Wilfried Hiller

Wilfried Hiller (* 15. March 1941 in white horn) is a German composer. It became above all admits by its stage works for families, children and young people.

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lives and work

Wilfried Hiller became as a son of the teacher August Hiller and his Mrs. Josepha Hiller, geb. Houses, in the Swabian city the white horn with Ulm born. In the war year 1944 its father fell in Russia, and Wilfried became with three years half orphan. Wilfried Hiller described early childhood experiences in such a way in connection with its composition Alkor:

„As my father during the 2.Weltkriegs in Russia, saw he stayed each evening at 10 o'clock to the Alkor, to that one ‚rider flax `up, which sits on the pole of the large car. At the same time my nut/mother in our Swabian village looked after the star and although it radiates many light-years far away from us, the two found with this view into the past for minutes a common homeland. My father wrote each day a letter home.
My nut/mother wanted to set an indication: ‚We want to be called peace and the child are Wilfried! `. That Alkor generally speaking cars is thus my completely personal history. My father did not return from Russia. “ (Lit.: Hiller)


after the attendance of the human High School pc. Stephan in Augsburg it took up 1956 a piano study with William tail man at Augsburger the Leopold Mozart conservatoire. From 1958 to 1961 Wilfried Hiller wrote its first play with music (the robbers of Hiller) as well as piano compositions and chamber music and Korrepetitor was active as organist and ballet.

Starting from 1962 it participated in the Darmstädter vacation courses for new music and was guest student with Pierre Boulez, Bruno Maderna and Karl Heinz stick living. In this time it closed also acquaintance with his later publisher Peter Hanser Strecker and the composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann. On of Hartmann suggestion Hiller began 1963 a music study at the university for music in Munich. Here it studied composition with Günter Bialas, opera direction with Heinz Arnold, Schlagzeug and bass drums with Ludwig Porth and Hanns Hölzl as well as music theory with Hermann Pfrogner.

different effect places

starting from 1967 Wilfried Hiller worked as a Schlagzeuger in different orchestras, so for example at the symphony orchestra of the Bavarian broadcast, on the Bavarian state opera and on the national theatre on the gardner place. 1968 it created the concert row „music of our time “.

1968 he became acquainted with Carl Orff , which affected him in the following years strongly. Hiller co-operated as its pupil up to Orffs death 1982 closely also.

Hillers of works for the concert hall were coined/shaped since 1971 crucially by co-operation with his wife, the actress Elizabeth Woska.

co-operation with Michael end

the meeting with the writer Michael at the end of of 1978 meant the beginning of a fruitful artistic partnership and confines friendship, which persisted up to end death in the year 1995 and led to a whole number of successful stage works like Tranquilla trample-faithfully, the Goggolori or the Traumfresserchen.

A special relationship has Wilfried Hiller to compositions for children and young people. In an interview on the occasion of its 60. Birthday answered it to the question, how it creates it as a composer to address children and adults equally:

„By writing simply for the child, who remained one… For success it is decisive that one comes in music on the point, and as the children react whether they go along enthusiastically - or whether they bore themselves. Children can be merciless judges. “ (Lit.: GEMA message)

Hiller considers young listeners and spectators self-confident and intelligently and does not want it not by a reduced topic or clay/tone language to bore - neither the multilayered and to seal, however to easily comprehensible [libretto|Libretti]] Michael of end still its music are simple in this sense „“.

Hundred percent text understanding and a clear statement are important according to Hiller, if one composes for children. The turtle Tranquilla in the musical fable of the same name becomes trample faithful for example despite its unpunctuality - it appears for the royal wedding of the lion Leo XXV III. equal a whole generation too late - for its stubbornness, persistence and self-discipline recompences.

Hiller means besides, in concert hall works for children should quite to passages seem, which are after singable:

Ear worm - qualities may be calm, although that is actually taboo and is looked at one then inclined. But at the following sentence of Darius Milhaud is quite still which to: “Who can write no melody to the Nachsingen, can as a composer is not designated”. “ (Lit.: GEMA message)

in accordance with Hillers and end of experience should not exceed the performance duration of a child opera 80 to 85 minutes.

After end death Wilfried Hiller co-operated first with harsh ore Asmodi (history of the small blue mountain lake and the old eagle), since 1997 then with Rudolf Herfurtner . In addition it fell back to literary collecting mains of Theodor Storm (the mould rider), Christian morning star (Heidenröslein) and William shrubs (the Geigenseppel). Beside the numerous stage works there is also a multiplicity of chamber-musical work, solo concerts, choir and orchestra works.

Hiller is according to own data a usually-played living German stage composer. In particular its works for children and young people fill a gap in the repertoire, since in music complex and child operas liked with children are RSR nevertheless, from which in the context of increased youth work of the opera houses growing number of child opera projects are however urgently needed. Its works are specified therefore in numerous productions in the German-speaking countries. Thus a production of the Traumfresserchens was shown in the child opera tent on the roof of the Viennese state opera several play times long forwards always sold off tent.

Hillers church opera “Augustinus - a sounding mosaic” over the holy Augustinus became to 19. March 2005 in Munich uraufgeführt. (Lit.: Bavaria alpha)

music editor and clay/tone master

apart from its activity as a free composer is Hiller since November 1971 as music editor and clay/tone master with the Bavarian broadcast actively. First stood elevated maintenance music and starting from 1974 symphonische music on the program of its transmissions, later was he an editor for special transmissions. Besides Wilfried Hiller music for the 30-teilige transmission row sound building site Klimperton of the school radio composed and was supervisor of the Musica Viva - Studio concerts under Wolfgang Fortner. Besides it created the row music of our time, from which the residents of Munich followed later music nights, as well as the festival Orff in Andechs.

As an editor of the Bavarian broadcast it was among other things responsible for the following transmission rows:

  • Residents of Munich music history in street name
  • conductor with the sample
  • music of my choice
  • composer make non-European
  • music music
  • of our time of night accents
  • Concerto
  • bavarese festival
  • of traditional music Wilfried

Hiller for program are in the executive committee of the Jean Sibelius society and the culture area gas paste. 1989 it became member of the Bavarian academy of the beautiful arts, and 1993 it was appointed as a composition teacher to the smelling pool of broadcasting corporations bunch conservatoire Munich.


of stage works

operas and other works for concert halls:

  • On this today's day (premiere 9. January 1974 in the Second Channel of German Television), Monodram for actress and Schlagzeug, libretto: Elizabeth Woska after letters Maria Stuarts
  • Niobe (1978), in old-Greek language
  • Ijob (premiere 15. July 1979, theatre in the Marstall, Munich), Monodram for tenor, after the Biblical book Ijob in the translation of Martin Buber; 2. Version: Premiere 22. February 1984, French church, Berne
  • dear-faithfully and cruelty (1981), after William shrubs
  • of the Goggolori. A bairische Mär with music (premiere 3. February 1985, theatre at the gardner place, Munich), libretto in altbairischer language of Michael end
  • of completion of Chaplin Forddefiance from the Wachsfigurenkabinett of Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1988)
  • the hunt for the Schlarg (1988), libretto: Michael end after Lewis Carroll
  • of the Rattenfänger (1993), libretto: Michael end
  • history of the small blue mountain lake and the old eagle (1996), libretto: Harsh ore Asmodi
  • Heidenröslein (1996), after Christian morning star and Johannes Brahms
  • of the mould riders (1998), libretto of Andreas's K. W. Meyer after Theodor Storm
  • Eduard on the rope (1998), libretto: Rudolf Herfurtner - opera over Eduard Mörike
  • of the Geigenseppel (2000), Melodram for puppets after William Buschs poem (text mechanism Elizabeth Woska), spreading unit of the culture program in the German pavilion of the world exhibition Expo 2000 in Hanover
  • cloud stone (premiere 6. March 2004, opera Nuremberg, Regie: Percy Adlon) - opera over Oswald of cloud stone
  • Augustinus - a sounding mosaic (premiere 19. March 2005, Lukaskirche, Munich) - church opera over the holy Augustinus, text: Winfried Böhm.

Concert hall for children and young people:

  • Four musical fables after texts of Michael end, szenisch or as radio play to specify
    • the Lindwurm and the butterfly or the strange exchange (1980, premiere 11. January 1981, theatre at the Haidplatz of the city theatre Regensburg)
    • Tranquilla trample-faithfully, the persistent turtle (premiere 9. July 1981, city museum Munich)
    • the Ballade of Norbert neck-thickly or the naked Nashorn (premiere 23. September 1982, Rheini puppet theatre, Duesseldorf)
    • the fable of Filemon fold realm or the soccer world championship of the flies (premiere
  • the absent-minded eyeglass queue (1981) for storytellers, clarinet and Bordun, text: Michael end
  • of Josa with the Zauberfiedel (1985)
  • the Traumfresserchen (premiere 5. February 1991, theatre Bremen), libretto: Michael end
  • Peter Pan (1997), after J. M. Barrie
  • the forest children (1997-1998), “bag opera”, libretto: Rudolf Herfurtner
  • Pinocchio (premiere to 12. October 2002, city theatre Trier), after the novel Pinocchio of Carlo Collodi

play music and music for puppet theatres:

  • The robbers of Hiller (1975)
  • Wunschpunsch (1990)
  • Gauklermärchen (1998)
  • Momo (2002)

vowel works

  • the lighthouse (1962-1963) for Bariton and Hackbrett, revision 1997
  • Let Thy Song Love (1969) for Sopran and piano
  • Schulamit (1977-1990) for solo singers, choir and orchestra
  • Muspilli (1978) for Barion and instruments
  • a frog once a bull ( 1979), for solo singers, choir and orchestra Trödelmarkt
  • of the dreams ( 1984) saw, to song cycle
  • sound building site Klimperton (1996), music for school radio transmissions
  • of Sappho fragments (1997) for girl choir, flute and cello
  • Merseburger of spells (1997) for child choir and Blechbläser, Vertonung that Merseburger of spells
  • napkin Haiku (1997) for Sopran and chamber ensemble
  • Aias (2001) for for Mezzosopran, Bariton, spokeswoman and orchestra
  • holy night (2001) for Männersextett, speakers and instruments
  • Michael end Liederbuch (2002) for girl choir, cello and Schlagzeug
  • Gilgamesch (2002) for Bariton and instruments, after the Gilgamesch Epos

of orchestra works

  • fanfare (1970) for trumpets, bass drums and large drum
  • night singing (1974)
  • Munich (1990), Suite
  • Hintergründige thought of the erzbischöflichen Compositeurs Heinrich beaver with a Belau bird concert (1991)
  • the Chagall - Zylkus (1993) for clarinet and chamber orchestra
  • Pegasus 51 (1995) for Jazzschlagzeut and orchestra
  • fanfare (1996) for Blechbläser and bass drums
  • mystery canons (2000), treatment after Johann Sebastian brook
  • via Dolorosa (2001)
  • Bavariationen (2002)
  • Tarot XVI (2002) for strike ago and Zither

chamber music

  • Movements for A bend to Cat (1968) for oboe and bassoon
  • Pas de deux (1978) for two pianos
  • Natura morta con saltiero (1983), Quintett
  • Lilith (1987) for four strike ago and piano
  • note booklet for Tamino (1990) for eight flutes
  • Niobe (1995), Klaviertrio
  • devil Toccata (1995) for violin and four Schlagzeuger
  • Liocorno di Bomarzo (1997) for organ and Alphorn
  • book that A. the following honors:
  • 1968 the smelling pool of broadcasting corporations bunch price of the city Munich
  • 1971
the promotion price for music of the city Munich
1977 the Brünner price


the acknowledgment price of the city Salzburg
  • for its work „Niobe “and the scholarship of the mansion Massimo
  • 1978
  • the Schwabinger art price for music
  • 1988 the Raiffeisen Förderpreis 1997
  • the Werner Egk price, the art price of the city
  • Donauwörth
  • 2000 Bavarian poet valleys
  • , Literatenpreis of the residents of Munich tower writer
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smelling pool of broadcasting corporations brown among other things:

Shedding mountain, composer encyclopedia. 760 composers and their work

. Shedding mountain, Dortmund 2001
  • ISBN 3-611-00978-4, side 426f. Wilfried Hiller:
  • Lives, Opus
  • and documents on [www.pegasus51.de www.pegasus51.de] Gunter tear (Hrsg.): Theatre and music for children. Contributions and sources to Herfurtner, Hiller, Ponsioen, Schwaen, to the child play and figure theatre. (= child and youth culture, - literature and - media
  • ; Volume 12). Long, Frankfurt/Main and. A. 2001 ISBN 3-631-34484-8
  • Tranquilla trample-faithfully. (Schallplattencover). German Grammophon junior Stereo 2546 058, 1981
  • interviews: Bavaria alpha: Wilfried Hiller in the discussion with Susanne Schmerda
  • . Web left GEMA message 163: Change consciousness by fantasy
. Interview with Wilfried Hiller.
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