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Ernst Vogel was born on 1 March 1926 in Stockerau (Austria). He was the grandson of Ernst Vogel (1871-1948), a manufacturer of water pumps. Therefore the composer Ernst Vogel is often referred to as "the younger".
Ernst Vogel mainly worked as a businessman for the water pump company of his family, but he was also passionate for motor sports and music. In 1948 Ernst Vogel participated in a motorbike race for the first time. In 1954 he suffered a serious leg injury and had to switch to car racing. He finished his active motor sports career in 1959, but was still involved as an official in the Austrian motor sports activities and was co-founder of the Austrian motoring association.
In terms of music Ernst Vogel studied privately composition, church music and piano under Josef Lechthaler and Felix Petyrek since 1945, and also attended a master class with Paul Hindemith. He mainly composed music for orchestra and chamber ensembles. His output includes concertos for violin (three in total: 1957, 1968, 1983), cello, double bass, piano, organ and saxophone, 2 symphonies, orchestral works, two string quartets, a piano trio and songs. Ernst Vogel was also president of the "Wiener Singakademie", vice-president of the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra and member of the board of the Austrian Composers' Association ÖKB and the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft.
Ernst Vogel died on 29 November 1990 in Vöcklabruck (Austria).
In my possession are a few documents from the estate of Ernst Vogel which include:
B) books / articles
Sengstschmid, Johann: Grundlagen der Klangreihenlehre (1968). 64 pages. Private print. With handwritten letter to Ernst Vogel
Sengstschmid, Johann: Das klangliche Material im Musikschaffen unserer Zeit (1966). Sonderauflage aus dem Tätigkeitsbericht über das Schuljahr 1965/66. 18 pages. manuscript
Wilcek, Walter: Unterrichtskassette zum Thema „Rhythmus“ - Protokoll einer Unterrichtsstunde. 6 pages plus copies of the music examples. Copy of the manuscript
Blaimschein, Franz: Unterrichtskassette zum Thema "elektroakustische Musik". 5 pages. Copy of manuscript
Chortexte - Zusammenstellung im Auftrag der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Musikerzieher Österreichs. Collection of 102 poems sorted in topics. Manuscript, 30 pages
Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF): Internationales TV-Workshop 1969 - "Konjugationen 3" von Helmut Eder und Rudolf Bayr. Beiträge zur "television totale". Manuscript for a theatre workshop where composers could set a small text to music. 12 pages
Press release of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) about the film „Hallelujah“ by Mauricio Kagel, 1969. 7 pages
C) documents about motor sports
manuscript of recommendations by the ÖAMTC (the Austrian automobile club) for the budget committee from 1970