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Music for Orchestra

by Josef Peter Heinzer

My music is more or less tonal using rhythms, melodies and themes (no 12 tone music) and is mostly inspired either from the underwater world or from photos, drawings or paintings.
Genre: Classical: Orchestral
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1. Baie Mahault: I. Andante, Baie Mahault (feat. Julius Aria Sahbai, Violine, Doris Maria Sigrist, Cello & Susy Lüthy, Klavier)
Christoph Rehli
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2. Baie Mahault: II. Allegro, Le Souffleur (feat. Julius Aria Sahbai, Violine, Doris Maria Sigrist, Cello & Susy Lüthy, Klavier)
Christoph Rehli
6:32 $0.99
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3. Baie Mahault: III. Lento, Monde Sous-Marine (feat. Julius Aria Sahbai, Violine, Doris Maria Sigrist, Cello & Susy Lüthy, Klavier)
Christoph Rehli
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4. Baie Mahault: IV. Allegro Vivace, Vie Sous-Marine (feat. Julius Aria Sahbai, Violine, Doris Maria Sigrist, Cello & Susy Lüthy, Klavier)
Christoph Rehli
6:58 $0.99
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5. Symphony No. 4: I. Andante, Mühliweiher
Christoph Rehli
5:28 $0.99
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6. Symphony No. 4: II. Andante, Bachtobel Im Wald
Christoph Rehli
6:18 $0.99
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7. Symphony No. 4: III. Allegro Vivace, Trio Andante, Allegro Vivace, Scherzo
Christoph Rehli
6:17 $0.99
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8. Symphony No. 4: IV. Adagio, Im Wald
Christoph Rehli
8:00 $0.99
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9. Symphony No. 4: V. Allegro Moderato, Am Rhein
Christoph Rehli
5:36 $0.99
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10. Symphony No. 4: VI. Allegro, Hegauvulkane
Christoph Rehli
6:18 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Baie Mahault

Many of my compositions were inspired by the underwater world. Baie Mahault was among them, too. Baie Mahault is a small village located on La Désirade, an island of about 10 by 2 km, 30 km north east of Guadeloupe. Politically, Guadeloupe and the surrounding islands belong to France, geographically to the Lesser Antilles.
Baie Mahault is more of a symphonic piece for violin, cello, piano and small orchestra (Fl., Ob. Cl., Ba.; Horn, Tr., Pos., strings, percussion) than a concerto for piano trio and orchestra. It consists of four movements:
I. Baie Mahault, Andante. We lived there with our friends.
II. Le Souffleur, Allegro. Le Souffleur was the place where we loaded our equipments for scuba diving on a small boat. From there we sailed to our diving grounds far outside the reef.
III. Monde sous-marine, Lento. Imagine you float over an underwater landscape littered with different bush and leave corals and sponges. Bright colored fish pass by, alone or in schools: a fantastic world. But down there it is never completely silent, one always hears some crackling or clicking. The music does perhaps expose some of this feelings.
IV. Vie sous-marine, Allegro. It goes on vividly.
Baie Mahault was recorded 2006 with the Plzen Philharmonic Orchestra (Radio Sinfonie Orchester Pilsen) and the soloists Julius Aria Sahbai (violin), Doris Maria Sigrist (violoncello) and Susy Lüthy (piano). Conducter: Christoph Rehli. Aufnahmeleiter: Antonín Bulka. Ton engineer: Michal Žák.

Symphony no. 4
My father was a cabinet maker and carpenter with his own workshop. When we had to quit our apartment in Stein am Rhein, he simply built his own house and workshop. Perhaps one or two times during the year, he packed up his oil-colors, his canvases and other utilities and disappeared for several days. He then came back with paintings made in the environment of Stein am Rhein. The symphony no. 4 has six movements all related to father's oil paintings:
I. Mühliweiher (a small pond), Andante. This painting was used for the art work of the album. When we were children we often played near the border of the pond. In the spring we watched lots of tadpoles and in summer may be a grass snake. We didn't touch the water because we were afraid of the crayfish living there.
II. Bach Im Wald (brook in the forest), Andante. I didn't find this place yet but I like the painting.
III. Scherzo, Allegro vivace - Andante - Allegro vivace. The painting shows the house and the workshop he built. I don't explain anything about the music one has to listen to it!
IV. Im Wald (in the forest), Adagio. Looking at the picture (not given here) I imagined a man walking engulfed in deep thoughts along the path, but suddenly something else arises and he keeps thinking in this new tracks then he falls back to his earlier thoughts.
V. Am Rhein, Allegro moderato. I ordered this painting from my father (1972). It shows the Rhein, the monastery Sankt Georgen and a part of Stein am Rhein. There is a stairway leading from the monastery directly into the Rhein. The stairs end in the Rhein they can only be attained by swimming. Already as a boy (I grew up in Stein am Rhein) I estimated this wind protected stairs for letting me warm up by the sun. In addition one has a wonderful sight onto the Rhein and everything what happens there.
VI. Hegauvulkane, Allegro. Volcanos have fascinated me for a long time. Two times I dealt musically with volcanoes: Piano trio no. 1, last movement, Caldeiras, Grave and in the piano trio no. 2, last movement, La Soufrière (volcano on Guadeloupe), Lento. Today the Hegau volcanoes are supposed to be extinguished, but not in my music.
My music doesn't need any description. But some people like to know what went on behind the scenes. Since there is no lyric I gave some hints and added some explanations about the paintings.
The Symphony no. 4 was recorded 2006 with the Plzen Philharmonic Orchestra (Radio Sinfonie Orchester Pilsen). Conductor: Christoph Rehli. Aufnahmeleiter: Antonín Bulka. Ton engineer: Michal Žák.

Julius Aria Sahbai, violin, was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland. He got his first violin lessons at the age of seven from his mother. His musical talent and affinity for the violin became rapidly evident. Studied with Robert Bokor, Jörg Hofmann and later with Igor Ozim, György Pauk and Massimo Quarta. Through his acquaintance with Boris Belkin, Emanuel Borok, Boris Garlitsky, Walery Gradow, Valerj Klimov, Mikhall Kopelmann, Isaak Malkin and Vadim Repin he got all the merits of the Russian school. He won numerous music prizes and awards.19 years old his concert activities took him to major world music centers and festivals. He plays a violin from Niccolo Gagliano dated 1770.
Doris Maria Sigrist, cello, was born in Thun, Switzerland. She started her cello studies at the Musikakademie in Zürich with Raffaele Altwegg: diploma of teaching and virtuosity. Further studies with Claude Starck, Zürich, followed by a two year study with André Navarra, Paris. Master courses with Pierre Fournier and André Navarra.
Scholarship and chamber music prize of the Migros-Genossnschafts-Bundes. Soloist prize of the Lyceum-Club. 1972 - 1996 cellist in the Stadtorchester Winterthur. Chamber music and solo concerts. Radio, LP, and CD recordings. Pedagogic activities at the conservatory and Musikschule Winterthur. Cellist in the Winterthurer Klaviertrio, Raya Trio and Duo Boccherini.
Susy Lüthy, piano, obtained her musical education at the conservatory in Bern with Albert Schneeberger, Sava Savoff, and at the conservatory Biel with Geza Hegyi. Further studies followed with Hans Leygraf, Hannover, and with Monique de la Bruchollerie, Paris. Prize-winner at the Pembaur competition, Bern. Activities as soloist and chamber musician, above all with contemporary music. Partner of her husband, the trumpeter Claude Rippas. Member of the Winterthurer Klaviertrio, the Raya Trio, the Trio Armin Rosin and the Duo Boccherini. Numerous radio, LP and CD recordings. She also works as an organist and is author of piano literature for children.
Christoph Rehli, conductor, studied after the Abitur (Matura) conducting, piano, organ, and theory at the Musikhochschule in Zürich. Conducting studies followed with Charles Bruck in Maine, USA. Several times he took part at the International Masterclass for Conductors in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Christoph Rehli teaches conducting at the Musikhochschule Luzern. He conducted orchestras like the “National Tschaikowsky Orchestra” of Radio Moskau, the “Orchestra of the Ermitage”, St. Petersburg, the “Pomeriggi Musicali”, Milano, and the Rumanian National Philharmonic Orchestra “George Enescu”.
He was invited by the opera houses: Teatro Politeama Greco, Lecce, Teatro Rendano, Cosenza, Rumanian National Opera, Bukarest, Opera Cluj, Klausenburg, Rum. Further he is a permanent guest conductor of the “Philharmonie Transilvania” in Cluj-Napoca, Rumania.
SInce several years Rehli has been working with the “Radio Symphony Orchestra of Pilsen” where he realizes tours to foreign countries as well as CDs and radio recordings of Czech symphonic music. Christoph Rehli takes care of a broad repertoire of orchestra literature whereby, besides the well-known classic and romantic works, he also likes to study and to conduct unknown works of high-level composers.
The Radio Symphony Orchestra Pilsen (Plzen Philharmonic Orchestra) was founded in 1946. In its sixty years of live it has created a solid tradition and reputation at home and abroad. The Plzen Philharmonic makes regular guest appearances in the South Bohemian region, in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. It also regularly performs in Munich at the seat of the Munich Philharmonic or at the Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic.

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