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Event(ualitie)s

Event(ualitie)s

Solo and Duo Compositions


Hasti Molavian: soprano / Evelin Degen: flute / piano duo Tomas Bächli|Gertrud Schneider / Thomas Günther: piano / Alfred Pollmann: piano / Juan Allende-Blin: piano / Matthias Geuting: organ


  • Edition: 2 CDs
  • Year: 2020
  • Order No.: WER 73942
€24.50  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.13 kg

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Description
Gerd Zacher is an important figure in every history of twentieth century music. He was the most important New Music organist in the world, and it was thanks to him that composers such as György Ligeti, John Cage, Mauricio Kagel, Dieter Schnebel, and Isang Yun wrote so much music for the organ.

It is less well known that Gerd Zacher was also an excellent composer, since he long withheld his compositions from the public. His cycle for organ, “Die Kunst der Fuge”, was released in 1990 (WER 61842), but most of his works remain to be discovered, and WERGO is now proud to present posthumously a second portrait album: “Event(ualitie)s”. The music is fascinating and full of surprises.

These are the first recordings of all the works on the album, most of which were prepared in consultation with either Zacher himself or his longtime companion, composer Juan Allende-Blin. A central artistic question for Zacher was always the relationship between composition and improvisation, notation and interpretation. The solo and duo works on this double album were composed over a span of more than fifty years. They are for the most part precisely notated, but there are also passages that leave broad discretion to the performer, as in “75 Event(ualitie)s”, dedicated to John Cage. The duo compositions in particular give a lively impression of Zacher’s ability to create a musical dialogue between spontaneity and consideration.
Details
Content text: 75 Event(ualitie)s for organ performed simultaneously with “Siebeneinhalb Dezennien” for piano by Juan Allende-Blin (played back over loudspeakers), realisation 1
Glossar for flute and piano, op. 2
Projektion for piano
Fünf Transformationen for piano, op. 3
Das Gebet Jonas im Bauche des Fisches for soprano and organ
Explosiva for organ
L’heure qu’il est for two pianos tuned a quarter tone apart
75 Event(ualitie)s for organ performed simultaneously with “Siebeneinhalb Dezennien” for piano by Juan Allende-Blin (played back over loudspeakers) realisation 2
EAN: 4010228739428
Performance duration: 104'10"
Publisher: Wergo
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Gerd Zacher is an important figure in every history of twentieth century music. He was the most important New Music organist in the world, and it was thanks to him that composers such as György Ligeti, John Cage, Mauricio Kagel, Dieter Schnebel, and Isang Yun wrote so much music for the organ.

It is less well known that Gerd Zacher was also an excellent composer, since he long withheld his compositions from the public. His cycle for organ, “Die Kunst der Fuge”, was released in 1990 (WER 61842), but most of his works remain to be discovered, and WERGO is now proud to present posthumously a second portrait album: “Event(ualitie)s”. The music is fascinating and full of surprises.

These are the first recordings of all the works on the album, most of which were prepared in consultation with either Zacher himself or his longtime companion, composer Juan Allende-Blin. A central artistic question for Zacher was always the relationship between composition and improvisation, notation and interpretation. The solo and duo works on this double album were composed over a span of more than fifty years. They are for the most part precisely notated, but there are also passages that leave broad discretion to the performer, as in “75 Event(ualitie)s”, dedicated to John Cage. The duo compositions in particular give a lively impression of Zacher’s ability to create a musical dialogue between spontaneity and consideration.
Content text: 75 Event(ualitie)s for organ performed simultaneously with “Siebeneinhalb Dezennien” for piano by Juan Allende-Blin (played back over loudspeakers), realisation 1
Glossar for flute and piano, op. 2
Projektion for piano
Fünf Transformationen for piano, op. 3
Das Gebet Jonas im Bauche des Fisches for soprano and organ
Explosiva for organ
L’heure qu’il est for two pianos tuned a quarter tone apart
75 Event(ualitie)s for organ performed simultaneously with “Siebeneinhalb Dezennien” for piano by Juan Allende-Blin (played back over loudspeakers) realisation 2
EAN: 4010228739428
Performance duration: 104'10"
Publisher: Wergo