Wilhelm Killmayer

21 August 1927, München - 20 August 2017, Starnberg

"Paradise is the opposite of abandonment, is being together."

"Music has nothing to do with the outer life, it is only a matter of inner life."
Wilhelm Killmayer

Wilhelm Killmayer composed a dozen solo piano compositions, his piano concerto "Sonanzen" (1997) and a lot of chamber music with piano.
Check out the PIANOVERSAL listening tips! Or browse for more details about Killmayer's'piano composititions in the PIANOVERSALRegister section.

 

 

 

 

 PIANOVERSAL listening tips: Wilhelm Killmayer

Here is an opportunity to hear Wilhelm Killmayer playing piano together with his composer colleague Wilfried Hiller performing his composition "Paradies":

"Paradies" for piano & three hands or for two pianos (1972)
Wilhelm Killmayer & Wilfried Hiller, piano
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Humour as an important factor in Killmayer's oeuvre:
"Caprice de Figaro" from 5 Romanzen (1989)
Nicolas Altstaedt, Cello and José Gallardo, piano
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"Agitated and complicated" and later "self-constricting", this is what Wilhelm Killmayer writes as a statement about his composition "An John Field - Nocturne I" (1975)
Siegfried Mauser, piano
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...and some chamber music for trumpet & piano:
Tre pezzi (1968)
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Danny Lee Miller, trumpet; piano: NN

Check out Killmayer's complete piano music in the PIANOVERSALRegister.

Wilhelm Killmayer: composer of the week No.3 / January 2018

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