The sheet music of my new duet composition entitled »Lyric Diptych« is now available on IMSLP. It comprises settings of the German folksong »Es saß ein klein Waldvögelein« and of Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach‘s poem »Ein kleines Lied«, each scored for two voices and piano. The music was commissioned by Anne-Sophie, Caroline and Marina of Trio 2achtundachtzig. Looking forward to the premiere!
It’s an organ transplantation! I felt that my music could use a bit of ecclesiastical reverberation, so I arranged my keyboard piece November Lament for the queen of instruments. If you are an organist aiming to enlarge your repertoire with an affective secular composition, please find the sheet music here.
Fancy a musical performance in an extraordinary location? My composition Telemanniana will be premiered in the context of Theater Magdeburg‘s youth project »Telemann bewegt«, celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death. Join us in one of Telemann’s favourite places in his native city—come to the Gruson-Gewächshäuser this Friday, April 21, and listen to the chorus of Hegel-Gymnasium Magdeburg and awesome baritone Thomas Florio, conducted by Astrid Schubert. Performances start at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm, surrounded by exotic plants and flowers. More details here.
The repertoire for guitar and marimba duo is not what you would call a cornucopia (no horns involved, naturally). However, I made a contribution. Guitarists and percussionists are invited to have a look at my composition At the Forest Verge which is now finished and typeset, consisting of four short pieces inspired by my favourite trees and their specifically-shaped leaves. You can download the sheet music here on my IMSLP page.
Dear folks, I’ll have the considerable pleasure to perform two of my own compositions in a faculty concert next Friday, 10 February, 7:30 pm, at Joseph Joachim hall, Berlin University of the Arts. As the opener to a versatile programme including viola d’amore, jazz vocals, and improvisations on Schubert, my piano cycle Children’s Kaleidoscope will experience its first complete performance, along with the sombre November Lament (yes, still not matching the month of presentation). Admission is free—it’d be so much of a delight if you joined the audience!
Now that the eleventh month has come, here is a suitable background music from my manufacture. Make yourself comfy, brew a cup of tea, and enjoy my piano piece November Lament. May all of you get through this gloomy, cold, and rainy season well!
On Friday, 28 October, Joanna Talarkiewicz, Sojeong Son and Hanna Raniszewska will premiere my composition Tiefes Herz for voice, flute and piano, performed in a public masterclass of my dear colleague Karola Theill along with music by Lachner, Brahms, Saint-Saëns and Vaughan Williams. It’s going to be a delicate pleasure, and I’d be delighted to see you in the audience.
The editing of my latest recording is now finished. It features some recent piano compositions, including Children’s Kaleidoscope, a short cycle in four pieces that was written for my daughter Cosima’s 4th birthday. I’d be most delighted if you could spare a couple of minutes to listen to some excerpts, such as this one: »Being First«, a little invention for piano, with its two voices chasing after each other. — Also, the typesetting of my complaisant woodwind quintet named Symphonic Scene is finally completed. The score is available here.
It does not quite fit the current season, but anyway, I’ll be performing the premiere of my piano piece November Lament next Friday, 7:30 pm, in my university‘s recital hall, as part of an amazing concert programmed by our music theory classes. If you can manage a mournful, sombre, and autumnous facial expression, please come around and help me getting into the mood!
That’ll be a multifaceted weekend. Glad to announce a triptych of events, along with cordial invitations. (1) Friday, 12 June, 8 pm: A performance of my animalistic flute-and-viola duo-cycle »Zoologischer Garten«, played by Christina Anders & Anne Uerlichs @ Schwartzsche Villa Steglitz. (2) Saturday, 13 June, 4 pm: Sacred music by Lassus and Rheinberger, performed in a concert of Kammerchor der UdK Berlin @ Zisterzienserkloster Lehnin. (3) Saturday, 13 June, 10 pm: My first appearance in a Berlin-based poetry slam @ Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, TU Berlin, Volkswagen Library.
Recently completed Kinderkaleidoskop, four little piano pieces, dedicated to my daughter Cosima for her 4th birthday, and incorporating some children’s tunes beloved by the dedicatee 😉