GERHARD LAMPERSBERG (1928-2002): 6 Lieder nach Thomas Bernhard for Soprano and Piano, blumiade - für eberhard blum for Flute and Piano, jetzt - 13 pezzi for Piano, Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Snare Drum, bunte steine - erste fassung for Piano, komposition for Clarinet, Snare Drum, Tamtam, Violin and Cello, sequenzen - zweite fassung for Piano, 7 gemälde nach lucas cranach for Violin and Piano, augenblicke - to eberhard blum for Flute and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 10O100
Reference: 613 1760-2
Description: Lampersberg was plainly a composer of strong ideals, largely unaffected by musical fashions. All the compositions here bear the unmistakable stamp of the Second Viennese School, with no evidence of turning toward more extreme avant garde developments in the 1950s and 60s, nor to any manifestation of new simplicity or neo-anything in the following decades. There is a degree of stylistic evolution - the two sets of Bernhard songs from 1959 are the most Second-Viennese works here; the oddly, but effectively, scored Trio and Komposition from around the same time are also clearly influenced by Webern especially, and all the works share an unusual degree of aphoristic brevity - almost no individual movement lasts over a minute. The late works - those with flute or violin, or for solo piano - are sparer in texture, with the pauses between phrases assuming equal importance with the sounds. Not particularly innovative nor influential then, but a meticulous and committed craftsman of high quality music, deserving recognition. No texts. Julia Henning (soprano), Steffen Schleiermacher (piano), Ensemble Avantgarde.