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Rihm • Ustvolskaya • Zimmermann
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Rihm • Ustvolskaya • Zimmermann

Sinfonie NE. 3 - Jesus Messias, Errette uns! 18:12 Share
Musik für Klarinette und Orchester 31:52 Share
Photoptosis - Prelude für grosses Orchester 14:41 Share
Total Time 01:04:45
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Contemplation and the power of praying: two subjects occasioning one another in religious harmony, and set to music with accustomed expressiveness by Galina Ustvolskaya in her Symphony No. 3 – Jesus Messiah, Save Us! But let us not be misled: rather than going for endless babble or a colorful tone poem, the composer aimed at clear yet fierce, sharply defined rhythmic outlines, avoiding any superfluity. The structure (sonata form), as condensed as it is simple in terms of both motif and form, also keeps in line with this approach, by compositional means that adhere not to tonal principles but to principles of rhythm, sound. Wolfgang Rihm, on the other hand, in his Musik für Klarinette und Orchester (Über die Linie II), explores the bounds of possibility in various ways, as to playing technique, breathing technique or other material circumstances. But what is true of many of Rihm's works is also true of this composition: "Nothing is burnt off; yet everything is glowing." The act of hiding virtuosity, itself turning into brilliant virtuosity without becoming obsessive, is made a matter of aesthetic principle. ...

… And Bernd Alois Zimmermann in Photoptosis sets out to tackle the power of light, with the aim of "depicting the most delicate shades of tone color, starting so to speak with the minimum light leakage and proceeding to the maximum at the end of the composition." From layers superimposed on each other, partly at micro-intervals, and collages of older music ranging from Bach to Skriabin light is thus gradually "leaking" without ever actually gaining prevalence.



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