Werner Thärichen 1921 - 2008

Werner Thärichen studied composition and conducting at the Music College (HdK) in Berlin * Percussionist and timpanist at the Berliner Volksoper and at the State Operas of Hamburg and Berlin * member of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1948 * Works feature a number of solo concertos with orchestra * 1954 Concerto for timpani and orchestra op.34 * 1964 Robert Schumann Prize of the City of Düsseldorf for Orchesterversammlung, a parliamentary debate among the members of an orchestra * Frequent performances as timpani soloist in his own concerto and as conductor in Germany and abroad

Works by Werner Thärichen include:
Concerto for timpani and orchestra op.34 (1954)
Octet op.40 (1960)
Concerto for oboe and orchestra op.46 (1967)