Contrechant (Sur Le Nom De Baudelaire). Let Me Die Before I Wake.
Contrechant - Music for clarinet solo. Bieri quotes with approval Heinz Holliger’s statement My entire relation to music is such that I always try to go to the limits.
Bieri worked closely with composers Carter, Holliger, Eötvös, Sciarrino and Vajda toward the optimum realization of the pieces heard here. Reto Bieri was born in Zug, Switzerland, in 1975, and grew up listening to Swiss folk music before discovering the world of classical music. He studied the clarinet in Basel and at the Juilliard School in New York, and his musical development was also strongly influenced by chamber music lessons from composer György Kurtag and pianist Krystian Zimerman.
Lied, for clarinet solo Work. 1. Lied, for clarinet solo. Heinz Holliger Composer. Contrechant (sur le nom de Baudelaire), for clarinet Work. Salvatore Sciarrino Composer. Let me die before I wake in Bb, for clarinet Work. 8. Let me die before I wake in Bb, for clarinet. Elliott Carter Composer. Gra, versions for clarinet or trombone Work. 9. Gra, versions for clarinet or trombone.
Contrechant: Music for Clarinet Solo Reto Bieri. ECM New Series Rel. December 30, 2011. Music for Solo Clarinet Eduard Brunner. Naxos Rel. May 3, 2011. Eötvös Derwischtanz, for clarinet. Boulez Domaines pour clarinette seule. Naxos featured album.
A wonderful panorama of contemporary music for clarinet by giants of new music – Elliott Carter (the grand old man of US music who celebrates his 103rd birthday in December), Heinz Holliger, Luciano Berio, Peter Eötvös and Salvatore Sciarrino plus an intriguing work by much discussed young Hungarian composer Gergely Vajda. composed by Gergely Vajda in1993. Bieri worked closely with composers Carter, Holliger, Eötvös, Sciarrino and Vajda toward the optimum realization of the pieces heard here.
Album · 2011 · 12 Songs. Contrechant Reto Bieri. Listen on Apple Music. 12 Songs, 51 Minutes. Schubert: Violon Sonatas, German Dances & Lied Transcribed for Clarinet and Piano.
Reto Bieri is a Swiss clarinettist, and this collection of contemporary solo works reveals him as a wonderfully controlled and subtle interpreter. As one might expect, none of the pieces is very long – most last about five minutes. Only Heinz Holliger's Contrechant, from 2007, whose six movements spun from a musical spelling of Baudelaire's name take just over 14 minutes, and Salvatore Sciarrino's Let Me Die Before I Awake, a 10-minute exploration of a whisper-quiet sound world of harmonics, multiphonics and tremolandos, become anything more substantial
Eötvös - Derwischtanz 5:38 12 – Gergely Vajda - g 5:55. Performers: Reto Bieri, Clarinet. Reto Bieri was born in Zug, Switzerland, and grew up under the influence of Swiss folk music, before going on to study at New York’s Juilliard School. Besides the standard repertoire for his own instrument, he is especially interested in contemporary music and cooperation with contemporary composers forms an important part of his work: almost all of the pieces heard here were developed in collaboration with the composers. The result is a really outstanding album of new clarinet music which will be a reference work for players and listeners alike. Repertoire includes Luciano Berio’s Lied, Heinz Holliger’s Contrechant and Rechant, Elliott Carter’s Gra, Salvatore Sciarrino’s Let me die before I wake, Péter Eötvös’s Derwischtanz, and Gergely Vajda’s g.