Ernstalbrecht Stiebler

(b. 29 March 1934, Berlin).

German composer of mostly chamber, choral, piano, and organ works that have been performed throughout Europe and elsewhere.

Mr. Stiebler studied composition and piano at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, but had more important lessons at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt from 1958–61, including studies with Karlheinz Stockhausen in 1959.

Among his honours are the Bach-Preis der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg (1966) and a prize from the seminar of the Künstlerhaus Boswil (1991). Moreover, two of his productions for Hessischer Rundfunk received the Prix Italia (Piece for Peace by Alvin Curran and Die Blinden by Walter Zimmermann).

He is also active in other positions. He served as director of new music for Hessischer Rundfunk from 1969–95 and founded the concert series Forum Neue Musik there in 1989. He co-produced numerous CDs for Hessischer Rundfunk in collaboration with the label Hat Hut, including the series devoted to the New York School. In addition, he has written numerous essays for Musik-Konzepte, MusikTexte and other music journals, as well as booklet notes for the recording of Words and Music by Morton Feldman on Montaigne Auvidis.

His publisher is Ricordi München.


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Modell, string orchestra, 1973

Intervall 19, small orchestra (10 winds, percussion, 8 strings), 1996–97

Unisono Diviso, large orchestra, 1999


Hommage à Schoenberg, flute, 1958

Extension I, violin, viola, cello, 1963

Stadien, 3 clarinets, 1964

Extension II, clarinet, trombone, cello, piano, 1972

Continuo, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trombone, viola, cello, 1974

Obligat, 3 recorders, 1974

Swing, synthesizer, 1975

Fermate, oboe, bass clarinet, French horn, violin, double bass, marimba, 1976

Monodien, various ensembles, 1976

Repetitionen, ensemble of synthesizers, 1977

Extension III, clarinet, any 2 strings, 1979

Kanon a 3x2, any ensemble, 1980

Sequenz I, any 1–3 players, 1982

Alterationen, 2 violins, cello, 1982

Bewegungen I, piano, 4 low-pitched strings (violas/cellos), 1983

Bewegungen II, ensemble of low-pitched instruments (winds, strings), 1984

Sequenz II, cello, fixed media, 1984

Bewegungen III, piano, synthesizer, 1985

Trio '89, cello, piano, percussion, 1989 (also version as Quartett '98, violin, cello, piano, percussion, 1998)

DUO '90, cello, piano, 1990

Three in One, bass flute, fixed media, 1992

pour l'art pour l'art, alto flute, E-flat clarinet, guitar, viola, cello, percussion, 1993 Klang I..., accordion, 1995

Zeile um Zeile, bass flute, 1995

TRIO '96 (Zeitpendel), bass flute, oboe d'amore, E-flat clarinet, 1996

Klangkontur, cello, live electronics, 1996 Takt, 2 small bongos (1 player), 1997

quart plus, double bass, live electronics, 1997–98

TEXT, bass flute, live electronics, 1998

DUOdueBicinium 2000, bass flute, trombone, 2000

CROMA, microtonal violin, 2000

Madrigal, bass flute, oboe, bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, 2000

For Boudewijn, alto flute, harp, violin, cello, piano, vibraphone, 2001

Slow Motion, flute/2 flutes, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), trombone, violin, viola, cello, 2003

Verzögerungen, trombone, live electronics, 2005

DUO 3: Alterationen/Unschärfen/Stillstand, violin, piano, 2005

Schwebend, cello, 2009

Mit der Zeit, double bass, synthesizer, 2012


Fragment nach van Hoddis (text by Jakob van Hoddis), female chorus, flute, violin, piano, 1966

Intonation I, mixed chorus, organ, 1974

Intonation II, mixed chorus, organ, 1976

Zeitbewegungen, 3 ensembles (minimum 3 voices, 3 players each), 1995

zwischen den tönen, female chorus in 2 groups, 1997

Antifonen für Stimmen und Instrumente nach einem Text von Meister Eckhart (text by Meister Eckhart), mixed chorus, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), trombone, violin, viola, cello, positive organ, 2003


Rezitativ13 Sequenzen einer Bewegung ins Unbestimmte, low male voice, violin, cello, percussion, 1996


Studien III, 1958–60

Klangmomente, 2 pianos, 1961

Labile Aktion, 1962

Zeilen, 1970

Klavierstück 1987, 1987

Three Hands for Hauke, piano 3 hands, 1994

quart solo, 1998


Attaques, 1965

Betonungen, 1968

Tremolo, 1977

Klangraum, 1985 Klang II..., 1995

Mitteltöne, Zanin organ, 1997

Torsi, Drei Stücke für Orgel, 2001–02


Im Atem, fixed media, 2012


Three in One; Trio '89; Sequenz II. Eberhard Blum, bass flute; Frances-Marie Uitti, cello; Marianne Schroeder, piano; Robyn Schulkowsky, percussion (Hat Hut: ART 6169, 1996) Klang I...; Klavierstück 1987; Klang II... Marianne Schroeder, piano; Huub ten Hacken, organ; Teodoro Anzellotti, accordion (Hat Hut: hat[now]ART 109, 1998)

Unisono Diviso; Extension I; Extension III. Hans-Wilhelm Goetzke, clarinet; Melise Mellinger, violin; Barbara Maurer, viola; Lucas Fels, Susanne Müller-Hornbach, cellos; Timm-Johannes Trappe, double bass; Lucas Vis/hr-Sinfonieorchester (World Edition: 0007, 2003)