Daniel Andres

6.3.1937  

 

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Biographie

Daniel Andres wurde 1937 in Biel geboren. Mit sechs Jahren erster Klavierunterricht. Ab 11 Jahren Violine und zwei Jahre später Bratsche. Nach der obligatorischen Schulzeit Eintritt ins Lehrerseminar Bern-Hofwil. Ab 18 Jahren Orgelunterricht und zusätzlich Harmonielehre und erster Kompositionsunterricht bei Prof. Sandor Veress am Konservatorium Bern. Abschluss am Konservatorium Bern mit Lehrdiplom für Orgel (Otto Schaerer, Organist an der Französischen Kirche Bern) und Lehrdiplom für Theoriefächer (Prof. Sandor Veress). Konzertausbildung für Orgel bei Otto Schaerer. Meisterkurs Komposition Herbst 1976 bei Kasimierz Serocki (Musikakademie Basel)

Erste Aufführung von Kompositionen mit 16 Jahren. 1962 in Biel Gründung der "Camerata Biel" (Kammerorchester mit 11 bis 20 Musikern, 1966 aufgelöst). Mit der "Camerata Biel" als Dirigent u.a. Aufführung von eigenen Werken (Evolutions, Kleine lyrische Fantasie) und Arbeit mit Solisten wie Hansheinz Schneeberger, Violine, Charles Dobler, Klavier. Nach einigen Jahren als Berufsjournalist und Aufenthalt in Lausanne wurde Daniel Andres 1972 Kapellmeister, Chordirektor und Korrepetitor am Bieler Stadttheater und beim Bieler Symphonieorchester. Ab 1986 Präsident der Bieler Sommerakademie, ab 1990 Präsident und künstlerischer Leiter des Bielersee-Festivals. Konzerte als Dirigent mit den Orchestern von Budweis, Teplice, Ostrava, sowie mit dem Suk-Kammerorchester und den "Solisti di Praga" in der Schweiz und in er Tschechischen Republik mit Solisten wie Vaclav Snitil, Josef Suk, Boris Monoszon (Violine), Jana Jonasova (Sopran), Martin Christ, Nigel Coxe, Gustav Gertsch (Klavier). Seine Werke wurden vor allem vom Bieler Symphonieorchester und der Bieler Oper, aber auch in den USA, Tschechien, Frankreich, Holland aufgeführt.

Im Laufe der Jahre Tätigkeiten als Berufsjournalist, Buchhändler/Antiquar/Verleger, Politiker auf Gemeinde-,Kantons- und Bundesebene.

Daniel Andres erhielt mehrere Werkbeiträge von Stadt Biel und Kanton Bern, zuletzt im Herbst 2002. 1979 erhielt er zudem den Kulturpreis der Wochenzeitung "BIEL-BIENNE".

2004 veröffentlichte er einen autobiographischen Roman "Mösli" - Eine Kindheit (Verlag die brotsuppe, Biel CH). Lebt in Biel als freischaffender Komponist, Organist, Chorleiter und Musikkritiker.

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Biography

Daniel Andres was born 1937 in Biel (Switzerland). He began to play piano at the age of six years. With 11 years he began violin and two years later viola. After the obligatory school and the teachers school he entered at the Bern Conservatory. With Sandor Veress he studied composition and with Otto Schaerer organ. He founded and directed in 1963 the chamber orchestra "Camerata Biel". With this ensemble he created works of him self and other composers (f.e. Jost Meier) and played with soloists as Hansheinz Schneeberger, violin, Charles Dobler, piano, a.o.

1972 Daniel Andres became a conductor at the Biel Opera and conduct many Operas, Operettes and Symphony Concerts. He was also journalist by important Swiss newspapers. 1985-1989 president of the International Summer Academy at Biel, 1990-1995 artistic director and administrator of "Bielersee-Festival" (Festival of Biel Lake). Many concerts in Switzerland, France, Czech Republic with soloists as Vaclav Snitil, violin, Jana Jonaskova, soprano, Stanley Dodds, violin, Josef Suk, violin, the pianists Martin Christ, Gustav Gertsch, Nigel Coxe a.o.

His works was performed by the Biel Symphony Orchestra, Biel Opera, the Northern Bohemian Philharmonic, soloists and chamber music ensembles as the Kocian Quartet (Prague), the Amarena Quartet (Berne).

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Works

For scores e-mail to d.p.andres@bluewin.ch

A. Orchestral and concertant works 

1972

Sambogha Kaya, (Symphony no 1)

5 movements for orchestra on a Tibetan Mandala

35'

First performance: Biel 1973

2 Fl. (2.Piccolo), 2 Ob. (2. E.horn), 2 Cl. (2. Basscl.), 2 bass (2. Contrabass.), 4 hrns, 2 trp., 3 tromb., tuba, perc. (3 players), timp. , harp, strings

1975

Concertino for Clarinet, percussion and small orchestra

17'

First performance: Biel 1975

mp3

1 fl., 1 ob. 1 cl.(basscl.), 1 bass. 2 hrns, 1 trp., harp, strings

Percussion: 2 gongs/tamtam; Bongos;S.Drum, 3 Toms; 3 cymb.; 3 Temple Blocks; woodwind chimes; woodblock; marimba

1976

Concerto for violin and orchestra

22'

First performance: Biel 1977

2fl. (piccolo), 2 ob.(E.h.), cl., b.cl., 2 bass. / 1 hrn, 1 trp., 1 tromb., tuba,

percussion (2 players), harp, strings

1977

Sonata for 18 strings 14'

First performance: Bern 1978

8 violins, 4 altos, 4 v'cellos, 2 d'basses

1990

Movimenti for orchestra

12'

First performance: Sheboygan 1990 / Teplice 1990 

Recording with Bohuslav Martinu-Philharmonic Zlin (CZ)

2 fl., picc., 2 ob., E.h., 2 cl., b.cl., 2 bass. contrabass., 4 hrns, 2 trp. 3 tromb. tuba, percussion 2 players), timp., harp, strings

1998

Livre d'orchestre (orchestral book)

12 shorts pieces for orchestra

18' Recording with Bohuslav Martinu-Philharmonic Zlin (CZ)

2 fl. (Picc.), 2 ob.(E.h.), 2 cl.(b.cl.), 2 bass. (c.bass.), 4 hrns, 2 trp., 3 tromb, tuba, perc., timp., harp, celesta, strings

1998/99

Sinfonietta for 25 instruments

22-25'

First performance: may 2004, Biel

Recording with Biel Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Daniel Andres

fl., fl/picc, ob., ob/e.h., cl., cl/b.cl., bass., bass./c.bass., horn 1+2, trp. 1+2, tromb., perc. (1 player), harp, celesta, strings (4/2/2/1)

1998/99

"Konzertstück" for piano and orchestra (1 movement)

(14- -16') not performed

2 fl. (picc.), 2 ob. (e.h.), 2 cl. (b.cl.), 2 bass. (2. contrab.ad lib.), 4 horns, 2 trp., 3 tromb, tuba, perc. (gong, cymb., temple bl., cassa, xyl., glockenspiel), timp., strings

1999

Symphony (no 2)

Canto-Burlesca-Finale

(29' approx.), Recording with Bohuslav Martinu-Philharmonic Zlin (CZ)

2 fl., picc., 2 ob., e.h., 2 cl., b. cl., 2 bass., c.bass., 4 hrns, 3 trp., 3 tromb, tuba, perc., timp., harpe, celesta, strings

2002

Concerto for Bass-Trombone and Ensemble (3 movements)

First performance January 16/17 2005 Berne and Biel: Johannes Bigler, Trombone, Ensemble bern modern, Pierre-Alain Monot, dir.

mp3

Basstromb.-solo, fl.(picc.), ob.(E.h.),cl.(Basscl.),bass.,perc.,vibr., 2 vl., vla, vc., cb.

2006

Piano Concerto first performance juny 20 2007

Dagmar Clottu, Biel Symphony Orchestra,  Conductor Kaspar Zehnder

2 fl. (picc.), 2 ob. (e.h.), 2 cl. (b.cl.), 2 bass. (2. contrab.ad lib.), 2 horns, 2 trp., 2 tromb,  perc. (gong, cymb., temple bl., cassa, xyl., glockenspiel), timp., strings
2005/07 "Tisqui-el-Haratine" piece for orchestra; first performance november 16 2007, Biel Symphony orch. Thomas Roesner, Cond. 2(Picc)/2(E.h.)/2(B.cl.)/2(C.bn) - 2/2/1/1 - Harpe/Perc. - Str.
2009 Concerto for violoncello and orchestra
first perfomance march 15 2012 Biel Symphony Orchestra Brigitte Fatton, V'cello, Philippe Bach Cond.
brodcast. by Radio SRF 2 juny 2012
1(Picc)/1(E.h.)/1(B.kl.)/1(K.fg) - 1/1/1/1 . Harpe/Perc. - Str.

  

B. Chamber music, solo works 

1978

Concertino for clarinet, percussion and piano 17'

First performance 1978 Radio Berne

mp3

Arr. of "Concertino"(1975) f. cl.,perc. and orch.

1976

Pianobook for Leo, 12 pièces for piano 16'

First performance 1977 Berne 

mp3

 

 

Duet for violoncello and double bass 12'

First performance 1977 Berne

 

1977

"Rondes" for a percussionist 30' 

First performance 1981 Biel

(need much many "material")

1995

Stringquartet no. 1 ("et in terra pax") (one movement) 14'

First performance 1995 Prague 

performed and recorded at La Roche 1999

2000

Sextet for Strings (2 violins, 2 violas, 2 violoncellos)

first performance, february 82003, Biel Temple

2001

Six Songs for voice and piano after Poems by Robert Walser

first performance mars 10 2002, Biel

Marek Gasztecki, basse, Dagmar Clottu, piano

2001

Sonata for violoncello and piano

first performance april 24 2002, Biel

Brigitte Fatton, violoncello, Dagmar Clottu, piano

2002 "in memoriam" Trauermusik für Streichsextett first performance february 8 2003, Biel, Temple
2002 "Was ist der Mensch, dass du ihn gross achtest" (nach Hiob und Psalm 90) for Alto-Solo, Stringsextett and Organ first performance february 8 2003, Biel Temple
2002  Piano Sonata (3 movements) first performance march 4 2007 Biel by the composer
2003

5 pieces for small ensemble

(flute, clar., vibraphone, violin, viola, v'cello)

first performance november 9/10 2003, Bern and Biel

 

2003 "ungehört verhallt" for v'cello and organ first performance november 30 2003, Zwingli Church Biel-Bözingen (Brigitte Fatton, vc, Daniel Andres, organ)
2004 Duet for violin and cello first performance march 4 2007 Michaela Paetsch & Beat Sieber
2004 3 pieces for Stringquartet (Quartet Nr 2) first performance September 2004 Théâtre du Crochetan, Monthey
2004 Music for Percussion (3 players)  
2004 Stringquartet Nr 3 first performance march 4, Zwinglikirche Biel-Bözingen Amarena-Quartet
2004 Dialogue for 2 pianos first performance Krakau Festival 2005
2004 Mouvement for Piano and Percussion first performance Bern 2006
2007 Piano Trio first performance Biel + Bern March 2008
2007/08 String Trio (one movement) first performance Biel Mai 2008
2008 4 "Angels" and an Epilogue (for Oboe, E.horn,Heckelphon and Bassoon) first performance Biel June 2008 "Les Roseaux chantants"
2008 Duo for violin and viola first performance Biel 14 February 2010 Daniel and Gwenaëlle Kobyliansky
2008 "Liebeslieder des Hafis" for mezzosoprano, fl.cl.basson; stringquartet  
2008 Fantasiestücke for clar. & string trio first performance April 2009 Festival l'Art pour l'Aar
2008 Madrigal for 4 bassoons first performance January 6./8./10./11. 2009  QUADRIGA Bassoon-Quartet
2008 Fantasy-Choral-Toccata for Organ first performance January 18 Biel (by the composer)

2010

Suite for violoncello solo

Prélude - Caprice - Air - Mouvement perpetuel

for Brigitte Fatton
2010 Duo for bassoon and viola for Doruntina and Frédéric; first performance august 28 2011, Théâtre du Concert Neuchâtel
2010 Three pieces for piano 4-hands for Dagmar Clottu and Simon Bucher
2011 Blumenbilder for flute and stringtrio performed november 2013 Berne Le Cap january 2014 Eglise du Pasquart Biel
2011

Sonata for violin and piano  

poco allegro-largo-presto

first performance march 2012 Biel Yury Revich/Irena Gulzarova
2011 "Alptraumsegen" (Nocturne alpestre) for bassoon, viola, strings and cow-bells first performance december 11 2011, Théâtre du Concert Neuchâtel

2011

Images pour piano

1. L'étang noyé

2. Le lac enchanté

3. L'île caché dans la brume

for Simon Bucher

performed  november 2013 Bern Le Cap ; 15 january 2014 Biel Farelsaal

2011 Concerto for violoncello and orchestra first performance march 26 2014 Biel Symphony Orchestra dir. Philippe Bach, Brigitte Fatton, vc.solo

2012

String Quintett (2 vl; 2vla; vc)

Allegro risoluto - Presto leggiero - Lento mesto - Allegro

first performance april 3 2014 Centre Pasquart Biel by Quartet Alter Ego

2013 Sonata for Fl. Vla, Harpe  
2013 Sonata for viola and piano for Rolf-Dieter Gangl
first performance 15 september 2014 Ligerz
2013 3 Intermezzi f. piano Andriy Dragan
2013 Six Préludes piano  
2013/14 Veränderungen (Variazioni) f. piano  
2014 Quintett f. piano and str.quartet  
2014/15 Sonata f. clar. vla and piano  
2015 Piano-Sonata 2  
2015 Piano-Sonata 3  
2016 Stringquartet Nr 4  

  

C. other works 

1978/82

"Die Nachtigall der tausend Geschichten"

Opera (3 tableaux), duration 1 h 10'

Text: D.Andres, after "1001 nights"

First performance 1983 Biel/Solothurn

Perizade, soprano

Bahman, tenor

Derwish, baritone

small orchestra (28 musicians)

1988

".. alors la nuit ", motet for choir, organ and orchestra

14'

First performance: Biel/Berne 1988

mp3

mixed choir, organ (solo), 2 fl. 2 ob., 2 cl., 2 bass., 2 trps., 3 tromb., timp., strings

1991/92

Mass for 4-parts mixed chorus (or vocal quartet) a capella

latin text

First performance 1992 Biel

mp3 (excerpts)

 

  

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