Contemporary Piano Works of Felix Baumann, Daniel Fueter,
Thomas Läubli, Laurent Mettraux, Mathias Steinauer,
Gérard Zinsstag, Martin Neukom, Alfred Zimmerlin,
ZHDK RECORDS 23/10
Co-Production with SRF 2 Kultur (Swiss Radio)
Piano: Steinway & Sons (Concert Grand Model D)
A whole CD full of new Swiss piano music: what could it be like? Is it brimming with the specifics of Helvetian composing? Does it perhaps afford a glimpse at the Swiss national character in 88 keys? Or is it simply one more addition to an already lush repertoire of piano music? Let me offer, as a provisional answer, a rather modest, not to say laconic proposition: it’s about getting this new music written and performed. See Siang Wong dubbed the project he initiated in 2008 “Swiss Piano”, and within the framework of which he has since continued to invite well-known local composers of his acquaintance to create piano work. There are no guidelines, neither stylistic nor as regards technique; the musicians are free to adopt their very own stance on the crowded field of piano music.
Booklet and Liner Notes: German, English
Includes a Portrait by Michael Eidenbenz:
"Kratzen am Kanon"
"Cutting notches in the canon"