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Volker David Kirchner
1942 - 2020
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V.D. Kirchner
Volker David Kirchner (25/06/1942 - 04/02/2020), a German composer, from Mainz. He comes from a family with a long musical tradition. He studied at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory of Mainz from 1956-1959 with Günter Kehr (violin) and Günter Raphael (composition) and at the Cologne Musikhochschule from 1959-1963 where he also attended master classes of Bernd Alois Zimmermann. He was solo violist of the Cologne Rheinisches Kammerorchester (1962-1964), and after further studies with Tibor Varga in Detmold, he was taken on as violist in the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. As violist of the Kehr Trio, he toured South America, North Africa and the Near East, studying thoroughly non-European music.
Die fünf Minuten des Isaak Babel
Composed in:1979
Musical form:opera
Text/libretto:Harald Weirich and Volker David Kirchner
Label(s):Wergo WER 6206-2
Opera subtitled : Szenisches Requiem in zwölf Bildern. Duration: 75 min.
Contributor:Arye Kendi
Babel - Requiem
Composed in:1979
Musical form:free
A piece for soprano, bass, voice, two mixed choir and large orchestra. Duration: 'an evening' (120 minutes). It contains:
1. Teil
Tenebrae: I Introitus
II Prophetia I
III Dies irae
2. Teil : I Evocationes et Lamentationes
II Mesto
III Lento
IV Mesto
V Evocationes et Lamentationes
3. Teil: I Purgatorium
II Prophetia II
III Lux aeterna
Requiem Messa di pace
Composed in:1988
Musical form:mass
Label(s):BMG/Ariola Classics 74321 73543
Wergo 6206-2

♫ Requiem Messa di pace
© Wergo WER 6206-2

Requiem Messa di pace for soli, mixed choir and orchestra. Highly expressive music, a combination of catholic, protestant and jewish elements.
Author:A.K.W. Meyer and Herman Ram