Was born in 1957 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated from the "Pancho Vladigerov" Academy of Music in Sofia. He also studied in the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy and worked in the fields of concrete and electronic music. Since 1988, he teaches composition and harmony in the Sofia School of Music and since 1995, he teaches in the Theatrical Department of the New Bulgarian University. In 1985 in connection with the European Year of Music, he received the Grand Prix of the European Broadcasting Union, Other awards include the Golden Harp Award (Belgrade), The Second Prize of F. I. J. M. (Special Prize of the Union of Bulgarian Composers). In 1989 he received the Carl Maria von Weber Prize in Germany. Arnaoudov speaks a musical language that combines the traditions of European modernism-western and Eastern with spiritualism and aesthetic Mysticism that comes from Eastern tradition.
LA TEMPLE DU SILENCE for two pianos (1997)
BIBIK Valentin
Was born in 1940 in Khar'kov. In 1966 he graduated from Kharkov Consrevatoire where he studied composition under Prof. D. CIebanov. Since 1966 to 1994 he was a tutor and later on became a Professor and a Head of Composition Department at Khar'kov Conservatoire. Since 1994 Bibik has been living in St.-Petersburg. At the present time he is a Professor and a Head of Music Department at Humanitarian University. In 1992 he got a Prize at an International Composer's Competition. His works are performed on at Festivals and concerts in Russia. Ukraine, France. Germany, USA. England, Canada. His works include: ten symphonies, ten piano sonatas, two string quartets, vocal and choir music, opera "The Run" on the text by M. Bulgakov, several instrumental concertos. Some of his works have been recorded on CD.
RECITATIV for viola solo (1998)
BRUK Friedrich
Born in Leningrad in 1937. Graduated in composition from the Leningrad Conservatoire. In the 1970's, he emigrated and has since been living and working in Finland. He is a member of the Finnish Association of Composers. The majority of his output in his first creative period was predominantly large-scale symphonic works. His favoured genres in the later work has been solo sonatas for various instruments and instrumental chamber music. His work has been performed widely in Scandinavia, Denmark, France and the USA.
SONATA for two violins (1988)
CAGE, John (1912-1992)
Important representative of the American musical avant garde. He was born in Los Angeles. In his youth he wrote poem, and later, in Pans, studied architecture, took piano lessons and began learning to paint. He started studying composition systematically with Henry Cowell in New York and with Arnold Schonberg in Los Angeles. Beginning in the 1940's. he experimented with elements of chance, in corporating experimental graphics in his scores and constructivist moments, in the search for new timbres and forms in music. He also experimented with dance. He was also an important teacher and, beginning in 1958, he episodically took part in the famous Darmstadt summer music courses. He is widely performed world-wide and has received many awards for his work in the field of music. John Cage died in New York in 1992. FIVE (1988) For the Bonn Festival Musicircus in 1979, John Cage had written an article that could be correlative with his latest works and with the composition for five performs "FIVE". "People who would be invited who would wish to play a/ together in one place at one time... You will hear nothing -you will hear everything... Musicircus is a hard unrolling event because when, for example, a pianist is leaning to interrupt, the rock-n-roll group began to play. But if there will be some people who would like to keep playing, everything will happen. Selfpayment is necessary, if it's all the participants wouldn't feel the single ego's pressing..."
ARIA for soprano solo.
Was born in 1930 in Gornsdorf. In 1951-56 he studied at Leipzig High Music School from which he graduated as a composer under F. F. Finke. In 1956-58 he was a choir master in Weimar, in 1958-60 he did his post-graduate course with R. Wagner-Regeni. From 1960 to 1976 he taught in Berlin High Music School. Dittrich is a composer-experimentalist. In his music we can discover "new polyphonic" lines and he also develops elements of Klangfarbenmelodie. Those form style is most important side of his creation. In the middle 70-s his uncompromising point about the new music was absolutely ignored by the official education and he was banished from the Berlin High Music School named after H.Eisler and his teaching activity was forbidden. Just after Germany' joining he come back to teach composition at his Motherland. Since the end of 80-s Dittrich did lectures at the Master-courses in Germany, Bulgaria, Russia, Korea, Poland, In 1991 he founded Brandenburg Colloquium of new music in Zeuthen - an International Union of musicians which has master-courses for composers and performers every year. Since 1992 he has been professor at the "SOUND WAYS' seminar and the member of Creative Association "SOUND WAYS". His works are performed in Germany and abroad.
DRUKH lgor
Was born in 1966 in Leningrad. In 1993 he graduated from St.Petersburg State Conservatory under Prof. Mnatsakanian. Drukh have been a student at Brandenburg colloquium master-courses (Germany). He is a member of Creative Association "SOUND WAYS". He has taken part in some festivals: "SOUND WAYS", "MUSIC SPRING", "ASPECTE" Austria), "Mariu klavirai" (Lithuania). His works are includes: String quartet, Violin concerto, two piano sonatas, chamber music, music for drama and films.
CANT-VIVAT for chamber ensemble (1998)
SACRAMENT for chamber ensemble (1998)
FELDMAN Morton (1926-1987)
Was born in 1926 in New-York in Brooklyn, where his parents worked in the laundry. He had his first piano lessons with pianist Marina Press - Busony's pupil. Since 1941 Feldman studied composition under V.Rigger, later - under St.Wolpe. An important thing was to met John Cage. Together with him, Chr.Wolf and later Ear! Brown, they were the central figures of 50-s music avant garde in New-York. In 1973 Feldman became a Professor in Buffalo University (in 50-60-s E.Vareze was teaching there). In Europe his music got attention just in 80-s. His original points about different new music aspects Feldman has declared in many lectures, reports, discussions.
FLAMMER Ernst Helmuth
Was born in 1949 in Heilbronn. After finishing mats and physic education (1969-72) through musicologist he turned to the history of art and philosophy. In 1973-79 he studied music theory with P.Fertig, and then in 1973-80musicology under H.H.Aggerbrecht in Freiburg. He have finished his music education with a dissertation "The political possession as a composer's problem, investigated in L.Nono and H.W.Henze creation". Since 1976 he studied composition under K.Huber, B.Ferneyhough, and, unregulary, with P.-H.Dittnch. From 1977 Flammer have written some articles about different new music aspects. In 1980-81 tough in Trossingem High Music School; in 1982-85 at Freiburg University. From 1980 he lives in Freiburg and spending a free artist fife. Since 1985 he constantly teaching at the Summer Courses in Darmstadt, at the master-courses in Newcastle, Dresden, Gera, Paris, Odessa, in Mozarteum (Salzburg) and at the seminar "SOUND WAYS', One of the founderer Ensemble Recherche Freiburg. In 1985-87 Flammer is an Art Director "Ensemblia" Festival in Menchenburg. In 1993 he had founded new piano music festival "...antasten..." in Heilbronn. He got a lots of composer's Premium in Baden-Baden, Dresden, Freiburg, Rome, Hannover, Parma, Paris, Stuttgart.
MOMENTAUFNAHMEN for piano (1985)
"... EX - TEM - SEC - PUS-TIO ..." (1981) - 24 pieces for clarinet, violin, cello and piano dedicated to B.Ferneyhough
FRIEDL Reinhold
He was born in Germany in 1964. Studied piano with professors R.Werner, A.von Schiippenbach and A.Marks, and composition with the composers V.Salonek and M.Bertoncini. He also studied mathematics in Stuttgart and Berlin. He has taken part in master-classes in Italy, Holland, the USA and France. He works successfully as a pianist and as composer in Europe, the Far East and the USA. He is the founder and artistic director of the "Zeitkratzer" ensemble and of the piano trio "Piano-Inside-Out".
EPITAFF for two piano.
He was born in Winterthur. Switzerland. Studied applied arts, music and music criticism. He is a free artist.
ADAGIO, ADAGIO CANTABILE for cello solo (1998) The very physicality of "adagio, adagio cantabile" is self-evident partly due to the wide range of instrumental possibilities employed. The title page of the piece invokes the hermetic purpose of rain, endlessly flowing.
He was born in 1967 in Stourbndge, England. He finished studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London 1990, where he had studied composition with Melanie Daiken and Hans Werner Henze, with further tuition from Olivier Messiaen and Toru Takemitsu. Between 1995 and 1998 he has lived in St.Petersburg, Russia, where he has developed the style which he has called "surrealist minimalism", due to the fascination with the sounds behind the notes that are usually heard (harmonics, overtones etc.). His main works are six symphonies, choral music, chamber music and electronic compositions.
SILENT LITANIES for piano with amplified strings (1998).
HENZE Hans Werner
Was born in Gotersloo (Westfalia) in 1926. In 1946 his first public performance as a composer have been taken place at the International new music courses in Darmstadt. His Chamber concerto was performed there. In the end of 50-s Henze have fascinated by dodecaphonic technique, mostly because of lessons with R.Leibovitz, but soon he refused to follow it's rules. In the end of 60-s Henze have been getting close with radical student movements; most of his "political" compositions got a boisterous reaction in society. But neither that, neither the sharp political profile most of his' views expressions about art creative problems or moral problems can't shield those undebatable fact that Henze is one of the greatest musicians of our time. Since 1953 he constantly lives in Italy, where from 1976 he have conveyed the festival "Cantiero di Mtepuitiano". He is also performing as a conductor, drama director, an old music editior. Since 1980 Henze is Professor of composition in High Music School in Cologne. His works includes several operas and ballets (he prefer these styles), symphonies, instrumental concerts, vocal music. One of his greatest last work - Requiem (nine spiritual concerts) for chamber orchestra.
DIVERTIMENTI for two piano (1964)
HOCH Francesco
Was born in Lugano in 1947. He finished a pedagogical education and then studied at the Verdi Conservatoire in Milan with Franco Donatoni (for composition). He also studied voice studies, conducting and electronic music. He then undertook courses at Darmstadt and Padua with composers such as Sivano Busotti, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Gyorgy Ligeti. He teaches composition in Pizzino near Lugano. He was one of the founders of the OGGI MUSIC association, which promotes the cause of contemporary music, his music has been awarded prizes in Siena (1974), Venice (1975), Milan (1975) and in Switzerland (1976,1991).
SUITA PALOMAR for chamber ensemble
YUN Isang (1917-1995)
Was born in Tongyong (South Korea). Until 1943 studied composition and cello in Korea and Japan. Being a participant of an opposition against the Japan occupation he was a member of a secret organization, then was arrested, In 1946-1956 he have been studied in Korean High schools and Universities. During 1956-1959 Yun have been continued his education in Paris, Berlin (under Boris Blacher) and at the Darmstadt courses. From 1964 he is living in Berlin, then he become a Professor of composition in Hannover, then from 1970 to 1985 he is Professor of composition at the Berlin Academy of Arts. He is also teaching at the master-courses in USA, Japan, China, Honkong, Northen Korea and in many other European countries.
PEZZO FANTASIOSO (1988) for two instruments and bass ad libitum (was written for flute Competition named after Roberto Fabbricciani).
Was born in 1957 in Zeienodonsk (Tatarstan). In 1985 graduated from Kazan Conservatory where he studied composition with B.Trubin, then in 1987 he did his postgraduate degree under professor V Luppov. Kalimullin is an International Weber Competition Prize Winner (1987) Since 1989 he is a Chairman of Tatarstan Composer's Union. He is a constantly participant of festivals in Russia, Germany Holland, Japan, Moldova, Turkey. In 1993 have founded an International Contemporary Music festival "East-West" in Kazan.
"WITH A LOOP ON THE NECK" (1997) for one musician, who is playing violin and percussion
Was born in 1947 in Baltyisk. In 1966 he graduated from Leningrad Conservatory as a composer under professor V.Salmanov and as a pianist under Prof. P.Serebriako then he got his post-graduate diploma as a pianist. Since 1969 he have been involved into an active concert fife performing in Russia in abroad as a soloist and with orchestra; his music was regularly performed at the "Music Spring Festival". From the end of 80-s - he have had the whole evenings as a composer in Russia. New-York. Tokyo, Jerusalem, Hartford. Since 1990 have been a head o' Soviet-American Exchange Line and in the same time he become an artistic Director of the "Music Spring Festival" His works are includes: four symphonies, a cycle of instrumental concerts, chamber and vocal music.
"JESUS AND MARIA" (1998) easier dialogue for violin, viola and cello
Born in the Hungarian settlement of Lugoi in Romania in 1926. Soon after his birth, the family of the future composer moved to Hungary. In 1948, Kurtag finished his studies at the Liszt Musical Academy in Budapest where he studied composition with S.Verecs and F.Farkacs and piano with P.Kadocs and L.Weiner. The composer's individual style began to emerge in 1957-8 during his period of study in Paris with Darius Milhaud and Olivier Messiaen. Later thanks to Gyorgy Ligeti, he met Karlheinz Stockhausen and event that had long-lasting repercussions on the evolution of his musical style. Prior to 1986, Kurtag was teaching actively at the Academy in Budapest, but after that he has been teaching master-classes in Hungary and other European countries. His works have long been performed in new music festivals in many countries.
MEMORY OF A WINTER EVENING (1969) for soprano, violin and cembalo to poems by Gulyas Pal.
He was born in 1923 in Tirnaveni (then in Romania). In 1949 he finished his studies at the Higher Musical School in Budapest with F.Farkacs, P.Zhardani, S.Verecs and LBardocs. Between 1950 and 1956 he himself also taught there. After the Hungarian Uprising of 1956 he escaped to Austria. In 1957-8 he was collaborator in the electronic music studio in Cologne. Between 1956 and 1969 he lived in Vienna. Between 1956 and 1972 he was a constant teacher at the summer courses in Darmstadt, From 1961 he has been a professor at the Royal Academy in Stockholm, participated in composition courses in Madrid (1961), Essen (1963) and Bulthoven (1962-3). Since then he has taught courses in Germany, Austria, Holland, Hungary and the Scandinavian countries. Between 1969 and 1973 lived in Vienna and Berlin, and later in Hamburg, where he was a professor of composition between 1972 and 1993. He has won many prizes in international music competition. For his services to musical art, Ligeti has been awarded the Goethe medal and the keys to the city of Vienna. He is a doctor of the Academics Higher Musical Schools and the Universities in Vienna, Hamburg, Munich and Pans. The 70th birthday of the composer was marked worldwide with festivals and concert of his work. His main works are Requiem, Lontano for orchestra, Concertos for Flute and Oboe, Piano, and Cello, Chamber Concerto, Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures for vocalists and ensemble, two string quartets, Lux Aeterna for choir, Ramifications for string orchestra, Three Pieces for two pianos and two books of studies fir piano,
LOOP ( 1991) for viola solo
LUTOSLAWSKI Witold (1913 - 1993)
He was born in Warsaw and studied with W.Malishevsky at the Warsaw Conservatoire. He is one of the undoubted masters of 20th century music, at the end of the 1950's, he introduced highly organized and controlled aleatoric passages award, both national and international, for his work, and has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music since 1962, His main works are 4 symphonies, "Venetian Games", "Livre pour Orchestre", "Three Poems of Henri Michaud" and the Cello Concerto.
TWO CONCERT STUDIES for piano (1940-1941)
Born 1954 in Cambridge, England, studied at the Moscow Conservatoire. Since then, he has divided his time between composing, arranging, teaching, writing and broadcasting. especially about contemporary Russian and Soviet music. He has made many programmes for BBC Radio 3 and has written and researched documentary films about music for British and German television. His theatre music includes "The Phantom Violin" and "Out of a house walked a man..." for Theatre de Complicite; the "Choreographic fantasy" for orchestra, "White Nights" for Kim Brandstrup and the English National Balett; "Caucasian Chalk Circle" at the Royal National Theatre in London. Among chamber works are the cantata "My Gypsy Life" on texts by Pushkin, "What the eye sees..." for Pekarsky Percussion Ensemble, nonet "A Winter's Walk..." for the Spitalfields Festival and others.
THE VIEW OUT MY WINDOW for piano(1991)
SEHENSUCHT for cello and piano(1988)
MESSIAEN Olivier (1908 - 1992)
Was born in Avignon in 1908. He have been studied in Paris Conservatory as an organist with M.Dupre and as a composer with P.Dukas. From 1931 to the rest of his days he was an organist in the Church of St.Trinity in Paris. In 1936-39 he have been taught in Ecole Normal de Musique and in Scola Cantorum in Paris. Since 1942 he taught a harmony in Conservatory, and analysis since 1947. In 1966-78 he was a Professor of composition. He have been teaching composition in Tenglwood, Darmstadt, Saarbrukken. His music is full of number's symbols, an Indian and Greek rhythmos, He discovered an exotic's birds singing and used those notated material in his creation. The Christian's mystique and Gregorian choral also have been feeded his fantasy. Messiaen developed the modal technique and was the first who have turned to series in his "Four rhythmical etudes"(1945-50). He is an author of several theoretical works, the most famous is "My music language technique'1. Messiaen is not just the greatest composer in XX century he is also an excellent teacher. Among his pupils are such a famous persons as P.Boulez and K.Stockhausen.
VARIATIONS for violin and piano (1932)
Was born in Yerevan in 1936. In 1961 he graduated Leningrad Conservatory as a composer under Prof. O.Yevlakhov and then he did his post-graduate degree under D.Shostakovich. Since 1964 Mnatsakanian had start his tutor activity at the Conservatory. From 1973 until present days he is Professor and Dean of Composition Department. His works are includes: three symphonies, violin concert, stringquartets, chamber music. Mnatsakanian's music is performs at the "MUSIC SPRING" Festival, at the concerts in Russia, Hungary, Germany, England. Japan, USA.
COMPOSITION for clarinet solo (1998)

He was born in Leningrad in 1955. In 1979 he finished his studies at the Leningrad Conservatoire. This composers music is marked by a strict logically, and his first compositions were based on the principles of dodecaphony and serialism. He won the International Weber Competition in 1977. His main works are the chamber opera "The Shepard and the Sheperdess", BACH Concerto for orchestra and other vocal and instrumental music. MUSIC FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (1998) written specially for the "Sound Ways' ensemble.
VARIATIONS ON A FAMOUS THEME (1998) for chamber ensemble to celebrate the jubilee of the festival.
Was born in 1953. Having start his music education at the piano class in Lucerna's church, since 1977 he studied composition under H.P.Leman, H.Lachenmann and K.Huber. Then he graduated from Basel Conservatory under G.Wildberg. From 1984 he is teaching in Zurich Conservatory. In 1993 he have got a Prize named after Conrad Ferdinand Maier.
QUINTETT op.13 "J'en perdu le souvenir"
NESTEROV Alexander
Was born in 1949 in Kiev. In 1973 he graduated from Urahl Conservatory under V.Biberghan. Since 1978 he is teaching composition in St.-Petersburg Music College named after N.Rimsky-Korsakov. In the present time he is a chairman of St.-Petersburg Music Foundation. Nesterov's works includes: opera "Alice in the Wonderland", three symphonies, chamber and vocal music, music for drama, and for the folk orchestra. Some of his works have been performing in Russia and abroad.
SONATA for violin solo (1972)
Was born in 1933 in Dembiz. He studied composition under F.Scolychevski, A.Malyavski and S.Werkhovich in Krakov High Music School where he later have been a teacher and a principal. He taught composition in Hessen High Music School, at the present time he is teaching composition at the master-courses in Poland and other countries and have been giving concerts as a conductor. He is one of the greatest persons in music avant garde. Since 1950-s did sonorous experiments, also used different sound effects and used traditional music instruments in a new way. Majority of his works are the religions compositions. His virtuously works are brightly expressive.
THREE MINIATURES for violin and piano (1959)
POPOV Alexander
Was born in 1957 in Leningrad. Have been studied composition since 1974. In 1980 graduated from Medicine Institute. In 1988 graduated from Leningrad Conservatory where he studied composition under Prof. A.Mnatsakanian. Now he is a member of Creative Association "SOUND WAYS", The most influence on his composer's genesis was made by meditative East music and Eupean Renaissance and Baroque music and also Armenian spiritual music. His works are includes symphonies, chamber-instrumental, vocal music which have been performed in Russia and abroad.
SALVE REGINA (1997) for soprano and cello
VARIATIONS ON A FAMOUS THEME (1998) for chamber ensemble to celebrate the jubilee of the festival.
Was born in 1955 in Leningrad. He graduated from St.Petersburg Conservatory where he studied composition under Prof. S.Slonimski then have been visited some Master-Courses in Poland, Germany, Holland where he got consultations with W.Lutoslavsky, Leeuw, P.H.Dittrich, B.Scheffer, B.Ferneyhough and others. Since 1990 regularly taken part in International workhops abroad, did lectures about the new music problems in Berlin, Salzburg, Rheinsberg and also at the Summer Courses in Darmstadt in 1992,1994. In 1989 Radvilovitch had founded an International New Music Festival "SOUND WAYS" and a year later "SOUND WAYS" Seminar for composers where he is an Art Director too. In 1992 - Diploma of Queen Mary-Jose Competition (Switzerland), in 1998 - Stamitz-Special-Prize (Germany). In 1993 had founded a Creative Association "SOUND WAYS" and in 1994 an ensemble "SOUND WAYS" for new music performing which have been giving concerts in Russia, Denmark, Switzerland and Germany. Radvilovitch is a creator of some successful exchanging projects. Since 1996 he is teaching in St.-Petersburg State Conservatory and also in Humanitarian University. His works are performing at the festivals in Russia and abroad.
TWO PSALMS (1991-1992) Nr 2 and Nr 4 from cycle "De profundis temporum" for two pianos
VARIATIONS ON A FAMOUS THEME (1998) for chamber ensemble to celebrate the jubilee of the festival.
Was born in 1961 in Leningrad. In 1985 he graduated from St.Petersburg Conservatory where he studied composition under Prof. B.Tishchenko. In 1990 have been visited International Master-Courses ISCM in Poland. Since 1992 he is teaching composition in St. Petersburg Music College named after N.Rimsky-Korsakov. Rezetdinov is a member of Creative Association "SOUND WAYS". His works includes: opera "Soldier's Shveik Adventures", three symphonies, chamber symphony, "Lyrical suite in A. Berg's memory" for string orchestra, stringquartets, some chamber compositions, vocal music and also music for films.
SMALL NIGHT BUTTERFLIES (1995) for flute, clarinet, violin and piano
VARIATIONS ON A FAMOUS THEME (1998) for ensemble to celebrate the jubilee of the festival.
Was born in New York in 1936, and studied philosophy at Cornell University. He took lessons in composition with H.Overton, after which he began to study at the Julliard School of Music. Between 1961 and 1963 he attended the courses of Darius Milhaud and Luciano Berio at Mills College. California. In 19970, he studied the techniques o' playing percussion instruments at the African Research Institute in Accra, Ghana. In 1973-4, he participated in courses on playing Gamelan music in Seattle and Berkley In 1976-7, in New York and Jerusalem, he studied Hebrew and Torah and also types of Hebrew psalmody. In 1963 he founded the ensemble "Steve Reich Musicians", collaborated with choreographer and dancer L.Dean, together with whom, in 1986, presented the premiere of "Point Contact". The music of this composer is widely performed in the important festivals of new music worldwide. Th( 60th. birthday of the composer was celebrated by the issue of a 10 CD set of his works. In 1994, Reich became member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
PIANO PHASE for two pianos (1967)
Was born in 1945 in Novosibirsk. In 1972 he finished his studies at the Leningrad Conservatoire in the compositior class of S.Slonimsky. His main works are 6 symphonies the opera "The Husbands Wife was Escorted to Pans"(after V.Shukshin), two ballets, a button show called "A Festival of Fools", instrumental concertos, chamber music and music for children.
THE HUMILITY OF MOUNTAINS (1998) for flute clarinet, violin, piano (written for the "Sound Ways" ensemble)
Was born in 1930 in Lara, Baden. Have been studied piano in Freiburg High Music School. Since 1952 have been learned Gospel theology and musicology in Tubigen. There he had written the dissertation about A.Schonberg creation. Then he was a pastor in Baden where have been a school teacher. From 70-s he is Professor of musicology and experimental music in Berlin High Music School.
PASSACAGLIA for violin solo (1997)
SCHNITTKE Alfred (1934-1998)
Was born in Enghels. in 1958 graduated Moscow Conservatory then did his composition post-graduate degree under Prof. E.Golubev. He is one of the world-famous and greatest composers of our century. The last ten years of his life he had lived in Germany. Schnittke created and developed his own individual composer's polystilistic style, where he simultaneously used a different music styles very organically. His works includes: six symphonies, operas "Life with Idiot" "11 Commandments'1, ballets "The Labirints", "The Yellow Sound", instrumental concerts, concerti grossi, cantatas such as "Nagasaki", "Doctor Faustus", lots of chamber and vocal music, and also music for drama, films and cartoons. His music is performing by the most famous conductors and soloists of the world.
AN OLD FASHION SPIRIT SUITE in Version for Choir and Ensemble of S.Ekimov (1998)
SCHONBERG Arnold (1874-1951)
The head of New Wien School, music expressionism representative. He was born in Wien. Never studied composition regularly. Had studied classical music under himself. Until 1933 his life have been connected with Austria and Germany, where he have conducted and taught. Founded his own school; Webern, Berg, Eisler are among his pupils. All his philosophies and theoretical considerations have been generalized in the work "Harmony's Study" (1911). Since 1933 when nazism had come Schonberg lived in America, where also taught composition. To the end of 1910-s in his creation an expressions tendency have been reflect quite clear which were very characteristic for the whole art of those time. He was closely connected with Germany painters-expressionists, have been learned painting in expressionism style. Those period works includes: Chamber symphony and The Second Stringquartet, 15 Poems from "Hanging Gardens's Book" by S.George, monodram "Waiting", opera "Happy Hand", "Pierrot lunaire" where Schonberg first time used so colled Sprechstimm style, 1920-s was a beginning of dodecaphonic period in Schonberg's creation. Piano Suite 1921-1923 - the first composition in a strict dodecaphonic way, which was used also in Variations for orchestra, Windquintet, Piano concerto and Violin concerto.
"ERWARTUNG" op.17 (1919) Monodram for Soprano and Orchestra
Was born in 1947 in Krasnodar. In 1974 he graduated Leningrad Conservatory where he studied composition under Professor V.Salmanov and V.Uspensky, then did his post-graduate degree under Professor B.Arapov. His works are includes: symphonies, chamber and vocal music, and also music for drama.
RITUAL (1972) for piano
Was born in 1932 in the famous writer M.Slonimsky family. He graduated from Leningrad Conservatory where he studied composition under Prof. O.Evlakhov, piano under Prof. V.Nilsen. Then he did his post-graduate degree as musicologist. Since 1959 he is teaching composition in St.Petersburg Conservatory. In 1976 he become a Professor of composition. In 1983 he have got a State Premium named after M.Glinka. Slonimsky is a creator of concerts cycle where the music of Russian composers between 1920-1950 is performing. He is an author of the book "S.Prokofiev's symphonies". Every year he have been teaching at the seminar "SOUND WAYS" from it's beginning. His works are includes: operas "Virinea", "Master and Margaret", "Mary Stewart", "Hamlet", ballet "Icar", ten symphonies, lots of chamber, vocal and choir works, music for children. Slonimsky's music is constantly performing in the theatres, concert halls, at the different festivals in Russia and abroad. In Samara there is an every year Slonimsky's music festival.
"POLISH STROPHES" for soprano and flute (1963/1998)
STAHMER Klaus Hinrich
Was born in 1941 in Stettin, then in East Prussia. He studied at the Darlington Art College in England and the Higher College of Music in Hamburg. Later he studied at Hamburg and Kiehl Universities. From 1969, he taught at the Higher School of Music in Wurzburg. Since 1972 he has actively collaborated with painters and sculptors, and this is obvious in his instrumentation and the ideas of his pieces. In 1985 he was the organiser and director of the exhibition "Sound Sculptures". The music of this composer has been awarded many prizes, recorded on CD and widely published. His music is widely performed worldwide including the ISCM World Music days.
THE SUBSTANCE OF STILLNESS (Der Stoff, aus dem die Stille ist) - computer's sound
Was born in 1928 in Modrath near Cologne. He studied in Cologne Music Institute under G.Schreder and F.Marten, then in Paris under O.Messiaen and D.Milhaud. He have been learned phonetically and communicative investigations. Since 1953 he worked at the electronic music studio where later become a director. He is an author lots of compositions for traditional and electronic instruments, used a new types of composer's technique. He is also an author of theoretical books. From 1956 to 1974 he have taken part in Darmstadt new music master-courses and also teaching at the master-courses in Cologne, Basel, USA, Japan, Scandinavian Countries. Since 1977 Stockhausen concentrated at his creation of seven'days music drama "Light", some parts which are already have been finished and performed. Last time he is living together with his adherents in the village Kurten under Cologne, where he use to collect students once a year for master-courses. This year the whole music world have celebrated the 70 composer's anniversary.
TIERKREIS (1975) for clarinet and piano
IN FREUNDSCHAFT(1972) for flute solo
Was born in 1948. She graduated from the State MUSK Academy in Sophia under Prof. P.VIadigerov. Have beer giving concerts as jazz pianist in many European countries Since 1990 she is teaching in Music Academy named after P.VIadigerov jazz piano and stage art. Among her works an opera "Temptation", symphony with piano solo, chamber music for different ensembles, choir and vocal compositions,
SCHOPP DANCE for two pianos (1998)
ZIMMERMANN Bernd Alois (1918-1970)
Was born in 1918 in Blissheim near Cologne. Studied in Cologne High Music School with H.Lemacher and F.Jarnach, then finished his music education under V.Forthner and R.Leibovitz. Since 1957 until 1963 have been payed by Villa Massimo in Rome, in 1960 got a Prize by Northern Rein-Westfalial and in Art section, in 1965 go a Cologne Premium. His last 13 years Zimmermann was a Professor of composition in Cologne High Music School Five days before his death he had finished his last work "From Ecciesiast" for two reciters, bass and orchestra. A the title score's page Zimmermann had written: "I've tun over and have seen the whole unjustice under the sun."
PERSPECTIVES for two pianos (1956)
Was born in Leningrad in 1931, He finished his studies a the Leningrad Conservatoire in 1958, from the composition class of B.Arapov and the piano class of l.Braudo. He ha. taught composition and orchestration at Leningrad Conservatoire since 1961. In 1973 he defended his dissertation on the theme "The Specific Character of Bartok's Thought on Timbre". His main works include three symphonies, instrumental concertos, vocal and chamber music, music to children.
SONATA for violin and piano (1980)
Was born in 1970 in Balerna, Switzerland. He studied composition in Milano under B.Zanolini and A.Solbiati. h 1993 have been visited Royaumont Composotion course under B.Ferneyhough. Prize Winner Cologne Radio Competition in Winterthur (1996), Mozart Competition in Salzburg (1997), and Pro Helvetia Society Prize (1996).
CATENAE (1998) for flute, clarinet / clarinet-bass, violin, cello and piano.
Was born in 1935 in Bern where got his music education at the Conservatory as a pianist and a composer under C.Fischer and S.Verecs. In 1955-57 studied in Paris under Lefeure and Kelve. At the present time he have been teaching piano and new music interpretation in Basel Conservatory. He have often performs with his friends H.Holliger, A.Nicole and others as a composer and conductor. Also have working for different theatres.
SERENADE for flute and clarinet (1959/1979)
Was born in 1952 in Leipzig. He graduated F.Liszt High Music School in Weimar where he studied composition with I.Zilenchec and piano with F.Leman. Then he was a probationer in Art Academy of GDR as a conductor under G.Kochan. From the middle 70-s have been involved into the active concert life as a soloist and in different ensembles. He was a creator of "Weimar Piano Quartet" and "Pianovo" ensemble. Now he is a head of New Music institute in Weimar, Professor of F.Liszt High Music School, an organizer of some progressive cultural projects. Wolshina is a Laureate of several prizes as a composer and as a performer. Among his works are some experimental compositions for different ensembles, for different instruments solo, piano, vocal music. Some of his works have been performed at "SOUND WAYS" festival.
WIND'S PLAYS for piano (1997)