Ernest Bloch

Ernest Bloch

Kammermusikwerke für Violoncello

The young Swiss violoncellist Chiara Enderle (born in 1992) was laureate of Migros Culture Percentage study prize and recorded for Musiques Suisses the three Suites for solo cello as well as three other chamber music works with cello by Ernest Bloch. Bloch wrote the Suites during the last years of his life when, for reasons of health, he endeavoured to attain a more economic way of writing, ...

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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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Stubete am See

Stubete am See

Festival 2014

The fourth “Stubete am See” presented 32 ensembles from the realm of new Swiss folk music. The present compilation offers an insight into the 23 concerts that took place in the large and small halls of the Zurich Tonhalle, as well as in its vestibule. The Zurich Tonhalle was for a long time the venue for large-scale events such as the first Swiss National Costume Festival, a Swiss Yodelling Fe...

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AGULA

AGULA

Swiss-Mongolian Music Exchange Project feat. Arga Bileg Ethno Jazz Band and Heiri Känzig Quintet

"Agula, a Swiss-Mongolian music project Agula is truly a joint musical collaboration between Mongolian and Swiss musicians, coming together and contributing equally from both sides. This album is dedicated to our half-century of diplomatic relations – relations that we have celebrated through cross-cultural exchange and understanding. I have devoted my new composition Agula to this partnership...

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Paul Juon

Paul Juon

Silhouettes op. 9 und op. 43 - Sieben kleine Tondichtungen op. 81

Paul Juon is in many senses a man who “crossed boundaries”. It’s obviously true in a geographical sense, and in that he lived in a world of radical political change. But it’s also true in musical terms. He lived and worked in both Romanticism and Modernism, East and West. His successful endeavours to achieve a musical language of his own can be heard in his music, and is another reason for the ...

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Matthias Spillmann

Matthias Spillmann

100 Years of Songs

Matthias Spillmann and Pablo Held have prepared a repertoire for this wonderful album that covers a broad spectrum, not just in chronological terms but also geographically and stylistically. Nevertheless, the listener isn’t given the impression of listening to a medley of pieces that don’t hang together. The reason for this is that both musicians cultivate a manner of playing that is enlighte...

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Rico Gubler

Rico Gubler

Rico Gubler als Interpret und Komponist (*1972)

Filigree sound colours from violin, clarinet, saxophone and piano; diffuse transitional sounds situated somewhere between crystalline harmonics and “ordinario” tones; glissandi; then suddenly the music comes sharply into focus. For a moment we hear a blissful waltz as if transported back to the time of Joseph Lanner. But in the next moment, only the gestures of the music remain – rudimentary ...

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Paul Kletzki / Czeslaw Marek

Paul Kletzki / Czeslaw Marek

Sinfonie Nr. 2 / Sinfonia

The symphonies of the two Polish composers on this CD were composed and first performed within several months of each other in the mid-1920s (they are both also in g minor, as it happens). At first glance it could almost seem as if these two men, Paul Kletzki and Czesław Marek, spent their lives shadowing each other. They were born just nine years apart in the then divided Poland, and while Kle...

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