NEWS

Swiss Premiere of David Philip Hefti’s work "An durchsichtigen Fäden"

On 29 October, the Amaryllis Quartett and Maria Riccarda Wesseling will play the Swiss premiere of David Philip Hefti’s work An durchsichtigen Fäden – for mezzo soprano and string quartet to a poem by Kurt Aebli at the Oekolampad in Basel. The world premiere of the work took place on 19 April 2018 in Lübeck, also performed by the Amaryllis Quartett and Maria Riccarda Wesseling. The work lasts about 30 minutes and is based on the poem “Endloser Anfang von allem” (“Endless beginning of everything”) by Kurt Aebli.
Before the concert, there will be an introduction with David Philip Hefti.

Overview on the concert:

29 October 2019, 7:30pm – Basel, Oekolampad
Hefti: An durchsichtigen Fäden – for mezzo soprano and string quartet to a poem by Kurt Aebli
Maria Riccarda Wesseling – mezzo soprano, Amaryllis Quartet
further details on the concert

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David Philip Hefti's Changements at the George Enescu Festival

On Sunday, 1 September 2019, the Royal Camerata will present at the George Enescu festival in Bucharest a work by David Philip Hefti, winner of the festival’s 2005 George Enescu Competition: Changements – atmospheric pictures for orchestra.

Overview on the details of the concert:
1 September 2019 – Bukarest, Radio Hall – Enescu Festival
Royal Camerata, Constantin Adrian Grigore
Hefti: Changements – atmospheric pictures for orchestra

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David Philip Hefti’s Media nox at the ARD Radio Festival

On 13 August 2019, the recording of the world premier of David Philip Hefti’s flute concerto Media nox – Music for the third nocturnal vigil will be broadcast at the ARD Radio Festival. The world premier took place on 3 April 2019 at the Heidelberger Frühling Festival and was performed by the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie under Jamie Phillips and withTatjana Ruhland as soloist.

David Philip Hefti about Media nox:
„The harmonies of this work are primarily quarter-tone, and explore the sounds of twilight, the night, spheres, dreams, sleeplessness and hallucinations. They create sound-surfaces alternately static, animated and iridescent that are the central idea of the work; these are then repeatedly roughened up by the rhythmic and melodic threads woven by the solo flute. This microtonal music is what I repeatedly here in the twilight state between sleep and sleeplessness.“


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World Premiere of David Philip Hefti’s Flute Concerto Media nox at the Heidelberger Frühling festival

On 3 April, David Philip Hefti’s Flute Concerto Media nox – Music for the third nocturnal vigil for flute and orchestra will be premiered at the Heidelberger Frühling festival by Tatjana Ruhland and the Deutschen Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern under the baton of Jamie Phillips. The concert will be recorded for radio broadcast by the German public radio station Saarländischer Rundfunk. As an ‘encore’, Jörg Tröger will talk with David Philip Hefti, Tatjana Ruhland and Dietrich Götze, who initiated and donated the commission.

David Philip Hefti about Media nox:
„The harmonies of this work are primarily quarter-tone, and explore the sounds of twilight, the night, spheres, dreams, sleeplessness and hallucinations. They create sound-surfaces alternately static, animated and iridescent that are the central idea of the work; these are then repeatedly roughened up by the rhythmic and melodic threads woven by the solo flute. This microtonal music is what I repeatedly here in the twilight state between sleep and sleeplessness.“


Here you can find a podcast (in German) of the Heidelberger Frühling featuring David Philip Hefti, who talks about composing his Flute Concerto Media nox for Tatjana Ruhland, and here a mutual video of David Philip Hefti and Tatjana Ruhland about this project. In an interview with SWR2 Treffpunkt Klassik, Tatjana Ruhland speaks about the upcoming world premiere of this work, here you can listen to it.

Overview on the world premiere in Heidelberg:

3 April, 19.30 – Heidelberg, Stadthalle – Heidelberger Frühling
Deutsche Radiophilharmonie, Jamie Phillips
Hefti: Media nox – Music for the third nocturnal vigil for flute and orchestra – World Premiere
Tatjana Ruhland – Flute

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CD recording for Deutsche Grammophon

From 4 to 6 February 2019, David Philip Hefti will conduct the Zurich Chamber Orchestra with the soloists Philipp Jundt (flute), Sir James Galway (flute), Lady Jeanne Galway (flute), Albrecht Mayer (oboe), Daniel Hope (violin), Richard O'Neill (viola) and Sebastian Knauer (piano) in a cd recording with works by Marco Hertenstein. The CD will be released in Autumn 2019 by Deutsche Grammophon. read more less

CALENDAR

David Philip Hefti: Monumentum – music for string sextet

Amaryllis Quartet & Barbara Buntrock, viola & Christoph Heesch, cello

David Philip Hefti: Monumentum – music for string sextet

Amaryllis Quartet & Barbara Buntrock, viola & Christoph Heesch, cello

NEW PUBLICATIONS

Media nox (2019) +

Music for the third nocturnal vigil for flute and orchestra

Concubia nocte (2018) +

music for the second nocturnal vigil
(String quartet No. 5)

An durchsichtigen Fäden (2018) +

for mezzo soprano and string quartet
to a poem by Kurt Aebli

The Snow Queen (2018) +

a story in music for soprano, 2 speakers and orchestra