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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

New Library Stock: Søren Nils Eichberg

The Danish-German Composer Søren Nils Eichberg has arrived into the Whittaker Library in the form of three scores!
Berlin based Eichberg has had a diverse musical background that has impacted on his compositions which mix elements from across the history of western music. His output since 2001 includes more than 30 works including operas, symphonies, chamber works and solo pieces. In November 2014 the Royal Opera Covent Garden premiered his new "robot opera" Glare.
The three pieces included in our catalogue are:
Scherben: 19 etudes-posludes for solo piano (2002) - this piece was commissioned by the International Piano Competition Ferruccio Busoni as a compulsory piece for the finals 2002/2003. To get an idea of what some of the etudes sound like click here.  
Endorphin: concerto grosso for string quartet and chamber orchestra (2011) - in this piece Eichberg uses the Baroque form of the concerto to create interesting textures and contrasts. To listen to this piece click here.
Variationen uber ein Thema von Niccolo Paganini for solo cello (2005) which uses many different performance techniques throughout to challenge the player.

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