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Dani Felber Big Band Explosion

Dani Felber Big Band Explosion

Thank you, Fos!

"The Swiss Alpine air, the historic Hotel Waldhaus in Sils Maria, the best big band musicians arriving from all over the world - all this mixture left its mark on our 3 days of rehearsals ! There was that indescribable energy that you get when 18 top-class musicians come together to make a band swing and blow the roof off. Everyone had great fun working with everyone else, and with a clear...

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Daniel Fueter

Daniel Fueter

Komponisten-Portrait

The chamber opera Trout Stanley was written at the prompting of the Zurich Ensemble for New Music. It is a love story, a thriller and a family drama, told in exuberantly diverse fashion. It is a tale of outsiders, male and female, and of the tension between fact and fiction. It is a impossible task to 'operize' (as it were) such a piece that has something of a tabloid character about it, and it...

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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 Bruchez

David Bruchez

Posaunisten-Portrait

The Swiss trombonist David Bruchez was born in Fully. He completed his musical studies at the Lausanne Conservatoire, and went on to further study in New York and at the 'Herbert von Karajan' Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. At a very young age he was already being noticed in international competitions for mixed classes of instrument. His considerable musicality and soloistic virtu...

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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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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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Die Neue Volksmusik

Die Neue Volksmusik

Marksteine Neuer Volksmusik aus der Schweiz

A living folk music is a music that is continually adapting itself to the tastes of the time and of its audiences. In this sense, the “new” folk music is nothing out of the ordinary at all, but something quite natural. Musicians themselves today tend to reject the label of “new folk music”, not least because they don’t want to distinguish themselves from the rest of the folk music scene as som...

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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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Dmitri Schostakowitsch j

Dmitri Schostakowitsch j

SINFONIE NR. 4

The Fourth Symphony marks not only the first highpoint in Shostakovitch's canon of 15 symphonies, but also the closing point of a phase in his compositional development - a development that underwent a radical change of direction in the works that followed it. The demands made by the Fourth Symphony are considerably greater than those of Shostakovitch's first three symphonies. This fact is also...

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Dmitrij Schostakowitsch

Dmitrij Schostakowitsch

SINFONIE NR. 5

The 5th Symphony holds a special place within Schostakovich's output. It is the first symphony he wrote after several years of cruel persecution by the communist regime. In a review in "Prawda" of the premiere of Shostakovich's opera "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District" we read: 'Chaos instead of music!' This shattering judgment came from Stalin himself. Shortly afterwards...

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D'Sagemattler

D'Sagemattler

Bauernmusik Unterägeri 1887

Art music is notated complete, and has been handed down in manuscript or published form. Dance music was the common property of the 'Tanzmusigen', the dance bands of the day. On the whole, it was not written down, but just passed down from generation to generation, from one time to the next and from one place to the next. Thank goodness photography already existed back then, so we at least have...

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Duo Andreas Gabriel & Fabian Müller

Duo Andreas Gabriel & Fabian Müller

und die "Helvetic Fiddlers"

One forgotten aspect of our folk music of the 19th century is the use of the violin. On the 250 photos of dance bands that Hanny Christen collected, we see how widely popular the violin used to be. The duo Andreas Gabriel & Fabian Müller endeavours to find their way back to the original playing techniques utilized on Hanny Christen’s field recordings. And with their arrangements, the...

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Dutilleux - Rappaz - Ligeti

Dutilleux - Rappaz - Ligeti

Streichquartette

The Ortys Quartet first gathered in Geneva in 1993. Wishing to satisfy its public with a wide approach to music, the ensemble offers an eclectic repertoire, including classical as well as numerous contemporary pieces. The Ortys Quartet has premiered several works by Swiss composers. Over the past years, the ensemble has won prizes at the AMS competition (1995) and the Trapani competition (Italy...

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Edu Haubensak

Edu Haubensak

Komponisten-Portrait

Researching with altered pitches and the complex connections of intervals and harmony is an endless process. The prerequisite is an ability to think beyond any single system and its concomitant ideologies. Using as many systems as possible and as many multiple tunings as possible can open our ears and our understanding of harmony. Every frequency on the sliding scale of our perception is able t...

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Eduard Brunner

Eduard Brunner

Schweizer Werke für Klarinette

Born and raised in Basle, Eduard Brunner began his international career as a soloist and chamber musician while still studying at the Basle Music Academy. In 1962, he was appointed solo clarinettist in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Rafael Kubelik. Since 1992, he has taught the clarinet and chamber music at the Saarbrücken Music Academy. In his concert career, which has lasted over...

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