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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.
Wolfgang Fortner: Blood Wedding
The DVD presents the much-noticed and acclaimed new production of Fortner’s opera, staged by Christian von Götz for the Wuppertal Opera in January 2013.
Antheil the Futurist. Piano Music of George Antheil
Antheil composed most of his experimental piano music in 1922/23 in Berlin. Many of these works can be heard together for the first time on this recording.
John Cage: Solo for Piano
The piano part of Cage’s “Concert for Piano and Orchestra” is a piece that stands on its own under the name “Solo for Piano” – here presented in the unique interpretation by Sabine Liebner.
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Amour / Der kleine Harlekin / Wochenkreis
“This CD aims to be a direct expression of the joy that the act of composing aroused in Stockhausen and, at the same time, to pick up the pieces that made me more attached to him and to his music in the years of artistic collaboration with him”. (Michele Marelli)
Toshio Hosokawa: Silent Flowers – Strings Quartets
Toshio Hosokawa's compositions for string quartet reveal manifold linkages with traditional Japanese arts: music, poetry, calligraphy, ink painting, and philosophy of this cultural sphere inspired him to compose his works.
Rolf Riehm: Hamamuth – Stadt der Engel / Wer sind diese Kinder
Premiere recordings: These both works by Rolf Riehm are two of the major artistic attempts of the past decades which try to substantially broaden the spectrum of political music.