Universal Edition - Georges Lentz


Georges Lentz

The Composer

1965 – Born in Luxembourg on 22nd October

1973 – First music lessons (violin, piano). First attempts at composition

1975–1982 – Studies at the Luxembourg Conservatoire

1982–1986 – Studies at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique

1986–1990 – Studies at the Hannover Musikhochschule

1989 – Begins conceiving and working on his Caeli enarrant... cycle

1990 – Moves to Sydney, Australia, where he has been living sinc

1991 – First public performance – "Caeli enarrant…" 1 is played by the then RTL Symphony Orchestra at the Echternach International Music Festival. "Caeli enarrant…" 3 is highly commended at the 1st International Composers’ ...


About the Music

Georges Lentz is a paradoxical figure for his time and generation. Born in Luxembourg in 1965, but an Australian resident since 1990, Lentz’s music is widely performed in Australia, the EU and USA, yet he rarely accepts commissions and prefers to work, often for years at a time, on a small number of pieces; his musical language is highly idiosyncratic yet succeeds in communicating deeply-held convictions about the nature of the universe; his craftsmanship is of the highest level, but it is wholly at the service of the spiritual program which pervades his entire output. Almost all of Lentz’ work to date falls into works or groups of works entitled Caeli enarrant…, a reference to ...



Lentz timpaniGeorges Lentz' pieces Guyuhmgan, Monh and Ngangkar were released on a CD on Timpani. The critic Omer Corlaix wrote an enthusiastic review: „Je n’ai qu’un mot, sublime! Emilio Pomarico et l’Orchestre philharmonique du Luxembourg sont parfaits. La qualité d’enregistrement est à la hauteur du projet.“ 

Doyle Armbrust of the TimeOut Chicago emphasizes “Lentz’s morphing tapestries of high modernism, deep-space time warps and Romantic chorales” in his review of the CD.

Georges Lentz belongs to that discreet and non-prolific group of composers of whom one realises one day, almost by coincidence, that their work is of the greatest possible interest. Far from having ...


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