b. Nancy, 29 May 1955

"When I write music I feel like a power station." (Dusapin)

Dusapin has written only few but very intense compositions for piano:
The 7 Études (1999-2001), a piano concerto ("A quia" / 2002) and a concertino for piano & 6 instruments ("Jetzt Genau!" / 2012).

"I write music otherwise I forget it." (Dusapin)


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Prague, 8 June 1894 - Wülzburg, 18 August 1942

"Art is intrinsically the expression of heightened human longing, and the work of art per se is the explosion of heightened feelings. Absolute art is revolution."
Ervín (Erwin) Schulhoff

Ervin Schulhoff worked as a dazzling composer between Dadaism and twelve-tone technique, between jazz and Czech tradition. Balancing subtly between humor and tragedy, he used many styles in his œuvre. He also wrote political music, including the "Communist Manifesto" for choir and orchestra (1933). As a Jewish and communist artist, Schulhoff was persecuted by the National Socialists. He died in a concentration camp near Dachau and fell into oblivion for a long time. Today, his imaginative and rich piano and chamber music compositions are often heard again in concerts.

 

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Trenton, 8. Juli 1900 - New York City, 12. Februar 1959

"Time is the canvas of music rather than tonality, atonality or no tonality at all."
George Antheil, 1950

George Antheil created in 1925 an exceptional work for 16 pianolas and percussion instruments: his Ballet Mécanique - Ballet pour Instruments Mécaniques et Percussion, which caused a huge scandal at the premiere in Paris. Antheil - the "Bad Boy of Music" - continued to compose for piano again and again. A fascinating document is his own recording of his "Valentine Waltzes" for piano from the year 1949. This is the only surviving piano recording with the composer playing himself.

 

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London, July 9, 1906 -  London, April 14, 1983

"Few composers today are blessed with Lutyens' blend of success combined with deep humility; she frequently said that it was work itself which stimulated her imagination and this is demonstrated in her large and extremely varied output. Let us hope that her greatest music will always be appreciated by the aware of each generation and that they may derive pleasure and solace from its unique expressive world."
Robert Saxton - 1996 (quote from www.uymp.co.uk).

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