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Daniel Glaus

Daniel Glaus

Sephiroth-Symphonien

For several years now, the system of the 'Sefirot', which is at the core of the practice of the Kabbalah, has itself stood at the centre of the compositional oeuvre of Daniel Glaus. The interpretation of this system has led to a complex of works in which Glaus seeks to contain all the possibilities for composing for solo and ensemble. The universal character of this project can be deduced from ...

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Daniel Ott - klangkörperklang

Daniel Ott - klangkörperklang

zum Klangkörper von Peter Zumthor

The Swiss Pavilion at the Expo 2000 is first and foremost an experience for the senses. Architecture, Lightscripts, Music Drinking and Eating and Sound Box Clothing combine to form a Gesamtkunstwerk, which is organised and sustained by the tension of an invisible mise-en-scene direction. It is a non-stop feature of the Sound Box, involving some 350 musicians from all around the world. All cultu...

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Daniel Schenker Quartet

Daniel Schenker Quartet

Jardim Botanico

Daniel Schenker lets us discover something that is otherwise pretty rare: the poetry of the trumpet. You've got to know your Chet Baker, but perhaps you also have to have soaked up Brazilian music in order to play the trumpet like Daniel Schenker. When he plays, he opens our ears to all the little nuances that he brings to life when he makes his trumpet 'speak' - and for him it is an instrument...

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Daniel Schnyder

Daniel Schnyder

Komponisten-Portrait

Daniel Schnyder was born in Zurich in 1961. He has lived in New York City since 1992, from where he has embarked upon a varied musical career as composer, saxophonist and flautist. Schnyder devotes himself in equal measure to jazz, improvised music and classical music. He belongs among the most active and most-played Swiss composers of his generation. He has a varied musical oeuvre and a compre...

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Das Neue Original Appenzeller Streichmusik Projekt

Das Neue Original Appenzeller Streichmusik Projekt

Das Appenzeller Universum zwischen Volks- und Kunstmusik

Based on musical elements of the "Appenzell universe" and taking into consideration the musicians' vast potential, this project follows new paths, as far as both form and instrumental technique are concerned. The musicians have taken great care in choosing and arranging the pieces in order to meet with the high level of the wonderful jewels which traditional Appenzell music has to off...

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David LeClair

David LeClair

Musik für Tuba aus der Schweiz

The tuba is a relatively young instrument: the first patent was issued in 1835. Considering that the first serious solo composition for tuba, the "Sonate für Basstuba und Klavier" from Paul Hindemith, was composed in 1955, several centuries of classic, romantic, impressionistic and expressionistic works are missing from the literature, which could have been composed by the "great...

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David Philip Hefti

David Philip Hefti

Music is rightly regarded as an especially immaterial art. The notes, sounds and rhythms of which it is comprised are, in rational terms, nothing more than vibrations of the air. And even the metaphors and linguistic images that we traditionally use to describe it mostly emphasise the ethereal nature of the phenomenon. Notes hover, sounds waft towards us or traverse the auditory space and creat...

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Jacques Demierre

Jacques Demierre

BLEUDÉSIR D' AZUR: MUSIQUE DE DANSE - JE DEVIENDRAI - MÉDÉE

The pianist and composer Jacques Demierre was born in 1954 in Geneva. His musical itinerary is varied: improvisation, jazz contemporary music. As a composer, he is mainly self-taught. He writes for concert use, for the stage and for modern dance. He has received commissions for both jazz and contemporary music. The recording by singer Magali Schwartz of three pieces inspired by her voice ...

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Deqing Wen

Deqing Wen

Deqing Wen belongs to the second generation of Chinese composers who have in recent years achieved success across the world. His youth was badly affected by the Cultural Revolution, and he came to music relatively late. But he swiftly acquired all the skills he needed. He only really found his cultural heritage, however, when he came to live in Europe, in Geneva. It was here that he could show ...

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Jean Derbès

Jean Derbès

CHANT D’AMOUR ET DE MORTCONCERTO POUR PIANO ET ORCHESTRESEPT MÉLODIESADAGIO POUR GRAND ORCHESTRE

Jean Derbès was born in 1937 on the other side of the border at Aix-les-Bains. This French birth made him something of an eternal foreigner in Switzerland, while virtually unknown in his native country. At the age of fourteen he obtained his prizes in piano, solfège and musical theory at the Lyon Conservatory. He then enrolled at the Geneva Conservatory, in the famous class of Madeleine Lipatti...

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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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Dieter Ammann

Dieter Ammann

Komponisten-Portrait

It is understandable that a composer who allows his music to 'burst', and who allows treacherous moments to occur in it, is not someone who makes particularly swift progress in his work, for he is continually placing obstacles in his way, putting a brake on himself. This points us to a fundamental discrepancy that can at first seem superficial, but in fact sits at the very heart of this music: ...

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Grammont Sélection 3

Grammont Sélection 3

Créations de l'année 2009 en Suisse

Thanks to their extensive education in mastering all the theoretical, instrumental and technological parameters of sound, the new generation of composers restores the old model of the composer-interpreter in a climate of permanent interaction of different artistic practices and knowledge systems. Their vehicles of expression thus do not function in the same manner as the creative processes know...

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Trio Contexto

Trio Contexto

Musik für Flöte und Schlagzeug

Flute and percussion - that is a striking combination, seldom found in contemporary music. But in fact, it is one of the oldest instrumental combinations in music history: fifes - little flutes - and percussion are the earliest instruments to have been discovered. CONTEXTO is the name of the trio that has commissioned one Polish and three Swiss composers to write for this archetypal combination...

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Grammont Sélection 4

Grammont Sélection 4

Uraufführungen aus dem Jahre 2010

The 2010 festival of the Swiss Musicians' Association took place as part of the Lucerne Festival, which itself had taken new Swiss music as one of its central themes. Besides a 'portrait' of the composer-in-residence Dieter Amann, this so-called '(z)eidgenössisCH' - A Festival of World Premières offered a concert marathon that drew much attention and offered a view of Swiss contemporary music i...

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Grammont Sélection 5

Grammont Sélection 5

Uraufführungen aus dem Jahr 2011

Roman Brotbeck is the administrator of the Grammont Sélection 5. He explains: 'This selection of the numerous works by Swiss composers that received their world premières in 2011 is subjective, but makes reference to the earlier CDs in this 'Sélection' series. When I took a closer look at them, it struck me how many names on the current Swiss music scene were still absent from them. It was...

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Basel Sinfonietta

Basel Sinfonietta

IGOR STRAWINSKY, Feu d'artifice; THOMAS KESSLER, "Aufbruch" für 5 Sampler und Orchester; WERNER BÄRTSCHI, "Die Majestät der Alpen" für grosses Orchester; WITOLD LUDOSLAWSKI, Konzert für Orchester

The basel sinfonietta was founded by young musicians in 1980 with the aim of bringing new combinations of contemporary music, and works both unknown and well-known, to a public that is open to unusual and experimental sounds. With its eye for the unconventional and provocative, the sinfonietta has made a name for itself at home and abroad, both in its smaller formation and as a full symphony or...

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Walter Grimmer

Walter Grimmer

Werke von Jacques Wildberger, Pascal Dusapin, Hans Ulrich Lehmann, Klaus Huber und Isang Yun

The present recording is a portrait of the cello virtuoso Walter Grimmer. He plays works by Jacques Wildberger, Pascal Dusapin, Hans Ulrich Lehmann, Klaus Huber and Isang Yun. All the works presented in this record are dedicated to Walter Grimmer.

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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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Camerata Bern

Camerata Bern

Interpreten-Portrait

The CAMERATA BERNE was founded in 1962, prompted by the idea of performing in a small, flexible formation without a conductor. It quickly developed into a chamber orchestra that was recognized all around the world. Numerous tours have taken the chamber orchestra throughout Europe, to North America, Southern Asia, the Far East, Australia and Japan. Its recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, ...

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