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Complete Works For String Quartet
Performed by Minguet Quartett: Ulrich Isfort, 1st violin; Annette Reisinger, 2nd violin; Firmian Lermer, viola; Matthias Diener, violoncello; Mojca Erdmann, soprano; Christoph Bantzer & Peter Ruzicka, speakers. "Literary fixed stars spur Peter Ruzicka to continue on to make new musical observations. He reflects in his quartets the verbal scepticism of Celan, Hofmannsthal and Hölderlin, which allows the composer to examine his own thinking and feelings. He remains acute, too, and is therefore able to risk a glimpse into the depths of the human spirit. Heavy emotional outbursts are tempered by an ethos of reasoning, of reflection, and a certain urbanity if one will. In his later works, Ruzicka allows 'the word' to rest on a firm foundation, one no longer mute, but explicit -- what emerges are sensitive speech and music pregnant with meaning." Stereo/multichannel hybrid SACDs that can be played on any CD player.
Orchestra Works Vol. 1
"The bulk of Peter Ruzicka's catalogue of works is taken up by pieces for or with orchestra. For an artist whose intellectual purlieus have always centered on modernism, this is nothing to be taken for granted. The post-war avant-garde found its preferred vehicle in works for small ensemble and struggled to come to terms with large forms and forces. That Ruzicka turned to the orchestra from a sense of inner necessity has to do with the peculiar make-up of his creative imagination, which takes sound as its point of departure." Featured artists: Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet. NDR Sinfonieorchester, Peter Ruzicka, conductor.
Index of Artists