Alexander Goehr
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p01bqtbr.jpg
1932-08-10
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/78767e76-acfd-4682-98c1-fa54a0d224cb
Alexander Goehr

Alexander Goehr Biography (Wikipedia)

Peter Alexander Goehr (born 10 August 1932) is an English composer and academic.

Goehr was born in Berlin in 1932, the son of the conductor and composer Walter Goehr, a pupil of Arnold Schoenberg. In his early twenties he emerged as a central figure in the Manchester School of post-war British composers. In 1955–56 he joined Olivier Messiaen's masterclass in Paris. Although in the early sixties Goehr was considered a leader of the avant-garde, his oblique attitude to modernism—and to any movement or school whatsoever—soon became evident. In a sequence of works including the Piano Trio (1966), the opera Arden Must Die (1966), the music-theatre piece Triptych (1968–70), the orchestral Metamorphosis/Dance (1974), and the String Quartet No. 3 (1975–76), Goehr's personal voice was revealed, arising from a highly individual use of the serial method and a fusion of elements from his double heritage of Schoenberg and Messiaen. Since the luminous 'white-note' Psalm IV setting of 1976, Goehr has urged a return to more traditional ways of composing, using familiar materials as objects of musical speculation, in contrast to the technological priorities of much present-day musical research.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.



Alexander Goehr Tracks

Sort by

Alexander Goehr
Sinfonia, Op 42
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Sinfonia, Op 42
Alexander Goehr
after The Waking
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
after The Waking
Alexander Goehr
The Waking, for two baritones
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
The Waking, for two baritones
Alexander Goehr
Marching To Carcassonne - Serenade Op.74
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Marching To Carcassonne - Serenade Op.74
Alexander Goehr
Since Brass, Nor Stone ... - Fantasia Op.80
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Since Brass, Nor Stone ... - Fantasia Op.80
Alexander Goehr
Manere Op.81
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Manere Op.81
Alexander Goehr
Usses Admonition to Achilles
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Usses Admonition to Achilles
Alexander Goehr
Piano Quintet Op 69
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Piano Quintet Op 69

Piano Quintet Op 69

Performer
Ensemble
Elias Quartet
Alexander Goehr
The Death of Moses - Cantata Op.53 (extract)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
The Death of Moses - Cantata Op.53 (extract)

The Death of Moses - Cantata Op.53 (extract)

Choir
Cambridge University Musical Soc. Chorus
Ensemble
Ensemble.
Alexander Goehr
Arianna - Extract
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Arianna - Extract

Arianna - Extract

Performer
Lawrence Zazzo
Arianna Ensemble
William Lacey
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Singer
Ruby Philogene
Angela Hickey
Alexander Goehr
Sing, Ariel
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Sing, Ariel
Alexander Goehr
...[a] musical offering
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
...[a] musical offering
Alexander Goehr
Behold the sun
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Behold the sun
Alexander Goehr
Paraphrase Op.28
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Paraphrase Op.28
Alexander Goehr
Das Gesetz der Quadrille Op.41
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Das Gesetz der Quadrille Op.41
Alexander Goehr
2 Choruses Op.14
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
2 Choruses Op.14
Alexander Goehr
Pastorals Op.19
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Pastorals Op.19
Alexander Goehr
Romanza Op.24
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Romanza Op.24
Alexander Goehr
3 Pieces Op.18
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
3 Pieces Op.18
Alexander Goehr
The Deluge Op.7
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
The Deluge Op.7
Alexander Goehr
Cities and Thrones and Powers
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Cities and Thrones and Powers
Alexander Goehr
Since brass, nor stone
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Since brass, nor stone
BBC Singers, Alexander Goehr, Stephen Cleobury & Stephen Disley
Cities and Thrones and Powers
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.30/img/track_fallback.png
link
Cities and Thrones and Powers

Cities and Thrones and Powers

Performer
BBC Singers, Alexander Goehr, Stephen Cleobury & Stephen Disley
Alexander Goehr
Pastorals
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Pastorals
Alexander Goehr
Cities and thrones and powers
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Cities and thrones and powers
Alexander Goehr
... a musical offering (J.S.B. 1985)...
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
... a musical offering (J.S.B. 1985)...
Alexander Goehr
Duos
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Duos
Alexander Goehr
Metamorphosis/Dance Op. 36
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Metamorphosis/Dance Op. 36
Alexander Goehr
Horn Trio, Largo Siciliano
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Horn Trio, Largo Siciliano
Alexander Goehr
Clarinet Quintet 17.14
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Clarinet Quintet 17.14
Alexander Goehr
When Adam fell for orchestra
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
When Adam fell for orchestra
Alexander Goehr
Little Symphony, Op 15
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbr.jpg
link
Little Symphony, Op 15
Load more tracks

Back to artist