Birth of his son

World premiere of the new version of the Simplicius Simplicissimus

World premiere (July 9) of the new version of “Simplicius Simplicissimus” at the Nationaltheater Mannheim (conductor: Karl Fischer, production: Joachim Klaiber and stage: Paul Walter)

Grand Art Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Performance of the 6th symphony at the IGNM festival in Zurich

Offer of a professorship at the Staatliche Musikhochschule Köln (rejected)

World premiere (22 June) of the new version of the 1st Symphony “Versuch eines Requiems” by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Wiener Festwochen (conductor: Nino Sanzogno and soloist: Hilde Rössel-Majdan)

  • Year
  • 1957

Awarding of the Schönberg Medal

Awarding of the Schönberg Medal of the IGNM (International Society for New Music)

Separation from the Süddeutscher Musikverlag Willy Müller in Heidelberg; start of the exclusive cooperation with B. Schott’s Söhne in Mainz

  • Year
  • 1954

Member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin (West)

Appointment as member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin (West)

World premiere (June 26) of “Lamento” for soprano and piano (arranged excerpts from “Friede Anno 48” of 1936/37) on the island of Mainau in Lake Constance (soloists: Annelies Kupper and Carl Seemann)

  • Year
  • 1955

World premiere of the 7th Symphony

World premiere (March 15) of the 7th Symphony in Hamburg with the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra (conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt)

Ludwig-Spohr-Prize of the city of Braunschweig; new version of the “Concerto funebre” in gratitude, its first performance takes place at the Braunschweig Festival of New Chamber Music on November 12 in the same year

  • Year
  • 1959