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Nikolaus Brass celebrates 70th anniversary

Nikolaus Brass celebrates 70th anniversary

The composer Nikolaus Brass turned 70 on 25 October 2019, and the occasion is being marked with several events in November.

Alongside numerous performances of his works in Munich, Bamberg, Neuss and Lindau, Brass’s new piece Echos mit Sibyllen will be premiered by Schola Heidelberg and ensemble aisthesis under Walter Nußbaum. A further world premiere is set for Dornbirn where Daniel Linton-France and the Symphonieorchester Voralberg will perform Wieviel Heimat braucht der Mensch? for speaker and orchestra, a musical reflection on the eponymous essay by renowned Austrian-born writer Jean Améry. Nikolaus Brass’s birthday celebrations will find a fitting conclusion in his hometown: on 25 November, the composer receives the Cultural Award of Lindau.


Echos mit Sibyllen (2019)

for 4 voices and 4 instruments
to the "Prophetiae Sibyllarum" by Orlando di Lasso (Prophetiae I, II, V, VI, VII, IX)
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World Premiere: Heidelberg, 07.11.2019
Duration: 20'


Score of Echos mit Sibyllen





Wieviel Heimat braucht der Mensch? (2019)

music for speaker and orchestra
1.1.1.1 - 1.1.0.0 - perc.pf - str
World Premiere: Dornbirn, 09.11.2019
Duration: 20'


Score of Wieviel Heimat braucht der Mensch?





Nikolaus Brass: Selected Works

Listen to a selection of Nikolaus Brass's orchestral works and string quartets.






Photo: Astrid Ackermann