Contemporary Swiss Music - Paul Müller and Rudolf Kelterborn (MH 36/1976)

MUSICA HELVETICA (MH 36/1976) Rudolf Kelterborn swissmusic

Paul Müller (born in 1898) and Rudolf Kelterborn (born in 1931) represent two generations, different both in age and music. In addition to their highly successful careers as composers, both have been engaged extensively in other activities in the field of music.

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Müller studied at the Zurich Conservatory and in Berlin and Paris. After his return to Switzerland he became a professor at the Zurich Conservatory and at the Music Department of the Zurich University.
His compositions include sacred music, organ works, chamber music, concertos for string instruments and orchestral works.

Kelterborn studied at the Basel Conservatory and in West Germany and Austria. He was a professor of music in Basel, Detmold (West Germany), Zurich and in the United States. Since 1975 he is Head of the Music Department of the German-Swiss Radio. His compositions include orchestral and vocal works, chamber music and opera.

Musical content

1. Paul Müller: Adagio (2nd movement). From Concerto for Two Violins, String Orchestra and Harpischord, op. 61
Composed in 1958
Brenton Langbein and Heribert Lauer, violins; Hans Andreae, cembalo; Collegium Musicum Zurich; Paul Sacher, conductor
2. Paul Müller: Molto vivace (3rd movement). From Concerto for Two Violins, String Orchestra and Harpischord, op. 61
Composed in 1958
Brenton Langbein and Heribert Lauer, violins; Hans Andreae, cembalo; Collegium Musicum Zurich; Paul Sacher, conductor
3. Rudolf Kelterborn: Changements for large orchestra
Composed in 1972 / 1973
Basel Symphony Orchestra; Rudolf Kelterborn, conductor

Production information

Musica Helvetica MH 36. Contemporary Swiss Music. Paul Müller and Rudolf Kelterborn. Produced 1976 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.

Background information

Switzerland is a small alpine nation shaped and influenced by great cultural cross-currents that have swept through Europe over centuries. Out of elements of diversity, the people of this country have forged a distinctly Swiss identity. And music is one of its most eloquent expressions. "Musica Helvetica" explores different facets of music in Switzerland from its earliest beginnings to the latest works of modern Swiss composers, from folk music to rock and jazz. This historical series span the years 1973 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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