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WERGO – New Releases
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.
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.