Open your Ears - Wege zur Neuen Musik

Author: Arthaus Musik

Unique contemporary documents with great composers of the post-war modernism opens up the world of New Music.

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    109085 Gerd Albrecht Edition © Arthaus Musik

Based on Albrechts‘ conviction that people should understand the music and comprehend the composers‘ ideas, he developed his analytical educational concerts. In cooperation with the Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin the TV series “Wege zur Neuen Musik” (Paths to New Music) was established, which has been relaunched in the years 2010–2012 in cooperation with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin. Contemporary composers would get a chance to speak, talk about their creations, the way they work and their musical concerns. This edition combines six conversation concerts conducted by Gerd Albrecht.

DVD 1: Conversation concert with KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI
Partita for concert cembalo, electric guitar, bass guitar, harp, double bass and
orchestra (1971, rev. 1991)

DVD 2: Conversation concert with HANS WERNER HENZE
Barcarola for a large orchestra (1979)

DVD 3: Conversation concert with GYÖRGY LIGETI
San Francisco Polyphony for orchestra (1973-1974)

DVD 4: Conversation concert with MAURICIO KAGEL
Quodlibet for a female voice and orchestra after French chanson lyrics from the
XV. century (1986-1988)

DVD 5: Conversation concert with ISANG YUN
Muak – Dance fantasy for a large orchestra (1978)

DVD 6: Conversation concert with JÖRG WIDMANN
Elegie for clarinet and orchestra (2006)

Cat. No: 109085 (Edition with 6 DVDs including 200-pages book)

Genre Conversation Concerts
Recording location Große Sendesaal of the Sender Freies Berlin | Große Sendesaal of the RBB
Recording date DVD 1: 29.11.1986 | DVD 2: 28.03.1987 | DVD 3: 27.05.1988 | DVD 4: 22.02.1989 | DVD 5: 07.11.1991 | DVD 6: 20.01.2011
Duration 400 mins
Video format 1x DVD 9, 5 x DVD 5 / NTSC
Audio format PCM Stereo
Composer Krzysztof Penderecki, Hans Werner Henze, György Ligeti, Mauricio Kagel, Isang Yun, Jörg Widmann
Orchestra / Band Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin | Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Conductor Gerd Albrecht
Soloist Elzbieta Stefanska-Lukowicz (Cembalo)
Soloist Thomas Schiedel (Bass guitar)
Soloist Wilfried Grünberg (Electric guitar)
Soloist Mariana Schmidt (Harp)
Soloist Gerhardt Müller-Goldboom (Double bass)
Soloist Martine Viard (Singer)
Soloist Jörg Widmann (Clarinet)



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