Frédéric Bolli


Bolli was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds where he attended primary school. After completing his Matura in Frauenfeld, he went on to study mathematics and musicology at the University of Zurich. A self-taught composer, he also took voice instruction with Rudolf A. Hartmann and Ivan Neumann in Zurich and Elsa Seyfert in Constance, in addition to this he attended the master class of Maria Stader. He was later instructed in composition by the famous Zurich composer, musicologist and publisher Rolf Urs Ringger. His education in composition was rounded of by an educational trip to the English composer Ivan Moody in Lisbon. Frédéric Bolli is an author with the 'Schweizer Singbuchverlag'. He conducts the vocal ensemble 'più mosso' in Winterthur and 'dezibella' in Constance and lives on the Lake of Constance. He sang numerous parts for bass and baritone in opera productions by the 'Thurgauer Barockensemble' and the 'Operina-Ensemble'. He also sang in 'Europeras V' by John Cage and 'Arias' by Caroline Wilkins in Zurich (IGNM). He has performed his own chansons programme on radio as well as in various Swiss cities; various compositions for chorus have also been played on the Swiss national radio station 'Radio DRS-2'. Several works by Frédéric Bolli have been published by Pan-Verlag in Zurich. Bolli is a member of the Swiss Association of Musicians.

Frédéric Bolli
Stephansplatz 5
D-78462 Konstanz
Fon: +49 (0)7531 36 92 92 6



Klakofonie (2001/03)
for piano and chamber orchestra (
Order No: 6544, sFr. 114.00

Sonate in H (1981)
for piano (partly four-handed)
Order No: 6501, sFr. 29.00
Three movements; third movement four-handed.

Präludium, Fuga und Ciacona (1982)
for organ
Order No: 6508, sFr. 26.00

Ricercar super "Jesu, meine Freude" (1982)
for string orchestra
Order No: 6509, sFr. 16.00

Drei Lieder nach romantischen Gedichten (1982/83)
for three-part male a-cappella choir
Order No: 6532, sFr. 13.00
Texts: Novalis, Clemens Brentano, Ludwig Uhland.

Valse triste (1984)
for piano
Order No: 6502, sFr. 13.00

Drei Beatles-Songs (1984)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Order No: 6537, sFr. 13.00
Texts: John Lennon, Paul McCartney Yellow Submarine - The Fool on the Hill - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.

Zwei Inventionen (1985)
for harpsichord or piano
Order No: 6503, sFr. 13.00

Minimal Mass (1986)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Order No: 6530, sFr. 13.00

Pentagramm (1988)
for 5 strings (2vn, va, vc, db) and transverse flute
Order No: 6521, sFr. 55.00

Und auch ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (1988)
for bass and organ
Order No: 6541, sFr. 16.00

Pirouetten für fünf Klarinetten (1989)
for small Eb clarinet (poss. clar-b), clarinet in B, 2 Eb alto clarinets and bass clarinet in B
Order No: 6522, sFr. 16.00

Vier Klavierstücke (four piano pieces) (1990)
Order No: 6504, sFr. 18.00

Je suis ravi de vous revoir, Monsieur Ravel! (1990)
for flute, violin, violoncello and four-handed organ (or piano)
Order No: 6526, sFr. 26.00

Im Anfang war das Wort (1990/91)
for male choir and string quintet (
Order No: 6533, sFr. 55.00

Die Maus im Haus (1991)
for piano
Order No: 6505, sFr. 16.00
A three-movement sonatina.

Pavane pour flûte de Pan et cordes (pavane for panpipes and strings) (1991)
Order No: 6512, sFr. 21.00

Rülpsodie, schon blau (1992)
for clarinet (alternating cl-b and bcl) and piano
Order No: 6523, sFr. 26.00

Ich lag in einem Schlafe (1994/95)
for solo soprano, mixed choir and eorchestra (3fl/2tpt.2tbn/str)
Order No: 6534, sFr. 210.00
Texts by Emmy Hennings, Klabund, Richard Huelsenbeck and Hugo Ball.

Laura (1996/98)
Chamber opera crimi in four acts
Order No: 6513, sFr. 156.00
(Libretto: sFr. 20.-; € 20.-)
Texts: Frédéric Bolli Libretto by the composer. Score: Four singing roles: Laura, soprano; Marie, alto (mezzo); Elisa, soprano; Fabian, bass-baritone. Four instruments: Flute, violin, viola and bass clarinet in B (clarinet in B).

Gilbertiade (1999)
for chamber orchestra ( perc/str)
Order No: 6514, sFr. 62.00

Rondello per archi (2001)
Order No: 6515, sFr. 31.00

13zu2 (2000/02)
13 short piano pieces
Order No: 6507, sFr. 34.00

Sieben Volks- oder Studentenlieder und eine Zugabe (2003)
for mixed choir, partly with and partly without piano accompaniment
Order No: 6543, sFr. 60.00
Text: folksongs The text and melodies were taken from the volume ‘Allgemeines Deutsches Kommersbuch’ originally published by Hermann and Moritz in Schauenburg. The musical directors were Friedrich Silcher and Friedrich Erk. The choral parts are by Frédéric Bolli.

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