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Invocation, op. 100, no. 2a (1969/80)

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Uploaded by: CarsonCooman (04/23/18)
Composer: Heilmann, Harald
Sample Producer: Pipeloops
Sample Set: Steinmeyer St. Magnus
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Contemporary
Harald Heilmann (b. 1924) — Invocation, op. 100, no. 2a (1969/80) for organ

German composer Harald Heilmann (b. 1924) was born in Aue and was educated in Leipzig. He was expelled from the Leipziger Musikhochschule for anti-communist activities. Heilmann continued studies under Hanns Eisler at the Academy of Arts in East Berlin, but was again targeted by the leadership for his perceived political activities. The catalyst was the accidental damaging of a lamp with a baton while conducting a cantata in praise of Stalin. Heilmann was labeled as a “saboteur” and “class enemy,” and he fled to West Germany. He completed his compositions studies in Cologne with the Swiss composer Frank Martin. Heilmann has been active as an editor for several publishers (including SMV Heidelberg and Merseburger) and as a composer of many works. He has published numerous works in many genres and has received many awards for his works, including the Johann Wenzel Stamitz Prize from Esslingen.

Published by Astoria Verlag in “Zwei Invocationen”
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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