Appollon Musikoffizin OHG
Meßdorferstr. 177, 53123 Bonn
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Our Publishing House possesses a wide array of manuscripts and copies of remarkable works. They are regularly featured through scientifically-grounded, critical reports available to the public.
All our publications attest to high quality and expertise standards.
1. Only distinguished scientists and artists are entrusted with writing our research papers.
2. Publications are printed on high-quality recycled, biotop paper, using naturally- unbleached colors designed to absorb glaring-effects associated with spotlight-exposure.
3. We only publish music books written by authors with long-standing experience and expertise in the areas assigned to them.
4. Recording and producing our CDs involves strict compliance with standard regulations, subject to A. M. criteria developed by Apollon.
Our works meet the following criteria:
1. Creating first and new editions of historical music from both scientific and practical perspectives.
2. Publishing works by living contemporary composers from Germany and Austria.
3. Conducting research in the fields of music history and pedagogics.
4. Supporting young musicians.
Music is a cohesive element, for it creates pathways to those closest to us and binds us to the Highest Being. Igor Strawinsky
Prof. mult. Dr. Hermann Dechant
Hermann Dechant was born in Vienna in 1939. He studied in Vienna and Berlin, where he was taught by A. Nicolet. He further pursued composing and conducting in Würzburg and music science and cultural history in Erlangen and Regensburg, where he earned a Ph. D.
From 1960 to 1973 he performed flute as a soloist with the Bamberger Symphony Orchestra. In 1968 he took over the leadership of The Federal Youth Orchestra. Later on, in 1972, he held a leading position running the “Young Musicians” cycle of federal chamber music courses.
In 1973, Hermann Dechant was appointed conductor of the Music Academy Orchestra in Würzburg and became conducting professor.
Between 1985 and 1999 he ran the Bamberg Oratory Choir, gave an array of concerts in 77 countries and worked as a tenured professor both in Austria and Thailand.
Translated into the Russian language in 2001, his work “Directing: Theory and Praxis of Music Interpretation”, has become the official textbook required by Russia´s music academies. Hermann Dechant was named Honorary Professor by the Culture Ministry of the Russian Federation.
During her majors in pedagogics and piano performance at Anton Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Margit Haider Dechant was awarded the prestigious Bösendorfer – Stipendium (Bösen-dorfer Scholarship). She continued her studies of applied piano performance at Mozarteum in Salzburg, obtaining a concert diploma.
After subsequently concluding her studies with Leonard Hokanson in Frankfurt/Main and Vitalij Margulis in Freiburg/Breisgau, she was appointed Professor for Piano Performance at Anton Bruckner University, Linz in 2005.
In December 2008, Margit Haider-Dechant submitted her doctoral thesis with the title: „Jo-seph Woelfl-Werkverzeichnis“ (“Works of Joseph Woelfl”) and earned her doctorate degree with distinction in March 2009.
Between 2001 and 2002, Margit Haider-Dechant held a visiting professorship at Mahidol University of Bangkok, Thailand, in addition to her position at Linz University. Until her re-tirement 2014 she taught Majors in Piano Performance at Anton Bruckner University in Linz. Many awardees of national and international performance competitions are found among her students.
Margit Haider-Dechant performed in countless recitals worldwide, including several live broadcasts by local broadcasting stations (Bangkok, Moscow, Nicosia), many of them record-ings (ORF, Bayerischer Rundfunk). Her discography includes various CD recordings, among them several for Fontec, the largest record company in Japan. Her release of the CD „Wagner für Tasten“ (“Wagner for piano“) led to an invitation by Wolfgang Wagner to perform in Villa Wahnfried, Bayreuth.
Margit Haider-Dechant’s concert repertoire covers a wide range from baroque to contempo-rary classical music. She is especially devoted to performing on historical instruments and de-veloped a special affinity for the virtuoso piano music of the 19th century, especially Charles-Valentin Alkan, Erik Satie, Groupe des Six, Olivier Messiaen and the Austrian contemporary literature. Special milestones of her performing career included the first public performance of Alkan`s „Concert sans orchestre“ Op. 39, a work deemed impossible to perform by contempo-raries, at the 1990 “Festival Alkan” in Paris and the world premiere of Ludwig van Beetho-ven’s Piano Concerto No. 6 in Bonn, Beethoven`s birthplace.
In 2011, Margit Haider-Dechant founded the “Internationale Joseph Woelfl Gesellschaft” (IJWG) in collaboration with other musicians and musicologists. She presides as a chairwoman since then. In 2015, the Joseph-Woelfl-Gesellschaft Bonn e.V was founded, Margit Haider-Dechant serving as president.
Awards: 1998: Honorary Member of the Richard Wagner Association Barcelona, Spain. 2000: Honorary Professorship of the Russian Federation, June 25, 2015, Grand Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria, awarded by the President of the Republic of Austria.