Hans Otte

Born 3 December 1926. Died 25 December 2007
Hans Otte
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.28.6/img/default_artist_images/classical1.jpg
1926-12-03
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/83df956c-fee3-4360-918e-2a05f68bb631
Hans Otte

Hans Otte Biography (Wikipedia)

Hans Günther Franz Otte (3 December 1926, Plauen – 25 December 2007, Bremen) was a German composer, pianist, radio promoter, and author of many pieces of musical theatre, sound installations, poems, drawings, and art videos. From 1959 to 1984 he served as music director for Radio Bremen. From the early 1960s onwards, Otte frequently presented contemporary experimental American composers in his Bremen radio festival Pro Musica Nova, among them in those days completely unknown people like John Cage, David Tudor, Terry Riley, and La Monte Young. From 1959 on, Otte lived and worked in Bremen, Germany. His catalogue of compositions contains more than 100 works.

Otte had studied in Germany, Italy, and at Yale University in the United States. His teachers included the composer Paul Hindemith and the pianist Walter Gieseking.

Some of Otte's works, especially his extended suites for solo piano, are characterized by very minimal means but are nevertheless quite subtle and sophisticated in their architecture and expression. Das Buch der Klänge (The Book of Sounds, 1979–82) and Stundenbuch (Book of Hours, 1991–98) are his best known pieces in this genre, and Otte often performed them himself. His last public recital was given in Amsterdam in 1999. Recordings of these works, with Otte as performer, are available on CD.

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.


Hans Otte Tracks

Sort by

Hans Otte
Part 1 (The Book of Sounds)
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.28.6/img/track_fallback.png
link
Part 1 (The Book of Sounds)
Hans Otte
Das Buch Der Klange
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.28.6/img/track_fallback.png
link
Das Buch Der Klange
Hans Otte
Sleep (Five Elizabethan Songs)
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.28.6/img/track_fallback.png
link
Sleep (Five Elizabethan Songs)
Load more tracks

Back to artist