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Jörg Widmann: Drittes Labyrinth | Polyphone Schatten
Jörg Widmann is not only a composer, but also a conductor and clarinet player. This portrait CD presents two works by the multi-talented universal musician, both of which are parts of longer cycles and combine (one or two) soloists with orchestral groups.
Jörg Widmann: Drittes Labyrinth | Polyphone Schatten


Karlheinz Stockhausen: Piano Pieces I–XI
Stockhausen’s piano pieces I-XI for piano are not based on a linear belief in progress, but on a personal mix of scientific knowledge and religious conviction. In Sabine Liebner’s precise and sensitive interpretation, the fascination of these piano pieces is apparent.
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Piano Pieces I–XI


Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka
The young Stravinsky became acquainted with large part of the Western music repertoire through piano arrangements. That might have been one reason for his later compositional practice to arrange major works for piano duet or for two pianos as well.
With the new CD “Petrushka”, the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo has achieved its intention to present a complete collection of Igor Stravinsky’s published piano arrangements.
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka


Edition Musikfabrik: Fächer
To unfold a seemingly simple form into an intricate structure: The fan epitomizes the transformation from simple to complex. Transitions from clearly defined forms to figures of great heterogeneity are fundamentally inscribed into the two compositions on this CD
Edition Musikfabrik: Fächer


Enjott Schneider: Magic of Irreality
Visions and illusions, dreams and hallucinations were the inspiration for Enjott Schneider’s surreal sound images: the current CD recording collects two double concertos by the Munich composer, both of which use unconventional combinations of solo instruments to make poetic contradictions audible.
Enjott Schneider: Magic of Irreality


Graciela Paraskevaídis: Libres en el sonido
Graciela Paraskevaídis, an exceptional composer from Latin America, is a real discovery. She developed her own musical language which she taught in Europe and combined with traditional idioms of her home country to respond to concrete, current social issues. For many years, the Argentine-Uruguayan composer maintained close ties of artistic friendship with the Ensemble Aventure which presents seven of her works, including four first recordings, on this CD.
Graciela Paraskevaídis: Libres en el sonido


Michael Blake: The Philosophy of Composition
Michael Blake is South African composition’s most important link to the American and British experimental traditions of the second half of the twentieth century. As regards the former, Blake’s affinity with composers like Charles Ives and John Cage precedes his mature engagements with these composers through an embrace of certain qualities of openness relating to musical structure and material that can be heard throughout the works recorded on this CD.
Michael Blake: The Philosophy of Composition