Hesse: Portrait

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Label: MUSICAPHON
Catalog: M55725
Format: SACD

Opernchor der Wuppertaler Bühnen; Clear Voices; Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra; Markovic, Aleksandar; Abendroth, Wolfgang; Peppel, Dirk; Dahlmann, Thilo; Wierig, Matthias; Muller-Hornbach, Susanne; Phillips, Jee-Young

Lutz-Werner Hesse studied with Gunter Fork and Jurg Baur at the Cologne University of Music. Since 1984 he has been a full time lecturer, and is today Professor and Managing Director at the Wuppertal location of the HfMT Cologne. From 1997 to 2011 he was chairman of the “Bergische Gesellschaft fur Neue Musik,” which organized the “Bergische Biennale fur neue Musik” from 1995 to 2010. Since 2004 he has been chairman of the “Concert Society Wuppertal,” the support association for the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra. Lutz-Werner Hesse says the following about his compositional work: “Composing is a very important need and a way for me to express myself. Composing belongs to my life and opens up unimagined spaces in the creative process. Making it accessible and understandable to an audience is my goal. It is important for me to write only what you can hear. Therefore, abstract and complicated structures do not interest me, the more organic processes that can be traced. I am less interested in an intellectual understanding than in a careful relief. Only then can the music unfold the effect that is appropriate to its special power.”