Friedhelm Döhl Edition Vol. 7
REQUIEM 2000

 

Mechthild Seitz, alto
Ekkehard Abele, baritone
Zsigmond Szathmáry, organ
St. Marien Kassel
Vokalensemble Kassel

Hans Darmstadt

Catalog number 21033


Friedhelm Döhl:

Requiem is also coming to terms with human existence, left alone on a “narrow path”, also coming to terms with (the human presumption of) “Apocalypse now”. – Doubts followed my first ideas. Doubt, whether…, doubt, how…, doubt about the meaning and form…

"Döhls music represents a central aesthetic position of new art. To him, composing is asking questions of his 'self', music is a medium which he uses in his dealings with a world, whose brokenness and fragility is to be brought to light through art… The partial frugality of the angular contours, repetitive rhythms and glaring contrasts have a direct correlation to highly expressive cantability and dionysistic sound sensuality." Wilfried Gruhn, in 'Metzlers Composers Lexicon'

About the Friedhelm Döhl Edition

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/ ClassiqueInfo-Disque, 2/2009