Matthias Bamert

Composers

Biography

Born: July 5, 1942; Ersiten, Switzerland  
Although he has a solid reputation as a conductor of the standard repertory, Matthias Bamert is best known for his work on behalf of new music, obscure eighteenth century music, and neglected music from all eras (especially in a long series of recordings for Chandos). He is also known for his participation in provocative classical music videos directed by Adrian Marthaler. Bamert studied music in his native Switzerland, as well as in Darmstadt Read more and Paris, falling in with the likes of Boulez and Stockhausen; these associations can be detected in his own compositions from the 1970s. He spent from 1965 to 1969 as principal oboist with the Salzburg Mozart Orchestra, but then switched to conducting. He assisted Stokowski at the American Symphony Orchestra in 1970 and 1971, then joined the Cleveland Orchestra's conducting staff. He was music director of the Swiss Radio Orchestra (1977 -- 1983), then began making a wider reputation across Europe. He was principal guest conductor of the Scottish National Orchestra from 1985 to 1990. Bamert served as artistic director of the Lucerne Festival (1992 -- 1998) (where he made inroads in thematic programming) and of the London Mozart Players (1993 -- 2000). In 2000, he became principal guest conductor of the New Zealand Symphony. Bamert is known to be a quick study, able to master new scores in very little time, and bring off highly effective premieres in concert and on CD. His most notable recordings include symphonies of Gossec, concert music by Korngold, the orchestral works of Martin, and a series devoted to Stokowski arrangements. Read less
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Biography

Born: July 5, 1942; Ersiten, Switzerland  
Although he has a solid reputation as a conductor of the standard repertory, Matthias Bamert is best known for his work on behalf of new music, obscure eighteenth century music, and neglected music from all eras (especially in a long series of recordings for Chandos). He is also known for his participation in provocative classical music videos directed by Adrian Marthaler. Bamert studied music in his native Switzerland, as well as in Darmstadt Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
III. Prestissimo
I. Grave - Allegro
II. Andante
I. Fliessend, mit heiterem Schwunge
II. Scherzo. Molto agitato, rasch und feuerig
III. Molto andante (traumerisch)
IV. Finale. Patetico - Allegro giocoso
I. Allegro
Ii. Andantino
III. Presto assai
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Andante poco
III. Allegro molto
I. Adagio - Allegro molot
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Presto assai
II. Andatino sempre piano
III. Presto assai
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Andante grazioso
III. Tempo di minuetto
I. Capriccio: Allegro molto - Presto
II. Chaconne: Andante con moto
III. Tarantella: Vivace
I. Allegro piacevole
II. Allegro molto
III. Intermezzo: Adagio semplice
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro di bravura
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Theme and Variations: Allegretto con moto
Section 1: Introduction: Lento -
Section 1: Who can number the sands of sea (Chorus)
Section 2: Hear ye this, O ye people (Bass)
Section 2: We look for light, but behold the darkness (Chorus)
Section 2: Why are ye so fearful, O ye of little faith? (Soprano, Chorus)
Section 3: The hand of the Lord was upon me (Bass, Chorus)
Section 4: The people that walked in darkness (Soprano)
Section 4: See now, ye that love the light (Chorus)
There is music here that softer falls (Chorus)
Why are we weigh'd upon with heaviness (Chorus)
Lo! in the middle of the wood (Soprano)
Hateful is the dark-blue sky (Chorus)
How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream (Soprano)
Dear is the memory of our wedded lives (Chorus)
But, propt on beds of amaranth and moly (Soprano)
The Lotos blooms below the barren peak (Chorus, Soprano)
Introduction - Myriad voiced Queen! (Chorus)
Turn, O return (Chorus, Soprano)
Thee, fair Poetry oft hath sought (Tenor)
The monstrous sea (Chorus)
Love to Love calleth (Soprano, Tenor)
Dirge: To me, to me, fair-hearted Goddess, come! (Bass)
Man, born of desire (Chorus)
Rejoice, ye dead, where'er your spirits dwell (Soprano, Chorus)
O enter with me the gates of delight (Soprano, Tenor and Bass)
Thou, O Queen of sinless grace (Chorus)
I. Allegro
II. Poco adagio
III. Menuetto: Allegretto - Trio
IV. Turchesco: Allegro molto
I. Allegro molto
II. Adagio non troppo
III. Minuetto - Trio
IV. Presto
I. Allegro molto
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto - Trio
IV. Finale: Allegro molto
I. Adagio - (Molto) moderato -
II. Andante tranquillo -
III. Vivace -
IV. Adagio
Fantasia
Fuga
Ein wenig bewegt - Zogernd -
Sehr rasch -
Langsam -
Sehr langsam
I. Introduction: Largo maestoso - Allegro agitato
II. Andante
III. Scherzo: Presto
IV. Finale: Con brio
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante
III. Adagio - Allegretto
I. Allegro assai
II. [Andante]
III. Presto assai
I. Allegro
II. Adagio ma non molto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante non molto
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante non molto
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro assai
II. Andantino grazioso -
III. Presto
I. Allegro assai -
II. Andantino -
III. Presto
I. Allegro, quasi presto
II. Larghetto
III. Minuetto: Non tanto allegro - Trio
IV. Allegretto e sempre l'istesso tempo
I. Via Mortis: Lento
II. Via Vite: Slow alla marcia
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro molto
I. Andante
II. Andantino
III. Brillante
I. Allegro spiritoso
II. Andantino
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegretto - Presto - Tempo di primo
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Minuetto e Trio
IV. Vivace molto
I. Poco sostenuto - Allegro assai -
II. Lento - Comodamente - Molto vivace
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Presto
I. Allegro molto
II. Poco adagio
III. Menuetto and Trio: Allegretto
IV. Presto
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Largo
III. Vivace spiritoso
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto and Trio: Moderato
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro
IV. Menuetto and Trio
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Menuetto and Trio: Moderato
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andantino
III. Menuetto and Trio: Moderato
IV. Allegretto capriccio
I. Allegro molto
II. Menuetto and Trio: Moderato
III. Andante ma allegretto
IV. Finale: Presto non tanto
I. Vivace non presto
II. Menuetto fresco and Trio
III. Romanze: Andante gracioso
IV. Capriccio: Allegro molto
I. Presto
II. Andante
III. Menuetto and Trio: Fresco ma non troppo allegro
IV. Allegro molto
I. Allegro moderato ?
II. Lento ?
III. Allegro con brio ?
IV. Moderato ?
V. Vivace ?
VI. Allegretto ?
VII. Calmo
I. Tiento: Allegro
II. Diferencias: Adagio
III. Folia: Molto mosso
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto e Trio: Allegretto
IV. Tempo guisto
I. Allegro vivace assai
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto e Trio
IV. Rondo: Allegro
I. Maestoso - Allegro con spirito quasi presto
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto e Trio: Allegretto
IV. Rondo: Allegro
Promenade -
Gnomus -
Promenade -
The Old Castle -
Bydlo -
Promenade -
Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells -
Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle -
Catacombs -
Con mortuis in lingua mortua -
The Hut on Fowl's Legs, "Baba Yaga" -
The Great Gate of Kiev
I. Allegro molto
II. Menuetto - Trio
III. Andante -
IV. Finale: Allegro molto
I. Allegro assai
II. Andantino
III. Menuet - Trio
IV. Finale: Allegro molto
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Finale: Allegro molto
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagietto -
III. Finale - Fugato: Allegro
I. Allegro molto
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Rondeau: Vivace
I. Grave - Allegro assai
II. Andante moderato -
III. Allegretto [Allegro assai]
I. Grave - Allegro assai
II. Andante grazioso
III. Allegro
I. Presto
II. Andantino
III. Prestissimo
I. Grave - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro moderato - Presto
I. Fliessend, mit heiterem Schwunge
II. Scherzo: Molto agitato, rasch und feuerig
III. Molto andante [traumerisch]
IV. Finale: Patetico - Allegro giocoso
I. Allegro molto agitato - Poco piu mosso ma tranquillo - Piu mosso - Allegro
II. Largo
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto - Trio: Meno mosso
IV. Finale: Largo - Allegro ritmico - Largo