Johann Nepomuk David

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Born: 30 November 1895 — Eferding — Austria
Died: 22 December 1977 — Stuttgart — Germany
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(contributed by Dirk Heinze <heinze(at)>)

8 symphonies, choral work for organ, compositions for chamber orchestra, solo instruments and a-cappella-choir (Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel)


German composer and conductor with Austrian origin. He received his first education at the Augustinian monastery of St. Florian near Linz and the Benedictine Gymnasium at Kremsmünster. From 1921 to 1923 he studied composition with Joseph Marx at the Vienna Academy of Music, where he also came under the influence of Arnold Schönberg and his school. Since 1924 he worked in Wels as a primary school teacher, organist and choirmaster. In 1934 he was appointed to the staff of the Leipzig Landeskonservatorium (later Hochschule für Musik), where he was made director in 1942. After a short time at the Salzburg Mozarteum David became professor of composition at the Stuttgart Hochschule fuer Musik (1948-63). He received membership of the academies of arts in Berlin, Munich, Vienna and Hamburg.

- H.G. Bertram: Material - Struktur - Form, Giessen, 1963
- W. Dallmann: Joh. Nep. David- Das Choralwerk für Orgel, Frankfurt, 1994
- J.Fr. Doppelbauer: Joh. Nep. David - Ein grosser Unzeitgemässer im 20. Jahrhundert, in: Musik und Kirche 55 (1985), Heft 4
- D. Heinze: Zum Leipziger Wirken Joh. Nep. Davids, Weimar, 1995
- R. Klein: Joh. Nep. David - Eine Studie, Wien, 1964
- B.A. Kohl: Joh. Nep. David in Leipzig, in: Hochschule für Musik Leipzig, Festschrift, 1993
- Gerd Sievers: Ex Deo nascimur. Festschrift, Wiesbaden, 1970
- H.H. Stuckenschmidt: Joh. Nep. David - Betrachtungen zu seinem Werk, Wiesbaden, 1965
- L.B. Marsh: The choral music of Joh. Nep. David, Diss., Univ. of Washington, 1974
Mitteilungen der Intern. Joh.-Nep.David-Gesellschaft, Stuttgart, since 1979

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[details ←] Sonate Wk 32/4, viola, clarinet,
[details ←] Deutsche Messe Wk 42
[details ←] Choralwerk, Heft 4, organ,
[details ←] Variationen Wk 32/2, oboe, recorder, flute,
[details ←] 10 Neue Volkslieder, Heft 1
[details ←] 10 Neue Volkslieder, Heft 2
[details ←] 10 Neue Volkslieder, Heft 3
[details ←] 10 Neue Volkslieder, Heft 4
[details ←] 10 Neue Volkslieder, Heft 5
[details ←] 10 Volksliedsatze, Heft 1
[details ←] 10 Volksliedsatze, Heft 2
[details ←] 10 Volksliedsatze, Heft 3
[details ←] 10 Volksliedsatze, Heft 4
[details ←] 12 Orgelfugen WK 66 Heft 11 Es, organ,
[details ←] 12 Orgelfugen Wk 66 Heft 4 Fis, organ,
[details ←] 12 Orgelfugen Wk 66 Heft 5 Gis, organ,
[details ←] 12 Orgelfugen Wk 66, Heft 1 C, organ,
[details ←] 12 Orgelfugen Wk 66, Heft 10 F, organ,
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