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Konzert für Percussion & Orchester "Rough Music";
Charivari
+J. Strauss II: Perpetuum Mobile

Tonformat: stereo & multichannel (Hybrid)
  • Künstler: Heinz Karl Gruber, Martin Grubinger, Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, Kristjan Järvi
  • Label: BIS, DDD, 2005
  • Bestellnummer: 1562260
  • Erscheinungstermin: 18.9.2006

Rough music (Concerto for percussion and orchestra) (1983)

  1. 1 1. Toberac Start
  2. 2 2. Shivaree Start
  3. 3 3. Charivari Start

Zeitstimmung (Time shadow) (for chansonnier and orchestra) (1996)

  1. 4 Golddrachen Start
  2. 5 Exempel der Pyrofilie Start
  3. 6 Die Zeit der fliegenden Fische Start
  4. 7 EIne Laus im Uhrgehäuse Start
  5. 8 Caspar, ein Meister Start
  6. 9 Wer in die Hölle kommt Start
  7. 10 Der Graf mit dem Einglas Start
  8. 11 Gewehr bei Fuß Start
  9. 12 Schnorrhabardian Start
  10. 13 Wenn du in den Prater kommst Start
  11. 14 Die Sintflut Start
  12. 15 Meine Tekel Start
  13. 16 Fenster ins Freie Start
  1. 17 Perpetuum mobile op. 257 (Musikalischer Scherz) Start
  2. 18 Charivari (An austrian journal for orchestra ) (1981-1983) Start

Produktinfo

It has been said about HK Gruber (b. 1943) that he 'throws off labels as fast as pundits can affix them. Neo-romantic, neo-tonal, neo-expressionistic, neo-Viennese: he isn’t any of these things, so much as a sentient composer who keeps responding to whatever musical stimulus, be it highbrow or lowbrow, 12-tone or 7-tone, bitter or sweet, that comes his way.' The programme on this disc demonstrates many of Gruber's facets. In Rough Music he proves his familiarity with rhythmic serialism as used by Alban Berg, but the main impetus for the work was provided by his reading about a French custom of villagers ostracizing undesirable elements by making noises outside their homes. In Zeitstimmung, he returns to texts by his friend H. C. Artmann – who also provided the libretto for the successful 'pan-demonium' Frankenstein!!! – and creates a mosaic in which golden Chinese dragons, a fat Count complete with eyeglass, Shnorrhabardian the Armenian maker of wooden horses and a Viennese war invalid in the Prater are only some of the ingredients. And in Charivari, finally, Gruber takes up the gauntlet from the Waltz King himself, Johann Strauss II. The incessant ostinato of the latter's Perpetuum Mobile is used as the starting point of what has been interpreted as a scathing exposé of how Austria has suppressed its share of the guilt in various political events, instead concealing itself behind a smug mask. With Gruber himself performing, in his inimitable way, the vocal part in Zeitstimmung, with young percussionist Martin Grubinger and with the Tonkünstler Orchestra under its dynamic principal conductor Kristjan Järvi the scene is set for an exhilarating, troubling, frightening and ultimately indescribable experience.

Pressestimmen

G. Persché in FonoForum 01 / 07: "Dass die Musik gelegentlich auch ein wenig in den Kleidern von Kurt Weill daherzukommen scheint, tut ihr keinen Abbruch, weil man die Gestalt Grubers darinnen stets erkennt. Zum Abschluss lässt das prächtig gestimmte Tonkünstler-Orchester unter Kristjan Järvi den Begriff "Charivari" erneut zu Ehren kommen, diesmal als von Johann Strauß assoziativ zu Ravels "La Valse" führende Satire auf österreichische Lebensart; zudem eine Absage Grubers an den "heiligen Ernst" in der Kunst, "den wir heute vor allem im unehrlichen Pathos vieler Politiker erleben".

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