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            CATALOG OF WORKS AND REPERTORY      
 


Music is not just an interest.
Music is not just a medium to draw attention to yourself. Music is not just 
a science. Music is not just an entertainment. Music is not just a therapy and music is no drug. 
Music is a "must", not a "can"! 
The birds sing every day not because of narcissism, but because singing is their nature. We humans are
often blocked by our minds and by the conventions of our culture. Even the high culture - to which the 
Art music belongs - can be lived in a way that is cramped and hostile to life (alienated), if it is only limited 
to the worship of the past. I love and adore the music of the past, but I want to live in the present and look 
to the future. My love, my passion and my joy as well as my pain and my grief, my anger and my laughter 
are real and divine feelings, expression of life and vitality. My dreams and the wonders of nature are signs 
of a deep spirituality that defines our beautiful world. 
After 25 years of composing and performing music, I think that  the most important aspect in music is the 
flow. The breath of God may be expressed in the natural flow, as can be heard in the warm and transcendent
 flowing polyphony of J.S. Bach's works, in the elegance and vibrancy of Mozart's music and in the "swing" 
and tention of some works of the Russian masters Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. As a contemporary 
composer, I have to struggle for this innocent flow, but it is worth it.
                                                                                                                                                           
     Hannes Pohlit

 


CATALOG OF WORKS

___Orchestra

      2014   Il Vento   
                  Sinfonietta per grande orchestra (Publisher: Friedrich Hofmeister, FH 8033)

                 

                 


     
2010   La Chapelle de François Liszt
                  Paraphrase on three piano works of Franz Liszt (Publisher: Friedrich Hofmeister)
                 


     
2008   Nachtstueck
                  für kleines Orchester 

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Chamber orchestra / large ensemble
 
      2011   Contemplations 
                  Lyrical pieces for solo cello and chamber orchestra (Publisher: Friedrich Hofmeister) 
     
2009   Chamber Symphony (for 11 solo-instruments)
                  
for 11 solo-instruments             
     
2011   Franz Liszt/Hannes Pohlit: Via Crucis
                  
for solo voices, organ and large ensemble                                 
     
2011   Hugo Wolf/Hannes Pohlit: Three Sacred Songs
                  
for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra 

___Chamber Music

      2010   Sextet for strings
                  
for 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos (Publisher: Friedrich Hofmeister)                                                                   
     
2007   Four symphonic mouvements for string quartet
                  
(2007)                   
     
2014   Les Lumières de la Nuit 
                  
Two nocturnes for piano trio (Publisher: Friedrich Hofmeister)            
                 

                    
     
2016   Nel Fiume eterno 
                  for basset clarinet and string quartet (Publisher: Friedrich Hofmeister)
      
2013   A-d-a 
                  for two violins and cello (in occasion of the marriage with Ada Leung-Pohlit)
     
2017   Sonatina for violin and piano
                  
in one mouvement                                            

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Solo Concerto

      2017   Humanité 
             
Sacred Concerto for violin and organ  
                  in occasion of the 500th anniversary of Reformation (Publisher: Friedrich Hofmeister, FH 3429) 

                 

                 


___Organ

    
[ 2017  Humanité (Sacred Concerto for violin and organ)]
     
2019  
First Symphony for Organ, "Symphony of Psalms"
                  (to Denny Ph. Wilke)  
     
2020   Second Symphony for Organ, "Weeping, Worrying, Lamenting, Fearing"
                  (to Nathan J. Laube)

___Piano

      2020   Sonata

 
                 (in preparation)
      2013   Paraphrases de Tango
                  sur des mélodies de Carlos Gardel 
                  (Publisher: Friedrich Hofmeister, 3 volumes: FH 3399, FH 3400, FH 3401)
 

                                  

                       


                       


                         

                                           
                                 
     
2013   Geheimnis / For Ada
                                                                      

___Stage Music

      2015   Twelve Pieces for Goethe's "Faust"
  
                for solo voices, choir and orchestra 

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PUBLISHER
   
Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag 
 Melscher Straße 1
 04299 Leipzig



INTERPRETERS

Orchestras and Ensembles: 

   Thueringen Symphoniky Orchestra Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
   Orchestra of the RNCM Manchester
   Loh Orchestra Sondershausen
   Thueringen Philharmonic Gotha-Suhl
   Filderharmonie / Orchestra of Ostfildern
   Chamber Orchestra of the HMT Leipzig
   Ensemble "Music and Present"
   Neustadt Stiftskantorei
   Ravel Ensemble of the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra
   Diaphonia Quintet
   Holznutscher Trio
   Verlaine Duo

Conductors: 

   Roland Böer
   Oliver Weder
   Daniel Huppert
   Markus L. Frank
   Ulrich Loschky
   Alexander Burda

Soloists, Chamber Music Interpreters: 

   Martin Bewersdorff (clarinet)
   Paul Jakob Fricke (cello)
   Jacopo Francini (cello)
   Stefan Arzberger (violin)
   Klaus Nerdinger (violin)
   Jelena Nerdinger (violin)
   Winnie Finke (violin)
   Florian Heinisch (piano)
   Nathan J. Laube (organ)
   Espen Melbø (organ)
   Simon Reichert (organ)
   Matthias Wamser (organ)

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REPERTORY

AS A SOLO-PIANIST

Johann Sebastian Bach
The Well-Tempered Piano 
-  various Praeludiums and Fugas
Klavieruebung I
Partitas Nos. 2 (c minor), 3 (a minor), 5 (G major)

W. A. Mozart
-  various Sonatas

Ludwig van Beethoven
-  various Sonatas

Franz Schubert
-  various Sonatas and Impromptus

Frederic Chopin
-  various Nocturnes and Preludes

Robert Schumann
Kreisleriana
Fantasiestücke
Sonata No. 2 g-minor

Franz Liszt
Sonata b minor
Love Dream (Liebestraum) No. 3
Mephisto Waltz No. 1 ("The Dance in the Village Inn") 
Legends Nos. 1 + 2
Harnonies poétiques et réligieuses
Années de pèlerinage / Troisième Année

Franz Liszt - Ferruccio Busoni
Fantasy and fugue on the choral "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam"

Franz Liszt / Robert Schumann
Love Song ("Dedication")

Franz Liszt / Richard Wagner
"Walhall" from "Das Rheingold"
"O du mein holder Abendstern" from "Tannhaeuser"
"Isolde's Love Death" from "Tristan and Isolde"
"Am stillen Herd" from "The Mastersingers of Nuernberg"

Richard Wagner
Elegy in A flat major ("Schmachtend", 1860/1883)  
Albumblatt in C major ("in das Album der Fürstin Metternich", 1861) 
A Sonata for Mrs. M. W.

Carl Tausig / Richard Wagner
"Melody of the shepherd" from "Tristan and Isolde"
Love Scene ("O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe") from "Tristan and Isolde"
 
August Stradal / Richard Wagner
"Verwandlungsmusik" from "Parsifal"

Alexander Skriabin
-  Sonata Nr. 3 f # minor  
- various Preludes and Etudes 

Maurice Ravel

Gaspard de la nuit
-  Ondine   

Claude Debussy
Images Volumes I + II
La plus que lente

Sergej Rachmaninoff
Sonata No. 1 d minor
various Preludes
Piano Concerto No. 1 f#-minor

Sergej Prokofiev
Sonata No. 2 d minor

George Enescu
Sonata No. 1 f # minor

Hans Werner Henze
Lucy Escott Variations
Cherubino

Hannes Pohlit
Paraphrases de Tango 
Geheimnis (Secret)

                                                                                                                                                                       

CHAMBER MUSIC

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
various sonatas for violin and piano

Ludwig van Beethoven
Two Romances, various sonatas (violin and piano)

Franz Schubert
Arpeggione-Sonata

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Piano trio No. 1 d minor

Robert Schumann
Pieces in the folk tone (cello and piano)

Johannes Brahms
Sonatas for violin and piano 1 - 3
Sonatas for cello and piano 1 - 2

Henryk Wieniawsky
Romance for violin and piano B flat major

Peter Tschaikowsky
Meditation (violin and piano)

Cesar Franck
Sonata A major for violin and piano

Claude Debussy
"Ariettes oubliées" and "Beau soir" (arrangend for violin and piano)
Sonata g minor for violin and piano

Gabriel Fauré
Piano quartet No. 1 c minor

Sergej Rachmaninoff
Two Salon pieces for violin and piano
Sonata for cello and piano

Sergej Prokofiev
Sonata for violina and piano No. 2 D major 

Franz Schreker
Der Wind (for violin, cello, clarinet, french horn and piano)

Alban Berg
Seven early songs (arranged for violin and piano)

Anton Webern
Four Pieces for violin and piano op. 7 

Hannes Pohlit
Ariette sans paroles
Sonatina for violin and piano
Les Lumières de la Nuit (for piano trio)

                                                                                                                                                                       
        
AS A CONDUCTOR
    
 
Symphonic Repertory:
    
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8; "Egmont" Overture
Brahms: Symphonies Nos.  1, 2, 3; Haydn Variations; Violin Concerto
Bruch: Violin Concerto g minor
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un Faune, Danses pour harpe et orchestre à cordes, La Mer
De Falla: El Amor Brucho
Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 8, 9; Cello Concerto
Fauré: Pavane
Gershwin: An American in paris
Glière: Horn Concert
Grieg: Piano Concert a minor
Haydn: Symphonies Nrs. 92 ("Oxford"), 101 ("The Clock") 
Hindemith: Chamber Concerto No. 1, Funeral Music
Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto 
Holst: The Planets
Ibert: Flute Concerto
Liszt: Les Préludes, Orpheus, Malédiction
Mahler: Symphony No. 4; Songs of a Wayfarer, Songs from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn"
Martinu: Oboe Concerto
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Violin Concert e minor, Overture "The Hebrids"
Mozart: "Haffner" Symphony, "Prague" Symphony, Symphony No. 39 E flat major, Symphonie No. 40 g minor 
             Overture "The Magic Flute", Violin Concert A major, Piano Concert A major
Mussorgski-Ravel: Pictures of an exhibition
Nikodijevic: Exaudi
Nielsen: Flute Concerto
Pohlit: La Chapelle de Francois Liszt, Contemplations, Chamber Symphony, Nachtstueck
Prokoffjeff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Ravel: Piano Concerto G major
Respighi: Gli Uccelli (The Birds)
Rota: Trombone Concerto
Schoenberg: Transfigured Night, Pelleas and Melisande, First Chamber Symphony
Schostakovitch: Symphonies Nos. 9, 10, 15
Schreker: Ein Tanzspiel, Chamber Symphony, Five Songs for low voice 
Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 3, 5, 7 ("Unfinished"), 8 ("Great C major")
Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Piano Concerto, "Manfred" Overture
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
Strauß: Ouvertures "The Bat" und "The Gipsy Baron"
Strawinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Tschaikowsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 6; "Mozartiana" Suite
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll, Ouvertures "The Flying Dutchman", "Tannhaeuser", "Tristan and Isolde"
Webern: "5 Movements" für String Orchestra, Ricercare from the "Musical Offering"
       
Operas:
       
Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel
Kram: "Leonce and Lena"
Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Puccini: Suor Angelica

Contemporary Music for chamber-ensemble:

works by:
Hans Christian Bartel 
Luciano Berio
Bernd Franke
Hans Werner Henze
Georg Katzer
Tristan Murail
Stefan Pohlit
Alexander Strauch
Dimitri Terzakis
Manfred Trojahn
Jörg Widmann
Isang Yun

 


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