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Sound examples

Classic original Trautonium works
"Konzert für Mixturtrautonium & Orchester: Finale Moderato" (1952) Harald GenzmerPeter Pichler
00:00 / 01:29
"Suite de Danses pour Instruments Electroniques: Ostinato Accelerando" (1958) Harald Genzmer_Peter Pichler
00:00 / 02:44
"Sonate für Mixturtrautonium & Klavier: Scherzo" (1949) Harald GenzmerPeter Pichler
00:00 / 04:49
Film soundtracks
"AT THE FAIR" (2019)Peter Pichler
00:00 / 02:45
Dr. CaligariPeter Pichler
00:00 / 01:48
"The Birds" (1962) - Filmsounds mit Trautonium eingespieltPeter Pichler
00:00 / 00:55

Press reviews live performances

Keyboard Magazin

"This man plays the most difficult instrument in the world"

Bild Zeitung

"Peter Pichler is probably the greatest living Trautonium virtuoso"

Süddeutsche Zeitung

"Rich, eerie and ripe for horror: 90-year-old synthesizer visits Australia for first time"

The Guardian

"Peter Pichler creates incredibly captivating sounds at the Trautonium."

Allgäuer Zeitung


"...The sombre packaging might suggest that we’re in for a gruelling listening experience. Nothing could be further from the truth – this is a joyous disc and a perfect introduction to an electronic instrument with soul..."

Reviews classical recording

"As a musician, Pichler is also an interpreter and composing 'co-author', as his sound discoveries appear completely new and fresh in their originality throughout all the works on this CD....

It (the CD) sets a milestone for the reception of Trautonium and Genzmer."

"...Electronic music has arrived on its long journey into the present with its endless creative possibilities.
Reason enough to be fascinated once again by the first electronic-musical attempts. The CD with Genzmer works as interpreted by Peter Pichler easily achieves this."

"... How good that Pichler is now here (after Oskar Sala's death) and brings us closer to this forerunner of the synthesizer. Because without Trautonium there would have been neither pop greats like Kraftwerk or Depeche Mode..."

Video impressions

"Langsames Stück und Rondo für Mixturtrautonium" (1935) Paul Hindemith

"Concertino für Trautonium und Streichorchester " (1931) Paul Hindemith


Peter Pichler crosses borders between different music genres. His roots lie in punk. This is followed by classical musical training on the guitar and Renaissance lute in Salzburg, Augsburg and Karlsruhe up to concert maturity.

With the Trautonium, Pichler has a long-standing fascination for other, more individual tones and sounds, even beyond the well-tempered mood. It is the more advanced sounds that he generates for and with the father of the synthesizer. In addition, his work strives to explore and preserve the origins of electronic music in and from Germany and to bring them closer to a wider audience and, above all, to young music lovers. 

Pichler's concert tours take him throughout Germany, to the Netherlands, Italy and France and, for the first time in the instrument's history, out of Europe through Australia.

He is currently the only virtuoso who has mastered the mixed trautonium and performs live the classical works written specifically for this extraordinary instrument.

Classic Trautonium works repertoire

Paul Hindemith

1930: "Des kleinen Elektromusikers Lieblinge" Trios für 3 Trautonien (gespielt mit: Trautonium mit Loopmachine)

1931: "Concertino für Trautonium mit Begleitung des Streichorchesters" (auch mit Streichquintett)

1935: "Langsames Stück und Rondo" für Mixturtrautonium solo

Harald Genzmer

1938: "Konzert für Trautonium und Orchester"

1938: "Bass Solo in F" (Bearbeitung mit Orchester)

1949: Zwei "Sonaten für Trautonium und Piano"

1952: "Konzert für Mixturtrautonium und großes Orchester" (Bearbeitung: auch in kleiner Besetzung möglich)

1958: "Suite des Danses pour Instruments Electroniques" für Mixturtrautonium und Loopmachine

1968: "Kantante für Trautonium und Sopran"

Paul Dessau / Bertold Brecht

1943: "Deutsches Miserere" Oper mit Trautonium

1949: "Die Verurteilung des Lukullus" Oper mit Trautonium

Manuela Kerer

2016: "Feuernde Seele" für Mixturtrautonium und Orchester (auch in kleiner Besetzung möglich)

Dganit Elyakim

2019: "PlagiaRhythm" für Mixturtrautonium und gemischtes Ensemble (Violine, Viola, Cello, Kontrabass, Klavier, Percussion, Oboe)

Snezana Nesic

2019: "Tristia" für Mixturtrautonium und gemischtes Ensemble (Violine, Viola, Cello, Kontrabass, Klavier, Percussion, Oboe)

Alexander F. Müller

2019: "Missed Extiction" für Mixturtrautonium und gemischtes Ensemble (Violine, Viola, Cello, Kontrabass, Klavier, Percussion, Oboe)

Pictures high resolution 

Next Concerts

24. September 2023
Mougins, Frankreich
04. November 2023
Parma, Italien
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