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The musical aesthetics of Frank Michael Beyer owe much to his childhood years in Greece The sure craftsmanship of his work as a composer, performer (organ, piano, conducting) and teacher is spiritually and sensually rooted in a 'classical' tendency towards formal synthesis of individual elements and in a sensual Mediterranean correlation of creative processes Even the titles of some of his compositions are revealing, such as Griechenland (Greece), Melos, Geburt des Tanzes (Birth of Dance) or Persephone Studied in Berlin and Leipzig Teacher at the Berlin Music College, where he founded the Institute for New Music in 1990 1986-2003 Director of the music department of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin His abundant oeuvre, of which church music makes up an important part, comprises works of all genres except opera

Works by Frank Michael Beyer include:
Fantasies for Strings on a Theme by J S Bach (1977)
Geburt des Tanzes (Birth of Dance) (1987) Ballet
Musik der Frühe (Music of Dawn) (1992/93) Concerto for violin and orchestra
Fuga fiammata (1999) for orchestra

"Frank Michael Beyer's music is challenging and inviting at the same time; it is music which, notwithstanding its dense structure, gives pleasure to the listener – it is music which is equally open to analysis, to aesthetic reflection and to an enjoyable listening experience." — Peter Becker

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