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Thomas Fortmann: Requiem etc

Fortmann: Chamber/ vocal music

The Classical Shop
release date: March 2008

Originally recorded in 2008

Artists:

Ensemble Accademia Amiata

Ensemble

Danielle Jungblut

Soprano

Ensemble Accademia Amiata



Venue:

Studio Montevarchi, Italy


Teatro degli Unanimi, Arcidooso, Italy



Engineer:

Walter Neri



Record Label
Divine Art

Genre:

Chamber


Contemporary

Total Time - 62:02
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Thomas Fortmann: Requiem etc

   
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THOMAS FORTMANN

     
 

Tango Catolico

 
1 I 1. Mise en garde 8:58
  Ensemble Accademia Amiata Ensemble
     
2 

Tango Catolico

10:09
  Ensemble Accademia Amiata Ensemble
     
 

Requiem for an Unborn Child

 
3 I 1 The Child 4:10
 Danielle Jungblut Soprano
4 II 2. The Parents 1:58
 Danielle Jungblut Soprano
5 III 3. The Society 2:50
 Danielle Jungblut Soprano
6 IV 4. The Creation 3:33
 Danielle Jungblut Soprano
7 V 5. Future I 2:01
 Danielle Jungblut Soprano
8 VI 6. Future II 1:37
 Danielle Jungblut Soprano
9 VII 7. Future III 5:26
 Danielle Jungblut Soprano
10 VIII 8. No Title 2:07
 Danielle Jungblut Soprano
11 IX 9. Courage 5:47
 Danielle Jungblut Soprano
     
12 

Ladyboy

13:26
  Ensemble Accademia Amiata Ensemble


Three major works from the renowned Swiss composer Thomas Fortmann - including the first CD recording of his chamber works Ladyboy and Tango Catolico, which have been very popular in broadcast performances.  In Requiem for an Unborn Child we hear a work which has received enormous acclaim in Europe - challenging, uncomfortable words, eclectic and distinctive yet completely accessible musical language which draws much upon the German music-theatre tradition of Weill and cabaret-song.

“Thomas Fortmann has achieved what repeatedly eludes others, here and in America . Within his first few opening bars one is aware that the music possesses an integral sense of direction, sure compositional integrity, and a degree of emotional content that immediately engages the attention. Thomas Fortmann has crossed the divide separating pop from modern classical music. Best of all, he hasn’t plummeted into the chasm separating both, and littered with the fallen.” -

Howard Smith

 

Sound & Vision

"Tango Catolico only hints at the tango. The rhythms are all shot to pieces, which makes the work all the more interesting. Ladyboy is a sharply atonal work of cogent phrasing and distinct sonic colors, none of them predictable, all of them interesting.”

Cook

American Record Guide

                        Performance ****      Sound ****

“...[Fortmann’s] compositional style is rather complex; he draws on techniques established by the likes of Schoenberg and Hindemith, but does not imitate them directly, thus making a language that is truly all his own. The Tango Catolico (for string quartet) is fascinating work that amazingly morphs an almost liturgical sound into a vibrant tango. The centerpiece of the album is Fortmann’s "Requiem for an Unborn Child," a rather ominous-sounding subject matter to be sure. Scored for clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and soprano, the sparse texture and effective text-painting allow listeners to focus on the meaning Fortmann is trying to get across.”

Mike Brownell

AllMusic.com



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