Rhapsodische Kammermusik aus der Schweiz

Rhapsodische Kammermusik aus der Schweiz

Ernst Levy (1895-1981); Hermann Suter (1870-1926); Frank Martin (1890-1974)

The three works on this CD - by Ernst Levy, Frank Martin and Hermann Suter - are here recorded for the very first time, and are significant in the context of the development of Swiss chamber music for strings in the first half of the 20th century. They reflect with exemplary clarity both the very different attitudes prevalent in Swiss musical thinking of their time, and the then concentration o...

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Rico Gubler

Rico Gubler

Rico Gubler als Interpret und Komponist (*1972)

Filigree sound colours from violin, clarinet, saxophone and piano; diffuse transitional sounds situated somewhere between crystalline harmonics and “ordinario” tones; glissandi; then suddenly the music comes sharply into focus. For a moment we hear a blissful waltz as if transported back to the time of Joseph Lanner. But in the next moment, only the gestures of the music remain – rudimentary ...

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Sándor Veress

Sándor Veress

Klavierwerke

In the 1930s, Sàndor Veress concentrated on musical pedagogy, in which he saw the central task as not just music education, but cultural education, educating the whole person. He was convinced that by not just concentrating on the manual, technical aspects of playing, but by recognizing and engaging with elementary musical phenomena, a person’s taste would be educated to such an extent th...

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Schweizer Musik für Flöte und Klavier

Schweizer Musik für Flöte und Klavier

Schweizer Musik für Flöte und Klavier aus der Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts

The pieces to be heard here cannot be ascribed to any single, specific style. They are, however, connected through the context in which they were written, having all been composed in Switzerland in the mid-20th century. Together, they give a broad reflection of the compositional tendencies on the Swiss music scene of the day. None of the composers represented here can be regarded as in any way ...

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Schweizer Oktett

Schweizer Oktett

Heimwärts

For over ten years, the Swiss Octet has united eight outstanding musicians in a unique body of sound. All of them obtained their concert and soloist's diplomas at Swiss conservatories, and today are members of numerous Swiss orchestras (including the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Basle Symphony Orchestra, the Winterthur City Orchestra, the Basle Chamber Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Strin...

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Solissimo

Solissimo

Werke für Tuba und Ensembles

"The tuba is a young instrument in the history of music. But at the same time, hardly any other instrument has developed so much in the past decades, both in terms of its construction and in the technical possibilities of its performers. The musical possibilities of this instrument today encompass a vast spectrum, and it pays to discover them. I wanted to make a CD in which the tuba communicat...

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Swiss Made

Swiss Made

Altes und Neues für Blockflöten

The program takes us to the first half of the 16th century: a time when Swiss representatives of Humanism were gathering together collections of music, such as Johannes Heer from Canton Glarus (freshly returned from Paris), Johannes von Salis from the Grisons, or Bonifacius Amerbach from Basle. These were remarkable efforts, made by music lovers so that they might have at their disposal in Swit...

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Theodor Fröhlich

Theodor Fröhlich

SECHS ELEGIEN FÜR KLAVIER

Theodor Fröhlich was found dead in the river Aar between Brugg and Lauffohr. There are many possible explanations for his premature death at the early age of thirty three. He was beset with financial difficulties and he did not find happiness in his married life. More importantly, his numerous teaching duties prevented him from pursuing his own creative work - in his own words "a terrible ...

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Urs Joseph Flury

Urs Joseph Flury

Vineta, Cellokonzert, Sinfonietta

Although Urs Joseph Flury's compositional oeuvre stands in the neo-Romantic/Impressionist tradition, it has its own, individual, tonal language. Besides chamber music and orchestral works, it includes instrumental concerti, songs and choral works. Urs Joseph Flury also devotes much energy to editing and reconstructing little-known treasures and rarities from the past. For example, he has edited...

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Wenn einer in den Spiegel siehet ...

Wenn einer in den Spiegel siehet ...

Zeitgenössische Gitarrenmusik

The guitar is a mirror, its music the light from your inner being reflected in it: this is how I would like you to understand my music Have it exaggerate darkness and light, distance and proximity, and let it lose itself in the depths of your space and time, so that you may find it again one day in an hour of tranquillity.' (Christoph Jäggin)

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