Mathias Steinauer (1959). A portrait of the composer presenting recent works (1999-2006). The Basel Symphony Orchestra. Fritz Voegelin, conductor (a.o.).

Swiss composer Mathias Steinauer, born 1959 in Basel, studied at his hometown music academy the piano, composition and music theory. From 1986-88 he completed his composition studies under György Kurtág in Budapest. Since 1986, Steinauer has been professor for music theory, chamber music, contemporary music and composition at the music academy of Zurich/Winterthur. He is active as a composer and teacher all across Europe, as well as in Azerbaijan, Canada, China, Brasil, USA and Japan. In 2004 he was artistic director of the WORLD NEW MUSIC DAYS "trans_it".
This "Musiques Suisses/Grammont Portrait" comprises such works as "Steinschlag", "...WOAMM...", "Klangfäden.Einzeln" a.o. Among the performers are: Christian Dierstein (lithophon); the Basel Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Voegelin (conductor); Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich; Ensemble Contrechamps; Tayran Arikan (baglama).

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