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Charlotte Seither: Equal Ways of Difference
“Composing means first of all: destruction.” The modus operandi of the composer Charlotte Seither begins with the splitting up of the “objects of our composing”; every pre-existing correlation, from the traditional genre to the configuration of the individual pitches, is deconstructed.
The Precise Music of Galina Ustvolskaya – DVD
In the period from 1947–1988 Galina Ustvolskaya wrote six piano sonatas. These Sonatas are the laboratory of her spiritual quest: In them there is the combination of the creation of the universe and maximum personal deepening and confessing.
Edition ZKM electronic: Enlarge Your Sax – Pedro Bittencourt
The Brazilian saxophone player Bittencourt presents compositions for solo saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone) and electronics each of which is characterized by a different configuration and a different kind of musical interaction.
Jagoda Szmytka: Bloody Cherries
In her works, the Polish composer Jagoda Szmytka takes a closer look at the physicality of sound and examines the contact between the bodies of the performer and the instrument, among others.
Mark Andre: …auf…
Andre’s compositions “...auf...” [...on...] are three independent orchestral pieces. Taken together, they can be heard as a cycle or as a triptych, like a three-part altarpiece. Though they are related, each work begins again the search for new resonances and means for transitions between sounds.
Valentin Silvestrov: Spectrums / Symphony No. 2 / Cantata / Meditation / “Farewell, O World …!”
“In my first works, I made it my goal to achieve a lyrical atmosphere.” As early as 1967, the Ukrainian composer Silvestrov – who calls himself a “lyricist and poet in music” – formulated with these words his compositional Credo, which has remained unchanged throughout the years.
Detlev Müller-Siemens: TRACES
In these chamber music works, the serenity and thoughtfulness of the form contrast with the inner turbulence that comes from a musical language that is “on its own” and does not follow any pre-existing patterns.
Rolf Riehm: Lenz in Moskau / Im Nachtigallental / Ton für Ton (weiße Straßen Babylons) / Au bord d’une source
Even without an imaginary stage, Riehm’s music is scenic, because in it human relationships, profoundly changed by catastrophic events, are powerfully represented through the music.
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German Record Critics' Award for Mark Andre’s “...auf...”
The recording with Mark Andre’s triptych for large orchestra “...auf...” has been awarded the quarterly German Record Critics’ Award.more
ECHO Klassik 2014
This year's ECHO Klassik in the category of “Ensemble / Orchestra of the Year” is awarded to the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg for the first complete recording of Hans Zender’s “Logos-Fragmente”.more