Donaueschinger Musiktage 2006 Vol. 2
Georg Friedrich Haas, born in Graz in 1953, studied composition with Gösta Neuwirth, piano with Doris Wolf, and music pedagogy. Since 1989, professorship in counterpoint, composition, and analysis at the Musikhochschule Graz; prizes and stipends from the Salzburg Festival, the Österreichisches Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, as well as from the City of Vienna. Jörg Widmann was born in Munich in 1973. He studied clarinet at the Hochschule für Musik München with Gerd Starke later with Charles Neidich at the Juilliard School in New York. As a soloist, he has performed with important conductors and orchestras in Germany and abroad. His passion is chamber music, and he performs regularly with partners such as Tabea Zimmermann, Heinz Holliger, András Schiff, Kim Kashkashian and Hélène Grimaud. Featured works: Georg Friedrich Haas' Hyperion Jörg Widmann's Zweites Labyrinth. Stereo/5.1 multichannel hybrid CD/SACD release that can be played on any CD player.