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Detlev  Mueller-Siemens

Born: July 30th, 1957
Country of origin: Germany
Detlev Mueller-Siemens was born in Hamburg in 1957. In 1970 he began to study theory, composition and piano at the Musikhochschule Hamburg, starting with composition lessons with Guenter Friedrichs and continuing with György Ligeti from 1973-1980, interrupted by an one-year residence in Paris 1977/78. There he studied with Olivier Messiaen. Mueller-Siemens continued his studies of piano with Volker Banfield and took conducting lessons with Christoph von Dohnányi in Hamburg from 1978-1980 and with Klauspeter Seibel in 1985. In 1981 he was assistant conductor of the production of György Ligeti’s "Le Grand Macabre" at the Paris Opera. From 1986-1988 he was assistant conductor at the Theatre Freiburg.

Mueller-Siemens was awarded numerous prizes and scholarships, so he stayed twice at the Villa Massimo in Rome (1980, 1982) and was awarded the Price of the Hindemith Foundation (1985), the Rolf-Liebermann-Grant (1988) and the Rolf-Liebermann-sponsorship for his opera Die Menschen (after a drama by Walter Hasenclever). His most recent chamber opera Bing (after Samuel Beckett) has been world premiered at the Bonn opera in December 2001. Detlev Mueller-Siemens lives in Basle, where he holds a professorship for composition at Music Academy since 1991. In 2014 ...called dusk III for ensemble received its world premiere at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna. From March 2005, he is professor at the University of Vienna.

He wrote operas, works for orchestra and for ensemble, concertos, chamber music and works for piano. Detlev Müller-Siemens lives in Vienna and Basle.


1957
Born in Hamburg on 30 July
1970-72
Studied theory and composition with Günther Friedrichs as well as piano with Konrad Richter at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg
1973-80
Studied composition with György Ligeti, piano with Andreas Meyer-Hermann, Eckart Besch and Volker Banfield, and conducting with Christoph von Dohnányi at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg
1974
Kranichstein Music Award at the Internationale Ferienkurse Neuer Musik in Darmstadt
1975
Encouragement Award of the Hamburg Bach Prize
1975
Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and of the Heinrich Strobel Foundation
1977
Spent one year in Paris, studying with Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique
1980
July-December: first stay at the Villa Massimo, Rome
1981
Assistant conductor of the production of György Ligeti´s "Le Grand Macabre" at the Paris Opera (conductor: Elgar Howarth)
1982
March-September: second stay at the Villa Massimo, Rome
1983
International Rostrum of Composers, Paris: 1st place in the category "Composers under 30"; overall ranking: 3rd place
1983
Scholarship of the Wilfried Steinbrenner Foundation
1985
Majored in conducting with Klauspeter Seibel at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg; Hindemith Award of the Hindemith Foundation
1986
Encouragement Award of the Berlin Arts Prize (Akademie der Künste); Schneider-Schott Music Award
1986-88
Kapellmeister at the Städtische Bühnen Freiburg/Breisgau
1987
Hindemith Encouragement Award
1988
Rolf Liebermann scholarship
1990
Rolf Liebermann Encouragement Award for the opera "Die Menschen"
since 1991
Professor of composition and theory at the Music Academy of Basel
1994
UK Tour (Warwick, Bath, Southampton, Birmingham, London - Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (cond. Elgar Howarth) and NASH-Ensemble, London)
1994
Lectures and concerts: Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique in Bordeaux and Pau (ensemble musique nouvelle, cond. Paul Méfano); Palermo and Catania (Gruppo Strumentale dell'EAOSS, cond. Angelo Faja); 31. Festival di Nuova Consonanza, Rom (Ensemble Staatsorchester Stuttgart, cond. Bernhard Kontarsky)
1998
1998 South-Eastern Asia Tour: workshops and concerts in Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Manila, Singapore - LINOS-Ensemble, Cologne
2003
India-Bangladesh-Sri Lanka-Pakistan Tour (Mumbay, New Delhi, Calcutta, Dhaka, Madras, Colombo, Karachi - LINOS-Ensemble, Cologne)
2005
Professor for composition at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna
2014

First performance of ...called dusk III at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna by the ensemble reconsil

2015
"Traces" CD at Wergo
2016
"Subsong 1" for ensemble

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    1st String Quartet

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  2. Privacy

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    (in memoriam László Polgár)
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    Instrumentation : clarinet, violin and piano
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  3. ...called dusk II

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    after poems by Friedrich Hölderlin
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    Language : German
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  5. Bedlam Dances

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  6. en passant....

    en passant....

    Geschwindtanz
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  7. ...called dusk V

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  9. Les sanglots longs des violons de l'automne

    Les sanglots longs des violons de l'automne

    (Paul Verlaine)
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  10. Les sanglots longs des violons de l'automne

    Les sanglots longs des violons de l'automne

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    Instrumentation : Wind Quintet
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    Order No. : AVV 111
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Detlev Mueller-Siemens was born in Hamburg in 1957. In 1970 he began to study theory, composition and piano at the Musikhochschule Hamburg, starting with composition lessons with Guenter Friedrichs and continuing with György Ligeti from 1973-1980, interrupted by an one-year residence in Paris 1977/78. There he studied with Olivier Messiaen. Mueller-Siemens continued his studies of piano with Volker Banfield and took conducting lessons with Christoph von Dohnányi in Hamburg from 1978-1980 and with Klauspeter Seibel in 1985. In 1981 he was assistant conductor of the production of György Ligeti’s "Le Grand Macabre" at the Paris Opera. From 1986-1988 he was assistant conductor at the Theatre Freiburg.

Mueller-Siemens was awarded numerous prizes and scholarships, so he stayed twice at the Villa Massimo in Rome (1980, 1982) and was awarded the Price of the Hindemith Foundation (1985), the Rolf-Liebermann-Grant (1988) and the Rolf-Liebermann-sponsorship for his opera Die Menschen (after a drama by Walter Hasenclever). His most recent chamber opera Bing (after Samuel Beckett) has been world premiered at the Bonn opera in December 2001. Detlev Mueller-Siemens lives in Basle, where he holds a professorship for composition at Music Academy since 1991. In 2014 ...called dusk III for ensemble received its world premiere at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna. From March 2005, he is professor at the University of Vienna.

He wrote operas, works for orchestra and for ensemble, concertos, chamber music and works for piano. Detlev Müller-Siemens lives in Vienna and Basle.


Works
Chronology
1957
Born in Hamburg on 30 July
1970-72
Studied theory and composition with Günther Friedrichs as well as piano with Konrad Richter at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg
1973-80
Studied composition with György Ligeti, piano with Andreas Meyer-Hermann, Eckart Besch and Volker Banfield, and conducting with Christoph von Dohnányi at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg
1974
Kranichstein Music Award at the Internationale Ferienkurse Neuer Musik in Darmstadt
1975
Encouragement Award of the Hamburg Bach Prize
1975
Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and of the Heinrich Strobel Foundation
1977
Spent one year in Paris, studying with Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique
1980
July-December: first stay at the Villa Massimo, Rome
1981
Assistant conductor of the production of György Ligeti´s "Le Grand Macabre" at the Paris Opera (conductor: Elgar Howarth)
1982
March-September: second stay at the Villa Massimo, Rome
1983
International Rostrum of Composers, Paris: 1st place in the category "Composers under 30"; overall ranking: 3rd place
1983
Scholarship of the Wilfried Steinbrenner Foundation
1985
Majored in conducting with Klauspeter Seibel at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg; Hindemith Award of the Hindemith Foundation
1986
Encouragement Award of the Berlin Arts Prize (Akademie der Künste); Schneider-Schott Music Award
1986-88
Kapellmeister at the Städtische Bühnen Freiburg/Breisgau
1987
Hindemith Encouragement Award
1988
Rolf Liebermann scholarship
1990
Rolf Liebermann Encouragement Award for the opera "Die Menschen"
since 1991
Professor of composition and theory at the Music Academy of Basel
1994
UK Tour (Warwick, Bath, Southampton, Birmingham, London - Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (cond. Elgar Howarth) and NASH-Ensemble, London)
1994
Lectures and concerts: Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique in Bordeaux and Pau (ensemble musique nouvelle, cond. Paul Méfano); Palermo and Catania (Gruppo Strumentale dell'EAOSS, cond. Angelo Faja); 31. Festival di Nuova Consonanza, Rom (Ensemble Staatsorchester Stuttgart, cond. Bernhard Kontarsky)
1998
1998 South-Eastern Asia Tour: workshops and concerts in Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Manila, Singapore - LINOS-Ensemble, Cologne
2003
India-Bangladesh-Sri Lanka-Pakistan Tour (Mumbay, New Delhi, Calcutta, Dhaka, Madras, Colombo, Karachi - LINOS-Ensemble, Cologne)
2005
Professor for composition at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna
2014

First performance of ...called dusk III at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna by the ensemble reconsil

2015
"Traces" CD at Wergo
2016
"Subsong 1" for ensemble
Products

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  1. 1st String Quartet

    1st String Quartet

    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : AVV 153 Q303
    €39.99  *
  2. Privacy

    Privacy

    (in memoriam László Polgár)
    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : clarinet, violin and piano
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 21208 Q19864
    €16.99  *
  3. ...called dusk II

    ...called dusk II

    for string quartet
    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 21351 Q20907
    €46.99  *
  4. Two Songs

    Two Songs

    after poems by Friedrich Hölderlin
    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : soprano and piano
    Language : German
    Order No. : AVV 324 Q40373
    €13.99  *
  5. Bedlam Dances

    Bedlam Dances

    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : flute (piccolo, flute, bass flute) and percussion (1 player): xylophon, vibraphon, cymbales antiques, Korean buk , 4 Chinese cymbals, tomtom (very large)
    Edition : performance score
    Order No. : ED 9736 Q6148
    €18.99  *
  6. en passant....

    en passant....

    Geschwindtanz
    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : piano
    Edition : single sheet
    Order No. : ED 21509 Q11161
    €1.99  *
  7. ...called dusk V

    ...called dusk V

    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : violin solo
    Order No. : VLB 198 Q24590
    €6.99  *
  8. 1st String Quartet

    1st String Quartet

    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : AVV 153
    €50.00  *
  9. Les sanglots longs des violons de l'automne

    Les sanglots longs des violons de l'automne

    (Paul Verlaine)
    Instrumentation : Wind Quintet
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : AVV 105
    €20.00  *
  10. Les sanglots longs des violons de l'automne

    Les sanglots longs des violons de l'automne

    (Paul Verlaine)
    Instrumentation : Wind Quintet
    Edition : set of parts
    Order No. : AVV 111
    €41.00  *

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