Musica Viva Festival 2008 KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN (1928-2007): Mixtur 2003 for 5 Orchestra Groups, 4 Sine-wave Generator Players, 4 Sound Mixers with 4 Ring Modulators and Sound Projectionist (Experimental Studio of SWR, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Lucas Vis), KARL AMADEUS HARTMANN (1905-1963): Symphonie "L'uvre" (BRSO; Emilio Pomárico), ARIBERT REIMANN (b.1936): Cantus for Clarinet and Orchestra, JÖRG WIDMANN (b.1973): Armonica for Orchestra, MATTHIAS PINTSCHER (b.1971): Hérodiade-Fragmente for Soprano and Orchestra (Jörg Widmann [clarinet], Marisol Montalvo [soprano], Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern; Christoph Poppen), IANNIS XENAKIS (1922-2001): Antikhthon, BEAT FURRER (b.1954): Piano Concerto (Nicolas Hodges [piano], Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra; Brad Lubman), JAMES DILLON (b.1950): La Navette (DRPSK; Poppen), GIACINTO SCELSI (1905-1988): Uaxuctum for 7 Percussionists, Timpanists, Chorus and Orchestra (BRSO and Chorus; Pomárico), CHAYA CZERNOWIN (b.1957): Pilgerfahrten for Speaker, Treble Choir and Instruments (Dresdner Kreuzchor, Ensemble Courage; Roderich Kreile), KAIJA SAARIAHO (b.1952): Vent Nocturne for Viola and Electronics (Nimrod Guez [viola], Josh Martin [live electronics]), LIZA LIM (b.1966): Ochred String for Oboe, Viola, Cello and Double Bass (Guez [viola], Stefan Schilli [oboe], Sebastian Klinger [cello], Philipp Stubenrauch [double bass]), REBECCA SAUNDERS (b.1967): Blue and Gray for 2 Double Basses (Stubenrauch, Frank Reinecke), ADRIANA HÖLSZKY (b.1953): Countdown for Countertenor, 8 Alphorns, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, 4 Pianos and 8 Perucssionists (Daniel Gloger [countertenor], various musicians; Rüdiger Bohn), Traditional Music from Egypt and Persia: Songs of the Sufis (2 Improvisations; Ensemble Sheik Ahmad al Tuni), Persian Drummers (Tchai Kuneh, Fada, Tappeh, Molla Nasardin; Trio Chemirani).
Catalogue Number: 12L103
Description: Too much to go into detail about but we point out that, for those composers here with a broader audience, the Saariaho (2006) is a first recording, Stockhausen's Mixtur is said to mark "the beginning of live-electronic orchestral music and, perhaps most importantly, Hartmann's L'uvre, a two-movement work of 23 minutes from 1937-8, had only two performances (both in 1939) before this one last year. Hartmann later used its second movement as the Adagio in his Symphony No. 6; this is its world premiere recording. 6 CDs. Neos SACD hybrid