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David Philip Hefti’s con fuoco in a radio concert

David Philip Hefti’s String Quartet No. 4 con fuoco originally supposed to be performed by the Amaryllis Quartett in the 6th Raderbergkonzert 2019/2020 on 17 March 2020 in the Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal. But now there is no need to be without it, as Deutschlandfunk will broadcast the entire concert on the radio.

An overview over the concert:

Deutschlandfunk Musik Panorama, 30 March 2020, 21:05h

Beethoven: Sextett für Horn, 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello Es-Dur, op. 81b
Mozart: Quintett für Horn, 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello Es-Dur, KV 407
Hefti: „con fuoco“, Streichquartett Nr. 4
Mozart: „Ein musikalischer Spass“ für Streicher und zwei Hörner F-Dur, KV 522

Sarah Willis – Horn, Felix Klieser – Horn, Amaryllis Quartett, Yu Ito – Violoncello

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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
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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: Ricercare a6 – J. S. Bach / transkr. D. P. Hefti
for any six instruments
David Philip Hefti: Mormorando – music for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon
world premiere

Felix Renggli, flute / Emanuel Abbühl, oboe / François Benda, clarinet / Sergio Azzolini, bassoon / members of the Swiss Chamber Academy

David Philip Hefti: Ricercare a6 – J. S. Bach / transkr. D. P. Hefti
for any six instruments
David Philip Hefti: Mormorando – music for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon
world premiere

Felix Renggli, flute / Emanuel Abbühl, oboe / François Benda, clarinet / Sergio Azzolini, bassoon / members of the Swiss Chamber Academy

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