Commemorating Friedrich Goldmann’s 70th anniversary, the CD presents four 'late' key works. In addition to the retail version, British magazine The Wire distributed the CD to its subscribers.
Friedrich Goldmann, who passed away in 2009, was one of Germany’s most distinct composers. Presented here are compositions that take a holistic approach to the full range of formal possibilities within avant-garde orchestral and ensemble music. Instead of working with discrepancies, as in his earlier periods, Goldmann shifts towards exploring perceptual continuums and amalgamations of material and techniques – for instance transitions between noise and tone or chromatic material and microtonality. This approach aims at overcoming assumed antagonisms between different layers of material. Within the resulting consistent gestalts, assumed parameter boundaries dissolve – challenging the conventional concept of musical material as a set of stable and discrete entities.
released May 5, 2011
Artwork – Hau/Viet Hoa Le
Composed by Friedrich Goldmann
Mastered by Rashad Becker
1. For flute, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello and piano. Studio recording (1994). Produced at SFB. Performed by Modern Art Sextet.
2. Fantasia on the fundamental notes of an arioso by JS Bach for 16 players. Live recording (2007). Performed by Musikfabrik & Enno Poppe (conductor)
3. For violin and violoncello. Live recording (2008). Performed by DuoKaya.
4. For orchestra. Live recording (2008). Performed by the Orchestra of the Dresden Conservatory & Ekkehard Klemm (conductor).