Ludger Hofmann-Engl - List of Works (2018)


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Symphonic Music
Piano Music
Chamber Music
Vocal Music
Opera
Choir



I. Symphonic Music



Symphonische Arbeit (1983)
in einem Satz No. 1
  •    marks:                ca. 105 - ca. 80
  •    duration:             ca. 5 min


  • Symphonische Arbeit (1987)
    in zwei Sätzen No. 2
  •    marks:                langsam, schnell/langsam
  •    duration:             ca. 15 min.
  •    publisher:            Composers Library, UK
  •    premiere:            1994, London (Surrey Sinfonietta)
  •    CD:                      Music from six continents, VMM 3003
  •    broadcast:           Bayrischer Rundfunk



  • Object 1 (in progress)
    five movements (perspectives) for large orchestra
  •    perspective one:   ca. 6 min (completed)
  •    perspective two:   ca. 8 min (completed)
  •    comment:             The third movement is completed in from of a manuscript


  • (1999)  להאיר
    piece for small orchestra
  •    marks:                  none
  •    duration:               ca. 6 min



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    II. Piano Music



    Klavier Sonate (1982)
    in zwei Sätzen No. 1
  •    marks:                Allegro con brio, Largo fatale
  •    duration:             ca. 6 min
  •    premiere:            Winter 1982; Erlangen (Hofmann-Engl, piano)
  •    CD:                     Music on and off the key, VMM 2016 (Hofmann-Engl, piano)
  •    production:         17th March 1995, Bayrischer Rundfunk (Hofmann-Engl, piano)
  •    YouTube:           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeojSFxnu2g

    Klavier Sonate (1983)
    in drei Sätzen No. 2
  •    marks:                Allegro moderato, Andante, Allegro
  •    duration:             ca.10 min.
  •    premiere            20th November 1987, Berlin (Hofmann-Engl, piano)


  • Klavier Sonate (1984)
    in drei Sätzen No. 3
  •    marks:                Moderato - Allegro - Moderato, Grave, Allegro
  •    duration:             ca. 14 min.
  •    premiere:            19th March 1985, Nürnberg (Hofmann-Engl, piano)


  • Musikalisches Material für Piano Forte (1985)
    sechs Tonstudien (six studies)
  •    marks:                Bild (schnell), Kontrast a (langsam), Form I (erregend), Form II (unbeteiligt), Skizze (frei), Kontrast b (schnell - langsam)
  •    duration:             ca. 10 min
  •    premiere:            7th December 1985, Erlangen (Hofmann-Engl, piano)


  • Sonate für Klavier (1988)
    in vier Sätzen No. 4 (four movements)
  •    marks:                Quasi Sonata (Allegro), Presto, Moderato ma con espressione, Quasi Fantasia (Adagio)
  •    duration:             ca. 18 min
  •    premiere:            16th April 1991, Berlin (Elzbieta Sternlicht)


  • 9 Pieces for piano (1989)
    learnable by learners
  •    marks:                Adagio, Allegro moderato, Andante, Moderato, Andante, Allegro moderato, Grave, Allegro, Ritmico
  •    duration:             ca. 5 min
  •    premiere:            17th March 1990, Berlin (pupiles of Elzbieta Sternlicht)
  •    recording:           29th August 2016, Dworek Białoprądnicki, Kraków (Hofmann-Engl, piano)
  •   first broadcast:   11th January 2017 (Bavarian Radio)

    Collection A.6 (1992)
    6 individuals for piano
  •    marks:                with tension, with strength, with timbre, with terror, with mania, with precession
  •    duration:             ca. 7 min
  •    premiere:            6th April 1993, London (Hofmann-Engl, piano)


  • Sonate für Klavier (1993)
    in drei Sätzen No. 5 (three movements)
  •    marks:                Allegro moderato Grave, Molto Allegro
  •    duration:             ca. 12 min
  •    premiere:            21st June 1994, Berlin (Hofmann-Engl, piano)
  •    production:         17th March 1995, Bayrischer Rundfunk Nuremberg (Hofmann-Engl, piano)
  •    first broadcast:    Bayrischer Rundfunk, 2nd July 1996


  • Cyclone (1994)
    13 pieces for children
  •    marks:                80, 56, 100, 88, 68, 110, 72, 100, 68, 56, 92, 100, 72
  •    duration:             ca. 6 min
  •    premiere:            17th October 1995, London (Hofmann-Engl, piano)
  •    production:         17th March 1995, Bayrischer Rundfunk (Hofmann-Engl, piano)
  •    first broadcast:    Bayrischer Rundfunk, 3rd September 1996


  • Sonatina for piano (1995)
    2 movements for piano
  •    marks:                Allegro moderato, Andante
  •    duration:             ca. 4 min
  •    premiere:            20th June 1996; London (Hofmann-Engl, piano)
  •    awards:              27th April 1996, Krist Bheecary obtaining the first prize performing the first movement
                                     during the Croydon Music Festival  (category: British composer 20th century)


  • 4 Beispiele semi2-partikulärer Ketten (1996)
    piece for piano
  •    marks:                none
  •    duration:             ca. 7 min.
  •    premiere:            4th July 1996; Vienna (Hofmann-Engl, piano)


  • Zwei Studien für Klavier (1996)
    two studies for piano
  •    marks:                schnell, langsam
  •    duration:             ca. 3 min.
  •    premiere:            12th December 1996; London (Hofmann-Engl, piano)


  • Quasi una Passacaglia (1999)
    based on a theme from 5 x 5 variations by G. Easterbrook
  •    marks:                quarter = 52
  •    duration:             ca. 5 min
  •    premiere:            Winter 1999; London (Hofmann-Engl, piano)
  •    commission:       Chameleon Group of Composers


  • Soulmates (2001)
    Ballad for piano solo
  •    marks:                uncertainty, a hurdle, deepening love, some troubles, true closeness, in harmony, unity
  •    duration:             ca. 2 min.
  •    premiere:            11th December 2003, London (Hofmann-Engl, piano)

    3 Waltzes (2002)
    for piano solo
  •    marks:                majestic, playfull, involved
  •    duration:             ca. 5 min.
  •    premiere:            11th December 2003, London (Hofmann-Engl, piano)

    Fantasia (2003)
    for piano solo
  •    marks:                expressivo
  •    duration:             ca. 10 min.
  •    premiere:            11th December 2003, London (Hofmann-Engl, piano)

  • Klangfarbenmusik (2005)
    for piano solo
  •    marks:                Klangfarbenmusik I, II, III
  •    duration:             ca. 5 min.
  •    recording:           Summer 2005,  RCM Studios London (Hofmann-Engl, piano)
  •    premiere:           23rd October 2006, Rosario, Argentina (Hofmann-Engl, piano)


  • Samba (2017)
    for piano solo
  •    marks:                none
  •    duration:             ca. 3 min.
  •    recording:           Summer 2017,  Dworek Białoprądnicki, Kraków (Hofmann-Engl, piano)
  •    premiere:           23rd October 2006, Rosario, Argentina (Hofmann-Engl, piano)


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    III. Chamber Music



    7 Bagatellen für Viola (1984)
    (7 pieces for viola)
  •    marks:                Preludio, Scherzo, Abstratione, Capricco, Belcanto, Elegia, Combattimento
  •    duration:             ca. 10 min.
  •    premiere:            Winter 2000; London
  •    recording:           Miriam Eisele (viola) at Vision Studio London (21.05.2000)

    Streichquartett (1985)
    in drei Sätzen No. 1 (three movements)
  •    marks:                Allegro ma non troppo, Adagio, Presto
  •    duration:             ca. 13 min.

    Zur Eröffnung einer Ausstellung (1985)
    Stück für Flöte und Schlagzeug (one piece for flute and drum-set)
  •    marks:                schnell - langsam - schnell
  •    duration:             ca. 5 min.
  •    premiere:            15th September 1985; Erlangen (Tilmann Uhl (drums), Beate Ann (Flute))

    5 Passagen (1985)
    für Oboe, Cembalo und Kontrabaß (5 pieces for oboe, harpsichord and double bass)
  •    marks:                Aufgang (anlaufend), Schwebung (ruhig und langsam steigerend), Zerrung (melodiös), Durchbruch (schnell), Abgang (zuletzt)
  •    duration:             ca. 7 min.

    Münchner Aufzeichnungen (1986)
    14 Stücke für Violine (14 pieces for violin)
  •    marks:                resoluto, cantabile, agitato e ostinato, andante allegro - adagio, semplice, espressivo, presto, allegretto, quieto, presto, andante, moderato
  •    duration:             ca. 15 min.
  •    premiere:            29th September 1986; Heiligenstadt (Stefan Poetzsch)

    Essenzen (1986)
    6 Stücke für Cembalo (6 pieces for harpsichord)
  •    marks:                Allegro, Molto Adagio, Andante, Moderato ma espressivo, Allegro moderato, Dolente
  •    duration:             ca. 5 min.
  •    premiere:            13th June 1986; Erlangen (Hofmann-Engl, harpsichord)
  •   YouTube:           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqWfOJQWBi0

    Transkription (1986)
    für Orgel (one piece for organ)
  •    marks:                schnell
  •    duration:             ca. 4 min.
  •    premiere:            31st October 1992; Berlin (Christoph Helbig)

    Statistische Proben (1987)
    3 Stücke für Oboe, Fagott und Violoncello (three movements for oboe, bassoon and violoncello)
  •    marks:                schnell, langsam/schnell, langsam/schnell/sehr schnell
  •    duration:             ca. 15 min.
  •    premiere:            1st October 1987; Frankfurt/Main (Christian Graf (oboe), Angela Schwarz (bassoon), Frauke Rottler (violoncello))

    Pariser Winter (1987)
    Begegnungen für Fagott und 2 Pedalpauken (6 pieces for bassoon and two pedal drums)
  •    marks:                Allegro moderato, Andante, Moderato, Adagio, Moderato ma espressivo, Molto Allegro
  •    duration:             ca. 5 min.

    Bläserqunitett (1988)
    in vier Sätzen No. 1(four movements)
  •    marks:                Nacht (Largo), Gesang (Moderato), Stimmung (Presto), Lied (Andante)
  •    duration:             ca. 12 min.
  •    premiere:            28th June 1989; Frankfurt/Main (Micchaela Wade (flute), Chritain Graf (oboe), Hannelore Fasch (clarinet), Sayuri Jijima (horn), Heike Sonneborn (bassoon))

    Variaszenen (1989)
    Stück für Oboe und Klavier (piece for oboe and piano)
  •    marks:                Allegro moderato
  •    duration:             ca. 10 min.

    Konstellationen (1989)
    3 Begegnungen für Klarnettentrio (three movements for two clarinets and bassoon)
  •    marks:                moderato e cantabile, moderato, adagio, allegro e ritmico
  •    duration:             ca. 7 min.
  •    premiere:            5th November 1989, Berlin (Berliner Klarinettentrio)

    London studies (1990)
    4 pieces for guitar
  •    marks:                Moderato e fragmentario, Molto Allegro, Adagio dolente, Andante
  •    duration:             ca.4 min.
  •    premiere:            4th November 1994; London (Fabio Zanon)

    3 Gesänge (1990)
    für Viola und Tuba (3 pieces for viola and tuba)
  •    marks:                Moderato, Andante, Allegro
  •    duration:             ca. 10 min.
  •    premiere:            17th August 1990; Steinbühl (Sylvia Mayinger (viola), Fereidoun Haratizadeh (tuba)
  •   YouTube:           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o9LG25fPs0&t=98s

    Technicalities (1990)
    for violin solo
  •    marks:                Adagio/Allegro/Moderato
  •    duration:             ca. 8 min.

    Two parts invention (1991)
    for clarinet solo
  •    marks:                quarter = 88, 100, 80, 140, 110
  •    duration:             ca. 3.5 min
  •    premiere:            9th June 1991; Berlin (Hans Hartmann, clarinet)

    Abstract I (1992)
    for viola, bassoon and harpsichord in three movements
  •    marks:                quarter = Tempo I (104), Tempo II (66), Tempo III (120)
  •    duration:             ca. 40 min.
  •    production:           Bavarian Radio, February 2004

    Tonality Simulation (1992)
    piece for tuba solo
  •    marks:                quarter = 84, 100, 110, 55, 120, 84
  •    duration:             ca. 5 min.

    Deprived Occasion (1995)
    piece for flute, horn, marimba, two congas, viola and violoncello
  •    marks:                not too fast
  •    duration:             ca. 12 min.

    The tale of a chaotic attractor (1995)
    piece for flute, 2 oboes, bassoon, trombone, violin, 2 violas and violoncello
  •    marks:                quarter ca. 50
  •    duration:             ca. 7 min.
  •    premiere:            24th October 1995, London (Fine Arts Ensemble)

    5 pieces for "Three Reeds" (1995)
    5 pieces for 2 oboes and bass oboe
  •    marks:                slow, moderate, cantabile, as fast as possible, moderato and free
  •    duration:             ca. 8 min.
  •    premiere:            28th July 1998; Purton (Three Reeds)
  •   YouTube:           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zHIUm-JgLs&t=833s

    Streichquartett (1998)
    in 3 Sätzen No. 2 (three movements)
  •    marks:                fast/slow/moderate, presto, andante
  •    duration:             ca. 12 min
  •    premiere:            22nd October 1998; London (Closed Circuit)

    Zwillingsstudie (2000)
    for movements for violoncello solo
  •    marks:                none
  •    duration:             ca. 7 min.
  •    premiere:            17th December 2000; Vienna (Wolfgang Panhofer, violoncello)

    Double Clarinet Concertissimo (2002)
    piece for two clarinets and string ensemble
  •    marks:                lamento - dolce
  •    duration:             ca. 4 min.
  •    premiere:            26th April 2003; Rosario (Ensemble Rosario, Marisol Gentile - conductor)

    Als Zwei Eins wurden ... (2004)
    piece for string trio
  •    marks:                quarter = 54
  •    duration:             ca. 4 min.
  •    premiere:            22nd January 2004; London


  • Klangfarbenmusik for Chamber Orchestra (2006)
    piece for flute, clarniet, basson, horn, trumpet, violine, viola, violoncello
  •    marks:                with grace
  •    duration:             ca. 7 min.
  •    premiere:            October 2006; Rosario (Argentina)
  •   YouTube:           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMAWod_WaBU&list=PLOH7GFLO1CpQAbLfoiRChdOg4oQB1W9MC


  • Study for Violin solo (2012)
    piece for violin
  •    marks:                none
  •    duration:             ca. 1,5 min.


  • 3 Sketches (2016)
    1 for flute, 1 for trumpet & 1 for guitar
  •    marks:                quarter = 94, quarter = 92, quarter = 120
  •    duration:             ca. 3 x 1 min.
  •    YouTube:            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jP7im4skZI&t=11s


  • Variations to Chopin's Op 68.4 (2018)
    piece for clarinet, viola and piano
  •    marks:                Allegretto - Allegro
  •    duration:             7 min.




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    IV. Vocal Music



    Friedzyklus (1984)
    12 lyrische Stücke für Bariton solo (12 pieces for baritone solo)
  •    text:                    Erich Fried
  •    marks:                Nichtraucher (Andante tranquillo), Vorlezte Fassung (Allegro appasionato)Liebesbeziehungslosigkeit (Adagio dolente), Zwei weise Ratschläge (Andate decisco), Zwei Sprachen (Andante amabile), Weg im Nebel (Allegro moderato), Entwicklungsvorgang (moderato e apatico), einerlei (Allegro agitato), Umgang (Allegretto), Die drei Steine (Moderato e inquieto), Bevor ich sterbe (Allegro), Letzter guter Rat (Largo quieto)
  •    duration:             ca. 16 min.

    Lieder von einer Insel (1985)
    Stück für Sopran und Flöte (piece for soprano and flute)
  •    text:                    Ingeborg Bachmann
  •    marks:                quarter ca. 100
  •    duration:             ca. 7 min.

    Zu-Zweit-Sein (1985)
    Stück für Mezzosopran, kleine Flöte, Fagott, Xylophon, Schlagzeug, 2 Pauken, Violine, Kontrabaß (piece for mezzo-soprano, piccolo flute, bassoon, xylophone, drum-set, two pedal drums, violin, double bass)
  •    text:                    Ludger Hofmann-Engl
  •    marks:                mäßig schnell
  •    duration:             ca. 6 min.

    6 Gedichte (1987)
    für Sopran und Klavier (6 songs for soprano and piano)
  •    text:                    Ludger Hofmann-Engl
  •    marks:                hastig, dunkel, schnell, mäßig, langsam
  •    duration:             ca. 5 min.

    Am Eingang von Kotor (1988)
    für mittlere Frauenstimme und Gitarre (7 songs for middle range female voice and guitar)
  •    text:                    Renate Fueß
  •    marks:                Von der Sprache (allegro moderato), mitten am Tag (Allegro), später (Moderato), Adagio (Guitar solo), - (Andante), - (frei), etwas geht zu Ende und (Allegro moderato), Anlaß (Moderato)
  •    duration:             ca. 7 min.

    Abgesang in drei Zeilen (1988)
    für Baß solo (bass voice)
  •    text:                    Hofmann-Engl
  •    marks:                Largo, Moderato, Adagio
  •    duration:             ca. 4 min.

    4 Poems by James Joyce (1989)
    for soprano and piano
  •    text:                    James Joyce
  •    marks:                dramatic, gentle, dark, very clearly
  •    duration:             ca. 9 min.

    The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver (1991)
    for soprano and string trio
  •    text:                    Edna St. Vincent Millay
  •    marks:                adagio - largo - moderato - allegro - andante - allegro - andante - presto - lento - allegro - moderato - andante - allegro - adagio - allegro - largo - andante
  •    duration:             ca. 20 min.
  •    premiere:            31th October 1995; London (Greenhouse Ensemble & Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano))

    From afar (1993)
    6 pieces for bass voice, oboe and harp
  •    text:                    Hofmann-Engl
  •    marks:                quarter = 100, eighths = 88, quarter = 120, quarter = 58, quarter = 72, quarter = 110
  •    duration:             ca. 13 min.
  •    premiere:            29th April 1997; London (Fine Arts Sinfonia & Jeremy Vinogradov bass voice)

    Psalm 30 (1996) Psalm 30 for amplified soprano, clarinet and violoncello
  •    text:                    Psalm David's (Hebrew)
  •    marks:                quarter = 50
  •    duration:             ca. 12 min.
  •    premiere:            simultaneously on 10th October 1999 in London and New York with live internet broadcast (Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano) in collaboration with Fibonacci Sequence (Kathron Sturrock, artistic director), London; Marcella Calabi(soprano), Evan Spritzer (clarinet), Michael Finckel (violoncello) New York)
  •   YouTube:           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8xf27_gxrs

    Songs of Experience (1997)
    6 songs for baritone and piano
  •    text:                    William Blake (from "songs of experience" )
  •    poems:                the Lilly - the fly - the Sick Rose - the Clod & Pebble - My Pretty Rose Tree - The Garden of Love
  •    duration:             ca. 13 min.
  •    premiere:            22nd May 1997; London (Patrick Cockshutt (baritone), Hofmann-Engl (piano))


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    V. Opera



    Ûber die Sprache (2015)
    ("about language"; chamber opera)
  •    text:                    Hofmann-Engl
  •    duration:            ca. 2.5 hours
  •    comment:           Overture: fair copy (2005), 1st szene: fair copy (2007), 2nd szene: fair copy (2012), 3rd szene: fair copy (2015), 4th szene: fair copy (2015)




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    VI. Choir


    Three Poems from Housman's "A Shropshire Lad" (2004)
    STAB (1. If truth in hearts that parish 2. Oh, sick I am to see you 3.  Lovliest of trees, the cherry now)
  •    text:                    Housmann
  •    duration:             ca. 9 min
  •    bibliography:      Wittingham, K. (2004). A Shropshire Lad in British Music. In: Housman Society Journal, vol 13


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