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Kuhn: Songs and Instrumental Works / Anderson, Ager, et al

Kuhn: Songs and Instrumental Works / Anderson, Ager, et al
ID: GMCD7284
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subkolektion: Oboe

Recorded: St Paul’s Boy’s School, Hammersmith, London 12-13 June 2004

The composer Max Kuhn was born on 28 April 1896 - the year of Bruckner’s death, the year before Brahms’s - in Zurich, and he lived almost the whole of a long and active life in the vicinity of the city. After his school education he studied piano with Peter Fassbänder and organ with Fridolin Roth, and then from 1920 to 1921 was a student at the Zurich Conservatory. The influence of Ferruccio Busoni, who had spent a self-imposed exile in Zurich during World War I, was palpable at the Conservatory at this time. Kuhn studied conducting with Volkmar Andreae, a close friend of Busoni; counterpoint with Busoni’s pupil Philipp Jarnach; and composition with another Busoni pupil, Reinhold Laquai. Kuhn then spent five years, until 1926, in further studies in Vienna - becoming a pupil of Josef Hoffmann for piano, and of Richard Stöhr for counterpoint. By the time he returned to Switzerland, therefore, Kuhn was a highly qualified musician in several spheres; even so he went on in 1929 to take some conducting lessons from Felix Weingartner in Basel.

From the 1920s onward, Kuhn was based in Küsnacht, near Zurich, as organist and choir director at the Catholic church. In 1928 he founded the ‘Choir for modern Music’ - later to be known, under its subsequent conductor, as the Zurich Chamber Choir. In 1940 Max Kuhn helped to found the Mozart Society of Zurich, and he remained working in Zurich for many years as a conductor, pianist and organist. He also taught piano and music theory, not only privately but, from 1956 to until his retirement in 1972, at the Zurich Music Academy. Kuhn was spoken of as one of those Swiss composers who made a bridge in their work between Spanish and Swiss music, and between the Protestant North and the Mediterranean warmth of the South. He certainly had an attachment to the music of Spain, and especially the Canary Islands, which gave rise to his Piano Variations (1967) and the piano concerto entitled Concierto de Tenerife (1962), both available on other Guild recordings. In 1991, at the venerable age of 94, Kuhn moved to Ascona, on the Swiss shore of Lake Maggiore, where he died three years later.

According to the noted Swiss critic Willi Schuh, Kuhn’s was a ‘pronouncedly lyrical talent’, with songs and choral music occupying a place of importance in his output. Nevertheless he composed prolifically in a wide spectrum of genres, from operas to small piano pieces. Chris Walton has remarked that Kuhn ‘was rooted in the Swiss Protestant tradition’, but his musical language is an urbane synthesis of several 20th-century tendencies. Kuhn himself, in 1973, described the evolution of his musical language thus: ‘Before 1921, my works were rooted in traditional influences (Bach, Schubert, Wolf). The confrontation with Impressionism and the Second Viennese School and my encounter with Hindemith broadened my means of expression in matters of harmony and formal technique, and enabled me to go my own way (the use of extended tonality, polyphony, and linear counterpoint that takes into account the extended harmonic context)’.
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The Low Bass - Great Art Songs from the Bass Repertoire- Music by Schubert, Wolf, Saint-Saëns, Flégier, Strauss etc...

The Low Bass  - Great Art Songs from the Bass Repertoire- Music by Schubert,  Wolf,  Saint-Saëns,  Flégier,  Strauss etc...
ID: GMCD7244
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Vocal and Piano

Recorded: Seltzer Sound, New York City 16 October and 18 December 2001
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Salvatore Sciarrino - Le voci sottovetro, Infinto nero

Salvatore Sciarrino - Le voci sottovetro, Infinto nero
ID: KAI0012022
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

(text by Salvatore Sciarrino after Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi)

Attracted by the borderline experiences and solitary forms of a gradually darkening Renaissance, these compositions by Salvatore Sciarrino revolve around three figures from the 16th century, all of whom lost control in the field of tension between feverish living and spiritual demise, between brightness and damnation, inspired, driven and obsessed. The famous poet Torquato Tasso describes in three authentic letters (Lettere poetici) his tormenting visions of goblins and phantoms. This is all reflected in Sciarrino's intense, whispering, whirring music, in which silence is as significant as the birth of sound, "Almost naked, sober," remarks the composer, "and that is an important element when one is listening to music. Only in this way can it bore its way into the flesh."
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Sax, John: Schubert, Winterreise

Sax, John: Schubert, Winterreise
ID: CDA1652-2
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Vocal and Piano

A daring choice of repertoare. Sax belongs to the new generation of singers, with a deep baryton, very well suited to the darker songs in…
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José M. Sánchez-Verdu - Orchestral Works

José M. Sánchez-Verdu - Orchestral Works
ID: KAI0012782
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal Collection

1 - Junge Deutsche Philharmonie - Lothar Zagrosek, conductor
2 - Claudia Barainsky, soprano / Gabriel Suovanen, baritone / Banchetto musicale, viola da gamba / Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Marek Janowski, conductor
3 - Joan-Enric Lluna, clarinet / Orquesta Nacional de España - Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
4 - hr-Sinfonieorchester - Pascal Rophé, conductor
5 - 7 hr-Sinfonieorchester - Peter Rundel, conductor

The five orchestral works on this CD communicate phenomenal colors and the intense sensuousness of mysterious formal progressions. Silence, shadows, absence: it is above all the darker neighborhoods of the human soul that captivate Sánchez-Verdú’s interest. Exploring marginal realms which, in their beauty and refinement of tone, contain both the brilliant light of Spain’s south and utter darkness: this is the art of composer José M. Sánchez-Verdú.
(Rainer Pöllmann)

Includes booklet with text by Rainer Pöllmann and Thorsten Palzhoff
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The Cloths of Heaven - Songs and Chamber Works by Rebecca Clarke - P. Wright, soprano / J. Rees, violin / K. Sturrock, piano

The Cloths of Heaven - Songs and Chamber Works by Rebecca Clarke  - P. Wright,  soprano  / J. Rees, violin / K. Sturrock, piano
ID: GMCD7208
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subkolektion: Song, Piano

Recorded: 11-13 May 1992
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The Best of Mahler (2 CD Set)

The Best of Mahler (2 CD Set)
ID: BRIL92360
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Chamber Ensemble

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SOGNO D’OR - Songs by Giacomo RUCCINI - Krassimira STOYANOVA, soprano - Maria PRINZ, piano

SOGNO D’OR - Songs by Giacomo RUCCINI - Krassimira STOYANOVA, soprano - Maria PRINZ, piano
ID: GD300
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Vocal and Piano

BONUS: Salve Regina (soprano e organo)
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Salvatore Sciarrino - Quaderno di Strada / Klangforum Wien - S. Cambreling

Salvatore Sciarrino - Quaderno di Strada / Klangforum Wien - S. Cambreling
ID: KAI0012482
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Voices and Orchestra

Light and air in a state of constant, subtly detailed movement: this is also the nature of Sciarrino‘s music, as if it had soaked up all those delicate colours and adopted the mobility of air, captured its nocturnal buzzing-sounds with a net veil and transformed them into fluctuating sonorities, roaring and murmuring. One could almost think that the flickering odours of Mediterranean landscapes had entered the fleeting images of such music. Vague suggestions emerging from an old cultural realm, transposed into the present, lingering briefly and then disappearing once more. An interplay of sound and silence, free-floating fragments no longer within the domain of the unambiguous: one listens to them spellbound. (Lothar Knessl)

Includes booklet with text by Salvatore Sciarrino and Lothar Knessl
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Antonio Nani - Messa in onore di S. Paolo Nafrago (Messa del Naufrago)

Antonio Nani - Messa in onore di S. Paolo Nafrago (Messa del Naufrago)
ID: GR04
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Voices and Orchestra

Recorded on 1st-2nd December 2008 in the Chapel of the Porziuncola House of
the Franciscan Fathers, Bahar ic-Caghaq, Malta.

Antonio Nani’s Messa is the tenth programme of the series with Maltese music released by Gega New with the support of APS Bank, Malta. The album adds to the selection of Maltese composers and acquaints us with a very interesting composer. Similar to most of the writers before him, Nani was also influenced by Italian musical culture and during the greater part of his life he lived and worked in Napoli. He has written operas, symphony music, messas. He was strongly influenced by Romanticism. Some of his most popular works are: Messa in onore di S. Paolo Naufrago, Messa da requiem, Responsori dei morti and the three magnificent operas Zorilla, Agnese Visconti ? I cavalieri di Malta.
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