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Enjott  Schneider

Born: May 25th, 1950
Country of origin: Germany
Upcoming :
Conductor: Sergio Azzolini
Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam
2019-10-31 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 18:00
Conductor: Benedikt Haag
Orchestra: Münchner Symphoniker
2020-06-28 | München (Germany), Philharmonie im Gasteig

Pictorial expressiveness and direct emotionality – these are not only the requirements for good film music but also the fundamental characteristics of my works for the stage and concert hall. Telling a story in images and music has always fascinated me from my early youth up to the present day. (Enjott Schneider)

Enjott Schneider was born in Weil am Rhein on 25 May 1950. He learned a variety of musical instruments at an early age, including violin, piano, accordion, trumpet and organ. He was appointed as organist in Huningue in France at the age of 19 and held a similar post from 1975 in Hinterzarten. He was also active as a conductor and as singer and keyboard player with the pop group "Kaktus". In 1969, Schneider began studies in music theory, music education, organ and trumpet at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg and also studied Musicology, German and linguistics at the University in Freiburg where he completed a doctorate under Hans-Heinrich Eggebrecht. During the following years, he taught harmony and musicology at the University of Freiburg before being appointed as professor for music theory at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. Schneider has produced numerous publications including the book “Pop Music”, monographs on individual works, articles for reference books and contributions to the Hindemith yearbooks. The spectrum of these publications ranges from musicological studies ("Die Kunst des Teilens. Zeit – Rhythmus – Zahl", 1991) to monographs on individual composers, music educational topics, aspects of music sociology and film music. Schneider set up the recording studio Augenklang in 1988 which was superseded by the Greenhouse Studio in 1997. He lectured at the State Film Institute in Pune (India) in 1993 and held a chair for composition for film and television at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich from 1996 to 2012. Since 2011, he teaches composition at the Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik & Musikpädagogik Regensburg. Schneider has been a member of the GEMA supervisory board since 2003 and became its chairman in 2012. In 2013, he was elected President of the German Composers Association (DKV).

During the 1980s, Schneider advanced to become one of the major German composers of film music. The musical scores for German television series such as Weißblaue Geschichten (since 1991), Marienhof (1992) and Vater wider Willen (1998) enjoy an equal degree of popularity to his music for television and cinema films including Herbstmilch (1988), Stalingrad (1992), Schlafes Bruder (1995), Stauffenberg (2004) and Die Flucht (2007).

Schneider’s compositional output is characterised by its virtuoso interweaving of a wide variety of styles – ranging from serial techniques to rock music – and encompasses works for orchestra and organ, chamber music and vocal and music theatre compositions. Schneider created a “Gesamtkunstwerk” concept incorporating traditional music theatre techniques with sound design, lighting and audiovisual collages with his operas Albert warum? (first performance in Regensburg in1999) and Das Salome-Prinzip (1983; staged in Gelsenkirchen in 2002) and the musical Diana – Cry for Love (premiered in Görlitz in 2002). These works were followed in 2004 by the first performances of the opera Bahnwärter Thiel based on Gerhard Hauptmann and the official musical for the centenary of the German football club FC Schalke 04 entitled nullvier – Keiner kommt an Gott vorbei. In 2006, his opera Fürst Pückler – Ich bin ein Kind der Phantasie received its first performance in the theatre in Görlitz. The vocal composition Orbe rotundo with settings of Latin and mediaeval texts in analogy to Orff’s Carmina Burana was premiered in the Residenz in Munich in 2010.

Schneider received the Bavarian Film Prize for Film Music and the Bundesfilmband in Gold in 1991, the Golden Score in 1996, the Fipa d’or in 2001, the German Television Prize for the best film music in 2007, and the SoundTrack_Cologne Honorary Award in 2015.

1950
Born in Weil am Rhein (Germany) on 25 May
1957-69
Educated in Weil am Rhein and Lörrach where he received instrumental lessons in accordion, trumpet, violin, viola, piano and organ
1969-75
Organist in Huningue (France)
1969-77
Studied at the Freiburg Musikhochschule (music in schools, theory, organ and trumpet) and at the University of Freiburg (musicology, history, German literature and linguistics)
1973-79
Part-time lecturer at the Freiburg Musikhochschule (composition, counterpoint and analysis), at the University of Freiburg (musicology) and at the Freiburg Pädagogische Hochschule (music history)
1975-82
Organist and choral director in Hinterzarten (High Black Forest). Numerous concerts as director of Collegium Musicum
1977
PhD from the University of Freiburg with Hans-Heinrich Eggebrecht
1979-96
Professor of Music Theory at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater
1982-2004
Guest lecturer at the Munich Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen
1990-2004
Lecturer at the ZFP (Further Education Centre of ARD and ZDF) in Hannover
1991
Bavarian Film Award for Music for the soundtrack to the film "Rama Dama" (director: Joseph Vilsmaier)
1991
Bundesfilmband in Gold for the soundtracks "Wildfeuer" (director: Jo Baier) and "Leise Schatten" (director: Sherry Horman)
1993
Lecturer at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune
1995
Part-time lecturer in "Music in the media" at the University of Leipzig
1996-2012
Professor of "Composition for film and television" at the Munich Musikhochschule. Forms a composition class
1999
World premiere of the opera "Albert warum?" by Theater Regensburg
1999
World premiere of Symphony No. 1 "Glocken-Sinfonie" as part of the Erfurt Domstufenfestspiele
2001
Wins "Fipa d'or" at the Biarritz International Film Festival for "Jahrestage" (Best European Film Music)
2001
World premiere of Symphony No. 2 "Sisyphos" for percussion and orchestra at the Munich Herkulessaal
2002
World premiere of the chamber opera "Das Salome-Prinzip" by Gelsenkirchen Musiktheater im Revier
2002
World premiere of the musical "Diana - Cry for Love" by Theater Görlitz
2003
Lectures at the University of Oldenburg and at the Konrad Wolff Filmhochschule in Babelsberg
2003
World premiere of "Veränderungen" for sheng and orchestra
2003
Member of GEMA's supervisory board (representing composers of serious music)
2004
Visiting Professor in "Aesthetics and practice of film music" at the University of Vienna
2004
World premiere of the opera "Bahnwärter Thiel" by Theater of Görlitz
2004
World premiere of the football musical "Nullvier - Keiner kommt an Gott vorbei" by the Gelsenkirchen Musiktheater im Revier, marking 100th anniversary of Schalke 04
2004
World premiere of the ballet opera "Krabat, oder: Die Erschaffung der Welt" with the Sorbian National Ensemble of Bautzen
2005
Organ Symphony No. 1 "Pater Noster" composed as part of a planned fourteen-part cycle
2006
World premiere of the opera "Fürst Pückler - Ich bin ein Kind der Phantasie" by Theater Görlitz 
2006
Visiting Professor in "The history of film music" at the University of Vienna
2007
World premiere of "Cornissimo" for 12 groups of horns by 225 performers to mark the 225th Anniversary of the instrument makers Gebr. Alexander, Mainz
2007
"Best Film Music" prize at the German Television Awards for "Die Flucht" (director: Kai Wessel) and "Nicht alle waren Mörder" (director: Jo Baier)
2008
World premiere of "Der Sonnengesang des Franz von Assisi" by the Regensburg Domspatzen choir in Vryheid (South Africa)
2008
World premiere of Symphony No. 3 "Chinesische Jahreszeiten" for alto, sheng and orchestra as part of the International Summer Philharmonic of Leoben (Styria)
2009
World premiere of "Seligpreisung - in memoriam Leipzig 1989" as part of the ceremonies commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
2009
World premiere of the oratorio "Augustinus" in Ingolstadt
2010
World premiere of "Earth and Fire" for sheng and orchestra in Taipei
2010
"Orbe rotundo" premiered by the Moravská filharmonie Olomouc and the Münchner Motettenchor at the Munich Residenz
2011
Began teaching composition at the Musikhochschule für Katholische Kirchenmusik & Musikpädagogik Regensburg.
2011
World premiere of "Salaam" at the Augsburg Friedensfest
2011
The Konzert Nr. 1 "Dugud" for violoncello and orchestra premiered by László Fenyö and the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, conducted by Christoph Adt.
2012-2017
chairman of the GEMA
2012
Composer in Residence at Beijing Modern Music Festival and Schwarzwald Musikfestival
2012
World premiere of "The Fire of Innocence in the Darkness of the World" at the National Concert Hall in Taipei.
2012
World premiere of the reduced version of "Orbe rotundo" at the Munich Residenz.
2013
Elected President of the German Composers Association (DKV), travelling as an ambassador of Intellectual Property.
2013
World premiere of the Symphony No. 6 "Der Rhein" at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall
2013
The Symphony No. 7 "Dunkelwelt Untersberg" premiered by the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie, conducted by Christoph Adt at Theater Bad Reichenhall.
2013
Release of the final volume of the 10-part CD anthology "Sacred Music" at AMBIENTE
2013
Member of the committee of the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat)
2015
Honary-Award at International Filmmusikfestival SOUNDTRACK_COLOGNE 12
2015
Honorary Award of the SoundTrack_Cologne
2016
"Vom Glück des Fließens - Panta rhei" for orchestra
2019
Honorary Award of the German Film Music Awards
Conductor: Sergio Azzolini
Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam
2019-10-31 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 18:00
Conductor: Benedikt Haag
Orchestra: Münchner Symphoniker
2020-06-28 | München (Germany), Philharmonie im Gasteig
Conductor: Xincao Li
Orchestra: China National Symphony Orchestra
2020-07-06 | Beijing (China, People's Republic) | national Premiere
2020-08-15 | Leipzig (Germany), Thomaskirche

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  1. Ali und der Zauberkrug

    Ali und der Zauberkrug

    Ein musikalisches Märchen aus Äthiopien
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Author : Boehm, Karlheinz
    Edition : edition with CD, incl. 2,- EUR donation
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 9773
    €22.00  *
  2. Diana – Cry for Love

    Diana – Cry for Love

    Memorial für Soli, Chor, Ballett und Orchester
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Instrumentation : soloists, choir, ballet and orchestra
    Edition : performance material
    Language : German - English
  3. Bahnwärter Thiel

    Bahnwärter Thiel

    Oper in acht Bildern
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    librettist : Schneider, Enjott
    Edition : performance material
    Language : German
  4. nullvier – Keiner kommt an Gott vorbei

    nullvier – Keiner kommt an Gott vorbei

    Das Schalke-Musical zum 100jährigen Jubiläum des FC Schalke 04
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Editor : Zoller, Thomas
    Edition : performance material
    Language : German
  5. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos

    (Sinfonie Nr. 2)
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Instrumentation : percussion and orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  6. Echo

    Echo

    Konzert für Orgel und Streichorchester
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Instrumentation : organ and string orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  7. Cinderella - Aschenputtel

    Cinderella - Aschenputtel

    Begleitmusik zum gleichnamigen Silhouettenfilm
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Instrumentation : Clarinet, Accordion (or Piano or Keyboard), Viola, Violoncello, Double-bass and Percussion
    Edition : performance material
  8. The Tinguely Machine

    The Tinguely Machine

    for 12 brass players and symphonic orchestra
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Instrumentation : 12 brass instruments and orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  9. Ali und der Zauberkrug

    Ali und der Zauberkrug

    Ein musikalisches Märchen für Kinder
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Instrumentation : narrator, flute, harp and string sextet
    Edition : performance material
    Language : German
  10. Enjott Schneider

    Enjott Schneider

    Works with Schott
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Edition : free promotional material
    Order No. : KAT 767-99
    €0.00  *

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Profile

Pictorial expressiveness and direct emotionality – these are not only the requirements for good film music but also the fundamental characteristics of my works for the stage and concert hall. Telling a story in images and music has always fascinated me from my early youth up to the present day. (Enjott Schneider)

Enjott Schneider was born in Weil am Rhein on 25 May 1950. He learned a variety of musical instruments at an early age, including violin, piano, accordion, trumpet and organ. He was appointed as organist in Huningue in France at the age of 19 and held a similar post from 1975 in Hinterzarten. He was also active as a conductor and as singer and keyboard player with the pop group "Kaktus". In 1969, Schneider began studies in music theory, music education, organ and trumpet at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg and also studied Musicology, German and linguistics at the University in Freiburg where he completed a doctorate under Hans-Heinrich Eggebrecht. During the following years, he taught harmony and musicology at the University of Freiburg before being appointed as professor for music theory at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. Schneider has produced numerous publications including the book “Pop Music”, monographs on individual works, articles for reference books and contributions to the Hindemith yearbooks. The spectrum of these publications ranges from musicological studies ("Die Kunst des Teilens. Zeit – Rhythmus – Zahl", 1991) to monographs on individual composers, music educational topics, aspects of music sociology and film music. Schneider set up the recording studio Augenklang in 1988 which was superseded by the Greenhouse Studio in 1997. He lectured at the State Film Institute in Pune (India) in 1993 and held a chair for composition for film and television at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich from 1996 to 2012. Since 2011, he teaches composition at the Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik & Musikpädagogik Regensburg. Schneider has been a member of the GEMA supervisory board since 2003 and became its chairman in 2012. In 2013, he was elected President of the German Composers Association (DKV).

During the 1980s, Schneider advanced to become one of the major German composers of film music. The musical scores for German television series such as Weißblaue Geschichten (since 1991), Marienhof (1992) and Vater wider Willen (1998) enjoy an equal degree of popularity to his music for television and cinema films including Herbstmilch (1988), Stalingrad (1992), Schlafes Bruder (1995), Stauffenberg (2004) and Die Flucht (2007).

Schneider’s compositional output is characterised by its virtuoso interweaving of a wide variety of styles – ranging from serial techniques to rock music – and encompasses works for orchestra and organ, chamber music and vocal and music theatre compositions. Schneider created a “Gesamtkunstwerk” concept incorporating traditional music theatre techniques with sound design, lighting and audiovisual collages with his operas Albert warum? (first performance in Regensburg in1999) and Das Salome-Prinzip (1983; staged in Gelsenkirchen in 2002) and the musical Diana – Cry for Love (premiered in Görlitz in 2002). These works were followed in 2004 by the first performances of the opera Bahnwärter Thiel based on Gerhard Hauptmann and the official musical for the centenary of the German football club FC Schalke 04 entitled nullvier – Keiner kommt an Gott vorbei. In 2006, his opera Fürst Pückler – Ich bin ein Kind der Phantasie received its first performance in the theatre in Görlitz. The vocal composition Orbe rotundo with settings of Latin and mediaeval texts in analogy to Orff’s Carmina Burana was premiered in the Residenz in Munich in 2010.

Schneider received the Bavarian Film Prize for Film Music and the Bundesfilmband in Gold in 1991, the Golden Score in 1996, the Fipa d’or in 2001, the German Television Prize for the best film music in 2007, and the SoundTrack_Cologne Honorary Award in 2015.

Works
Chronology
1950
Born in Weil am Rhein (Germany) on 25 May
1957-69
Educated in Weil am Rhein and Lörrach where he received instrumental lessons in accordion, trumpet, violin, viola, piano and organ
1969-75
Organist in Huningue (France)
1969-77
Studied at the Freiburg Musikhochschule (music in schools, theory, organ and trumpet) and at the University of Freiburg (musicology, history, German literature and linguistics)
1973-79
Part-time lecturer at the Freiburg Musikhochschule (composition, counterpoint and analysis), at the University of Freiburg (musicology) and at the Freiburg Pädagogische Hochschule (music history)
1975-82
Organist and choral director in Hinterzarten (High Black Forest). Numerous concerts as director of Collegium Musicum
1977
PhD from the University of Freiburg with Hans-Heinrich Eggebrecht
1979-96
Professor of Music Theory at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater
1982-2004
Guest lecturer at the Munich Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen
1990-2004
Lecturer at the ZFP (Further Education Centre of ARD and ZDF) in Hannover
1991
Bavarian Film Award for Music for the soundtrack to the film "Rama Dama" (director: Joseph Vilsmaier)
1991
Bundesfilmband in Gold for the soundtracks "Wildfeuer" (director: Jo Baier) and "Leise Schatten" (director: Sherry Horman)
1993
Lecturer at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune
1995
Part-time lecturer in "Music in the media" at the University of Leipzig
1996-2012
Professor of "Composition for film and television" at the Munich Musikhochschule. Forms a composition class
1999
World premiere of the opera "Albert warum?" by Theater Regensburg
1999
World premiere of Symphony No. 1 "Glocken-Sinfonie" as part of the Erfurt Domstufenfestspiele
2001
Wins "Fipa d'or" at the Biarritz International Film Festival for "Jahrestage" (Best European Film Music)
2001
World premiere of Symphony No. 2 "Sisyphos" for percussion and orchestra at the Munich Herkulessaal
2002
World premiere of the chamber opera "Das Salome-Prinzip" by Gelsenkirchen Musiktheater im Revier
2002
World premiere of the musical "Diana - Cry for Love" by Theater Görlitz
2003
Lectures at the University of Oldenburg and at the Konrad Wolff Filmhochschule in Babelsberg
2003
World premiere of "Veränderungen" for sheng and orchestra
2003
Member of GEMA's supervisory board (representing composers of serious music)
2004
Visiting Professor in "Aesthetics and practice of film music" at the University of Vienna
2004
World premiere of the opera "Bahnwärter Thiel" by Theater of Görlitz
2004
World premiere of the football musical "Nullvier - Keiner kommt an Gott vorbei" by the Gelsenkirchen Musiktheater im Revier, marking 100th anniversary of Schalke 04
2004
World premiere of the ballet opera "Krabat, oder: Die Erschaffung der Welt" with the Sorbian National Ensemble of Bautzen
2005
Organ Symphony No. 1 "Pater Noster" composed as part of a planned fourteen-part cycle
2006
World premiere of the opera "Fürst Pückler - Ich bin ein Kind der Phantasie" by Theater Görlitz 
2006
Visiting Professor in "The history of film music" at the University of Vienna
2007
World premiere of "Cornissimo" for 12 groups of horns by 225 performers to mark the 225th Anniversary of the instrument makers Gebr. Alexander, Mainz
2007
"Best Film Music" prize at the German Television Awards for "Die Flucht" (director: Kai Wessel) and "Nicht alle waren Mörder" (director: Jo Baier)
2008
World premiere of "Der Sonnengesang des Franz von Assisi" by the Regensburg Domspatzen choir in Vryheid (South Africa)
2008
World premiere of Symphony No. 3 "Chinesische Jahreszeiten" for alto, sheng and orchestra as part of the International Summer Philharmonic of Leoben (Styria)
2009
World premiere of "Seligpreisung - in memoriam Leipzig 1989" as part of the ceremonies commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
2009
World premiere of the oratorio "Augustinus" in Ingolstadt
2010
World premiere of "Earth and Fire" for sheng and orchestra in Taipei
2010
"Orbe rotundo" premiered by the Moravská filharmonie Olomouc and the Münchner Motettenchor at the Munich Residenz
2011
Began teaching composition at the Musikhochschule für Katholische Kirchenmusik & Musikpädagogik Regensburg.
2011
World premiere of "Salaam" at the Augsburg Friedensfest
2011
The Konzert Nr. 1 "Dugud" for violoncello and orchestra premiered by László Fenyö and the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, conducted by Christoph Adt.
2012-2017
chairman of the GEMA
2012
Composer in Residence at Beijing Modern Music Festival and Schwarzwald Musikfestival
2012
World premiere of "The Fire of Innocence in the Darkness of the World" at the National Concert Hall in Taipei.
2012
World premiere of the reduced version of "Orbe rotundo" at the Munich Residenz.
2013
Elected President of the German Composers Association (DKV), travelling as an ambassador of Intellectual Property.
2013
World premiere of the Symphony No. 6 "Der Rhein" at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall
2013
The Symphony No. 7 "Dunkelwelt Untersberg" premiered by the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie, conducted by Christoph Adt at Theater Bad Reichenhall.
2013
Release of the final volume of the 10-part CD anthology "Sacred Music" at AMBIENTE
2013
Member of the committee of the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat)
2015
Honary-Award at International Filmmusikfestival SOUNDTRACK_COLOGNE 12
2015
Honorary Award of the SoundTrack_Cologne
2016
"Vom Glück des Fließens - Panta rhei" for orchestra
2019
Honorary Award of the German Film Music Awards
Performances
Conductor: Sergio Azzolini
Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam
2019-10-31 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 18:00
Conductor: Benedikt Haag
Orchestra: Münchner Symphoniker
2020-06-28 | München (Germany), Philharmonie im Gasteig
Conductor: Xincao Li
Orchestra: China National Symphony Orchestra
2020-07-06 | Beijing (China, People's Republic) | national Premiere
2020-08-15 | Leipzig (Germany), Thomaskirche
Gallery Products

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  1. Ali und der Zauberkrug

    Ali und der Zauberkrug

    Ein musikalisches Märchen aus Äthiopien
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Author : Boehm, Karlheinz
    Edition : edition with CD, incl. 2,- EUR donation
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 9773
    €22.00  *
  2. Diana – Cry for Love

    Diana – Cry for Love

    Memorial für Soli, Chor, Ballett und Orchester
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Instrumentation : soloists, choir, ballet and orchestra
    Edition : performance material
    Language : German - English
  3. Bahnwärter Thiel

    Bahnwärter Thiel

    Oper in acht Bildern
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    librettist : Schneider, Enjott
    Edition : performance material
    Language : German
  4. nullvier – Keiner kommt an Gott vorbei

    nullvier – Keiner kommt an Gott vorbei

    Das Schalke-Musical zum 100jährigen Jubiläum des FC Schalke 04
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Editor : Zoller, Thomas
    Edition : performance material
    Language : German
  5. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos

    (Sinfonie Nr. 2)
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Instrumentation : percussion and orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  6. Echo

    Echo

    Konzert für Orgel und Streichorchester
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Instrumentation : organ and string orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  7. Cinderella - Aschenputtel

    Cinderella - Aschenputtel

    Begleitmusik zum gleichnamigen Silhouettenfilm
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Instrumentation : Clarinet, Accordion (or Piano or Keyboard), Viola, Violoncello, Double-bass and Percussion
    Edition : performance material
  8. The Tinguely Machine

    The Tinguely Machine

    for 12 brass players and symphonic orchestra
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Instrumentation : 12 brass instruments and orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  9. Ali und der Zauberkrug

    Ali und der Zauberkrug

    Ein musikalisches Märchen für Kinder
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Instrumentation : narrator, flute, harp and string sextet
    Edition : performance material
    Language : German
  10. Enjott Schneider

    Enjott Schneider

    Works with Schott
    Composer : Schneider, Enjott
    Edition : free promotional material
    Order No. : KAT 767-99
    €0.00  *

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