Music For Double Bass
Featured works: Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988): Nuit: C'est Bien La Nuit & Le Réveil Profound (1972); Isang Yun (1917-1995): Für Aki I (1981), Für Aki II (1981); Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001): Theraps (1976); Hans Manfred Stahnke (1951): Streetmusic III (1995, dedicated to Frank Reinecke); Werner Henze (1926): S. Biagio 9 Agosto Ore 1207, Ricordo Per Un Contrabasso Solo (1977); Bent Lorentzen (1935): Tiefe (1993, dedicated to Frank Reinecke). Performed by Frank Reinecke, double bass. "As Elgin Heuerding remarks in her introduction, Frank Reinecke plays an instrument that one can not 'hear out' from the musical texture but which can only be felt as part of the immense forces involved in orchestral sound. When allotted a solo role, the double bass reveals its otherwise reticent brilliance and is able to display some remarkable colors. In Nuits (1972) by Giacinto Scelsi, it takes on the garb of an Aeolian harp; in For Aki (1981) it sings many a beautiful melody... he was the son of a friend whose life was saved by Isang Yun. From the 'dirty notes' of Streetmusic (1995) by Manfred Stahnke we arrive at the wild and reeling sound world of Iannis Xenakis' Theraps (1976). This is a lonely reminiscence of the bells at midday, heard by Hans Werner Henze in 1977 in the Italian village of San Biagio. Finally we meet Bent Lorentzen, whose Tiefe (1993) gradually sounds out of the depths."