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Kurt Schwertsik

Ivan Hewett interviews Viennese composer Kurt Schwertsik. The BBC Philharmonic perform Schwertsik's '...in keltischer Manier' and his Irdische Klang cycle.

Ivan Hewett interviews Viennese composer Kurt Schwertsik, a man who studied under Kagel and Stockhausen but turned his back on the astringent modernism of Darmstadt to follow his own musical path, with a belief in the inherent validity of tonality and a firm desire to discover new musical textures.

Kurt Schwertsik:
...in keltischer Manier... Concerto for Alphorn and Small Orchestra op. 27 (12:40)
Nury Guarnaschelli (alphorn)
Deutsche Radiophilharmonie
Michael Sanderling (conductor)

Kurt Schwertsik: Irdische Klange cycle
Irdische Klange Symphony op.37 (17:00)
Uluru op.64 (17:36)
Funf Naturstucke op.45 (15:36)
Mit den Riesenstiefeln op.60 (5:21)
BBC Philharmonic
H.K. Gruber (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 3 Apr 2010 22:30

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