Ricordo IV and Canto

Oper in drei Aufzügen (frei nach E.T.A. Hofmann)

Werner W. Glaser

Performing Ensemble: Violin Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: violin
Item Number: RL40860
Publisher: Musikverlag Robert Lienau
Print Status: In Print


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For a long time, Wolf Glaser, pianist, music pedagogue and composer, had not been known in Germany. Born in Cologne in 1913, he studied with Philipp Jarnach and Paul Hindemith among others, but no sooner had he been given a permanent post as second coach in 1933 than he had to flee the country due to his Jewish descent. First, he went to France, then to Denmark and Sweden where he still lives today and where he became a popular composer, conductor, music pedagogue, music therapist and poet. The common denominator of both works, edited here for the first time, is the experience of threat, escape and exile. On close examination, a highly concentrated and introverted kind of music can be discovered which requires both an excellent performer and an attentive audience. After the premiere of "Ricordo IV“ on February 2, 2001 played by Kolja Lessing, the composer wrote: "... like an echo from my inner world, which has been very sad for a long time, but also with an inner shine which reflects a whole world." "Canto" premiered on December 10, 2002, also performed by Kolja Lessing. With this edition, Robert Lienau publishers continue their effort concerning Werner Wolf Glaser's work. Published so far: „Sonata I per pianoforte“ (ZRL 40780) and „In Liedern nach Ungarn, England und...“ (To Hungary, England and .... with songs") for piano for four hands (ZRL 40490).

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