Variationen für Orchester / Das Unendliche / 1. Streichquartett
composer: Reinhard Febel
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken / Michael Zilm: conductor / Monika Bair-Ivenz: mezzo-soprano / Richard Anlauf: bass / Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart / Jacques Mercier: conductor / Arditti Quartet
At the end of the 1970’s, under the collective title “Young Avantgarde”, the “Neue Zeitschrift für Musik” introduced seven composers from the generation which also includes Reinhard Febel. From their opinions it could be deduced that these representatives of the “new tonality” are pursuing a radical break “with the avant-garde value system that extends back to Schönberg. They reject not only particular methods of serial and post serial music, but even the concept of a musical avant-garde. Their polemic, against the idea of “material tendency” as well as their renunciation of a materially oriented historical legitimization of their own compositional practice, conforms to this change in musical thinking.