Prof. Werner Thärichen † 24th of April 2008
Born in 1921
former principal solo timpanist and orchestra board member for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Art prizes in Berlin and Düsseldorf
70 compositions, including:
Concerto for flute (premiere Celibidache/Nicolet)
Concerto for trombone and orchestra (premiere Matzerath/Haedler
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (premiere v. Matzcic/Heller)
Concerto for Violincello and Orchestra (premiere E. Jochurn/de Machula
First Piano Concerto (premier Karajan/Brendel)
Second Piano Concerto (premiere Celibidache/Sonoda)
Oboe Concerto (premiere Melles/Koch
Batrachomyomachia (Berliner Festwochen/Karajan)
Chamber opera Anaximander’s End (Berliner Festwochen/ Scherchen)
Periodically professor for orchestra conducting on the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, honorary professor at the Gei-Dai University, Tokyo.
Former chairman for the Berlin Composer Association and the German Drummer’s Association Percussion-Creative.
Author of the instructional book "Timpanist Training" for Timpani and Drums and two books "Paukenschläge" Furtwängler or Karajan
"Immer wieder Babylon-oder Musik als Sprache der Seele" (Always Babylon-or Music as Speech from the Soul)
Now president of the Wilhelm-Furtwängler- Conductor’-Workshop in Mürzzuschlag, Austria
Guest conductor for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Radio Symphony-Orchestra Berlin, Stuttgart, Munich, Dortmund, Tokyo, Riga, Vilnius...