NEWS

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

World premiere of David Philip Hefti's The Snow Queen

Sunday, 11. November 2018, 11.15am & 2.15pm
Tonhalle Maag, Zürich

Familiy Concert "The Snow Queen"

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
David Philip Hefti, conductor
Mojca Erdmann, soprano
Delia Mayer, actress
Max Simonischek, actor
Eva Buchmann, director
Andreas Schäfer, libretto

David Philip Hefti: "The Snow Queen"
world premiere
Commissioned by the Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

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World premiere of David Philip Hefti's 5th string quartet Concubia nocte

On 26 October 2018, David Philip Hefti’s String Quartet No. 5 Concubia nocte – Music for the second nocturnal vigil will be premiered by the Merel Quartett at the Kammermusikfestival Engelberg. It was the Merel Quartett, who commissioned David Philip Hefti’s first piece of this genre in 2007, the String Quartet Ph(r)asen, which they also recorded for CD.

Concubia nocte is the continuation of David Philip Hefti’s “nocturnal vigils”: Prima nocte – Music for the first nocturnal vigil, for chamber orchestra was premiered this February by the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne on the occasion of the orchestra’s 75th anniversary, and in spring 2019, the “vigils” will be continued with the world premier of David Philip Hefti’s flute concert Media nox – Music for the third nocturnal vigil at the Heidelberger Frühling, performed by the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie under Jamie Phillips and with flutist Tatjana Ruhland.

Overview on the concert in Engelberg:
26 October, 19.00
Engelberg (CH), Kloster
Zwischentöne – Kammermusikfestival Engelberg
Hefti: Concubia nocte – Music for the second nocturnal vigil (String quartet No. 5) World Premiere
Merel Quartett

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CALENDAR

David Philip Hefti: 12 Fantasien – for flute solo
für Blockflöte arrangiert von Laura Schmid

Laura Schmid, recorder

David Philip Hefti: 12 Fantasien – for flute solo
für Blockflöte arrangiert von Laura Schmid

Laura Schmid, recorder

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