SPUREN by KATHARINA ROSENBERG


commissioned by the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra within the framework of “Oeuvre Suisse”,
premiered by the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra,
Yaron Deutsch / Maurizio Grandinetti (e-guits), Steven Sloane,
January 27, 2016, KKL, Lucerne, Switzerland

SPUREN leads the listener back into the early 1940s, an extremely difficult, uprooting time in Germany not only for my family but also the entire world. This composition is dedicated to my father; his sister, my aunt; and to my grandparents, who fled from East Prussia back to their native country, Switzerland, in the early autumn of 1944.
I have listened to many anecdotes about their escape, the separation of the family, the packing, and the setting off, and certainly, I have heard their grief for their lost childhood.
The composition SPUREN and its ever-growing sonic swells and soaring e-guitar sounds that surround the audience indicate the approaching enemy and the unavoidable fate of fleeing and abandoning one’s home and native city. SPUREN also tells of the imagery of the lost homeland – partly clear and partly distorted or increasingly blurred – emerging from the depths of one’s memory.

K. Rosenberg

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Discography

EQUIVOCI

Music for guitar by John Cage and John Dowland

SEEK

Electric guitar avantgarde music compositions

RIME

Ensemble Cordaela plays Maurizio Grandinetti's modern arrangements of baroque music

BEBOP BAGDAD

Fantastic composition by canadian composer Paul Dolden

SPUREN

Composition by Katharina Rosenberg for 2 electric guitars and orchestra

HARLEKINADE

InterWau mit Mozart's Hund, by and with Juerg Wyttenbach

ENSEMBLE PHOENIX BASEL

Alex Buess, Drod Feiler and Tim Hodgkinson

ENSEMBLE PHOENIX BASEL - J. NOTINGER

Lex voix de l'invisible

ENSEMBLE PHOENIX BASEL

Jim Grimm, Beat Furrer, Fausto Romitelli, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, Alex Buess.