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New Swiss Talents – Rolf Weber (NST 15/1984)

MUSICA HELVETICA NST 15/1984 Clarinetist Rolf Weber swissmusic

In 1983 clarinetist Rolf Weber won the annual Soloists' Prize of the Swiss Musicians' Association.

Rolf Weber was born in Liestal in northern Switzerland on 25 June 1958. He studied the clarinet at the Academy of Music in Basel and West-Berlin, obtaining diplomas as a teacher, soloist and orchestral performer. Since he has had appearances with the Basel Symphony Orchestra.

Musical content

1. Statement of Rolf Weber
2. Carl Maria von Weber: Andante con moto (2nd movement) and Rondo Allegro (3rd movement). From Grand Duo concertant op. 18 for clarinet and piano
Rolf Weber, clarinet; Kazue Tsuzuki, piano
Recording by courtesy of Bayrischer Rundfunk, Munich
3. Statement of Rolf Weber
4. Claude Debussy: Première Rhapsodie
5. Statement of Rolf Weber
6. Rudolf Kelterborn: Pieces 2 and 4. From Four Pieces for clarinet and piano
Composed in 1969/70
Rolf Weber, clarinet; Kazue Tsuzuki, piano
Live recording on the occasion of the Soloists’ Competiton of the Swiss Musicians’ Association in La-Chaux-de-Fonds on 28 August 1983

Production information

Musica Helvetica. New Swiss Talents NST 15. Rolf Weber (clarinet). Produced 1984 for SBC / SRI by Colin Farmer.

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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