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Kurt Schwertsik: Baumgesange; Herr K Entdeckt Amerika / Gruber, BBC PO

Album Summary

>Schwertsik, Kurt : Nachtmusiken, for orchestra, Op. 104
>Schwertsik, Kurt : Herr K entdeckt Amerika, for orchestra, Op. 101
>Schwertsik, Kurt : Baumgesange, for orchestra, Op. 65
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Pupil of Joseph Marx and Karl Schiske at the Academy of Music in Vienna is Austrian composer Kurt Schwertsik. In his most recent work, commissioned by the BBC, Nachtmusiken, Op. 104 is a series of urban nocturnes, elegies, and memories. He creates a seductive mix of passion, sorrow and melancholy that cannot help but to grip and hold captive the listener from start to finish.

"Gruber is the BBC Phil’s composer/conductor, and Schwertsik (b1935) his lifelong Viennese friend and mentor, whose work he has tirelessly promulgated. These pieces well convey Schwertsik’s mercurial, ironic sensibility and his dextrous juggling of Romantic tonality and modernist impulse." -The Sunday Times

"The effectiveness of [Schwertsik 's] reconstituted language is shown in the three orchestral works by his close friend that Gruber conducts here. Nachtmusiken is the most recent: first performed by the BBC Philharmonic last year, it's a sequence of Viennese nocturnes, elegies and reminiscences of composers including Janácek, Mahler and Shostakovich." -The Guardian

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester (08/04/2010-08/06/2010).



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>Schwertsik, Kurt : Nachtmusiken, for orchestra, Op. 104
  • Conductor: HK Gruber
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester (08/04/2010-08/06/2010)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Schwertsik, Kurt : Herr K entdeckt Amerika, for orchestra, Op. 101
  • Conductor: HK Gruber
  • Notes: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester (08/04/2010-08/06/2010)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Schwertsik, Kurt : Baumgesänge, for orchestra, Op. 65
  • Conductor: HK Gruber
  • Notes: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester (08/04/2010-08/06/2010)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992