Matthias Weilenmann

Matthias Weilenmann

COLORI - Neue Schweizer Musik für Blockflöte

The works united on this CD were all written in the last 40 years and belong amongst the most important Swiss compositions in the recorder repertoire. Despite the varied origins and styles of their composers, they nevertheless display common traits. Characteristic for them all are clear, comprehensible formal structures and melodic concepts. All these works, in different ways, also utilize idea...

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Max E Keller .

Max E Keller .

Komponisten-Portrait

The political impetus and a provocative breaking-out of the autonomy of Art remained constant features in Max E. Keller's composing. One will often find passages in his works in which a particular parameter remains static, in order that the others might be all the more prominent. If it is a rhythm, then there is either a repetition of short patterns or even a simple pulse, which bring...

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Mela Meierhans

Mela Meierhans

Komponistinnen-Portrait

I love layers, as you experience them when you look at the mountains: Here is a first little hill, behind it there are many more. It is a multi-dimensional space, similar to the one that is created when you compose. The way to it leads via one's hearing. That is something that I need every day. If I can't cultivate that, then life is very difficult for me. That explains, perhaps, my closeness t...

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Michael Jarrell

Michael Jarrell

INSTANTANÉSASSONANCE IIASSONANCE VD’OMBRES LOINTAINES

Michel Jarrell was born in Geneva. Having been attracted to both art and music ("Music was always more important to me... I have hesitated at some point."), he decided on Geneva Conservatory, where he attended the music theory classes of Eric Gaudibert and studied composition under Klaus Huber in Freiburg im Breisgau. ("I owe him everything, especially for his transference of ski...

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Michael Pelzel

Michael Pelzel

Komponisten-Portrait

“Just listen carefully! And let yourself be swept along!” is what one would most like to say about Michael Pelzel’s music, and then forgo any further commentary or attempt to talk about it. This is rare in contemporary music! Usually, there’s a lot that has to be explained, suitable metaphors have to be sought to try and convey what to listen for, and you have to keep telling the listener to ...

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Michel Roth

Michel Roth

Komponisten-Portrait

Ambiguities, mirror images and shifts in perspective play an important role in the work of Michel Roth. They are a source of inspiration and can be quite varied in their origins. In many ways they provide the impetus for musical structures whose content often suggests itself in eloquent, but also hermetic titles. Without offering any immediate reference to the nature of the music, these structu...

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Michel Tabachnik

Michel Tabachnik

LE PACTE DES ONZECOSMOGONIE POUR UNE ROSE

Michel Tabachnik was born in Geneva in 1942. He completed his piano, composition and conducting studies at the Geneva Conservatoire while still very young and then wrote his first scores. Fascinated by analysis and wishing to deepen his knowledge of the techniques of contemporary language he followed the courses of Pousseur, Stockhausen and Boulez at Darmstadt, then at Basle where Pierre Boulez...

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Mircea Ardeleanu

Mircea Ardeleanu

Mircea Ardeleanu was born in Clausenburg in Rumania and studied percussion in his home town and in Basle, where he has lived since then. In 1978, he received the First Prize in the solo section of the 'Concours National Bukarest' and a year later the First Prize at the international 'Gaudeamus' Competition in Rotterdam. He has worked freelance since completing his two solo exams and in his conc...

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Mischa Käser

Mischa Käser

Komponisten-Portrait

When Mischa Käser takes poetic texts to set, then he shows a distinct preference for those that were produced wilfully, as reject material, or which are usually dismissed by others. He has set poems by Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Ernst Jandl and Robert Walser, folk texts, even Samual Beckett's mirlitonnades and other word texts of similar consequence. Käser seems to have a mistrust of sham serious...

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Mondrian Ensemble

Mondrian Ensemble

Interpreten-Portrait

Whoever wrote a string trio during the 20th century usually had something urgent to say. Perhaps that is why the string trio today is such an immodest genre. While string quartets almost of their own accord demand to be heard in each other's company, the string trio prefers to remain alone. Due to its strongly extravagant character, it looks down on other works of its kind. It almost seems as i...

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Nadir Vassena

Nadir Vassena

Komponisten- Portrait

"Music, like all the arts, does not have to believe in the truth of its objects. But one is nevertheless compelled to comprehend its sense and to interpret it anew, constantly. It is in precisely this activity - mine as a composer, yours as a listener - that always differs from that which went before, and through which, little by little, music acquires a new, inner sense, in which new obje...

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Norbert Moret

Norbert Moret

TROIS PIECES

Norbert Moret was born into a farmers family in Ménières (Haute-Broye, Freiburg). He completed his undergraduate studies at the 'Collège Saint-Michel' in Freiburg. He studied piano, theory of harmony and Gregorian chants at Freiburg Conservatory. From 1948 until 1950 he lived in Paris where he studied under Olivier Messiaen, Arthur Honegger, Guy de Lioncourt and René Leibowitz. From 1950 until ...

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Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain

Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain

The 'The Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain'  (NEC) celebrated its tenth anniversary in January 2005. This group was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds, and presents the many facets of contemporary music to a large, faithful audience. It performs music by the great composers such as Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Berio, Ligeti, Carter, Pousseur, Holliger and Denisov, alongside music by composers of our own g...

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Olivier Darbellay

Olivier Darbellay

Zeitgenössische Musik für Horn

For me as an interpreter, the role of the natural horn in contemporary music is particularly appealing: during my studies, I occupied myself intensively with today's literature for the modern horn as well as with the Baroque and Classical repertoires for the natural horn, so it comes as a matter of course that there should be a kind of synthesis of these superficially so very different wor...

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Patricia Jünger

Patricia Jünger

Komponistinnen-Portrait

The emancipation of creative, intelligent women is a central theme of Patricia Jünger's work. For Patricia Jünger is convinced of the necessity that '...compositions should also have social and/or political themes as their content - themes that urgently require a public discourse...'. She then mentions Luigi Nono and Hanns Eisler as two examples of 'the aesthetic realization of concept and theo...

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Paul Glass

Paul Glass

SINFONIA NR. 3QUARTETTO I PER ARCHICINQUE PEZZI PER PIANOFORTELAMENTO DELL’ ACQUA

Paul Glass was born in Los Angeles. In 1956 he received his diploma from the University of Southern California. At that time he studied with Boris Blacher, Ingolf Dahl and Hugo Friedhofer. He later studied with Goffredo Petrassi in Rome, Roger Sessions in Princetown, and Witold Lutoslawski in Warsaw. In 1962 he returned to the United States where he wrote music for film and concerts. Whilst in ...

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Paul Müller-Zürich

Paul Müller-Zürich

A. Morf (Klarinette), J. Eichenberger, Shu-Ching Wu

Paul Müller's output as a composer spans almost seven decades. With the exception of the Trio for strings, all pieces on this Compact Disc are late works. At first indebted to the late Romantic tradition, his music evolved harmonically, gradually loosening the bonds of functional harmony to reach a free tonality both diatonic and richly chromatic. He makes no use of serial techniques; although ...

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Pierre Mariétan

Pierre Mariétan

CLAIR-OBSCURMUSICA DI GANDRIALE CORPS DES CORSQUIET AND STRONGIMAGES DU TEMPS

Born in Monthey in 1935, Pierre Mariétan studied at the Conservatories of Geneva and Venice, at the "Hochschule für Musik" in Cologne with B. Aloïs Zimmermann and at the Music Academy in Basle with Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Besides composing, he has worked for the past twenty years on the aesthetics of sound in the environment. He is concerned with the relationship betw...

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Quatuor Sine Nomine

Quatuor Sine Nomine

QUATUORS A CORDES SUISSES ROMANDS DE NOTRE TEMPS

The Sine Nomine Quartet was founded in Lausanne in 1982, and comprises Patrick Genet and François Gottraux (violins), Nicolas Pache (viola) and Marc Jaermann (cello). In the Evian international competition in 1985, they won not only first prize but also the jury prize and the press prize. In 1987, they were prize-winners in the first Borciani à Reggio Emilia Competition. Since then, the Sine No...

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