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Otto Ketting

Otto Ketting

Otto Ketting


Otto Ketting was born in Amsterdam on September 3, 1935. He studied trumpet at the Conservatory of The Hague, and composition with Karl Amadeus Hartmann in Munich. He was active as a trumpet player for several years with, among others, the Residentie Orkest in The Hague. Ketting was professor of composition at the Rotterdam Conservatory from 1967 to 1971 and at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague from 1971 to 1974. From 1978 to 1991 he conducted contemporary music ensembles at the Rotterdam Conservatory. Read more on Last.fm
Otto Ketting was born in Amsterdam on September 3, 1935. He studied trumpet at the Conservatory of The Hague, and composition with Karl Amadeus Hartmann in Munich. He was active as a trumpet player for several years with, among others, the Residentie Orkest in The Hague. Ketting was professor of composition at the Rotterdam Conservatory from 1967 to 1971 and at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague from 1971 to 1974. From 1978 to 1991 he conducted contemporary music ensembles at the Rotterdam Conservatory.

As a conductor Ketting has performed with various orchestras, performing his own compositions as well as works by other contemporary composers. One of his most successful works is Time machine (1972). It received performances during the ISCM Festival of 1974, and furthermore in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, San Francisco, La Rochelle, Liverpool, Munich, Hannover, Vienna, Hong Kong and various places in The Netherlands. The Symphony for saxophones and orchestra was broadcasted by radio stations in 25 countries, and conducted by Ernest Bour in the Warsaw Autumn Festival. Ketting wrote three operas: Dummies (1974), O, gij, rhinoceros (O, thou rhinoceros) (1977) and Ithaka (1986), which premiered as opening performance of the new Amsterdam Opera House (Het Muziektheater) in September 1986. In October 1990 the composer himself conducted the première of the Symphony no.

3 (1990) with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. In 1994 he completed a four-piece composition written for ensemble: De overtocht (The Passage, 1992), Het oponthoud (The Delay, 1993), De aankomst Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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