Michael Obst (*1955)

Michael Obst is a composer and professor emeritus at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar.

“Michael Obst a professing traditionalist? Many of his compositions show up unmistakable music-historical references. Compositional allusions to Skryabin, Messiaen, Luciano Berio and Schumann as well as borrowings from the stylistic vocabulary of jazz – as in the “Nachtstücke” for example – make it clear that Obst considers his compositions as part of a music-historical continuum which, beyond mere considerations of structure and concept, serves as a repertoire for his expressive musical idiom.” (Hans Hubert Steins, MusikTexte Nr. 84)

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Homepage of Michael Obst

Writings by Michael Obst (Selection)

De nouveau critère pour apprécier la musique électroacoustique, in: Esthétique et musique électroacoustique, Paris 1996

Neue Musik(-festival)?, in: Programmheft Donaueschinger Musiktage 1996, S. 35-36

Writings on Michael Obst (Selection)

Häusler, Josef: Ein Berliozianer: Michael Obst, in: Spiegel der neuen Musik: Donaueschingen. Chronik - Tendenzen - Werkbesprechungen, Kassel/Stuttgart 1996, S. 388
Spangemacher, Friedrich: Über Michael Obst / On Michael Obst, in: Komponistenprospekt Michael Obst (Breitkopf & Härtel), Wiesbaden 1987, S. 5-8
Steins, Hans Hubert: Expressive Musiksprache. Der Komponist Michael Obst, in: MusikTexte 84, Juni 2000, S. 17-21