SOLILOQUIA SANCTI AURELII AUGUSTINI
Klaus Huber was born in 1924 in Berne. He spent two years as primary-school teacher before beginning his musical studies at the Zurich Conservatory, where his teachers were Stefi Geyer for violin and his godfather Willy Burkhard for theory and composition. In due course he became a violin teacher at the Zurich Conservatory and it was then that he began composing. His style, which grew out of Burkhard's advanced neo-baroque idiom, is definitely influenced by serial thought - the time structures often involve mathematical proportions, particularly geometrically derived progressions, later absorbing many other ideas, from Cage and aleatoric music to post-serial and post-modern patterns - but remains essentially constant, while increasingly freeing itself from tradition. Commitment is of crucial importance to Huber, whether it be external commitment to the humiliated and oppressed or internal commitment to new forms of expression, and he makes no essential difference between pure music and music based on a definite message. Klaus Huber himself speaks of "Bekenntnismusik" (music as creed).
Klaus Huber (*1924)
H. Lukomska (Sopran), S. Klare (Alt), D. Ahlstedt (Tenor), B. McDaniel (Bariton), H. G. Ahrens (Bass), Chor- und Symphonie-Orchester des BayerischenRundfunks München, J. Schmidhuber (Choreinstudierung), H. Zender (Leitung).
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