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Wydawnictwo: Neos
Nr katalogowy: NEOS 12212
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: październik 2022
EAN: 4260063122125
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Epoka muzyczna: współczesna
Obszar (język): szwajcarski

Blank: Flow, OPHRYS, Refrain II, (a)round

Neos - NEOS 12212
Wykonawcy
Collegium Novum Zürich
pre-art soloists / William Blank
Flow
OPHRYS
Refrain II
(a)round
It is in the nature of the new that it more or less eludes established categories, although these are a good starting point if one wishes to approach something new. Therefore it makes sense to consider the works of the Swiss composer William Blank, recorded here for the first time and written between 2008 and 2019, from a chamber music perspective. Although there is no generally binding definition of chamber music, certain constants can be identified that are valid from the Renaissance to the present day: intimacy, privacy, lively interaction between solistically employed instruments, condensed accordance etc. All this is so universal that it also applies to the four works on this CD. But what are their special features?

Chamber music has long since ceased to be the exclusive preserve of the bourgeois parlour, emerging as the most important genre of experimentation in contemporary classical music. It is fair to say that it is at the centre of William Blank’s biography, who began his career as a percussionist and, in addition to his orchestral activities, played in various original formations. In his decades of teaching at the Lausanne University of Music, chamber music is virtually the centrepiece. And when he contributes compositions to this genre, it is usually for longstanding musical friends. For him, chamber music not only has an aesthetic dimension but also bears witness to an ethical aspiration. It is the unwavering effort to give form to human coexistence.

Johannes Knapp Translation from German: Liz Hirst

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