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50th anniversary of the death of composer Hans Poser

Hans Poser was born on 8 October 1917 in Tannenbergsthal (Vogtland). He died on 1 October 1970 at the age of 52. We are commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death this year. 

From 1929 to 1937 Poser attended German High School in Auerbach as a boarding school student. He was already engaged in music theory and composition at that time. In 1941 Poser was taken prisoner of war by the British, which he was to spend in Canada until 1946. After his imprisonment he returned to Germany in 1946 and has lived in Hamburg ever since.

In Hamburg, Poser studied at the city’s School of Music and Theatre (since 1950 State Academy of Music) under Ernst Gernot Klussmann and Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg until the end of 1947. During this period, he received his first teaching assignment for music theory. Further teaching posts and a position at the Academy of Music followed, where he was finally appointed professor in 1962.

Hans Poser’s estate is kept in the German Composers’ Archive.

Hans Poser’s well-known works include the two chamber operas presented here:
Hans Poser: “The Bass Violin”
The subject of Hans Poser’s endearing, fresh and melodious chamber opera “The Bass Violin” is by Anton Chekhov. Prince Fyodor Ilyich Bibulov is looking forward to the engagement of his daughter Aglaia Fyodorovna, but on this day of celebration there is no trace of the young bride...  

Hans Poser: "The Award"
“The Award” after Guy de Maupassant’s novel “The Legion of Honour” tells the story of Mr. Sacrement, who has still not received the high distinction of a Knight of the Legion of Honour and for this must listen to the bitter reproaches from his wife...  

01.10.2020
Hans Poser
(08.10.1917 – 01.10.1970)
50th anniversary of death
- Concerto for orchestra
- “Gesang Jeremiae” (Jeremiah’s Song) for mixed choir and instruments
- Wandsbeker dances for recorder quartet
- “The Bass Violin”. Chamber opera after Anton Chekhov

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