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Harald Banter (b1930)

Harald Banter was born in Gerd von Wysocki on 16 March 1930 in Berlin, the son of the artistic director of the Lindstrom-Odeon Record Company. He had his own training in recording with Berlin Radio and was a composition pupil of Johannes Pranschke and Georg Haentzschel. In 1950 he became a programme producer with North West German Radio in Cologne and two years later founded the Harald Banter Ensemble, later the Media-Band, working principally for West German Radio. In 1955 he took part in the UNESCO International Music Conference at Gravesano with Hermann Scherchen and the following year gave his first jazz concert at the Cologne Gürzenich with Albert Mangelsdorff and made a joint appearance with the Modern Jazz Quartet in the Light Music Week in Stuttgart, performing Gunther Schuller’s Twelve by Eleven. He went on to take composition lessons with Bernd Alois Zimmermann and in 1957 collaborated with Hans Werner Henze in the Visconti ballet Maratona, first performed in Cologne under Hans Rosbaud. In the following years came performances of Banter’s Kantate 58 in Cologne and the ballet Diana sorpresa at the Munich Gärtnerplatz Theatre.




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