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    Default Beat Furrer

    Thus saith Wikipedia, the Great and Powerful: "Beat Furrer (born 6 December 1954) is an Austrian composer and conductor of Swiss birth."

    He's got quite a few recordings on the Kairos label. I don't know his music at all. Hopefully some knowledgeable people will show up and contribute to this thread!
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    I've heard his name before. Yeah Modern Composers are quite unknown to the world. You gotta do your research to find them.

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    Rather a lot of sparse music with people disclaiming odd things in his oeuvre for my liking. Many of his other works are intriguing though, as a place to start I would suggest this solo piano disc.

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    From that disc:



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    One of his works, "Face de la chaleur" is available on Abbado's "Wien Modern II" disk, "Hommage à Andrei Tarkovsky."

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    Furrer is awesome! Too lazy to be fancy with youtube etc but:

    Fama - opera/monodrama
    Piano Concerto
    Nuun - 2 pianos and orchestra
    Phasma - solo piano
    Apon - narrator and orchestra

    Are all highlights of contemporary music for me. Also founded Klangforum Wien - wow!

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    Nuun is one that I really want to hear.
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    Default Beat Furrer

    I only heard of this magnificent composer because we've both had the same ensemble play our music. (It's odd I've not come across it sooner especially since there is quite a bit of it on the WelleszTheatre channel.) But having that in common in no way means I am on equal footing as this gentleman. This brilliant composer is well beyond my league.

    I am not deep into the avante garde, but this man uses the techniques in a very nuanced way that is very unique. It speaks to my intellect as well as touches deep inside me.

    I hope others here will find his music just as compelling. There's a lot of his stuff out there on the internet so if you find something you like please post it here. Thanks. Some starters:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_furrer








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    Yes, one of my favorite living composers. The Piano Concerto is perhaps my favorite, I love the timbral effects and details in this piece.

    Another Austrian, I guess friend of Furrer, is the perhaps more well known Georg Friedrich Haas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleazk View Post
    Yes, one of my favorite living composers. The Piano Concerto is perhaps my favorite, I love the timbral effects and details in this piece.

    Another Austrian, I guess friend of Furrer, is the perhaps more well known Georg Friedrich Haas.
    Thanks for the lead! I'll check him out!

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    ...and yes, if I were to be asked right now my favorite living composer, I might have to say Beat Furrer. Definitely on the list.

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    Aer (for Cello, Clarinet and Piano):


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    Face de la chaleur:


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    I can only agree, both Furrer and Haas are favourites!

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    Furrer is great. Favourite piece would definitely be "Spur" which, as far as I know, has been tragically removed from YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    Furrer is great. Favourite piece would definitely be "Spur" which, as far as I know, has been tragically removed from YouTube
    Spur was the piece for piano and string quartet?, because I was looking for that one yesterday and I could not find it.

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