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Ernst  Toch

Né: 7 décembre 1887
Mort: 1 octobre 1964
Pays d'origine: Autriche
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Chef d'orchestre: Eckart Bormann
Orchestre: Kammersymphonie Leipzig
2019-08-25 | Leipzig (Allemagne), Versöhnungskirche — 17:00 - Tanzkonzert
2019-08-30 | Weimar (Allemagne), Deutsches National Theater, Foyer

Ernst Toch was born on 7 December 1887 as son of a Jewish merchant in Vienna. At an early age, he taught himself the basic knowledge of music and composition, primarily writing chamber music. The music of the then seventeen-year-old became known all over Vienna when his String Quartet No. 6 was performed for the first time by the Rosé Quartet. Despite this success, Toch enrolled at the University of Vienna for medicine, not for music. After winning the Mozart Prize of the City of Frankfurt (1909) he dropped out of his medical studies to begin studying the piano and composition in Frankfurt. In 1912 he became a teacher at the Mannheim Musikhochschule where he taught composition and music theory until 1928. In 1921 he graduated from the University of Heidelberg with the thesis Beiträge zur Stilkunde der Melodie.


At the Donaueschingen Festival for Contemporary Chamber Music, works by Toch were performed which turn away from the Romantic style and are characterized by the New Objectivity that also characterizes the dramatic works The Princess of the Pea (1927) and Egon und Emilie (1928). In 1929 Toch moved to Berlin. Thanks to Erich Kleiber’s concerts of the Theater-Suite, his music became very popular in America too from 1932. Serge Koussevitzky invited Toch to perform Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This invitation was followed by a tour of the USA which smoothed the way for his future successes in America.


His second piano concerto, the Sinfonie für Klavier und Orchester (1932), was banned by National Socialist ’anti-Bolshevists’, who sabotaged the scheduled performances. The premiere could instead take place in London at the BBC Proms 1934 with Toch as a soloist. In May 1933, after the Nazi Party (NSDAP) seized power, Toch moved to Florence. From there, he emigrated to London and in 1934 to New York where he taught at the New School for Social Research. In 1936 he was appointed Professor of Composition and Music Theory at the University of Southern California at Santa Monica. In 1940 he became a US citizen. Toch wrote eleven works for the film production company Paramount; in the years 1935, 1941 und 1944, his music was nominated for the Oscar. Among his most famous film musics is Hallelujah from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.


Around 1950, Toch started to compose concert music again, writing seven symphonies, among others, in which he returned to the musical language of the compositions created in his youth. Like many other emigrants, he never succeeded to reestablish his position as a composer in Europe after such a long forced absence; his success remained confined to America. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for his Third Symphony and a Grammy Award (1960). Ernst Toch died on 1 October 1964.


Ernst Toch Archive of the University of California, Los Angeles.

Chef d'orchestre: Eckart Bormann
Orchestre: Kammersymphonie Leipzig
2019-08-25 | Leipzig (Allemagne), Versöhnungskirche — 17:00 - Tanzkonzert
2019-08-30 | Weimar (Allemagne), Deutsches National Theater, Foyer
Chef d'orchestre: Eckart Bormann
Orchestre: Kammersymphonie Leipzig
2019-08-31 | Weißense (Allemagne), Kulturkirche — 17:00 - Tanzkonzert
2019-09-06 | Weimar (Allemagne), Schießhaus
2019-09-06 | Weimar (Allemagne), Schießhaus
Chef d'orchestre: Lutz Rademacher
Orchestre: Symphonisches Orchester des Landestheaters Detmold
2020-03-20 | Detmold (Allemagne), Sommertheater — 11:00 | Première soirée
Chef d'orchestre: Lutz Rademacher
Orchestre: Symphonisches Orchester des Landestheaters Detmold
2020-03-22 | Detmold (Allemagne), Sommertheater — 11:00
Chef d'orchestre: Lutz Rademacher
Orchestre: Symphonisches Orchester des Landestheaters Detmold
2020-03-24 | Minden (Allemagne), Stadttheater — 17:30
Chef d'orchestre: Lutz Rademacher
Orchestre: Symphonisches Orchester des Landestheaters Detmold
2020-04-23 | Lüdenscheid (Allemagne), Kulturhaus — 17:00
2020-06-07 | Kiel (Allemagne), Musiculum

Gallery

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  1. The Juggler

    The Juggler

    from "Three Burlesques"
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 31/3
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 1823 Q1556
    9,99 €  *
  2. Spiel

    Spiel

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 39
    Instrumentation : wind band
    Édition : Partition
    N° Réf. : SHS 1003 Q5638
    36,99 €  *
  3. Sonata

    Sonata

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 44
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    N° Réf. : ED 1240 Q1416
    16,99 €  *
  4. Burlesken

    Burlesken

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 31
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 1822 Q1555
    13,99 €  *
  5. Three Piano Pieces

    Three Piano Pieces

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 32
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 1824 Q1557
    10,99 €  *
  6. Capriccetti

    Capriccetti

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 36
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 1825 Q1558
    13,99 €  *
  7. Divertimento

    Divertimento

    No. 2
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 37/2
    Instrumentation : Violin and Viola
    N° Réf. : ED 1909 Q1571
    16,99 €  *
  8. Divertimento

    Divertimento

    No. 1
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 37/1
    Instrumentation : violin and cello
    N° Réf. : ED 1910 Q1572
    16,99 €  *
  9. Cello Concerto

    Cello Concerto

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 35
    Instrumentation : cello and chamber orchestra
    Édition : Réduction pour piano avec partie de solo
    N° Réf. : ED 1993 Q1597
    24,99 €  *
  10. 9 Lieder

    9 Lieder

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 41
    Instrumentation : Soprano and Piano
    N° Réf. : ED 2055 Q1620
    19,99 €  *

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Profil

Ernst Toch was born on 7 December 1887 as son of a Jewish merchant in Vienna. At an early age, he taught himself the basic knowledge of music and composition, primarily writing chamber music. The music of the then seventeen-year-old became known all over Vienna when his String Quartet No. 6 was performed for the first time by the Rosé Quartet. Despite this success, Toch enrolled at the University of Vienna for medicine, not for music. After winning the Mozart Prize of the City of Frankfurt (1909) he dropped out of his medical studies to begin studying the piano and composition in Frankfurt. In 1912 he became a teacher at the Mannheim Musikhochschule where he taught composition and music theory until 1928. In 1921 he graduated from the University of Heidelberg with the thesis Beiträge zur Stilkunde der Melodie.


At the Donaueschingen Festival for Contemporary Chamber Music, works by Toch were performed which turn away from the Romantic style and are characterized by the New Objectivity that also characterizes the dramatic works The Princess of the Pea (1927) and Egon und Emilie (1928). In 1929 Toch moved to Berlin. Thanks to Erich Kleiber’s concerts of the Theater-Suite, his music became very popular in America too from 1932. Serge Koussevitzky invited Toch to perform Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This invitation was followed by a tour of the USA which smoothed the way for his future successes in America.


His second piano concerto, the Sinfonie für Klavier und Orchester (1932), was banned by National Socialist ’anti-Bolshevists’, who sabotaged the scheduled performances. The premiere could instead take place in London at the BBC Proms 1934 with Toch as a soloist. In May 1933, after the Nazi Party (NSDAP) seized power, Toch moved to Florence. From there, he emigrated to London and in 1934 to New York where he taught at the New School for Social Research. In 1936 he was appointed Professor of Composition and Music Theory at the University of Southern California at Santa Monica. In 1940 he became a US citizen. Toch wrote eleven works for the film production company Paramount; in the years 1935, 1941 und 1944, his music was nominated for the Oscar. Among his most famous film musics is Hallelujah from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.


Around 1950, Toch started to compose concert music again, writing seven symphonies, among others, in which he returned to the musical language of the compositions created in his youth. Like many other emigrants, he never succeeded to reestablish his position as a composer in Europe after such a long forced absence; his success remained confined to America. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for his Third Symphony and a Grammy Award (1960). Ernst Toch died on 1 October 1964.


Ernst Toch Archive of the University of California, Los Angeles.

œuvre
Représentations
Chef d'orchestre: Eckart Bormann
Orchestre: Kammersymphonie Leipzig
2019-08-25 | Leipzig (Allemagne), Versöhnungskirche — 17:00 - Tanzkonzert
2019-08-30 | Weimar (Allemagne), Deutsches National Theater, Foyer
Chef d'orchestre: Eckart Bormann
Orchestre: Kammersymphonie Leipzig
2019-08-31 | Weißense (Allemagne), Kulturkirche — 17:00 - Tanzkonzert
2019-09-06 | Weimar (Allemagne), Schießhaus
2019-09-06 | Weimar (Allemagne), Schießhaus
Chef d'orchestre: Lutz Rademacher
Orchestre: Symphonisches Orchester des Landestheaters Detmold
2020-03-20 | Detmold (Allemagne), Sommertheater — 11:00 | Première soirée
Chef d'orchestre: Lutz Rademacher
Orchestre: Symphonisches Orchester des Landestheaters Detmold
2020-03-22 | Detmold (Allemagne), Sommertheater — 11:00
Chef d'orchestre: Lutz Rademacher
Orchestre: Symphonisches Orchester des Landestheaters Detmold
2020-03-24 | Minden (Allemagne), Stadttheater — 17:30
Chef d'orchestre: Lutz Rademacher
Orchestre: Symphonisches Orchester des Landestheaters Detmold
2020-04-23 | Lüdenscheid (Allemagne), Kulturhaus — 17:00
2020-06-07 | Kiel (Allemagne), Musiculum
Galerie

Gallery

Produits

par page
  1. The Juggler

    The Juggler

    from "Three Burlesques"
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 31/3
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 1823 Q1556
    9,99 €  *
  2. Spiel

    Spiel

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 39
    Instrumentation : wind band
    Édition : Partition
    N° Réf. : SHS 1003 Q5638
    36,99 €  *
  3. Sonata

    Sonata

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 44
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    N° Réf. : ED 1240 Q1416
    16,99 €  *
  4. Burlesken

    Burlesken

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 31
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 1822 Q1555
    13,99 €  *
  5. Three Piano Pieces

    Three Piano Pieces

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 32
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 1824 Q1557
    10,99 €  *
  6. Capriccetti

    Capriccetti

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 36
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : ED 1825 Q1558
    13,99 €  *
  7. Divertimento

    Divertimento

    No. 2
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 37/2
    Instrumentation : Violin and Viola
    N° Réf. : ED 1909 Q1571
    16,99 €  *
  8. Divertimento

    Divertimento

    No. 1
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 37/1
    Instrumentation : violin and cello
    N° Réf. : ED 1910 Q1572
    16,99 €  *
  9. Cello Concerto

    Cello Concerto

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 35
    Instrumentation : cello and chamber orchestra
    Édition : Réduction pour piano avec partie de solo
    N° Réf. : ED 1993 Q1597
    24,99 €  *
  10. 9 Lieder

    9 Lieder

    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Toch, Ernst
    op. 41
    Instrumentation : Soprano and Piano
    N° Réf. : ED 2055 Q1620
    19,99 €  *

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