[Berg, Alban. (1885 - 1935)] Apostel, Hans Erich. (1901 - 1972)
Autograph Musical Quotation
AMQS from the German-born Austrian composer, a student of Schoenberg and Berg whose music was described as "degenerate" by the Nazis but who lived in Vienna until his death. Two detailed measures marked "Grave" from his "Hippokrates," with the text "Ars longa, vita brevis!" signed and dated 1966. On paper mounted to card, 8 x 13 cm. Fine.
Apostel was active as a pianist, accompanist, and conductor of contemporary music in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. After the war, he was prominent in the Austrian branch of the Gesellschaft für Neue Musik, of which he was president from 1947 to 1950.
He was an editor for the Universal Edition, and was responsible for new editions of the operas of Alban Berg: Wozzeck (published in 1955) and Lulu (published in 1963).