Peter Mieg studied art and music history, German literature and archaeology at the Universities of Zurich, Basel and Paris. He also took piano lessons from Emil Frey and composition lessons with Frank Martin. Peter Mieg worked as an art critic, painter and writer. From 1950 he devoted himself mainly to composition. He is inspired by the composers Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Eric Satie, Béla Bartók and Igor Stravinsky. The flute and piano are his favourite instruments.
Peter Mieg, the painter
The first exhibition took place in 1939 in the Kunsthalle Basel. However, it remained without reconance because of the outbreak of war. Mieg needed a few hours for a picture and months for a composition. He preferred watercolors - a composition full of light and air. In 1961 an exhibition took place in the Lenzburger Rathausgalerie. Mieg was full of doubt. However, the exhibition became a great success, encouraging Mieg to continue painting. His pictures are full of light, life and color.
Peter Mieg, the publicist
Peter Mieg wrote in daily newspapers such as the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tages-Anzeiger, Bund, Basler Nachrichten and others about exhibitions, concerts in Germany and abroad. He wrote reviews for renowned journals. His written estate is considerable. There are reviews, introductions, reflections, essays, glosses and analyzes.
Chamber Music for Flute by Peter Mieg (not complete):
Etüden-Improvisation for Flauto traverso (1956)
Petite Marche pour Etienne, Scherzo, Andantino for Flute solo (1966)
Morceau élégant («Fantaisie») for Flute and harp (1969)
«Les Humeurs de Salis» for Flute and harpsichord (1970)
«Les Plaisirs de Rued» for flute solo (1971)
«Les Charmes de Lostorf» for two flutes (1971)
«Les Jouissances de Mauensee» for three flutes (1971/72)
Die Stiftung Peter Mieg
Die Stiftung Peter Mieg bewahrt das Andenken an den Künstler. Sie kümmert sich um die Erhaltung des vielseitigen Lebenswerks, das neben Bildern und Kompositionen auch sein literarisches, belletristisches, autobiographisches und feuilletonistisches Schaffen umfasst. Sie befindet sich am Wohnort des Künstlers in Lenzburg, Kanton Aargau.