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

Honorary doctorate

World premiere of the 8th symphony

World premiere of the 8th symphony

World premiere (January 25) of the 8th Symphony in Cologne by the WDR Symphony Orchestra (conductor: Rafael Kubelik)

Performances of the 8th Symphony at the Venice Biennale, the IGNM Festival in Amsterdam, the International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt and at the Berliner Festwochen

World premiere of the ballet “Triptychon” by Heinz Rosen after the 7th Symphony during the opening ceremony of the rebuilt National Theatre in Munich

  • Year
  • 1963

Music Award of the City of Munich

Music Award of the City of Munich

Scenic premiere (October 20) of “Simplicius Simplicissimus” in Cologne (conductor: Richard Kraus, production: Erich Bormann and stage: Walter Gondolf)

World premiere of the “Konzert für Bläserensemble und Kontrabässe” [Concerto for Wind Ensemble and Double Basses], intermediate stage to the 5th Symphony, in Zurich by Hermann Scherchen

World premiere of the 2nd string quartet in Milan by the Végh-Quartett

  • Year
  • 1949