Interview with David Philip Hefti for concerti Klassik-Daily
Composer David Philip Hefti became a father for the second time six weeks ago. In episode 55 of the concerti Klassik-Daily with Holger Wemhoff, Hefti talks about his current family situation, about seclusion as part of his profession and about the special work on his sixth string quartet. read more less
Japan premiere of Hefti’s Changements in Tokyo
David Philip Heftis Changements celebrates its premiere in Japan on February 28th. Under the baton of conductor Cornelius Meister, who is closely associated with the composer, the atmospheric images for orchestra will be heard at Suntory Hall in Tokyo from the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. The last time Cornelius Meister conducted the work was 2017 in Munich with the Bavarian State Orchestra.
Overview of the concert:
Februrary 28, 19.00 in Tokyo Suntory Hall
Hefti: Changements (Japan premiere)
Berg: Violin Concerto "To the memory of an angel"
Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, WAB. 102
Violin: Christian Tetzlaff
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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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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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