Contrechant / Reto Bieri

Release Date: 12/6/2011
Label: ECM
Catalog Number: B001627102
Performer: Reto Bieri
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This is the ECM New Series debut for the highly gifted Swiss clarinettist Reto Bieri. Contrechant is a brilliant recital for solo clarinet that looks at new developmental possibilities in the ‘language’ of the instrument in modern music. The album serves as a wonderful panorama of contemporary music for clarinet by giants of new music – Elliott Carter, Heinz Holliger, Luciano Berio, Peter Eötvös and Salvatore Sciarrino - and includes an intriguing work by much discussed young Hungarian composer by the name of Gergely Vajda. With the exception of the late Berio, Regto Bieri worked closely with all the featured composers toward the optimum realization of the pieces heard here.
Works on This Recording
1. Lied for Clarinet solo by Luciano Berio
Performer: Reto Bieri (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1983 ; Italy
Performer: Reto Bieri (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1993 ; USA
3. Derwischtanz by Peter Eötvös
Performer: Reto Bieri (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1993/2001 ; Germany
4. Contrechant by Heinz Holliger
Performer: Reto Bieri (Clarinet)
5. Rechant by Heinz Holliger
Performer: Reto Bieri (Clarinet)
6. Let Me Die Before I Wake by Salvatore Sciarrino
Performer: Reto Bieri (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1982 ; Italy
7. Ligthshadow-trembling by Gergely Vajda
Performer: Reto Bieri (Clarinet)
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