Friedhelm Döhl Edition

Friedhelm Döhl Edition Vol. 11
Chamber Music - Lyric

Catalog number 21046

HIOB  -  MISSA  -  POSAUNEN IM RAUM (Medea-Material)

If one looks through the works by Friedhelm Döhl, it is apparent that there is hardly any ‘sacred’ music in the narrowest sense of the word. There are many compositions where there is a sacred (spiritual) element, such as in some of the songs or ‘subcutaneously’ in some of the instrumental or orchestral works e.g. in ‘Melancolia’ , ‘Tombeau’, ‘Passion’, - and, above all, in ‘Requiem’, but even here this is not with reference to the traditional Christian liturgy, rather more as a query from the wings, as it were ‘extra muros’, moreover, it is an ‘inner dialogue’ between Celan and Nelly Sachs. The ‘Orgelmesse’ [Organ Mass] - with its movements Kyrie, Gloria, Offertorium, Agnus dei and Ite missa est, all composed over the space of 25 years - bears the subtitle ‘Fragment’, which expresses something breakable, where there are more unanswered questions than conclusive statements.

The works on this CD are in a way also ‘extra muros’, and yet each of them - in completely different ways - was originally conceived for the church, in the concrete external sense (Church building) as well as in the figurative spiritual sense. HIOB [engl. JOB] as the juxtaposition of lamentation and theodicy, MISSA as the ‘Passion’ of an ‘outcast’ (Medea) and POSAUNEN IM RAUM [engl. TROMBONES IN SPACE] (Medea-Material) as a sounding ‘cosmos’, archaic and ritualistic. - The 3 compositions are also conceivable outside the church, and have - in the case of ‘Missa’ and ‘Posaunen im Raum’ - been so performed many times.

with

Ensemble Neue Musik Lübeck, Jan Müller-Wieland
Ensemble Medea Project
Friedhelm Döhl


About the Friedhelm Döhl Edition

"Edition of the year" - Tilmann Urbach, Fono Forum 12/2009

"Performances and supporting documentation are admirable."
Cambridge University Press

„Une voix des profondeurs dans le désert du présent“

Fred Audin/ ClassiqueInfo-Disque, 2/2009

 

Friedhelm Döhl Edition Vol. 13
Music à 1- 8 players

Catalog number 21053

The CD contains works from four decades for various ensembles from 1-8 players and once again shows Döhl’s variety of expression and  instrumental fantasy: from the solo sonatas for Violin and Cello, in which lyricism and virtuosity encounter one another, from the so intimate and colourful duos for Cello/Harp and Violin/Guitar - to the ensemble works (which by far exceed the boundaries of chamber music) such as ‘Graduale’ for 8 Trombones (with Bass Drum) and ‘Conductus’ for 4 Percussionists  - both examples of Döhl’s musical-spatial concept - and finally ‘Ballet mécanique’ for Chamber Orchestra, to the film of the same name by Fernand Léger.

GESANG DER FRÜHE / Violin sonata
TAPPETO / Impressions for violincello and harp
GRADUALE for 8 trombones (and gran cassa)
CONDUCTUS for 4 drummers
BALLET MÉCANIQUE for chamber orchestra
PAS DE DEUX for violine and guitar
CELLO SONATA

Christiane Edinger

Klaus and Helga Storck

Posaunen-Ensemble Ehrhard Wetz

Kroumata Ensemble Stockholm
Ensemble Bernhard Wulff

Walter Klasinc und Marga Bäuml

Ulf Tischbirek




"Döhls music represents a central aesthetic position of new art. To him, composing is asking questions of his 'self', music is a medium which he uses in his dealings with a world, whose brokenness and fragility is to be brought to light through art… The partial frugality of the angular contours, repetitive rhythms and glaring contrasts have a direct correlation to highly expressive cantability and dionysistic sound sensuality." Wilfried Gruhn, in 'Metzlers Composers Lexicon'

About the Friedhelm Döhl Edition

"Edition of the year" - Tilmann Urbach, Fono Forum 12/2009

"Performances and supporting documentation are admirable."
Cambridge University Press

„Une voix des profondeurs dans le désert du présent“

Fred Audin/ ClassiqueInfo-Disque, 2/2009

 
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