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Welcome to WERGO – New Music for more than 50 Years

Tom Sora: Wechselspiele
Clarity and structure. These are the terms that first come to mind with Tom Sora’s music. The compositions of this Romanian composer from Bucharest seem vivid and literally graspable. The music radiates a kind of physical materiality. Intuition remains an important principle for his method of composing and is also a significant factor in his personal musical style.
Tom Sora: Wechselspiele

Unanswered Love: Aribert Reimann / Hans Werner Henze / Wolfgang Rihm
There is no doubt that the present CD has an especially personal meaning for Juliane Banse (soprano), because it celebrates her many years of association with all three composers, Wolfgang Rihm, Aribert Reimann and Hans Werner Henze. Juliane Banse met these composers at the beginning of her career and still enjoys a close friendship with them.
Unanswered Love

Ying Wang: Tun · Tu. Chamber Music Renewed
Shaped equally by her roots in China as well as European influences, Ying Wang embodies in an exemplary way the challenges of finding a point of balance between two cultures. Ying Wang mediates between the two cultures. She has achieved quite personal solutions in her works, integrating dramatic impulses and meditative sensual sonorities. She regards as especially fruitful the transferring of techniques for the creation of electronic sounds to acoustical instruments.
Ying Wang: Tun · Tu

Enjott Schneider: Fatal Farmonies
“Fatal Harmonies“ is the seventh of 10 CDs in WERGO’s continuing “Edition Enjott Schneider“ and contains five compositions for cello and orchestra.
The cello has fascinated audiences, players and composers ever since and did inspire Enjott Schneider to create compositions of magic and virtuoso wizardry. In the hands of a soloist with the mastery of László Fenyö, an explosion of expressive power is guaranteed.
Enjott Schneider: Fatal Harmonies

Hans Zender: ¿Adónde? Wohin?
Zender has worked to give the central category of “harmony” a special “oppositional” character. Out of his growing dissatisfaction with the equal tempered tuning system, he pushed the treatment of micro-intonation to the point of dividing the octave into 72 microintervals. It requires enormous vocal and instrumental mastery to make this microtonality seem an unanticipated enrichment.
Hans Zender: ¿Adónde? Wohin?

Rolf Riehm: Shifting | Archipel Remix
‘Rolf Riehm is […] an unconventional artist. Before him, nobody has ever sensualized in music such a complex cosmos of philosophical reflections, historical facts, myths, fairytales, memories, scientific arguments, the sublime and the trivial, current socio-political findings, very personal ingredients and contributions.’ (Bernd Leukert)
Dieter Schnebel: Movimento

Ensemble Musikfabrik | Schlamm
All life originated out of primeval mud. And all life dissolves back into it again at the end. This CD in the Edition Musikfabrik series leans its ear towards sewage sludge as well as “the ocean of yes and no.” It cringes at the end of the world before the sublimity of nature, seeking to surpass her with composed conglomerates, it allows itself to be buried alive, only to eat itself free from the earth three times. Four fascinating attempts to understand nature and to explore humanity’s position within it.
Ensemble Musikfabrik: Schlamm

Barbara Heller: Herbstmusik
Born in Ludwigshafen in 1936, the composer Barbara Heller is addicted to sounds. The search for sounds – lost, buried, undiscovered, or previously unnoticed – shapes her life. She has no choice: “Composing for me means finding my own filter for the permanent flood of sounds, both within and without. Listening, imagining, and discovering music is like building a bridge between the material and the immaterial worlds.”
Barbara Heller: Herbstmusik