Hanns Wolf

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Born: 7 June 1894 — Bamberg — Germany
Died: 2 July 1968 — Fuessen — Germany
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Almost his complete oeuvres were destroyed towards the end of war, in 1944. The following works however were rediscovered by Karl Urlberger, Aschaffenburg in 1996: A Concerto in c sharp minor for piano and orchestra, one of the great late romantic piano concertos; Paraphrase for piano on the waltz "Wiener Blut" by Johann Strauss; Grand etude in e minor for piano "Springbrunnen"; four peasant dances for string orchestra op. 7; five franconian dances for four-handed piano.


  • 1908-1912: Studied piano and composition at the Academy of Music, Wuerzburg
  • 1912-1913: Piano teacher, Essen
  • 1913-1914: Director of the conservatory, Elbing
  • 1914-1924: Teacher for piano and organ, Aschaffenburg
  • 1924-1945: Professor at the conservatory, Augsburg, piano soloist and accompanist, both nationally and internationally
  • 1945-1968: Independent pianist and piano pedagogue

Hanns Wolf studied with Prof. Henry van Zeyl (one of the last students of Franz Liszt), with Max Meyer-Obersleben (composition), with Willy Rehberg and Alfred Hoehn (piano) and he played as a soloist under Willem Mengelberg, Otto Klemperer, Sir Henry Wood, G.L. Jochum, G.M.D. Friedrich (Berlin), GMD Jung (Saarbruecken), Eduard van Beinum (Hilversum) and GMD Hans Swarowski (Danzig). Made broadcasts with the following radio stations: Munich, Berlin, Hilversum and Saarbruecken.

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Wed 23 Apr: Trois Miniatures Pour quatuor à cordes, Premiere and workshop by the Arditti Quartet Milton court concert hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London)
Thu 24 Apr: Von Hollywood nach Pankow - Hanns Eisler und die Frauen Arnold Schönberg Center Schwarzenbergplatz 6 1030 Wien
Sun 27 Apr: Godelieve Shrama + Wouter Snoei Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Piet Heinkade 1 Amsterdam
Sat 3 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” Church of the Holy Apostles New York
Sun 4 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St., NY, NY
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Dying days:
(1627) Heinrich Schütz: Premiere of Dafne, in Torgau, Germany.
(1909) Milii Balakirev: Premiere of Symphony no. 2 in d minor, in St. Petersburg, Russia.
(1948) André Jolivet: Premiere of the Concerto for Ondes Martenot and Orchestra, in Vienna, Austria.
(1953) Olivier Messiaen: Premiere of Livre d'Orgue, Stuttgart, Germany, with Messiaen at the organ.
(1963) Iannis Xenakis: Premiere of Stratégie, in Venice, Italy.

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