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Sheet music for Stefan Wolpe
Composed by Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972). Peermusic Classical. Classical. Softcover. 46 pages. Peermusic #62198-501. Published by Peermusic (HL.229136).
Chamber Orchestra (Score)
For 13 Players. Composed by Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972). Peermusic Classical. Classical. 30 pages. Peermusic #61642-851. Published by Peermusic (HL.228635).
Composed by Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972). Peermusic Classical. Classical. Softcover. Peermusic #61099-508. Published by Peermusic (HL.228098).
Chamber Orchestra (Score)
For 14 Players. Composed by Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972). Peermusic Classical. Classical. 52 pages. Peermusic #60160-851. Published by Peermusic (HL.227159).
Piano Solo. Composed by Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972). Peermusic Classical. Classical. Softcover. 76 pages. Peermusic #61733-501. Published by Peermusic (HL.228721).
Percussion, Piano, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet (Set)
Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion and Piano. Composed by Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972). Peermusic Classical. Classical. Score and Parts. 76 pages. Peermusic #61962-787. Published by Peermusic (HL.228911).
Selected work list
Stage Works: Zeus und Elida, musikalische Groteske (1927); Schöne Geschichten,
chamber opera (1927); Solo Scene (with Kurt Schwitters) (1929); The Man from
Midian, ballet (1940)
Orchestral: 2 Studies (1933-34); Symphony No.1 (1955 rev. 1964)
Chamber: Blues-Stimmen aus dem Massengrab-Marsch (1928); Musik fur Hamlet
(1929); Nonet (1936);Oboe Sonata (1938); Suite im hexachord for oboe and
clarinet (1938); Violin Sonata (1949); Quartet for trumpet, saxophone,
percussion and piano (1950); Quartet for oboe, cello, percussion & piano
(1955); Quintet with Voice (1957); Piece in 3 Parts for piano and 16
instruments (1961); Piece in 2 Parts for 6 players (1962); Piece for 2
Instrumental Units (1962); Trio in 2 Parts for flute, cello & piano (1963-64);
Chamber Piece No.1 for 14 players (1964); Solo Piece for trumpet 91966); Chamber
Piece No.2 for 14 players (1968); String Quartet (1968-9); Piece for Trumpet
and 7 Instruments (1971)
Vocal: 5 Hölderlin Lieder (1924); 6 Songs from the Hebrew (1936-8);
Arrangements of Palestinian and Yemenite Folksongs (1938); Yigdal - Cantata
(1938); Israel and its Land - Cantata (1939); Drei Lieder von Bertolt Brecht
(1943); Excerpts from Dr Einstein’s Address about Peace in the Atomic Era,
for voice and piano (1950); Apollo and Artemis (1955); Music for Medium Voice and piano (1959)
Piano: Melos (1920); Stehende Musik (1925); Cinq marches caracteristiques
(1920s); Tango (1927); Studies on Basic intervallic Rows (1936 - includes the
Passacaglia, one of his best-known pieces); Simple Music with definitely Political Intentions (also for Band
or any other instrumental combination) (1938); Zemach Suite (1939); Studies, Part
1 (1944-51); Battle Piece (1943-4); 7 Pieces for 3 Pianos (1951); Enactments
for 3 pianos (1950-53); Form (1959); Form IV: Broken Sequences (1969)
Stefan Wolpe is of Viennese and Russian parentage. He studied at the Berlin Hochschule with
Franz Schreker and Paul Juon, 1918-22. From 1923-25 he was associated with the
Bauhaus in Dessau, studied Gregorian Chant in France and became musical director
of the Berlin Volkstheater. In 1931-2 he was pianist and composer for the
Agitprop group Die Truppe. Fleeing Berlin in 1933 he went to Vienna and studied
with Webern, then settled in Palestine in 1934, where he taught at the Hebrew
Conservatory. In 1938 emigrated to the USA
and taught in Philadlphia Music Academy and (from 1957) at Long Island
University. he also taught privately; his pupils include Charles Wuorinen and
Bernard Benoliel. He was much afflicted by Parkinson’s Disease in his last
years. The pianist Katharina Wolpe is his daughter.