16 April 1893 Barcelona – 30 June 1987 Barcelona

"In reality, my music is the least "composed" music in the world. Ideas usually come to me when I'm distracted, much more often than when I concentrate."

"I live in the solitude of the great cities. I need the city".
Federico Mompou

The pianist and composer Federico Mompou wrote a great and unique oeuvre for piano. He himself described the 4 volumes of his "Música Callada" (1959-1967) as the work that most clearly corresponds to his musical ideas.


 

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11 April 1916  Buenos Aires - 25 June 1983 Genève

Alberto Ginastera left behind many great works for piano and two piano concertos. His 1st Piano Concerto (1961) became famous not least through a rock adaptation of "Emerson, Lake and Palmer". Ginastera's intensive contact with Aaron Copland is also remarkable. It resulted in the composition of the "Doce preludios americanos" (1944).

Ginastera stands for a musical synthesis of South American and European music culture.

 

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*6.10.1959, Bern

The composer, pianist and improviser Esther Flückiger often expands her piano works with electronics, preparations or additional instruments, in recent years for example with the Hang, a percussion instrument, which she masters perfectly.

Each composition of Flückiger reveals its own imaginative and energetic cosmos and beauty.

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b. 21 June 1899 in Brno -  d. 18 october 1944 in Auschwitz-Birkenau

Unfortunately the "Variations for piano and orchestra" composed by Pavel Haas in Theresienstadt in 1944 are lost. Only his piano suite Op.13 and a few smaller piano pieces, songs and some chamber music sompositions are preserved. Two beautiful song cycles are particularly noteworthy: the "7 folk songs" and the late cycle "4 songs based on Chinese poetry". Very popular and often performed is his “Suite for oboe and piano” (1939).


 

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