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Hommage à August Stramm ()

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composed by Clarence Barlow, Gerhard Rühm, Herwarth Walden, Milton Babbitt, Steffen Reinhold, Steffen Schleiermacher, Wladimir Vogel, Wolfgang Heisig, Wolfgang Rihm

This homage to German expressionist poet August Stramm, who was killed in World War I, is apparently a project of pianist Steffen Schleiermacher, who performs in most of the music and contributes a pair of original compositions. The composers involved span several generations, reaching back to Stramm's own time, and that's the chief attraction in this unusual collection of modern compositions. Stramm, who worked as a postal official, is partly responsible for the fact that you can mail a letter from one country to another ...

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  1. Die Menschheit, for voice & prepared piano
  2. Mars Saugt Mut, for phonola & sampler
  3. Gesänge, for voice & piano, Op. 1: Abend
  4. Gesänge, for voice & piano, Op. 1: Patrouille
  5. Gesänge, for voice & piano, Op. 1: Kriegsgrab
  6. Gesänge, for voice & piano, Op. 1: Sturmangriff
  7. Gesänge, for voice & piano, Op. 1: Verzweifelt
  8. Tondichtungen für Klavier: Urtod
  9. Textmusik, for piano (after: August Stramm "Urtod")
  10. Sprechlieder nach August Stramm (3) for voice & piano
  11. Heeresmarsch (für August Stramm)
  12. Diamanten wandern übers Wasser, for voice & piano
  13. Frage!, for bass flute
  14. Mehr "Du", song cycle for mezzo-soprano, viola & piano
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Hommage à August Stramm
2008, MDG

UPC: 760623149622

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