Kurt Schwertsik

Born 25 June 1935
Kurt Schwertsik
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1935-06-25
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Kurt Schwertsik

Kurt Schwertsik Biography (Wikipedia)

Kurt Schwertsik (born 25 June 1935, Vienna) is an Austrian contemporary composer. He is famous for creating the “Third Viennese School” and spreading contemporary classical music.

A pupil of Joseph Marx and Karl Schiske at the Academy of Music in Vienna, he later studied with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne and Darmstadt. In 1958 he founded the ensemble "die reihe" with fellow composer and conductor Friedrich Cerha (famous for finishing the opera Lulu, by Alban Berg) and later, in 1968, the ensemble "MOB art & tone ART" with Otto Matthäus Zykan and Heinz Karl Gruber. He served as hornist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra (from 1968) while teaching Composition at the Konservatorium Wien (from 1979). Between 1989 and 2004 he was Professor of Composition at the Vienna Musikhochschule (Academy of Music, when he was studying there, now called University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna). His works are characterised by his particular exploration of tonality and his musical irony and humour. He received the Grand Austrian State Prize (1992), the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art (1997) and numerous other awards.

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Kurt Schwertsik
Symphony in MOB-Style (ii. Fields of Strawberries)
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Symphony in MOB-Style (ii. Fields of Strawberries)

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Shrunken Symphony, Op. 80 – 1st movement: Allegro con brio
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Shrunken Symphony, Op. 80 – 1st movement: Allegro con brio
Kurt Schwertsik
Adieu Satie (Proms 2016)
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Adieu Satie (Proms 2016)
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Uluru, Op. 64
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Uluru, Op. 64
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Shrunken Symphony, Op. 80 (i. Allegro con brio)
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Shrunken Symphony, Op. 80 (i. Allegro con brio)
Kurt Schwertsik
Concerto 'In Celtic Style', Op. 27 (iv. Schlachtrufe)
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Concerto 'In Celtic Style', Op. 27 (iv. Schlachtrufe)

Concerto 'In Celtic Style', Op. 27 (iv. Schlachtrufe)

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Nury Guarnaschelli
Ensemble
Die Reihe Ensemble
Kurt Schwertsik
Goldilocks Op. 74
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Goldilocks Op. 74
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Vienna Chronicles 1848 (Royal & Imperial March)
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Vienna Chronicles 1848 (Royal & Imperial March)
Kurt Schwertsik
7 Viennese Songs (Nos. 2 & 3)
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7 Viennese Songs (Nos. 2 & 3)
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Symphony in MOB-Style (ii. Fields of Strawberries)
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Symphony in MOB-Style (ii. Fields of Strawberries)
Kurt Schwertsik
Dracula's House & Court Music (i. Daytime Song)
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Dracula's House & Court Music (i. Daytime Song)
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Caprice (from 5 Nocturnes, Op. 10b)
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Caprice (from 5 Nocturnes, Op. 10b)
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Nachtmusiken, Op.104 (ii. Wienerlied)
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Nachtmusiken, Op.104 (ii. Wienerlied)
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Nachtmusiken, Op.104
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Nachtmusiken, Op.104
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Singt meine Schwäne for soprano and ensemble
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Singt meine Schwäne for soprano and ensemble
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Der Herr weis was der Wil
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Der Herr weis was der Wil

Der Herr weis was der Wil

Performer
Rebecca von Lipinski (soprano)
Ensemble
BCMG
Kurt Schwertsik
Singt meine Schwäne
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Singt meine Schwäne

Singt meine Schwäne

Performer
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Rebecca von Lipinski (soprano)
Jonathan Berman
Kurt Schwertsik
Human Existence...
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Human Existence...

Human Existence...

Performer
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Rebecca von Lipinski (soprano)
Jonathan Berman
Kurt Schwertsik
Macbeth: Something Wicked This Way Comes (feat. Dennis Russell Davies & Maki Namekawa)
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Macbeth: Something Wicked This Way Comes (feat. Dennis Russell Davies & Maki Namekawa)
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