New Swiss Talents - Jürg Lüthy (NST 3/1980)

MUSICA HELVETICA NST 3/1980 Jürg Lüthy swissmusic

Pianist Jürg Lüthy has already appeared extensively throughout Switzerland, Europe and South America.

This content was published on March 31, 2008 - 13:09

Lüthy was born in Aarau in northern Switzerland in June 1949. He studied at the Basel Conservatory, where he was awarded a soloist's diploma in 1978, and at the Music Academy of Hanover in West Germany. He was winner of the 1979 Soloists' Competition of the Swiss Musicians' Association.

Musical content

1. Robert Suter: Sonata for Piano (Moderato-Elegia (sostenuto)-Toccata)
Live recording on the occasion of the Soloists' Competition of the Swiss Musicians' Association in La-Chaux-de-Fonds on 25 August 1979
2. Serge Prokofiev: Five Sarcasms, op. 17 (Tempestoso-Allegro rubato-Allegro precipitato-Smanioso-Precipitissimo)
Recorded live at German-Swiss Radio Studio Basel on 3 December 1979

Jürg Lüthy, piano solo

Production information

Musica Helvetica. New Swiss Talents NST 3. Jürg Lüthy (piano). Produced 1980 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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