Jean-Jacques Dünki

Jean-Jacques Dünki

UN SOUVENIR DE L.HOMMAGES À L.C.TÉTRAPTÉRONKAMMERSTÜCKE II, III, VI, VII

Jean-Jacques Dünki was born in Aarau. He studied piano to soloist level with Rolf Mäser at the 'Musikakademie Basel' (Basel Academy of Music). He also studied in Berlin, London, New York and Baltimore with Leon Fleisher, Peter Feuchtwanger and Charles Rosen and others. He attended piano courses given by Maurizio Pollini, Claude Helffer and Edith Picht-Axenfeld, conducting with Michael Gielen an...

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Jean-Luc Darbellay

Jean-Luc Darbellay

Komponisten-Portrait

"When I'm composing, I always first have pictures in my head, and sounds only after that" said Jean-Luc Darbellay before the opening of an exhibition of his own photographs, which were featured along with his compositions at the Bernese festival "L'art pour l'Aar" in 2007. He likes to wander through nature as well as through more metaphorical, spiritual-cultural landscapes i...

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Josef Haselbach

Josef Haselbach

ANIMA DI BRONZOABENDLIEDALLELUJA IIPIANO, PIANOTANZLIEDABENDLIEDLEPORELLOS TRAUM

Josef Haselbach, born in 1936 in Gams (canton of St. Gall), began his musical training as a working student at the Zurich Music Academy while simultaneously studying musicology with Kurt von Fischer, psychology and philosophy at Zurich University. From 1946-1968 he was a composition pupil of Klaus Huber at the Basle Music Academy. Here, in concerts, seminars and personal meetings he became acqu...

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Jost Meier

Jost Meier

ASCONAMUSIQUE POUR TROMBONE ET ORCHESTRETRIO POUR CLARINETTE, VIOLONCELLE ET PIANOLAMENTATIONSVARIATIONS POUR VIOLON SEUL

Jost Meier was born in Solothurn. Following his Matura, he studied composition, conducting and violoncello under the tutelage of Rolf Looser at the conservatory in Berne. In 1964, Jost Meier became a cellist with the Tonhalleorchester Zürich and the Camerata Bern. From 1968 until 1980 he was the principal conductor of the Bieler Orchestergesellschaft and the musical theatre, changing in 1980 to...

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Julien-François Zbinden

Julien-François Zbinden

LEMANIC 70, OP. 48

Julien –François Zbinden was born in 1917 at Rolle (Vaud). The work of Zbinden consists of more than a hundred compositions of all kinds including an opera, an oratorio, two symphonies, several concertos and a considerable number of choral works as well as music for the radio, for the stage and for films. Zbinden’s works have been performed in many international musical centres and...

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Jürg Frey

Jürg Frey

Komponisten-Protrait

Three pieces from Jürg Frey’s recent oeuvre are to be found on this portrait CD. These pieces are linked to each other in many ways – through their instrumentation (saxophone quartet or piano quartet), through their forms (canons, repetitions, chordal patterns and a degree of singlemindedness), through their harmonic structures and the shape of their lines, their slow tempi and their quietness,...

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Jürg Wyttenbach

Jürg Wyttenbach

SERENADE IN LUFTSCHLÖSSERNInstrumentale und vokale TheaterstückeSERENADE, TROIS CHANSONS VIOLÉES, LAMENTOROSO,D(H)OMMAGE ODER FREU(N)DE! NICHT DIESE TÖNE..., ENCORE.

Born in 1935 in Berne, Wyttenbach studied in Berne and Paris. He lives in Basle, where he teaches contemporary music and piano at the Music Academy. He directs the Ensemble der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (IGNM) Basle and, with  Heinz Holliger and Rudolf Kelterborn, organizes the Basle Music Forum symphony concert. He conducts and plays with many well-known orchestras and e...

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Kammerorchester Basel

Kammerorchester Basel

HOMMAGE AN SCHUBERT

The present recording is intended as a hommage to Schubert on the 170th anniversary of his death. The tension here between the orchestral and the pianistic, the critical examination of the theme of endless wandering, of the idea of the opus ultimum and of the fragmentary - all this is the result of the consistent way in which the Chamber Orchestra of Basel (Serenata) conceives its programmes ar...

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Keller-Steinbrecher

Keller-Steinbrecher

musica riservata

In 1984/85, Heinrich Keller (flute) and Brigitta Steinbrecher (piano) started a series entitled musica riservata. The concert series immediately attracted considerable and lasting interest on the part of the public. For the present CD, the two musicians chose duos that were written for musica riservata and have been performed by them during the past few years. The core of this recording is...

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Klaus Huber

Klaus Huber

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 Bu...

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Klavierduo Adrienne Soós / Ivo Haag

Klavierduo Adrienne Soós / Ivo Haag

Werke für Klavierduo

"Contemporary music played an important role for us, right from the beginning of our duo activities. Since we took our first tentative steps as a duo during our studies in Budapest, where we were also able to play to György Kurtag on several occasions, it was natural that we should begin with his Jatekok. Soon after that, we took the step of commissioning a work for the first time. This wa...

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Kreuzende Wege

Kreuzende Wege

Komponistensekretariat Zürich, Ein interaktives Projekt

The five composers united in the Komponistensekretariat Zürich or Zurich Composers Group - Werner Bärtschi, Ulrich Gasser, Max E. Keller, Martin Sigrist and Peter Wettstein - decided in 1995 to turn their hitherto merely verbal dialogue into a musical one. They decided to compose one work each for chamber orchestra, but first demanded a musical contribution in some form from each of the others....

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Luiz Alves Da Silva

Luiz Alves Da Silva

SCHWEIZER KOMPOSITIONEN FÜR COUNTERTENORvon Hans Ulrich Lehmann, Andreas Stahl, Mischa Käser, Jürg Frey,Pelayo Arrizabalaga, Balz Trümpy und Conrad Steinmann.

The counter-tenor Luiz Alves da Silva was born in Brazil in 1964. In 1982 he won first prize in the Competition for Young Singers held by the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra. From 1983 to 1989, Luiz Alves da Silva studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Kurt Widmer. In 1989-90 he was a member of the International Opera Studio in Zurich. In Decembre 1990, Luiz Alves da Silva sang the title ...

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Lukas Langlotz

Lukas Langlotz

Missa Nova

There are extrovert composers and introverts. Lukas Langlotz belongs to the latter group. He does not like to speak about his works. Putting himself centre-stage is just as foreign to his nature as is gimmicky superficiality. Langlotz aims for depth, unequivocal concentration and a permeation of sounds that is as meditative as it is analytical; these sounds seem in his music at times completely...

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Mario Pagliarani

Mario Pagliarani

Komponisten-Portrait

"...The train will be arriving at any moment now. There is just enough time for a confession. I don't feel like a composer. Rather, I feel like someone who in his childhood was seized by the mysterious (and dangerous) fascination of music, and who has since then been trying desperately to account for it by the act of composition. How does music function? This collection of compositions rep...

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Martin Derungs

Martin Derungs

KONZERT FÜR VIOLINE UND ORCHESTERGIARSUNKONZERT FÜR BLOCKFLÖTE, KONTRABASS, CEMBALO UND STREICHER“SCENE TEATRALI” FÜR BLÄSEROKTETT

Martin Derungs was born in 1943 in Chur. He obtained his first musical instruction from his father and the 'Churer cantor' Lucius Juon. He was already attempting composition as a child. He studied at Zurich Conservatory and the 'Musikakademie Zürich' (Zurich Academy of Music), with organ under Luigi Favini, piano under Hans Andreae and composition under Paul Müller. In 1967 he acquired his dipl...

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Martin Jaggi

Martin Jaggi

Komponisten-Portrait

Martin Jaggi was born in Basel in 1978. He began playing the cello at the age of seven and was given his first composition lessons by his father, the composer Rudolf Jaggi. He studied composition with Rudolf Kelterborn from 1995 to 1996, and then from 1996 to 2000 he studied the cello with Reinhard Latzko and composition with Detlev Müller-Siemens at the Basel Music Academy. He then studied f...

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Mathias Steinauer

Mathias Steinauer

Komponisten-Portrait

There is a tension that is part and parcel of Mathias Steinauer's music. Here, notes, sounds and noises 'appear' time and again, from out of the flow of happenings, as if they would like to say something in particular. In these pieces, there are repeated, ambiguous relationships and contrasts: note and noise, distinct and indistinct, tonal and atonal, clear and vague. In patterns such as these,...

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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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