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Who was Hans Rott?
The International Hans Rott Society

Hans Rott (1858 - 1884) was a Viennese composer whose short life ended at the age of 25 in a lunatic asylum. He was the favourite student of his organ teacher Anton Bruckner and a fellow student of Gustav Mahler - both recognized his outstanding talent already then.

Rott's Symphony No. 1 in E major, his most famous work, has been attracting a constantly growing circle of admirers worldwide since its rediscovery in 1989. There are several CD recordings available.

Since then, many other works for orchestra, vocal and chamber music have had their world premiere. Almost all of his existing performable compositions have been published already; further works will follow.

More detailed information about Hans Rott

Internationale Hans Rott Gesellschaft
c/o Institut für Musikwissenschaft der Universität Wien - Universitätscampus AAKH, Hof IX
Spitalgasse 2-4, A - 1090 Wien / Österreich