Otto Ketting

Born: 1935, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Music should be about emotions and experiences, time and surroundings -besides being about music - no matter to what extent these are concealed or stylized.

The son of a composer, Ketting studied trumpet at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and composition with his father. He played trumpet in the Hague Residentie-Orkest for seven years, before quitting for further composition study with Karl Amadeus Hartmann in Munich. Writing from a modernist perspective that takes in tonality and atonality equally, Ketting has created works in most genres of classical music, from symphonies to solo piano works, including a number of film scores. His opera Ithaka was composed for the official opening of the Amsterdam Muziektheater in 1986

Date / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1957 Due canzoni per orchestra 3.50 stars 4 LP
Due canzoni per orchestra Comments:
Residentie Orkest cond. Hans Vonk
1965-1970 ?? Discorsi Capricciosi Per 12 Fiati E Percussione 3.50 stars LP
Discorsi Capricciosi Per 12 Fiati E Percussione Comments:
Concertgebouw Orchestra cond. Erich Leinsdorf