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Flügelbrausend in Vienna

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 04 Dezember 2014

Shkelzen Doli, vln; Thomas Lechner, perc; Sylvie Lacroix, fl; Friedrich Kleinhapl, vlc; Hidan Mamudov, cl; Edi Köhldorfer, e.guit; cond. Marie Jacquot (c) Helmut Graf

Thus did my wise longing, born in the mountains, cry and laugh in me; a wild wisdom, verily! –my great pinion-rustling longing.

And oft did it carry me off and up and away and in the midst of laughter; then flew I quivering like an arrow with sun-intoxicated rapture:

– Out into distant futures, which no dream hath yet seen, into warmer souths than ever sculptor conceived, – where gods in their dancing are ashamed of all clothes:

Alejandro del Valle-Lattanzio (c) Helmut GrafThe world première of Alejandro del Valle-Lattanzio’s Flügelbrausend [pinion-rustling], whose title originates from a phrase of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra, took place Tuesday night under the baton of Marie Jacquot at the MuTh in Vienna.

The 28-minute piece by the winner of the Ö1 Talentebörse composition prize 2013 is scored for flute, clarinet, electric guitar, marimba, violin and violoncello and was performed by Shkelzen Doli, Thomas Lechner, Sylvie Lacroix, Friedrich Kleinhapl, Hidan Mamudov and Edi Köhldorfer.

A recording of the concert will be broadcast on 7. December at 19:30 on Ö1. Listen live.

View the score of Flügelbrausend.

Ö1 Talentebörse composition prize 2013

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 04 Oktober 2013

Alejandro del Valle Lattanzio (c) by Winnie KüchlAlejandro del Valle-Lattanzio is the winner of the Ö1 Talentebörse composition prize 2013. Del Valle-Lattanzio was born in 1986 in Bogotá, Colombia, and studies electro-acoustic composition under Karlheinz Essl at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.

The annual composition award, which is endowed with 10.000 Euro and was given for the third time by Ö1, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) and Universal Edition, is offered to students of composition of the five Austrian universities of Vienna, Linz, Salzburg and Graz.

Furthermore, Universal Edition will publish a work by Alejandro del Valle-Lattanzio.