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WERGO – New Releases
Kurt Schwitters: Ursonate und andere Konsequente Dichtung
The phonetic-musical SprechKunstTrio [speech art trio] sprechbohrer presents its unique interpretation of Schwitters' "Ursonate" and other works by the artist who created one of the 20th century’s most multifaceted oeuvre of sound poetry.
Johannes Boris Borowski: Fagottkonzert / Wandlung / Klavierkonzert / Chergui
In his portrait CD, Borowski focusses on a genre that can rarely be found in contemporary music under its description: the concerto.
Keiko Harada: F-fragments – Works for accordion and piano
The Japanese composer Keiko Harada “is a rarity among modern composers inasmuch as she accepts the great ‘mystery’, the movement of her own soul, as the wellspring of her creativity.”
Adriana Hölszky: Wie ein gläsernes Meer, mit Feuer gemischt - Works for Organ
The title of Hölszky’s “apocalyptic” work for organ “... und ich sah wie ein gläsernes Meer, mit Feuer gemischt” [And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire] describes extremely contrasting realities: "sea of glass" and "fire". They interact in clear-cut succession.
Toshio Hosokawa: Quintets & Solos
“Music is calligraphy using sounds painted on the canvas of silence.” There is not a single note in the music of Hosokawa that is not continuously modified like a brushstroke – every sound seems to be the result of inexorable change.
Sebastian Gramss: Thinking of …
"Thinking of …" is an homage to the double-bass player and artist Stefano Scodanibbio who died before his time in 2012. This project gathered the “crème de la crème”of the modern double-bass world.
Malika Kishino: Irisation
This portrait CD provides insight into the sensitive and exciting sound aesthetics of the composer Malika Kishino. Nature and beauty constitute the main points of reference of her oeuvre; japanese culture and its aesthetics leave a mark on Kishino's music.
David Brynjar Franzson: the Negotiation of Context
“the Negotiation of Context” is assembled from various sounds and contexts on top of a topography of pre-existing programs: the history of the instruments, the social dynamics of the performers, and the means of presentation of the piece.
studio reihe – Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot lunaire
For the first time available on CD: This recording of Schoenberg's "Pierrot lunaire" was the first long-playing record released by the newly founded label WERGO in 1962.
Franz Martin Olbrisch: Craquelé
Olbrisch places the focus on one particular inherent aspect of his music, which he then exploits to the limit: the endless variety of sound.
Enjott Schneider: Metamorphosen
“Metamorphosen” is the first of ten CDs in the Enjott Schneider edition. The four compositions on this CD all refer to four historical models: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Wagner, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, and Robert Schumann.
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.