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Dietrich Erdmann (born 1917)

I. Life
II. Style
III. List of Compositions (Complete)
IV. Bibliography on D. Erdmann
V. Bibliography of D. Erdmann's Writings and Lectures


I. Life

Dietrich Erdmann was born on July 20, 1917. Growing up in the environments of fine arts as well as of music, Erdmann studied cello with Paul Herrmann and music theory and composition with Paul Hindemith (1931), Ernst-Lothar von Knorr (1932) and Harald Genzmer (1933). During his college years at the Berlin Musikhochschule [conservatory] between 1934 and 1938, he gained insights into different areas of orchestration while studying with Kurt Thomas (choral conducting and composition) and Walter Gmeindl (orchestral conducting). He completed his studies with an artistic diploma in choral conducting and the "private-music-teacher exam" in composition. Already during those years, he emerged as a strong supporter of contemporary music as the founder of the "Arbeitskreis für Neue Musik" [Focus Group New Music] in 1935. Shortly after Erdmann was drafted to the army, his father, the well-known social democrat Lothar Erdmann, was murdered in the concentration camp Sachsenhausen. This event became not only very important for his political consciousness, but also for his believe that art and music should develop beyond (and not support) political agendas. This seems important also with regard to his position against the avant-garde, because most developments in avant-garde are politically motivated. During his military years (1938-1945) Erdmann--who resorted to a ruse--received two "vacations" for composition studies with Paul Höffer; he completed these studies with a final exam in 1941.

After the end of the war (and after being held as prisoner of war), Dietrich Erd-mann taught music at the Humbold-Oberschule [high school] between 1945 and 1948, and starting in 1947 at the Pädagogische Hochschule [Pedagogical University]. At the latter institution, he became the director of the music department (1949), associate professor (1954) and full professor (1968). In 1970, he became Prorektor [vice-president] of the university.

Already in 1963, he had founded the "Studio für Neue Musik" [Studio for New Music] (as part of VDMK). In 1972, he founded the "Arbeitskreis für Kammermusik" [Focus Group Chamber Music] in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). By order of the German government, Erdmann traveled several times to South America (1965-67) to teach music courses and give concerts. Since his retirement (1982), he traveled to concerts of his music in the Soviet Union (1989) and in the Unites States (1994).

Dietrich Erdmann received many awards, among others the Bundesverdienstkreuz (1987), the Johann-Wenzel-Stamitz prize (1988), the Humboldt Plaketten [Humboldt Badges] (1998) and the Silesian Culture Prize (2002). His life and work has been honored with two Festschriften (Burde 1987, Krause-Pichler/Schüler 1997).


2. Style

Dietrich Erdmann was influenced by New Objectivity, Neo-Baroque and Neo-Classicism. Aside the many musical fashions since the 1920s, and aside the many compositional techniques of the avant-garde, he developed a modern music style with rich tone colors and unusual instrumentations (though with traditional instruments). Already his early compositions--like his Sechs kleine Klavierstücke [6 little Piano Pieces] (1933)--show stylistic unity and musical competence as well as individual solutions with regard to musical form. In the middle of the 1960s, he settled on a prose-like musical syntax with the emancipation of dissonances (e.g., in his Sonate for oboe and piano, 1965).

Until the end of the 1940, Erdmann's work was dominated by chamber music, but the cantata Der Maien [The May] for soprano, choir, flute, and string quartet (after a folk song, 1946) was the beginning of numerous vocal compositions (e.g., Berauschet Euch for soprano, baritone, choir, and orchestra after Charles Baudelaire, 1953). Erdmann applied the lyrical forming of melodies that he used in his vocal compositions to his instrumental music, specifically to his concertos. The Concerto for piano and orchestra (1950 / 1976) was the beginning and the first climax of his work with regard to solo concertos.

In compositions of the 1950s and 1960s, we can often find the use of church modes and neo-classical forms, for instance in his Concertino for piano and orchestra 1956. Since the 1970s, Erdmann's music is chromaticized and makes use of the concept of variation. He also started to use unconventional musical forms, clear but demanding rhythmic structures, and very fine instrumentations (e.g., in Spektrum for small orchestra, 1975, or in Musical Multicolore for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, percussion, violin, viola, cello, and double bass, 1981-82).

The last three decades are not only characterized by the use of unusual instrumentations but also by the use of instruments that are traditionally not much used in comparable musical contexts. He, for instance, wrote many compositions for saxophone (e.g., Resonanzen for saxophone quartet, 1984, Konzertstück for alto saxophone, string orchestra, two horns, and percussion, 1988, or his Dialog for alto saxophone and tenor saxophone, 1997).

Erdmann's oevre includes--with the exception of opera and ballet--almost all genres and instrumentations: 16 solo concertos, 12 orchestral compositions, numerous piano and other instrumental solo compositions, chamber music for string and wind instruments, as well as many songs, cantatas, and choral music.


III. List of Compositions (complete)

1. Concertos

Konzert für Klavier und Orchester [Concerto for Piano and Orchestra] (1950 / 1976)

  • Instrumentation: 2 Flutes (and Piccolo), 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Timpani, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 22'
  • Premiere: 8.5.1951 Berlin; 2. Version: 4.3.1977 Zagreb
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): LP Mars 20780; CD Querstand VKJK9806

Concertino für Klavier und kleines Orchester [Concertino for Piano and Small Orchestra] (1956)

  • Instrumentation: 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinets, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 15'
  • Premiere: 26.5.1956 Darmstadt ("Jugend und Neue Musik")
  • Publisher: Edition Gravis, Bad Schwalbach
  • Recording(s): LP Thorofon MTH 169; CD Thorofon 2145

Concertino grazioso für Blockflöte und Streichorchester [Concertino grazioso for Recorder and String Orchestra] (1958 / 1987)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano-Recorder / Alto-Recorder (1 Performer), Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 12'
  • Premiere: 11.12.1988 Baden-Baden
  • Publisher: Heinrichshofen, Wilhelmshaven
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon

Concertino für Flöte und Streichorchester [Concertino for Flute and String Orchestra] (1958)

Konzert für Mandoline und kleines Orchester [Concerto for Mandolin and Small Orchestra] (1979)

  • Instrumentation: 2 Flutes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns, Timpani, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 23'20''
  • Premiere: 23.12.1980 Sapporo / Japan
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): CD MDG A 3451; CD Chaconne / Japan MTK 003

Concerto für Violoncello und Kammerorchester [Concerto for Violoncello and Chamber Orchestra] (1985)

  • Instrumentation: Solo-Violoncello, 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet (and Bass-Clarinet), 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, Percussion (1 Performer), Violin I, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 25'
  • Premiere: 9.9.1987 Berliner Festwochen
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon 2104

Konzertstück für Altsaxophon und kleines Orchester [Concert Piece for Alto-Saxophone and Small Orchestra] (1988)

  • Instrumentation: 2 Horns, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 7'10''
  • Premiere: 27.11.1988 Darmstadt
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon 2104; CD Thorofon 2269

Concerto für Violine und kleines Orchester [Concerto for Violin and Small Orchestra] (1988)

  • Instrumentation: Solo-Violin , 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet (and Bass-Clarinet), 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 19'
  • Premiere: 27.10.1988 Berlin
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): CD Bella Musica, BM 31.2337

Konzert für Saxophon und Orchester [Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra] (1989)

  • Instrumentation: Solo-Saxophon, 1 Flute (and Piccolo), 1 Oboe, 1 English Horn, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bass-Clarinet, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, 3 Timpani, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 21'30''
  • Premiere: 4.12.1989 Bremerhaven
  • Publisher: Ries & Erler, Berlin
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon CTH 2269

Konzert für Baßklarinette und Orchester [Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra] (1990)

  • Instrumentation: Solo-Bass-Clarinet, 1 Flute (and Piccolo), 1 Oboe, 1 English Horn, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 23'
  • Premiere: 30.11.1991 Darmstadt
  • Publisher: Ries & Erler, Berlin
  • Recording(s): CD MDG 624 0556-2

Concerto für Flöte und kleines Orchester [Concerto for Flute and Small Orchestra] (1993)

  • Instrumentation: Solo-Flute, 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet (and Bass-Clarinet), 1 Bassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Note: Bearbeitung des Concerto für Violine und kleines Orchester (1988)
  • Duration: 17'
  • Premiere: planned for 2004
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden

Konzert für Fagott, Kontrafagott und Orchester [Concerto for Bassoon, Contra-Bassoon, and Orchestra] (1996)

  • Instrumentation: Solo-Bassoon, Solo-Contra-Bassoon, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 16'
  • Premiere: 16.2.1997 Berlin
  • Publisher: Ries & Erler, Berlin
  • Recording(s): CD Querstand, VKJK 9806

Concertino für Tuba, Streichorchester und Schlagzeug [Concertino for Tuba, String Orchestra, and Percussion] (2000)

  • Instrumentation: Tuba, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Percussion (1 Performer)
  • Duration: 15'
  • Premiere: Season 2003-2004
  • Publisher: Ries & Erler, Berlin


2. Music for Orchestra / Chamber Orchestra

Musik für Streichorchester [Music for String Orchestra] (1949 / 1950)

  • Instrumentation: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 16'30''
  • Premiere: 22.5.1950 Bayreuth
  • Publisher: Ries & Erler, Berlin
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon 2145

Serenade für Streichorchester und Bläser [Serenade for String Orchestra and Wind Instruments] (1952)

Divertimento für Streichorchester [Divertimento for String Orchestra] (1953)

  • Instrumentation: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 23'
  • Premiere: 2.10.1953 Berlin
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden

Suite für kleines Orchester [Suite for Small Orchestra] (1962)

  • Instrumentation: 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, 1 Trumpet, 1 Trombone, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 10'
  • Premiere: 21.5.1964 Berlin
  • Publisher: Heinrichshofen, Wilhelmshaven

Sinfonietta für Streichorchester [Sinfonietta for String Orchestra] (1971)

Spektrum für kleines Orchester [Spectrum for Small Orchestra] (1975)

  • Instrumentation: 2 Flutes, 1 Oboe, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, Timpani, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 20'
  • Premiere: 8.12.1975 Ostrawa / CSSR
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon 2104; LP IDS 307

Musica Multicolore für Kammerorchester [Musica Multicolore for Chamber Orchestra] (1981 / 1982)

  • Instrumentation: 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, Percussion, Violin , Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Note: based on the nonet Musica Multicolore (1981/1982)
  • Duration: 15'
  • Premiere: 22.2.1983 Berlin
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon 2145

Divertissement für kleines Orchester [Divertissement for Small Orchestra] (1982)

  • Instrumentation: 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, 1 Trumpet, 1 Trombone, Percussion (2 Performers), Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 14'
  • Premiere: 11.11.1982 Berlin
  • Publisher: Heinrichshofen, Wilhelmshaven

Serenità notturna für Streichorchester [Serenità notturna for String Orchestra] (1984)

Réminiscences für Orchester [Réminiscences for Orchestra] (1992 / 1996)

  • Instrumentation: 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 English Horn, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bass-Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 13'35''
  • Premiere: 1. Version: 8.11.1992; 2. Version: 17.5.1997 Baden-Baden
  • Publisher: Ries & Erler, Berlin
  • Recording(s): CD Querstand, VKJK 9806


3. Music for Chamber Ensemble

Nuancen. Septett (1978)

  • Instrumentation: Flute, Clarinet, Violin , Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Percussion
  • Duration: 14'30
  • Premiere: 14.4.1978 Mannheim
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon 2145; LP Mars 30780 (12'25'')

Musica Multicolore. Nonett (1981 / 1982)

  • Instrumentation: Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Percussion, Violin , Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 15'
  • Premiere: 22.2.1983 Berlin
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon 2145 (Version for Chamber Orchestra)

Epitaph. Septett (1986)

  • Instrumentation: Clarinet, Bass-Clarinet, Mandolin, Guitar, Violin , Viola, Violoncello
  • Duration: 12'
  • Premiere: 10.5.1983 Reutlingen
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden


4. Piano Music

Sechs kleine Klavierstücke [Six Short Piano Pieces] (1933)

Erste Sonate für Klavier [First Sonata for Piano] (1938)

Drei Skizzen für Klavier [Three Sketches for Piano] (1943)

Masken. Drei Klavierstücke [Masks. Three Piano Pieces] (1946)

Zweite Sonate für Klavier [Second Sonata for Piano] (1947)

Dritte Sonate für Klavier [Third Sonata for Piano] (1948)

Suite für Klavier [Suite for Piano] (1949)

Variationen für Klavier zu drei Händen [Variations for Piano for three Hands] (1958 / 1976)

Epigrammes I-V (1970)

Signatures (1971)

Sechs Arabesken [Six Arabesques] (1981)

7 Apercus für Klavier [7 Apercus for Piano] (1995)


5. Chamber Music for String Instruments

Sonate für Violine und Klavier [Sonata for Violin and Piano] (1936)

  • Duration: 12'
  • Premiere: 21.10.1936 Genf

Capriccio concertante für 2 Violinen [Capriccio Concertante for 2 Viliolins] (1954)

Streichtrio [String Trio] (1959)

Dialoghi für Violoncello und Klavier [Dialoghi for Violoncello and Piano] (1969)

Tre Pastelli für Violine und Klavier [Tre Pastello for Violin and Piano] (1970)

Mouvements für Violoncello (oder Kontrabaß) und Gitarre [Mouvements for Violoncello {or Double Bass} and Guitar] (1978)

Prisma für Viola und Klavier [Prisma for Viola and Piano] (1982 / 1983)

Essay über ein Thema von J. S. Bach für Violoncello und Klavier [Essay on a Theme by J. S. Bach for Violoncello and Piano] (1984)

Fragment für Violine solo [Fragment for Solo-Violin] (1985)

Klaviertrio [Piano Trio] (1990)

  • Instrumentation: Violin , Cello and Klavier
  • Duration: 14'45''
  • Premiere: 1.9.1990 Hannover
  • Publisher: Heinrichshofen, Wilhelmshaven
  • Recording(s): CD Intercord / DG 860-879

Vier Skizzen für Streichquartett [Four Sketches for String Quartet] (1991)

Aspekte für Violoncello solo [Aspects for Solo-Violoncello] (1991)

Sonatine für Violine und Klavier [Sonatina for Violon and Piano] (1993)


6. Chamber Music for Wood Wind Instruments

Sonate für Flöte und Klavier [Sonata for Flute and Piano] (1937)

Bläsertrio für Flöte, Klarinette und Fagott [Wind Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon] (1944)

Divertimento für vier Holzbläser [Divertimento for Four Woodwind Instruments] (1951)

Variationen für vier Holzbläser [Variations for Four Woodwind Instruments] (1963)

  • Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon
  • Duration: 10'20''
  • Premiere: 17.10.1966 Berlin
  • Publisher: Heinrichshofen, Wilhelmshaven
  • Recording(s): CD Marus 909769

Aphorismen für Flöte (Altblockflöte) und Klavier [Aphorisms for Flute {Alto-Recorder} and Piano] (1964)

Sonate für Oboe und Klavier [Sonata for Oboe and Piano] (1965)

Improvisation für vier Holzbläser [Improvisations for Four Woodwind Instruments] (1967)

  • Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon
  • Duration: 10'15''
  • Premiere: 2.7.1967 Berlin; 2. Version: 4.2.1971 Hannover (Allgemeines Deutsches Musikfest)
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon 2284; LP Thorofon MTH 169

Notturni für Klarinette und Klavier [Notturni for Clarinet and Piano] (1971)

Monodie für Flöte solo [Monody for Solo-Flute] (1971)

Miniaturen für drei Holzbläser [Miniatures for Three Woodwind Instruments] (1972)

  • Instrumentation: Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon
  • Duration: 11'
  • Premiere: 29.9.1972 Berlin
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): CD Marus 909769; LP Mars 308119

Petite Conversation für Fagott solo [Petite Conservation for Solo-Bassoon] (1974)

Elegie für Oboe solo [Elegy for Solo-Oboe] (1974)

Duo für Klarinette und Schlagzeug [Duo for Clarinet and Percussion] (1975)

Lamento für zwei Flöten [Lamento for Two Flutes] (1977)

Jeu für Flöte und Zymbal [Jeu for Flute and Cymbal] (1978)

Musica per Quattro (1979)

  • Instrumentation: Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Percussion
  • Duration: 10'30''
  • Premiere: 24.4.1979 Berlin
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): CD Marus 909769; LP Mars 308119

Monolog für Baßklarinette solo [Monologue for Solo-Bass-Clarinet] (1984)

Gioco per due für Baßklarinette und Marimba, kl. Schlagzeug [Gioco per due for Bass-Clarinet, Marimba, and small Percussion] (1985)

Play for three für zwei Klarinetten und Fagott (oder Baßklarinette) ["Play for Three" for Two Clarinets and Bassoon {or Bass-Clarinet}] (1986)

Jeu pour quatre für 3 Fagotte und Kontrafagott [Jeu pour quatre for Three Bassoons and Contra-Bassoon] (1992)

Jeu pour trois für drei Fagotte [Jeu Pour Trois for Three Bassoons] (1994)

Duo concertante für Oboe und Gitarre [Duo Concertante for Oboe and Guitar] (1994)

Eskapaden für Kontrafagott [Escapades for Contra-Bassoon] (1995)

  • Duration: 6'
  • Premiere: 10.5.1996 Stahnsdorf
  • Publisher: Feja, Berlin

Zwiegespräch für Fagott und Kontrafagott [Dialogue for Bassoon and Contra-Bassoon] (1997)


7. Chamber Music for Saxophon(s)

Resonanzen für Saxophon-Quartett [Resonances for Saxophon-Quartet] (1984)

Saxophonata für drei Saxophone [Saxophonata for Three Saxophones] (1986)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano-Saxophon, Alto-Saxophon, Tenor-Saxophon
  • Note: 1 Performer
  • Duration: 9'30''
  • Premiere: 30.9.1986 Frankfurt / Main
  • Publisher: Ries & Erler, Berlin
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon 2269

Fantasia colorata für Tenorsaxophon solo [Fantasia Colorata for Solo-Tenor-Saxophon] (1987)

Akzente für Tenorsaxophon und Klavier [Accents for Tenor-Saxophon and Piano] (1989)

Persiflagen für Saxophonquartett [Persiflages for Saxophon-Quartet] (1993)

Saxophon-Trio (1996)

  • Instrumentation: 1 Soprano-Saxophon, 1 Alto-Saxophon, 1 Tenor-Saxophon
  • Duration: 8'
  • Premiere: 20.4.1996 Berlin
  • Publisher: Ries & Erler, Berlin

Dialog für zwei Saxophone [Dialogue for Two Saxophones] (1997)


8. Music for Plucked Instruments

Serenata piccola für drei Gitarren [Serenate Piccola for Three Guitars] (1962)

  • Duration: 7'
  • Premiere: 24.6.1967 Berlin
  • Publisher: Volksmusikverlag Joachim Trekel, Hamburg
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon CTH 2213

Notturno für Altblockflöte und Gitarrenchor [Notturno for Alto-Recorder and Guitar-Choir] (1962)

  • Instrumentation: Solo-Recorder (or Flute), Guitar I, Guitar II, Guitar III
  • Duration: 10'
  • Premiere: 11.6.1962 Berlin
  • Publisher: Edition Gravis, Bad Schwalbach
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon CTH 2213; LP FSM 54003 (11')

Musik für drei Gitarren oder Gitarrenchor [Music for Three Guitars or Guitar-Choir] (1966 / 1980)

  • Duration: 9'
  • Premiere: 5.3.1983 Berlin
  • Publisher: Volksmusikverlag Joachim Trekel, Hamburg
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon MTH 2213

Divertissement für Zupforchester [Divertissement for Orchestra of Plucked Instruments] (1968)

  • Instrumentation: Solo-Viola, Mandoline I, Mandoline II, Mandola, Guitars, Double Bass
  • Duration: 7'
  • Premiere: 21.5.1968 Saarbrücken
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon CTH 2213; LP FSM 54003 (7'50''); LP Arteco 8400162 (6'50''); LP Eurosound / Holland (7'24''); CD opus 3 Höstsång / Schweden (9'); MZ 294 (7')

Episodes für Gitarre und Schlagzeug [Episodes for Guitar and Percussion] (1970)

Movimenti für Oboe, Zupforchester und Schlagzeug [Movimenti for Oboe, Orchestra of Plucked Instruments and Percussion] (1973)

  • Instrumentation: Solo-Oboe (or Solo-Flute), Mandoline I, Mandoline II, Mandola, Guitar, Double Bass, Percussion
  • Duration: 10'21''
  • Premiere: 26.5.1974 Berlin
  • Publisher: Volksmusikverlag Joachim Trekel, Hamburg
  • Recording(s): CD Thorofon CTH 2213; LP FSM 54003 SFB (10'50'')

Aria und Allegro für Gitarre solo [Aria and Allegro for Solo-Guitar] (1977)

Sonatine für Mandoline und Klavier [Sonatina for Mandolin and Piano] (1978)

Mouvements für Violoncello (oder Kontrabaß) und Gitarre [Mouvements for Cello {or Double Bass} and Guitar] (1978)

Drei Lieder für Alt und Gitarre [Three Songs for Alto and Guitar] (1979)

  • Note: Lyrics by Max Bollinger
  • Duration: 11'
  • Premiere: 14.10.1980 Weissenburg

Vier leichte Stücke für drei Gitarren [Four Easy Pieces for Three Guitars] (1980)

Duettino für Mandoline und Gitarre [Duettonino for Mandolin and Guitar] (1984)

  • Duration: 8'20''
  • Premiere: 28.4.1985 Berlin
  • Publisher: Volksmusikverlag Joachim Trekel, Hamburg
  • Recording(s): CD Telos Music Records TLS 032 (to order from the Mühlheimer Zupforchester)

Serenata für Zupforchester [Serenata for Orchestra of Plucked Instruments] (1984)

Concertino für Viola (oder Englisch Horn oder Klarinette) und Zupforchester (1986)

  • Instrumentation: Solo-Viola, Mandoline I, Mandoline II, Mandola, Guitars, Double Bass
  • Duration: 15'
  • Premiere: 23.10.1987 Berlin
  • Publisher: Volksmusikverlag Joachim Trekel, Hamburg
  • Recording(s): CD Inbal Music 981121; CD Telos Music Records TLS 032 (to order from the Mühlheimer Zupforchester)

Petit Jeu für Altblockflöte und Mandoline [Petit Jeu for Alto-Recorder and Mandolin] (1993)

  • Duration: 6'10''
  • Premiere: 1.10.1987 Wien

Duo concertante für Oboe und Gitarre [Duo Concertante for Oboe and Guitar] (1994)

Concertino für Xylorimba [Concertino for Xylorimba] (1998 / 1999)


9. Music for Recorders

Suite für Blockflöten [Suite for Recorders] (1958)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano-Recorder, 2 Alto-Recorders
  • Duration: 5'
  • Premiere: 6.10.1958 Köln
  • Publisher: Gerig, Bergisch Gladbach

Blockflötentrios für Anfänger [Recorder Trios for Beginners] (1960)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano-Recorder, 2 Alto-Recorders
  • Duration: 12'
  • Premiere: 5.5.1961 Köln
  • Publisher: Gerig, Bergisch Gladbach

Serenata serena für Blockflötenchor [Serenata Serena for Recorder-Choir] (1961)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano-Recorder I, Soprano-Recorder II, Tenor-Recorder, Bass-Recorder
  • Duration: 11'
  • Premiere: 23.5.1961 Berlin
  • Publisher: Gerig, Bergisch Gladbach

Kleine Suite für drei Blockflöten [Litte Suite for Three Recorders] (1962)

Volkstanzsuite für Blockflötenchor [Folk Dance Suite for Recorder-Choir] (1963)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano-Recorder, Alto-Recorder, Tenor-Recorder, Bass-Recorder
  • Duration: 8'40''
  • Premiere: 13.11.1963 Berlin
  • Publisher: Heinrichshofen, Wilhelmshaven
  • Recording(s): CD Fontek EFW 25046 Japan

Tänzerische Musik für Blockflötenchor und Stabspiele [Dance Music for Recorder-Choir and Glockenspiel] (1966)

  • Instrumentation: 2 Soprano-Recorders, 1 Alto-Recorder, Stabspiele
  • Duration: 10'
  • Premiere: 22.10.1966 Berlin
  • Publisher: Gerig, Bergisch Gladbach

Musik für Blockflötenchor und Stabspiele [Music for Recorder-Choir and Glockenspiel] (1970)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano-, Alto-, Tenor-, Bass-Recorder, Xylophone, Metalophone
  • Duration: 12'
  • Premiere: 18.11.1971
  • Publisher: Heinrichshofen, Wilhelmshaven
  • Recording(s): LP FSM 54003

Sonatine für Blockflöte und Schlagzeug [Sonatina for Recorder and Percussion] (1986)

Miniaturen für drei Blockflöten mit und ohne Klavier [Miniatures for Three Recorders With and Without Piano] (1986)

Petit Jeu für Altblockflöte und Mandoline [Petit Jeu for Alto-Recorder and Mandoline] (1993)

  • Duration: 6'10''
  • Premiere: 1.10.1987 Wien


10. Vocal Music (Lied, Secular Cantatas, Sacred Cantatas, Song Cantatas, Choir a cappella)

Lied

Sechs Lieder für Sopran und Klavier [Six Songs for Soprano and Piano] (1945)

  • Note: based on Chinese and Japanese Lyrics (Bethge)
  • Duration: 14'
  • Premiere: 4.5.1948 Berlin (Berliner Musiktage)
  • Publisher: Ries & Erler / Edition Corona, Berlin
  • Recording(s): LP Thorofon MTH 169

Vier Lieder für Bariton und Klavier [Four Songs for Baritone and Piano] (1954)

  • Note: based on Texts by Jaque Prèvert
  • Duration: 12'
  • Premiere: 12.2.1955 Berlin

Vier Chansons für Alt, Violine, Flöte, Klavier [Four Chansons for Alto, Violine, Flute, and Piano] (1954)

  • Note: based on Texts by Christian Morgenstern
  • Duration: 9'
  • Premiere: 2.4.1968 München

Fünf Gesänge für Sopran, Violine und Klavier [Five Songs for Soprano, Violin, and Piano] (1973)

Gesänge des Abschieds für Sopran, Flöte und Klavier [Songs of Farewell for Soprano, Flute, and Piano] (1977)

  • Note: based on Poems by Juan Ramón Jiménez
  • Duration: 18'
  • Premiere: 11.2.1978 Berlin
  • Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
  • Recording(s): LP Mars 30780

Fünf Lieder für Alt und Cembalo [Five Songs for Alto and Cembalo] (1978)

  • Note: based on Minnesänger-Texts
  • Duration: 12'
  • Premiere: 19.9.1978 Mannheim

Drei Lieder für Alt und Gitarre [Three Songs for Alto and Guitar] (1979)

  • Note: based on Poems by Max Bollinger
  • Duration: 11'
  • Premiere: 14.10.1980 Weissenburg

Sentenzen. Drei Gesänge für Mezzosopran, Klarinette, Fagott und Schlagzeug [Sentencas. Three Songs for Mezzo-Soprano, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Percussion] (1985)

  • Note: based on Texts by Omar, dem Zeltmacher, and Angelus Silesius
  • Duration: 7'30''
  • Premiere: 7.11.1985, Rio de Janeiro

Drei Lieder für hohe Stimme, drei Fagotte und Kontrafagott [Three Songs for High Voice, Three Bassoons, and Contra-Bassoon] (1992)

  • Note: based on Poems by Rudolf Georg Binding
  • Duration: 7'25''
  • Premiere: 26.5.1993
  • Publisher: Feja, Berlin
  • Recording(s): CD Classic Studio Berlin 3152133

Drei Lieder für mittlere Stimme [Three Songs for Medium Voice] (2000)

Secular Cantatas

Hymne an die Sonne [Hymn to the Sun] (1949)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano, Baritone, 4-6-part gemischten Choir und Orchester (2 Trumpets, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass)
  • Note: Cantata based on Texts by Walt Whitman
  • Duration: 20'30''
  • Premiere: 2.10.1953 Berlin
  • Publisher: Ries & Erler / Edition Corona, Berlin

Ermunterung zur Freude [Encouragement to Happiness] (1954)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano, Baritone, 4-part Mixed Choir, Orchester (Flute, Oboe, Horn, Bassoon, String Instruments)
  • Note: Cantata based on texts by L. H. C. Hölty
  • Duration: 11'
  • Premiere: 7.5.1954 Berlin

Wolkenkantate [Cloud Cantata] (1957)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano, 3-part Choir (Soprano I, Soprano II, Alto), Flute, String Quintet
  • Note: based on tests by Herman Claudius
  • Duration: 7'20''
  • Premiere: 17.5.1957 Berlin
  • Publisher: Edition Gravis, Bad Schwalbach

Berauschet Euch (1953)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano, Baritone, 4-part Mixed Choir, Orchestra (1 Flute, 1 Clarinet, 2 Trumpets, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, Timpano, Percussion, String Instruments)
  • Note: Cantata based on tests by Ch. Baudelaire
  • Duration: 15'
  • Premiere: 4.5.1959 Berlin
  • Publisher: Ries & Erler, Berlin

Der weise Schuhu [The Wise Schuhu] (1961)

  • Instrumentation: 2-part Choir, String Instruments, Metalophone and small Percussion
  • Note: Cantata based on texts by Wilhelm Busch
  • Premiere: 6.2.1962 Berlin
  • Publisher: Heinrichshofen, Wilhelmshaven

Sacred Cantatas

Weihnachtskantate [Christmas Cantata] (1949)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano, 4-part gemischten Choir, Flute, String Quintet
  • Note: based on old folk songs
  • Duration: 11'
  • Premiere: 21.12.1952 Berlin
  • Publisher: Heinrichshofen, Wilhelmshaven

Adventskantate [Advent Cantata] (1963)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano, 3-part Frauenchor, Flute, Recorders (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass), String Quintet
  • Note: based on old folk songs
  • Duration: 13'
  • Premiere: 12.12.1964 Berlin
  • Publisher: Edition Gravis, Bad Schwalbach

Es sungen drei Engel [Three Angels were Singing] (1963)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano, 3-part Choir, String Quartet or Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon
  • Note: Cantata based on old folk songs
  • Duration: 10'
  • Premiere: 11.12.1966 Berlin
  • Publisher: Ries & Erler / Edition Corona, Berlin

Gebet der Lerche [Prayer of the Lark] (1978)

Lied Cantatas

Der Maien [The May] (1946)

  • Instrumentation: Sopran, 4-part Mixed Choir, Flute, String Quintet
  • Note: Cantata based on an old folk song
  • Duration: 11'
  • Premiere: 2.6.1947 Berlin

Aprilkantate [April Cantata] (1951)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano, 3-part Knabenchor, Clarinet, Violin , Viola, Violoncello, Klavier
  • Note: based on contemporary texts
  • Duration: 12'30''
  • Premiere: 3.6.1951 Berlin

Ich wollt' gern singen [I Would Have Loved to Sing] (1955)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano, Tenor, 4-part Mixed Choir, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, String Quartet
  • Duration: 18'
  • Premiere: 24.5.1956 Berlin

Kum, Geselle min [Come, my Journeyman] (1974)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano, Tenor, 4-part Mixed Choir, 1 Flute, 1 Clarinet, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
  • Duration: 18'
  • Premiere: 14.8.1975 Berlin

Es geht eine dunkle Wolk' herein [A Dark Cloud is Coming] (1979)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano, 4-part Mixed Choir, 1 Oboe, String Quintet, Percussion
  • Duration: 16'
  • Premiere: 15.6.1980 Berlin

Schwesterlein, wann gehn wir nach Haus [Sister, When Are We Going Home] (1980)

  • Instrumentation: Soprano, 3-part Mixed Choir, Flute, String Quartet
  • Duration: 6'
  • Premiere: 23.10.1983 Berlin
  • Publisher: Gerig, Bergisch Gladbach

Die Geschichte von Pierlala [The Story of Pierala] (1981)

  • Instrumentation: 2-part Mixed Choir, Flute and String Quintet
  • Duration: 5'
  • Premiere: 19.6.1980 Berlin

Choir a cappella

Vier lustige Madrigale [Four Happy Madrigals] (1949)

  • Instrumentation: 4-6-part Mixed Choir
  • Note: Lyrics by Christian Morgenstern
  • Duration: 10'
  • Premiere: 21.6.1949 Berlin

Drei Chöre (1982)

  • Instrumentation: 3 parts, same voice range
  • Note: based on poems by Swedish Poets
  • Duration: 7'30''
  • Premiere: 24.3.1984 Berlin

Vier Chöre (1983)

  • Instrumentation: 3-part Mixed Choir
  • Note: nach Hermann Claudius
  • Duration: 10'
  • Premiere: 24.3.1984 Berlin

Fünf Chöre [Five Choruses] (1983)

  • Instrumentation: 4-part Mixed Choir
  • Note: based on Poems by Hermann Hesse
  • Duration: 12'
  • Premiere: 23.6.1987 Berlin

Sechs Chöre [Six Choruses] (1987)

  • Instrumentation: 4-part Mixed Choir
  • Note: Lyrics by Hermann Hesse
  • Duration: 15'
  • Premiere: 25.11.1989 Riga


IV. Bibliography on D. Erdmann

Allende-Blin, Juan: Musiktradition im Exil (Zurück aus dem Vergessen). Frankfurt/M.: Bund-Verlag, 1993. p. 154.

Bartholomäus, Helge: Das Fagottensemble. Berlin: Feja, 1992. p. 38, p. 64, p. 67.

Bartholomäus, Helge / Liedtke, Ulrike (Eds.): 10 Jahre Berliner Fagottquartett. Berlin: Feja, 1996. p. 5, p. 9, p. 16, p. 21, p. 51-52, p. 67, p. 69, p. 71, p. 75.

Bauer, Rudolf: "Berliner Komponisten". In: Musikstadt Berlin zwischen Krieg und Frieden. Berlin: Bote & Bock, 1956. pp. 149 f.

Bruchhäuser, Wilfried: Komponisten der Gegenwart. Berlin: Deutscher Komponistenverband, 1985. p. 169.

Burde, Wolfgang (Ed.): Musical Multicolore. Dietrich Erdmann. Werk und Vita. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1987.

  • Burde, Wolfgang: "Salut für Dietrich Erdmann". pp. 4-7.
  • Rummenhöller, Peter: "Über die Solokonzerte, Kammerorchester und Kammerensemblemusik". pp. 8-13
  • Rueger, Christoph: "Kammermusik von heute - und doch zum Anfassen". pp. 14-17.
  • Rueger, Christoph: "Interview mit Dietrich Erdmann". pp. 19-23.
  • Bollert, Werner: "Bemerkungen zu Dietrich Erdmanns Vokalwerken". pp. 24-25.
  • Kreidler, Dietrich: "Gedanken zu Dietrich Erdmanns Schaffen für Zupfinstrumente". pp. 26-27.
  • Burde, Wolfgang: "Notizen zur Klaviermusik Dietrich Erdmanns". pp. 28-31.
  • Werkverzeichnis. pp. 32-37.
  • Diskographie. pp. 38.
  • Bibliographie pp. 39.
  • Biographische Notizen. pp. 40.

Dahlhaus, Carl (Ed.): Riemann Musiklexikon, Ergänzungsband A-K. Mainz: Schott, 1972. p. 228.

Demuth, Dieter (Ed.): Klänge und Gegenklänge. Festschrift für Peter Schwarz. Berlin: Docor Musikverlag, 2001. p. 35.

Eggebrecht, Hans Heinrich (Ed.): Meyers Taschen-Lexikon. Mannheim / Wien / Zürich: Meyers Lexikon-Verlag, 1984. p. 286 f.

Frank, Paul / Altmann, Wilhelm: Kurzgefaßtes Tonkünstlerlexikon. Bd. II/1 A-K. Wilhelmshaven: Heinrichshofen, 1974. p. 179.

Freund, Hellmuth: [no title]. Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland, ed. by Ingrid Wiltmann. Frankfurt/M.: Suhrkamp, 1999. p. 49.

Fricke, Heike, and Walter-Wolfgang Sparrer: Musikschule ãPaul Hindemith": 75 Jahre Musikschule Neukölln. Saarbrücken: Pfau, 2002. pp. 111-114 and pp. 117-118.

Goodman, Alfred: Musik von A-Z. München: Südwest-Verlag, 1971. pp. 124.

Heinrich, Gerd (Ed.): Abhandlungen aus der Pädagogischen Hochschule Berlin, Bd. IV. Berlin: Colloquium-Verlag, 1980. p. 56, p. 62, p. 175 f.

Hemmer, Hans Otto: "Eines unserer Zeitzeugen-Gespräche: Dietrich Erdmann über Vater Lothar Erdmann," 10 Jahre Sassenbach Gesellschaft (Heft 4). Berlin: Johannes Sassenbach Gesellschaft, 2001. pp. 13-26.

Henke, Mathias: Das große Buch der Zupforchester. München: Schwingenstein, 1987. p. 140, p. 148, p. 151, p. 153, p. 233.

Hofmann, Katrin (Ed.): Kürschners Deutscher Musikkalender 2002. München: R. G. Saur, 2002. p. 102.

Jirgens, Eckhard: "Dietrich Erdmann" In: Schlesisches Musiklexikon, ed. by Lothar Hoffmann-Erbrecht. Augsburg: Wißner, 2000. pp. 155-156.

Kaempfer, Walter: "Neue Musik nach 1945". In: Reclams Kammermusikführer, ed. by Hans Renner. Stuttgart: Reclam, 1972. p. 843.

Knorr, Ernst-Lothar von: Lebenserinnerungen. Köln-Rodenkirchen: P. J. Tonger Musikverlag, 1996. p. 166.

Krause-Pichler, Adelheid, und Nico Schüler (Ed.): Die Gleichheit von Neu oder Alt. Dietrich Erdmann: Leben und Werk. Regensburg: ConBrio, 1997.

  • Krause-Pichler, Adelheid: "Grußwort des Deutschen Tonkünstlerverbandes Berlin." p. 10.
  • Radunski, Peter: "Grußwort des Berliner Senators für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur." p. 11.
  • Romain, Lothar: "Grußwort des Präsidenten der Hochschule der Künste Berlin." p. 12.
  • Matthus, Siegfried: "Dietrich Erdmann zum 80. Geburtstag". p. 13.
  • Samuel, Gerhard: "Two Moods for Oboe and String Quartet." pp. 14-28.
  • Schwaen, Kurt: "Dietrich". pp. 29-30.
  • Baur, Jürg: "Grußworte für Dietrich Erdmann zum 20.VII.1997" pp. 31-32.
  • Lebenslauf Dietrich Erdmann. pp. 34-35.
  • Schüler, Nico: "Von Erlebnissen, Experimenten und intimer Musik. Nico Schüler im Gespräch mit Dietrich Erdmann." pp. 36-43.
  • Stürzbecher, Ursula: "Dietrich Erdmann: Ein Komponist mit Organisationstalent." pp. 44-48.
  • Freund, J. Hellmut: Von Tempelhof nach Zehlendorf. Begegnungen mit Dietrich Erdmann." pp. 49-57.
  • Reusch, Arnold: "Lieber Dietrich". pp. 58-63.
  • Heistermann, Walter: "Dietrich Erdmann: Eine Würdigung". pp. 64-68.
  • Burde, Wolfgang: "Intime Musik. Anmerkungen zu Instrumental-Kompositionen Dietrich Erdmanns". pp. 70-74.
  • Schubert, Giselher: "Epigramme, Signaturen, Arabesken. Zu Dietrich Erdmanns 'kleinen' Klavierstücken". pp. 75-79.
  • Rummenhöller, Peter: "Einige Aspekte der Kammermusik Dietrich Erdmmans". pp. 80-84.
  • Becker, Peter: "'... und dieVögel werden bleiben und singen'. Notate zum letzten der fünf Gesänge des Abschieds für Sopran, Flöte und Klavier von Dietrich Erdmann (1977)". pp. 85-94.
  • Bobéth, Marek: "Für Kenner und Liebhaber. Anmerkungen zu Chorwerken Dietrich Erdmanns". pp. 95-106.
  • Schüler, Nico: "Zwischen Solo und Tutti. Zum Konzertschaffen von Dietrich Erdmann". pp. 107-128.
  • Krause-Pichler, Adelheid: "Die Flötenwerke Dietrich Erdmanns". pp. 129-142.
  • Wilden-Hüsgen, Marga: Gratwanderungen und Herausforderungen. Dietrich Erdmanns Kompositionen für Zupfinstrumente". pp. 143-149.
  • Rueger, Christoph: "Laudatio für einen Junggebliebenen. Dietrich Erdmann zur Verleihung des Stamitz-Preises". pp. 152-155.
  • Schrift- und Bilddokumente zum Werden und Schaffen von Dietrich Erdmann. pp. 156-173.
  • Werkverzeichnis. pp. 176-199.
  • Auswahl-Bibliographie. pp. 200-204.
  • Autorenverzeichnis. pp. 205-208.

Langner, Thomas: "Dietrich Erdmann". In: Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Bd. 16, ed. by Friedrich Blume. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1971. Sp. 122 f.

Leppler, Willi: "Unvergeßliche Erinnerungen". In: Fünfzig Jahre Hochschulort Lankwitz, 1949-1999. Berlin: Arbeitskreis Historisches Lankwitz, 1999. p. 42, p. 68.

Lindenberg, Wladimir: Bobik in der Fremde. München / Basel: Reinhardt, 1971. pp. 216 ff.

Lübbecke, Fried: Der Muschelsaal. Frankfurt/M.: Waldemar-Kramer, 1960. p. 226.

Lück, Rudolf: "Dietrich Erdmann". In: Das Komponistenportait, ed. by Rudolf Lück. Köln: Gerig, 1975. 2 p.

Lück, Rudolf (Ed.): Dietrich Erdmann. Werkverzeichnis. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf, 1982.

Moritz, Reiner E. (Ed.): Knaurs Musiklexikon, München / Zürich: Droemer & Knauer, 1982. p. 257.

Prieberg, Fred K.: Musik im NS-Staat. Frankfurt/M.: Fischer, 1982, p. 298.

Reinhardt, Annette: "Dietrich Erdmann". In: Brockhaus-Riemann Musiklexikon, vol. I, ed. by Carl Dahlhaus and Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht. Wiesbaden / Mainz: Schott, 1978. p. 377.

Reusch, Arnold: "Akrobatik mit Mund und Fingern". In: Resonanzen, Arbeitsbuch für den Musikunterricht, ed. by M. Neuhäuser, Arnold Reusch und Horst Weber. Frankfurt/M. / Berlin / München: Diesterweg, 1979. p. 130.

Richter, Wilhelm: Schulerinnerungen. private edition. Berlin [no publisher], 1976. pp. 35 f.

Scheel, Charles W.: Karl Ristenpart. Die Werkstätten des Dirigenten: Berlin, Paris und Saarbrücken. Saarbrücken: Saarbrücker Druckerei und Verlag, 1999. pp. 91-92, p. 114, p. 137.

Schuder, Werner (Ed.): Kürschners Deutscher Gelehrtenkalender. Berlin / New York: De Gruyter, 1976 and 1982, p. 655.

Schüler, Nico: "Dietrich Erdmann". In: Komponisten der Gegenwart, ed. by Hanns-Werner Heister and Walter-Wolfgang Sparrer. 16. Nachlieferung. München: text + kritik, 1998.

Schüler, Nico. "Dietrich Erdmann". In: Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 2. Auflage, ed. by Ludwig Finscher. Personenteil, Band 6. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2001. pp. 414-415

Schumann, Otto: Handbuch der Kammermusik. Wilhelmshaven: Heinrichshofen, 1956. pp. 503.

Speer, Lioba: "Dietrich Erdmann". In: Ostdeutsche Gedenktage, ed. by Lioba Speer. Bonn: Ostdeutsche Kulturstiftung, 1987. pp. 97-99.

Stürzbecher, Ursula: Werkstattgespräche mit Komponisten. Köln: Gerig, 1971. pp. 173-182; München: Deutscher Taschenbuch-Verlag, 1973. pp. 203-213.

Tewes, Detlef: "Musik - eine verbindende Kunst: Dem Komponisten Dietrich Erdmann zum 85. Geburtstag," Zupfmusik-Magazin III (2002): 121-122.

Vetter, Hans-Joachim (Ed.): Die Tonkünstlerverbände 1844-1984. Regensburg: Bosse, 1984. p. 80, p. 98, p. 122, p. 125.

Vogt, Hans: Neue Musik seit 1945. Stuttgart: Reclam, 1982. pp. 457 f.

Wahren, Karl Heinz: "Dietrich Erdmann zum 70. Geburtstag". In: Neue Berlinische Musikzeitung II/1987.

Wahren, Karl Heinz: "Prof. Dietrich Erdmann zum 85. Geburtstag," GEMA Nachrichten No. 166 (November 2002): 120-122.

Weber, Hans-Jürgen (Ed.): Musikschule Neukölln. Festschrift zum 50. Jubiläum. Berlin: Bezirksamt Neukölln, 1977. p. 10, p. 24.

Züricher, Gertrud: Wladimir Lindenberg. München: Reinhard, 1993. pp. 15-17, p. 120, p. 135.


V. Bibliography of D. Erdmann's Writings and Lectures

"Vorwort". In: August Macke. Katalog der Gedächtnisausstellung Kunstamt Reinickendorf. Berlin, December 1945.

"Musik im Schulleben heute". Lecture at the Pädagogischen Arbeitsstelle Berlin, November 1949.

"Hindemiths Sinfonie 'Mathis der Maler'". Lecture at a Dies Academicus at the Pädagogischen Hochschule Berlin, 1949.

"Paul Höffer zum 60. Geburtstag". Lecture at the Plenarsaal der Akademie der Künste (DDR). Berlin, December 16th, 1955.

"Laudatio für Wolfgang Steffen". In: Berliner Chorspiegel, September 1966. p. 6.

"Als Musiker in Brasilien". In: Mitteilungsblatt Deutscher Schulmusikerzieher Berlin, No. 31, VI/1966. pp. 12-15.

"Musikerziehung und Neue Musik." Lecture at the University of Gießen, February 9th, 1967.

"Konrad Wölki zum 65. Geburtstag". In: Der Volksmusiklehrer 6 / 1969. pp. 209-210.

"Öffentlicher Brief an den Bundeskanzler Willy Brandt." December 1st, 1970. Printed in all major German newspapers in early December 1970.

[Laudatio]. In: Ernst Lothar von Knorr zum 75. Geburtstag, ed. by Otto Wiemer. Köln: Aulis Verlag / Deubner & Co, 1971. pp. 30-32.

"Musikalische Grundbildung - Gehörbildung". In: Materialien und Dokumente aus der Musikpädagogik, Bd. VI: Musikalische Grundschulung, ed. by Josef Meyer-Kern. Regensburg: Bosse, 1978. pp. 53-54.

"Nekrolog für Heinz Lau". In: Abhandlungen aus der Pädagogischen Hochschule Berlin, vol. VI, ed. by Gerd Heinrich. Berlin: Colloquium-Verlag, 1979. pp. 113-114.

"Ein Briefwechsel Lothar Erdmanns mit Paul Hindemith", mitgeteilt und kommentiert von Dietrich Erdmann. In: Abhandlungen aus der Pädagogischen Hochschule Berlin, Bd. VII, ed. by Gerd Heinrich. Berlin: Colloquium-Verlag, 1980. pp. 307-309.

"Neue Musik für Laien". In: Festschrift für Siegfried Borris, ed. by Richard Jacoby and Clemens Kühn. Wilhelmshaven: Heinrichshofen, 1982. pp. 57-62.

"Interview mit Dietrich Erdmann zu seinem 65. Geburtstag", with Marek Bobeth. In: Sonderdruck Musik II / 1982. 2 pages.

"Wie ich den 8. Mai 1945 erlebte". In: Programmheft des Friedenskonzertes am 7.5.1985 in der Passionskirche in Berlin Kreuzberg.

"Reise in die Sowjetunion". In: Neue Musikzeitung VIII/1988.

"Laudatio für einen großen Schulmann: Wilhelm Blume". Vortrag bei der Enthüllung einer Gedenktafel an seinem Wohnhaus am 17.12.1988 in Berlin-Frohnau.

"Wladimir Lindenberg". Lecture for his 85th Geburtstag in the Fontane-Haus. Berlin Reinickendorf, May 1987.

"Grete von Zieritz". Laudatio zu ihrem 90. Geburtstag anläßlich eines Konzertes des "Studio Neue Musik" in der Akademie der Künste. Berlin, February 26th, 1989.

"Komponist und Liebhaberorchester". In: Das Liebhaberorchester 4/1990. pp. 2-5.

"Christfrid Schmidt. Laudatio zur Verleihung des Stamitzpreises". In: Die Künstlergilde, 4.-6. Folge. Esslingen, 1991.

"Das Rätsel dieser Welt". Chorsatz nach Omar, dem Zeltmacher. In: Festschrift für Walter Heistermann, ed. by Waltraut Reichert and Michael-Sören Schuppan. Berlin: Schäuble-Verlag, 1992. pp. 151-152.

"Walter Macke. Erinnerungen an meinen Bruder". In: Katalog zu einer Ausstellung im Macke-Haus in Bonn, ed. by the August-Macke-Verein. Bonn, 1992. p.11-15.

"Kurt Schwaen zum 85. Geburtstag". In: Festschrift Kurt Schwaen zum 85. Geburtstages, ed. by Ekkehard Ochs and Nico Schüler. Frankfurt/M. u.a.: Peter Lang, 1995. p. 41-43.

"Der Maler Heinrich Brüne. Erinnerungen". In: Katalog einer Ausstellung im Museum Starnberg, Dezember 1995. pp. 55-56.

"Herbert Baumann zum 70. Geburtstag". In: Komponisten in Bayern, ed. by Alexander Suder. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1995. p. 42.

["Erinnerungen"]. In: Paul Hindemith zum 100. Geburtstag, TV-Movie by Jörg Marquardt im Auftrag des Hindemith-Instituts 1995.

"Begegnungen mit Cornelia und Hanning Schröder". In: Zwischen Noten- und Gesellschaftssystemen. Festschrift für Cornelia Schröder-Auerbach zum 95. Geburtstag und zum Andenken an Hanning Schröder anläßlich seines 100. Geburtstages, ed. by Nico Schüler. Frankfurt/M. u.a.: Peter Lang, 1996. pp. 45-50.

"Systeme und Anschauungen". In: Rohrblatt 2/1996. p. 74.

Meine Kinderjahre im August Macke Haus Bonn, Schriftenreihe des August Macke Hauses Nr. 20. Bonn, November 1996.

Über die Rettung von Bildern und Skizzenbüchern von August Macke nach Kriegsende. Schriftenreihe des August Macke Hauses Nr. 20. Bonn, 1996.

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