Matthus, Siegfried (*1934)

Siegfried Matthus manages to meet prevailing listening habits halfway without falling into compromises or clichés. For a long time Matthus was the most frequently performed contemporary composer in the GDR. He began building a broader base of listeners in the West in the 1970s. Matthus has always devoted a great deal of time to his pedagogical interests. His personal accomplishment in this domain is the "Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg" (Rheinsberg Palace Chamber Opera) which he founded in 1991. It has taken him only a few years to turn this summer festival into a highly regarded springboard for "stars of tomorrow" from all over the world.
(from the jury text of the Association of German Critics, 1998)

Photo © by Carla Arnold, Dresden

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Events

24
Apr
2014
Matthus, Siegfried: Das Maedchen und der Tod
Dehler Quartett
Weimar, congress centrum neue weimarhalle, International conference on occasion of the composer's 80th birthday, 07:00 pm (Germany)
25
Apr
2014
Matthus, Siegfried: Graf Mirabeau
Opera screen adaptation, cond.: Heinz Fricke, staging: Erhard Fischer
Weimar, congress centrum neue weimarhalle, International conference on occasion of the composer's 80th birthday (Germany)
26
Apr
2014
Matthus, Siegfried: Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra
Nikolai Jaeger (fl), Elisabeth Anetseder-Meyer (hp), Staatskapelle Weimar, cond. Stephan Solyom
Weimar, congress centrum neue weimarhalle, International conference on occasion of the composer's 80th birthday (Germany)
  Matthus, Siegfried: Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke
Opera screen adaptation, cond.: Hartmut Haenchen, staging: Ruth Berghaus
Weimar, congress centrum neue weimarhalle, International conference on occasion of the composer's 80th birthday, 03:00 pm (Germany)
27
Apr
2014
Matthus, Siegfried: Judith
Opera screen adaptation, cond.: Rolf Reuter, staging: Harry Kupfer
Weimar, congress centrum neue weimarhalle, International conference on occasion of the composer's 80th birthday, 03:30 pm (Germany)
02
May
2014
Matthus, Siegfried: Gewandhaus Symphony
Matthus, Siegfried: Der Wald
Werner Legutke (Pk), Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, cond. Wolfgang Hoyer
Radio broadcast MDR Figaro, Night of Neue Musik, 12:05 am (Germany)
07
May
2014
Matthus, Siegfried: Visionen
Reussisches Kammerorchester, cond. David Timm
Gera, Konzertsaal (Germany)
08
May
2014
Matthus, Siegfried: Visionen
Reussisches Kammerorchester, cond. David Timm
Gera, Konzertsaal (Germany)
09
May
2014
Matthus, Siegfried: Visionen
Reussisches Kammerorchester, cond. David Timm
Altenburg, Großes Haus (Germany)
28
Jun
2014
Matthus, Siegfried: Judith
Staatsorchester Braunschweig, cond.: Judith Kubitz
Rheinsberg, Schlosshof (Germany)
11
Jul
2014
Matthus, Siegfried: Nachtlieder
Reinhold-Quartett
Rheinsberg, Schloss, 07:00 pm (Germany)
12
Jul
2014
Matthus, Siegfried: Nachtlieder
Reinhold-Quartett
Rheinsberg, Schloss, 07:00 pm (Germany)
13
Jul
2014
Matthus, Siegfried: Nachtlieder
Reinhold-Quartett
Rheinsberg, Schloss, 06:30 pm (Germany)
23
Nov
2014
Matthus, Siegfried: Das Maedchen und der Tod
Sonar Quartett
Lucerne, Marianischer Saal, 04:15 pm (Switzerland)
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