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Stiebler, Ernstalbrecht (b. March 29, 1934, Berlin). Esteemed 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 Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, but had more important lessons at Darmstadt from 1958–61, including studies with Karlheinz Stockhausen in 1959.

His honors include the Bach-Preis Hamburg (1966) and a prize from the Stille Musik composition seminar in the Künstlerhaus Boswil (1991). Moreover, two of his productions for Hessischer Rundfunk received the Prix Italia Special Prize: Piece for Peace by Alvin Curran and Die Blinden by Walter Zimmermann.

Mr. Stiebler 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 (John Cage, Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff). In addition, he has written numerous essays for Musik-Konzepte, MusikTexte and other music journals, as well as booklet notes for the Montaigne Auvidis CD of Words and Music by Morton Feldman.

Tre Media Musikverlage publish his music.


E-mail address: e.stiebler@12move.de

Street address (main): Mr. Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, Nordendstr. 27, 60318 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Street address (secondary): Mr. Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, Johanniterstr. 19, 10961 Berlin, Germany


ORCHESTRAL: Modell, string orchestra, 1973; Intervall 19, small orchestra (10 winds, percussion, 8 strings), 1996–97; Unisono Diviso, large orchestra, 1999

CHAMBER MUSIC: 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, synthesizer ensemble, 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 strings (violas/celli), 1983; Bewegungen II, low ensemble (winds, strings), 1984; Sequenz II, cello, tape, 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, tape, 1992; pour l'art pour l'art, alto flute, E-flat clarinet, guitar, viola, cello, percussion, 1993; ...im Klang I..., accordion, 1995; Zeile um Zeile, bass flute, 1995; TRIO '96 (Zeitpendel), bass flute, oboe d'amore, E-flat clarinet, 1996; Klangkontur, cello, tape delay system, 1996; ...im Takt, 2 small bongos (1 player), 1997; quart plus, double bass, tape delay system, 1997–98; TEXT, bass flute, tape delay system, 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, 1/2 flutes, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), trombone, violin, viola, cello, 2003; Verzögerungen, trombone, tape delay system, 2005; DUO 3: Alterationen/Unschärfen/Stillstand, violin, piano, 2005

CHORAL: Fragment nach 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, mixed chorus, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), trombone, violin, viola, cello, positive organ, 2003

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

PIANO: 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

ORGAN: Attaques, 1965; Betonungen, 1968; Tremolo, 1977; Klangraum, 1985; ...im Klang II..., 1995; Mitteltöne, Zanin organ, 1997; Torsi, Drei Stücke für Orgel, 2001–02


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)

...im Klang I...; Klavierstück 1987; ...im 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, celli; Timm-Johannes Trappe, double bass; Lucas Vis/Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt (World Edition: 0007, 2003)

(Last updated on July 22, 2005)

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