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Christian  Wolff

Born: March 8, 1934
Country of origin: United States of America

Christian Wolff was born in 1934 in Nice, France, but has lived mostly in the U.S. since 1941. He studied piano with Grete Sultan and, briefly, composition with John Cage. Though mostly self-taught as a composer, associations with John Cage, Morton Feldman, David Tudor, Earle Brown, Frederic Rzewski and Cornelius Cardew have been important for him. A particular feature of his music has been to allow performers various degrees of freedom and interaction at the actual time of performance. His music is published by C.F. Peters, New York, and a good portion of it has been recorded. A number of pieces have been used by Merce Cunningham and the Cunningham Dance Company, starting in 1953.
Wolff has also been active as a performer and as an improviser - with, among others, Takehisa Kosugi, Steve Lacey, Keith Rowe, William Winant, Kui Dong, Larry Polansky and the group AMM. His writings on music, up to 1998, are collected in the book "Cues: Writings and Conversations", published by MusikTexte, Cologne. He has received awards and grants from the American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters, DAAD Berlin, the Asian Cultural Council, the Fromm Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts (the John Cage award for music) and the Mellon Foundation. He is a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and has received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts. Academically trained at Harvard as a classicist, Wolff has taught classics at Harvard and from 1971 to 1999 was professor of Classics and Music at Dartmouth College.

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  1. Duo for Pianists Nr. 2

    Duo for Pianists Nr. 2

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : 2 Klaviere
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : EP6493
    €19.80  *
  2. Duo

    Duo

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : 2 Violinen
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : EP6495
    €14.80  *
  3. For piano Nr. 2

    For piano Nr. 2

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : Klavier
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : EP6498
    €14.80  *
  4. Nine

    Nine

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : 2 Violoncelli, Flöte, Klarinette, Horn, Trompete, Posaune, Celesta und Klavier
    Edition : Partitur und Stimmen, Faksimile
    Order No. : EP6499
    €24.80  *
  5. Quartett for horns

    Quartett for horns

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : 4 Hörner
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : EP66157
    €26.80  *
  6. Tilbury

    Tilbury

    für beliebige Instrumente
    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : Instrumente
    Edition : Partitur
    Order No. : EP66312
    €13.80  *
  7. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : Cembalo und/ oder anderes Instrument
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : EP66314
    €26.80  *
  8. Lines

    Lines

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : Streichquartett
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : EP66317
    €24.80  *
  9. Accompaniments

    Accompaniments

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : Klavier
    Edition : Noten
    Language : englisch
    Order No. : EP66318
    €39.80  *

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Christian Wolff was born in 1934 in Nice, France, but has lived mostly in the U.S. since 1941. He studied piano with Grete Sultan and, briefly, composition with John Cage. Though mostly self-taught as a composer, associations with John Cage, Morton Feldman, David Tudor, Earle Brown, Frederic Rzewski and Cornelius Cardew have been important for him. A particular feature of his music has been to allow performers various degrees of freedom and interaction at the actual time of performance. His music is published by C.F. Peters, New York, and a good portion of it has been recorded. A number of pieces have been used by Merce Cunningham and the Cunningham Dance Company, starting in 1953.
Wolff has also been active as a performer and as an improviser - with, among others, Takehisa Kosugi, Steve Lacey, Keith Rowe, William Winant, Kui Dong, Larry Polansky and the group AMM. His writings on music, up to 1998, are collected in the book "Cues: Writings and Conversations", published by MusikTexte, Cologne. He has received awards and grants from the American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters, DAAD Berlin, the Asian Cultural Council, the Fromm Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts (the John Cage award for music) and the Mellon Foundation. He is a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and has received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts. Academically trained at Harvard as a classicist, Wolff has taught classics at Harvard and from 1971 to 1999 was professor of Classics and Music at Dartmouth College.

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  1. Duo for Pianists Nr. 2

    Duo for Pianists Nr. 2

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : 2 Klaviere
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : EP6493
    €19.80  *
  2. Duo

    Duo

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : 2 Violinen
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : EP6495
    €14.80  *
  3. For piano Nr. 2

    For piano Nr. 2

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : Klavier
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : EP6498
    €14.80  *
  4. Nine

    Nine

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : 2 Violoncelli, Flöte, Klarinette, Horn, Trompete, Posaune, Celesta und Klavier
    Edition : Partitur und Stimmen, Faksimile
    Order No. : EP6499
    €24.80  *
  5. Quartett for horns

    Quartett for horns

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : 4 Hörner
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : EP66157
    €26.80  *
  6. Tilbury

    Tilbury

    für beliebige Instrumente
    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : Instrumente
    Edition : Partitur
    Order No. : EP66312
    €13.80  *
  7. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : Cembalo und/ oder anderes Instrument
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : EP66314
    €26.80  *
  8. Lines

    Lines

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : Streichquartett
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : EP66317
    €24.80  *
  9. Accompaniments

    Accompaniments

    Composer : Wolff, Christian
    Instrumentation : Klavier
    Edition : Noten
    Language : englisch
    Order No. : EP66318
    €39.80  *

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