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WERGO – New Releases
Edition Zeitgenössische Musik: Leopold Hurt
The music of Leopold Hurt is characterized by findings of a both musical and non-musical nature: Here he deals with the traditional music of the Alpine area and with findings coming from filmic and technical realms.
Love Songs – dedicated to ensemble recherche
During preparations for their 25th anniversary, the ensemble recherche came to the conclusion that “There are no love songs anymore!” So they requested such pieces for the celebration from various composer friends.
John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes
Composed between 1946 and 1948, “Sonatas and Interludes” for prepared piano is one of the most famous works of the composer and one of the works most admired by listeners and performers alike.
studio reihe – Karlheinz Stockhausen: Momente
WERGO's unique “studio reihe” series continues with Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Momente”, Version 1965.
Hans Werner Henze: Symphonies 2 & 10
The eagerly awaited complete recording of Henze's symphonies has now been finalized with Symphonies Nos. 2 and 10.
Peter Eötvös: Kosmos
Béla Bartók plays a major role in many works by Peter Eötvös. The love of Bartók’s music first appears in the piano piece “Kosmos”.
Angels – Marco Blaauw, trumpet
The outstanding trumpet player Blaauw recorded a number of extremely varied compositions: “Somehow I felt these pieces were related. The pieces became alive, turning into spiritual and angelic beings made of vibrating air.”
Edition ZKM electronic: Death Be Not Proud – Melvyn Poore
Melvyn Poore is a top solo performer, world-renowned interpreter, composer and musical mediator. In his work he always looks for new possibilities to extend the potential of his instrument, the tuba.
Edition Zeitgenössische Musik: Annesley Black
An ironic look at what surrounds us often is the starting point for Annesley Black's musical compositions. Furthermore for the first time, an additional DVD is released with computer games developed specifically for this CD.
Renato de Grandis: Preludi per pianoforte
In the "Preludi per pianoforte" one finds almost the entire spectrum of Renato de Grandis' musical thought in an extremely restricted space.
No Ideas but in Things – The composer Alvin Lucier
In the present documentary film, Alvin Lucier is shown on concert trips to The Hague and Zug (Switzerland). Furthermore the composer examines and comments on his work, granting insight into the beginnings of his pioneering work.
Luís Antunes Pena: Terrains Vagues
For the Portugal-born composer Pena, exploring the use of computers and various forms of instrumental and electronic resynthesis is at the centre of his work as a composer.