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Orchestral Works - Chamber Music - Piano Music
2012 release. Featured works: "Funf Stucke fur großes Orchester" (2007), "Sept Desserts Rythmiques" (2006), "Toccata, Tombeau und Torso" (2009), "Barkarole" (1988), "Nocturne" (1998), "Musik fur Violine, Violoncello, Klavier und Orchester" (2003), "Suite fur Violoncello solo" (2010), "Animato, Adagio und Agitato" (2010). "My premise is: no ideology, dogmas or cut-and-dried aesthetics of any kind. My goal is to produce music that exists for its own sake - and yet is capable of moving, attracting and/or disturbing an attentive audience, or at least not leave them indifferent." That is how Thomas Blomenkamp describes his art. The great success that invariably accompanies performances of his works resides in this studious avoidance of ideology and the direct, almost visceral impact his music has on the listener. Yet, at the same time, his musical language has high recognition value and an unmistakable sonic profile; his works are frequently built from minuscule motivic cells. Lastly, Blomenkamp is opposed to composing "from the gut": his music strikes a precisely calibrated balance between emotion and intellect. There is good reason why the wall of his study bears a quote from the French dramatist Antonin Artaud: "Everything must be put into a raging order with absolute precision". Performed by: Dusseldorfer Symphoniker , John Fiore (conductor), Blaserquintett der Dusseldorfer Symphoniker, Rivinius KlavierQuartett, Stefan Irmer (piano), Trio Opus 8, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Frank Beermann (conductor), Nikolaus Trieb (violoncello), Lambertus-Klavierquintett.
Index of Artists