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• Hans (Hanuš) Winterberg studied in his native Prague with Fidelio F. Finke, Alexander Zemlinsky and Alois Hába
• Worked as a répétiteur
• Was deported to Terezín in 1945
• Emigrated to southern Germany in 1947 and worked for Bavarian Radio and the Richard Strauss Conservatory
• Composed orchestral works, ballets, vocal and chamber music
• His highly personal style fuses the polyrhythms of the Bohemian-Moravian tradition with contemporary trends such as dodecaphony, polytonality and impressionism
• Many of his compositions have a surreal, eerie subject and mood
• His compositional output was played and recorded on radio during his lifetime, but never published
• Under lock and key for several years after Winterberg’s death, it is now being made accessible and published for the first time by Boosey & Hawkes in cooperation with the Exilarte Center at the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the composer’s grandson

Hans Winterberg’s works include:
Sinfonia drammatica (Symphony No.1) (1934)
Piano Concerto No.1 (1948)
Suite for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and harpsichord, or piano (1959)
7 Neo-Impressionistic Pieces in 12 Tones (1973) for piano
Suite Theresienstadt (1944) for piano

Looking Ahead: Publication of first editions of sheet music. CDs of orchestral works with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Johannes Kalitzke, with Jonathan Powell; "Piano Music Volume Two" with Brigitte Helbig; songs with soprano Irena Troupová.

“I have finally found for myself, even if only in my more advanced years, a personal style that represents something new, akin to a free variation of serialism.” — Hans Winterberg

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