Aribert Reimann

German composer, pianist, accompanist, repetiteur, editor and teacher Aribert Reimann was born in Berlin on 4 March 1936. His teachers at the Musikhochschule Berlin included Boris Blacher and Ernst Pepping.

As a composer he became known for his literary operas, with settings including those of Grillparzer, Kafka, Lorca, Maeterlinck, Shakespeare and Strindberg. He also wrote songs, chamber and orchestral music.

He was professor of contemporary Lied at the Musikhochschule Hamburg (1974-1983) and at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin (1983-1998).

With Axel Bauni he co-edited Orfeo's Edition Zeitgenössisches Lied series.

Aribert Reimann died on 13 March 2024, aged eighty-eight.


A selection of articles about Aribert Reimann

Classical music news - March 2024 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month

Ensemble. The Panoply of Power - Aribert Reimann's 'Lear' at Salzburg, experienced by Giuseppe Pennisi

A Higher Standard - Malcolm Miller reports from the Wigmore Hall / Kohn Foundation International Song Competition

Ensemble. Consummate Skill - 'Hamlet' by Ambroise Thomas, heard by Maria Nockin

CD Spotlight. Superbly Cogent - A new recording of Schubert's 'Winterreise', reviewed by Howard Smith. '... Steve Davislim and Anthony Romaniuk have earned a place among the highest achievers ...'