. 3. 4. 0. / Guit., Hp. / 3 Perc. / 6. 0. 2. 3. 3.
ensemble A): Ms. T. / 1. 1. 1. 1. / 1. 0. 1. 0. / Guit. (three-tone) / Perc. / 2. 0. 1. 1. 1.
Ensemble B): S. S. A. T. Bar. / 2. 0. 0. 2. / 1. 2. 1. 0. / Perc. / 3. 0. 2. 0. 2.
Trio: harp, oboe d’amore, basset horn
In the hall (5 groups): B., Fl., Cl., Hn., Trp., Pos., Perc., Vl. / S. S. A. A., Ob. / S. A. T., Vla. / S. T. B., Hn. / A. B., BCl. / T. T. B. B., Pos. 
World Premiere: 1990, Frankfurt / Duration: 20'
Sy. 3094 Score / Vx.

Plainte – Die umgepflügte Zeit (1990)  
First verion for viola d'amore in three-tone tuning and thirteen instruments
Solo: Vla d'am.
AFl (Picc). 1 (Eng.Hn). 1. 1 (BCl). / 1. 0. 1. 0. / Perc. Guit three-tone). / 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
see also version with singing voices; soloist version for alto flute in in three-tone tuning on request
World Premiere: 26.7.1993, Villeneuve-lez-Avignon / Duration: 13'
Sy. 3129 *Score / Vx.

Plainte – Die umgepflügte Zeit II (1990)
Second version for soloist and thirteen instruments
Text: Ossip Mandelstam
Soli: Ms. high T. Vla d'am (three-tone).
AFl (Picc). 1 (Eng.Hn). 1. 1 (BCl). / 1. 0. 1. 0. / Perc. Guit (three-tone). / 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
see also version without vocals 
World Premiere: 12.11.1994, Zurich / Duration: 13'
Sy. 3197 Score / Vx.

La terre des hommes (1987-89)
In memoriam Simone Weil
for mezzo-soprano, counter tenor/speaker and eighteen instruments 
Text: Simone Weil, Ossip Mandelstam
Soli: Ms. Ct (Spea.).
1 (Picc. AFl). 1 (Ob d'am. Eng.Hn). 1. BCl (Bassh). 0. / 1. 1. 1. 0. / 3 Perc. Guit. Pno. / 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
World Premiere: 11.1.1990, Paris / Duration: 35'
Sy. 3039 Score / Vx.

Cantiones de Circulo gyrante (1985)  
Space music for three groups and five single players 
Text: Hildegard von Bingen, Heinrich Böll
Soli: S. A. Bar. Spr. D.B..
choir SATB / Ob (Ob d'am. Eng.Hn). BCl. Tr. 2 Ps. 3 Perc. Guit. Organ positiv. Hp. Vla. D.B.. / 2 conductors
see also "Kleines Requiem für Heinrich Böll"
World Premiere: 10.11.1985, Cologne / Duration: 39'
Sy. 3002 Score / Vx.

Seht den Boden, blutgetränkt (1983)
for fourteen instrumentalists
1 (AFl). 1. 1. 1. / 1. 1. 1. 0. / Perc. Pno. / 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
Should be performed together with "Ich singe ein Land, das bald geboren wird" under the title "Zwei Sätze für Ensemble".
World Premiere: 1983, Berlin / Duration: 4'
Sy. 2424 Score / Vx.

Zwei Sätze für Ensemble (1979/83)  
1. Seht den Boden blutgetränkt; 2. Ich singe ein Land, das bald geboren wird
see single tracks 
World Premiere: 1991, London / Duration: 8'
Sy.

Ich singe ein Land, das bald geboren wird (1978/79)
for seventeen instrumentalists
2 (Picc. AFl). 1 (Eng.Hn). 1. BCl. 0. / 1. 1. 0. 0. / 2 Perc. Pno. Guit (el. amp.). / 1. 1. 1. 2. 1.
Should be performed together with "Ich singe ein Land, das bald geboren wird" under the title "Zwei Sätze für Ensemble".
World Premiere: 1979, Genf / Duration: 4'
Sy. 2452 Score / Vx.

Senfkorn (1975)  
for boy’s soprano, oboe, violin, viola, violoncello and cembalo
Text: Prophet Jesaja, Ernesto Cardenal
Solo: boy’s soprano.
World Premiere: 1975, Brescia / Duration: 9'
Sy. 2347 *Score / Vx.



CHAMBER MUSIC

"Vida y muerte no son mundos contrarios..." (2007)  
Cadenza ad libitum, from  "Miserere hominibus..."
for mezzo-soprano and viola d'amore or counter tenor and violoncello
Text: Octavio Paz
World Premiere: 3.10.2007, Strasbourg / Duration: 6'
Sy. 3845 *Score

Miserere hominibus... (2005/2006)  
Cantata for seven solo voices and seven instrumentalists
Text: Old Testament (51st Psalm), Octavio Páz (Il Cántaro Roto), Mahmoud Darwish (Murale), Carl Améry (Global Exit), Jacques Derrida (Un très proche Orient, Paroles de paix)
2 S. Ms. Ct. 2 T. B. / Fl (AFl, Bfl). Cl (BCl). Guit (Theorbe). Hp. Vla. Vc. D.B..
An extract for mezzo-soprano and viola d'amore called "Vida y muerte non son mundos" is available on request.
World Premiere: 26.8.2006, Luzern / Duration: 37'
Sy. 3606 *Score / Vx.

Bicinium: An Aged Man... (2005)
In memoriam Carl Améry
for violin and bass baritone
Text: W. B. Yeats
Duration: 2'
Sy. 3692 *Score

A Voice from Guernica (2003/08)  
Version for alto voice, Langhalslaute and Arabic percussion 
Text: Ariel Dorfman ("Pablo Picasso has words for Colin Powell from the other side of death" - Slaughter of Innocents)
World Premiere: 24.4.2004, Madrid / Duration: 17'
Sy. 3830 *Score

A Voice from Guernica (2003)  
for baritone and mandola/mandoloncello (in Scordatura)
Text: Ariel Dorfman ("Pablo Picasso has words for Colin Powell from the other side of death" – Slaughter of Innocents)
World Premiere: 8.10.2003, Panicale / Duration: 17'
Sy. 3582 *Score

L'âge de notre ombre (1998)  
for alto flute, viola d'amore and harp (all three-tone)
World Premiere: 30.11.1998, Paris / Duration: 15'
Sy. 3435 *Score

Ecce homines (1997/98)  
for string quintet 
2 Vl. 2 Vla. Vc.
World Premiere: 17.10.1998, Donaueschingen / Duration: 37'
Sy. 3177 *Score / *Vx.

Black Plaint (1995)  
for Shô und percussion
Text: Masuji Ibuse (Black Rain), sound poems from Man'Yoshu (Nara period), both Japanese 
World Premiere: 24.8.1995, Akiyoshidai / Duration: 20'
Sy. 3331 *Score

Metanoia I (1995)
For organ (preferably baroque organ in mid-tone-tuning), alto trombone and two boy’s sopranos (with organ pipes and small percussion)
see also version for organ solo
World Premiere: 9.7.1995, Neresheim / Duration: 30'
Sy. 3308 *Score / Vx.

Plainte – lieber spaltet mein Herz II (1990-93)
for alto flute (also bass fl.), guitar (three-tone) and small percussion
World Premiere: 30.9.1994, Basel / Duration: 14'
Sy. 3265 *Score

...ruhe sanft... (1992)  
In memoriam John Cage
for four violoncellos and speaker (ad lib., el. amp.)
4 Vc. Spea (el. amp., ad lib.).
World Premiere: 24.4.1993, Witten / Duration: 8'
Sy. 3181 Score / *Stud.-P.

Luminescenza (1992)
Piccola musica enigmatica per Brian Ferneyhough
for mandolin, guitar and harp (all three-tone)
World Premiere: 1993, Amsterdam / Duration: 10'
Sy. 3199 *Score

Rauhe Pinselspitze II (1992)
for violoncello pizzicato and Buk (Korean drum)
World Premiere: 1993, Bern / Duration: 4'
Sy. 3173 *Score

Rauhe Pinselspitze I (1992)  
for Kayagum and Buk (Korean instruments)
World Premiere: 1993, Berlin / Duration: 4'
Sy. 3173 *Score

Plainte – lieber spaltet mein Herz I (1990/92)
In memoriam Ossip Mandelstam
for viola d'amore (also viola) in third tone-scordatura, guitar (three-tone) and small percussion
World Premiere: 1992, Rottenburg / Duration: 14'
Sy. 3172 *Score

Des Dichters Pflug (1989)  
for violin, viola and violoncello (all three-tone)
World Premiere: 22.4.1989, Witten / Duration: 12'
Sy. 3068 *Score / *Vx.

Fragmente aus Frühling (1987)
for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano
Text: Bruno Schulz (Der Frühling)
World Premiere: 1987, Katowice / Duration: 9'
Sy. 3038 *Score

Petite pièce (1986)  
for three basset horns or three clarinets in A
World Premiere: 1986, Gelsenkirchen / Duration: 4'
Sy. 3018 *Score

...von Zeit zu Zeit... (1984/85)
second string quartet 
World Premiere: 1985, Metz / Duration: 22'
Sy. 2440 *Score / *Vx.

Beati Pauperes I (1979)  
for flute, viola, piano and small percussion
World Premiere: 1979, Bern / Duration: 6'
Sy. 2456 *Score

Lazarus I / II (1978)
Brosamen for violoncello and piano
World Premiere: 1978, Spiez / Basel / Duration: 7'
Sy. 2432 *Score

Schattenblätter (1975)  
for bass clarinet, piano and violoncello
alternative instrumentation: BCl. Pno. / Vc. Pno. / Pno. solo (also see "Blätterlos")
World Premiere: 1976, Boswil / Duration: 12'
Sy. 2434 *Score / *Vx.

Der Mensch (1968)
for deep voice and piano (or mandola)
Text: Friedrich Hölderlin
B. Pno (or mandola).
Duration: 1'
Sy. 3625 Score

Sonata da chiesa (1953)
for violin and organ
World Premiere: 1953, Küsnacht / Duration: 12'
Sy. 2441 *Score



VOCAL MUSIC

"Nous? - La raison du coeur..." (2004/2008)
version for solo voice (mezzo-soprano)
Text: Jacques Derrida
Ms.
World Premiere: 17.5.2008, Bremen / Duration: 4'
Sy. 3972 *Score

„Nous? - La raison du coeur..." (2004/2005)
In memoriam Jacques Derrida
for two solo voices 
Text: Jacques Derrida )Un très proche Orient, Paroles de paix)
A. T.
World Premiere: 12.12.2005, Paris / Duration: 4'
Sy. 3691 *Score

Ja, ich liege in der Erde – TENEBRAE (2000/2001)
from "Schwarzerde"
for six single voices and mixed choir a cappella
Text: after a poem by Ossip Mandelstam
6 single voices: S. Ms. A. T. Bar. B. / choir SATB
Excerpt from the stage work "Schwarzerde" (2000/2001)
World Premiere: 10.3.2001, Berlin / Duration: 4'
Sy. 3520 Choir-P. / Vx.

Kleines Requiem for Heinrich Böll (1991)
for choir a cappella und Bassbaritone (ad lib.)
Text: Hildegard von Bingen (lat.)
Solo: Bbar.
choir S. Ms. A. T. B.
Excerpt from "Cantiones de Circulo Gyrante"
World Premiere: 27.7.1994, Puy de Dôme / Duration: 18'
Sy. 3209 *Choir-P.

Ñudo que ansí juntaís (1984)
for sixteen solo voices in three groups 
Text: Teresa de Avila, Pablo Neruda
4 S. 4 A. 4 T. 4 B.
World Premiere: 6.10.1985, Rotterdam / Duration: 14'
Sy. 2460 *Score / Choir-P.



SOLO WORKS

Intarsimile (2010)
for violin solo
World Premiere: Paris, Autum 2010 / Duration: 5'30''
Sy. 4101 / *Score

Piccola cadenza contrappuntistica (...wie ein Hauch...) (2007)
for accordion
World Premiere: Trossingen, 16.10.2007 / Duration: 04'
Sy. 3823 Score

Cadence à l'âme qui descend (2002)
for violoncello solo
World Premiere: Seoul, Mai 2010 / Duration: 5 min.
Sy. 4074 *Score

Metanoia (1995)
for organ (preferably  baroque organ in mid-tone-tuning) 
see also version with two boy’s sopranos and alto trombone 
World Premiere: 1996, Neresheim / Duration: 30'
Sy. 3364 *Score

Winter seeds (1993)  
for accordion
World Premiere: 1993, Toronto / Duration: 11'
Sy. 3198 *Score

...Plainte... I (1990-93)
for alto flute
alternative version of "...Plainte..." for viola d'amore available
World Premiere: 13.12.1994, Bern / Duration: 12'
Sy. 3445 *Score

Rauhe Pinselspitze III (1992)
for violoncello pizzicato
World Premiere: 1992, Bern / Duration: 4'
Sy. 3173 *Score

...Plainte... (1990)
for Luigi Nono
for viola d'amore in three-tone-tuning
World Premiere: 1992, Fribourg / Duration: 12'
Sy. 3175 *Score

Blätterlos (1975)
for prepared piano
alternative version of "Schattenblätter"
World Premiere: 1976, Boswil / Duration: 12'
Sy. 2434 *Score

Portrait

*30 Nov 1924 Bern / Switzerland - 02. October 2017

Klaus Huber, bom in Bem (Switzerland) on 30th November 1924; studies Composition with Willy Burkhard in Zurich and with Boris Blacher in Berlin; 1959 intemational breakthrough as a composer: first performance of the chamber cantata Des Engels Anredung an die Seele at the World Music Days of the IGNM in Rome; 1964-73 director of the composition class at the Academy of Music in Basel; 1966/68/72 director of the composition seminars at the Gaudeamus Foundation in Bilthoven / The Netherlands; 1969 founds the Intemational Composers' Seminar in the Kiinstlerhaus Boswil (Switzerland); 1970 Beethoven Prize of the city of Bonn (for Tenebrae); 1973-90 director of the composers' class and of the Institute for Contemporary Music at the State Conservatory in Freiburg; 1978 Art Prize of the city of Base I; 1979-82 president of the Swiss Composers' Association; 1984 starts his intemational activities as a guest composer; 1991 retires from teaching in Freiburg, working intemationalIy from now on as a freelance composer and guest professor. Frequently invited as Composer in Residence to festivals in Europe, North America and Asia. 2007 awarded the European Church Music Prize by the city of Schwabisch Gmiind; 2009 Music Prize Salzburg and Emst von Siemens Music Prize.

Klaus Huber is a member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, of the Academy of Arts Berlin and of the Free Academy of Arts Mannheim, an honorary member of the IS CM and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Strasbourg. He lives in Bremen and Panicale (Italy). He is an honorary citizen of Panicale, where he founded the concert series ”Musica insieme Panicale” in 1998. Since 1975 his works have been published by Ricordi, Munich. The autographs are available in the Paul Sacher Foundation, Basel.

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