ODE AN DAS ENGADIN, SUITE FÜR QUINTETT AUSGEWÄHLTE KLAVIERWERKE MORGENSTERN-LIEDER DIE SEIFENBLASE, 14 LIEDMINIATUREN ZU TEXTEN VON JOACHIM RINGELNATZ ZWEI RÄTOROMANISCHE LIEDER AUF TEXTE VON ARTUR CAFLISCH DIVERSE RÄTOROMANISCHE CHORLIEDER
She has witnessed a whole century of music and world history. Anne Roth-Dalbert, by profession pianist, conductor and composer, celebrated her 100th birthday on 12 October 2000. Music was and remains her elixir of life. In the Engadine, where she has lived since her marriage, she has been a pioneer in building up the local music life. And today, she still sits daily at her piano, improvising and composing. In 2000 Anny Roth-Dalbert was commissioned to write a new work for the Festival of the Swiss Musicians' Association in the Engadine. It is a work for flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello - a combination that is unusual for the composer. An 'Ode to the Engadine', cast in suite form, was the result: a depiction of nature and of different moods, as in the movement The Light of the Moon. Here too, linearity is the key; all five instruments are used throughout, while the extended tonality at times is reminiscent of Anton von Webern. A keen tonal imagination and colourful effects give this work its unmistakable character.
Anny Roth-Dalbert (1900-2004)
Ensemble Opera Nova, Risch Biert (Klavier), Martina Bovet (Sopran), Claudio Danuser (Bariton), Diverse Bündner Chöre.
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