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Lakner: Piano Works From Six Decades / Bächli, Ronner

Release Date: 01/29/2002 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 7214   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Yehoshua Lakner
Performer:  Tomas BächliPetra Ronner
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Yehoshua Lakner was born in Czechoslovakia, where he received his primary and secondary school education. In 1941, he emigrated to Israel and was lucky to do so, for by then the Nazis controlled Slovakia. He continued his music education in Israel where he studied at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music, and in Haifa and Jerusalem. In 1950, he joined the staff of the Tel Aviv Academy and in 1952, traveled to the United States where he studied with among others, Aaron Copland at Tanglewood. He also studied in Cologne with Stockhausen, Kagel and Bernd Aloys Zimmermann. In 1963, he moved to Zurich where he composed music for many theater productions. From 1974 to 1987 he taught at the Zurich Academy and Academy of Music. Lakner's music for piano Read more documents a creative period of more than half a century. Despite the marked stylistic differences between the pieces on this CD, they have one thing in common: they are pure sounding structure, born of a playful approach to rules and sonic material. To Lakner, this play is important and necessary, expressing the seriousness of life, of its non-linear, poetic logic. Something that tells us of the freedom of self-imposed rules, of the joy of accepting chance as an ardent creative partner, and of the pleasurable awareness of its structural proposals. This music is pervaded with gravity and mirth, with poetry and subtle humor. Read less

Works on This Recording

Small Pieces (3) for Piano by Yehoshua Lakner
Performer:  Tomas Bächli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Israel 
Five Birthdays by Yehoshua Lakner
Performer:  Tomas Bächli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Zurich, Switzerland 
Fermaten by Yehoshua Lakner
Performer:  Tomas Bächli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Zurich, Switzerland 
Cornerstones by Yehoshua Lakner
Performer:  Tomas Bächli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; Israel 
Alef-Beth-Gimel by Yehoshua Lakner
Performer:  Tomas Bächli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991 
Kreise und Signale by Yehoshua Lakner
Performer:  Petra Ronner (Piano), Tomas Bächli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Zurich, Switzerland 

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