Ulrich Ristau

Ulrich Ristau, born in 1948, studied the Oboe in Dortmund and Cologne and after that for 6 years headed a music school. During this time he took extra-occupational harmonica lessons from Helmuth Herold in the harmonica world capital Trossingen (Germany) and developed a concept for an elementary music education, based on the harmonica and Orff instruments. He has been teaching this method at the music school Hannover since 1980. From his work at the music school developed the Carl-Orff-Ensemble, which uses Orff Schulwerk instruments (chromatic glockenspiels, xylophones, metallophones, chime bars, from soprano to bass) and additionally chromatic harmonicas, recorders and other instruments, if ensemble members play any (e.g. violin, saxophone, drum set). From the beginning there was a close relationship to SONOR, because Ulrich Ristau received the crucial impulse for his work in 1982 during a workshop of IGMF (International Society for music pedagogical training), which had been founded by SONOR. Concert tours followed, the furthest led the ensemble to Korea, as well as CD and video recordings. It was a special honor when in 1995 Lieselotte Orff, the famous composers widow and a supporter of the Orff Schulwerk approach, allowed the group to carry the name "Carl-Orff-Ensemble", which was bound to Ulrich Ristau being the conductor.
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SST 31131 Ulrich Ristau - Mosaik album art Orff-Instrumental-Ensemble Musikschule Hannover, Ulrich Ristau Orff-Instrumental-Ensemble Musikschule Hannover, Ulrich Ristau - Mosaik(CD) Sound-Star-Ton SST 31131 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
SST 31147 Ulrich Ristau - Tandem album art Carl Orff Ensemble*, Ulrich Ristau Carl Orff Ensemble*, Ulrich Ristau - Tandem(2xCD) Sound-Star-Ton SST 31147 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
SST 31166 Ulrich Ristau - Taktvoll album art Carl Orff Ensemble*, Ulrich Ristau Carl Orff Ensemble*, Ulrich Ristau - Taktvoll(CD) Sound-Star-Ton SST 31166 Germany 2010 Sell This Version