FRIEDRICH GOLDMANN (b.1941): Linie/Splitter 2 for Horn, Clarinet, Accordion, Piano, Violin and Cello, Piano Sonata, Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, 4 Klavierstücke, Calmo, estiando un po' for Clarinet, Accordion and Cello, 2 Intermezzi for Piano.
Catalogue Number: 11L110
Description: Goldmann's music is characterized by the opposition of strict structure and free, athematic material; this is exemplified in both the content and indeed, the title, of Linie/Splinter 2. On the one hand, serially determined forms involving linear material are encountered; these are invariably fractured and juxtaposed with decorative material, frequently very fast and often microtonal, suggesting a splintered version of the underlying material. S imilar processes are also to be heard in the striking horn trio, from 2004, which contrasts a very severe, structured kind of writing with highly coloristic material, featuring the resonance of the piano and a dense chordal structure, before suddenly being replaced by a widely registered meditation of utmost stasis. Both the piano Intermezzi and the much later sonata suggest a formal outline derived from the classical sonata, though in a serial language and pianistic terms reminiscent of Stockhausen's Klavierstücke. Björn Lehmann (piano), Christian Vogel (clarinet), Noam Yogev (horn), Christine Paté (accordion), Dirk Beiße (cello), Errico Fresis (conductor).