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Contemporary Music

by Josef Peter Heinzer

My music is colorful, exciting, compact, and self-willed.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. Allegro Strait of Juan De Fuca (Victoria)
Josef Peter Heinzer, Cordelia Hagmann, Stéphanie Bozzini, Lea Gabriela Heinzer & Doris Maria Sigrist
6:59 $0.99
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2. Lento Botanical Beach
Josef Peter Heinzer, Stéphanie Bozzini, Doris Maria Sigrist, Lea Gabriela Heinzer & Cordelia Hagmann
10:47 $0.99
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3. Presto Seals, Trio: Lento Dead Seal
Josef Peter Heinzer, Lea Gabriela Heinzer, Cordelia Hagmann, Stéphanie Bozzini & Doris Maria Sigrist
8:29 $0.99
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4. Allegro Moderato Port Renvrew
Josef Peter Heinzer, Lea Gabriela Heinzer, Cordelia Hagmann, Stéphanie Bozzini & Doris Maria Sigrist
7:30 $0.99
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5. Allegro Clown Fish I
Josef Peter Heinzer, Lea Gabriela Heinzer & Doris Maria Sigrist
1:12 $0.99
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6. Andante Clown Fish II
Josef Peter Heinzer, Lea Gabriela Heinzer & Doris Maria Sigrist
2:03 $0.99
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7. Vivace - Andante - Vivace Coral Catfish
Josef Peter Heinzer, Lea Gabriela Heinzer & Doris Maria Sigrist
3:18 $0.99
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8. Allegro Clown Fish III
Josef Peter Heinzer, Lea Gabriela Heinzer & Doris Maria Sigrist
2:03 $0.99
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9. Allegro Garnele
Josef Peter Heinzer, Lea Gabriela Heinzer, Doris Maria Sigrist & Cordelia Hagmann
2:01 $0.99
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10. Allegretto Flag Basslets
Josef Peter Heinzer, Lea Gabriela Heinzer, Doris Maria Sigrist & Cordelia Hagmann
2:43 $0.99
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11. Lento Curaçao
Josef Peter Heinzer, Lea Gabriela Heinzer, Doris Maria Sigrist & Cordelia Hagmann
4:12 $0.99
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12. Allegro School of Bigeye Perch
Josef Peter Heinzer, Lea Gabriela Heinzer, Doris Maria Sigrist & Cordelia Hagmann
2:46 $0.99
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13. Allegro Sea Horse
Josef Peter Heinzer, Lea Gabriela Heinzer, Doris Maria Sigrist & Cordelia Hagmann
2:38 $0.99
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14. Lento Gorgonian Corals
Josef Peter Heinzer, Lea Gabriela Heinzer, Doris Maria Sigrist & Cordelia Hagmann
5:09 $0.99
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15. Allegro Ray
Josef Peter Heinzer, Lea Gabriela Heinzer, Doris Maria Sigrist & Cordelia Hagmann
3:30 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
At my birthday in 2000 Lea Gabriela Heinzer (violin), Cordelia Hagmann (viola), and Doris Maris Sigrist (cello) surprised me by first performing my string trio composed 1998/99. They told me they wanted to play my string quartet "Strait of Juan de Fuca" composed 1990/91 but couldn't find the scores. After this event we decided: why not produce a CD with the string quartet, the Weiterdinger Duo, and the string trio. With the help of Stéphanie Bozzini (viola) who studied that time at the conservatory of Winterthur and Cordelia Hagmann (second violin) they were able to rehearse the quartet. Finally we found Hugo Litmanowitsch (he later changed his name to Litman), sound engineer at Quantaphon in Neuhausen, Switzerland, who made all the recordings of the quartet, the Weiterdinger Duo and the string trio in June 2000. About that time he created the label swisspan and our CD was one of the first he published on his label. The quartet is dedicated to Lea Gabriela Heinzer, Cordelia Hagmann, Stéphanie Bozzini, and Doris Maria Sigrist. Stéphanie as a member of the Bozzini quartet, http://www.quatuorbozzini.ca, returned back to Canada. Thus there weren't any public performances of my quartet.

The "Strait of Juan de Fuca" is located between the Olympic Mountain (State Washington USA) and Vancouver Island (Canada). All four movements of the quartet show titles which refer to places or events closely related to this strait. I won't explain all these titles except one, Botanical Beach, which is the name of a small bay near Port Renvrew on Vancouver island. The submarine world there is riddled with kelp and other plants which makes it difficult to swim and find a way through all those water plants. But we liked it very much: the animals were either bigger or we saw more of them; instead one starfish there was a whole lot of them. Really very interesting but not for everybody. The corresponding movement, Botanical Beach, lento, tries to take the listener through all these plants and the underwater world. However, my music, as I always say, doesn't need any explanations.
The american cellist Ross Harbough (now at University of Miami) originally encouraged me to compose a quartet for his New World Quartet. The first public performance of the quartet was done by the García Abril Quartet, 20 years later!

One day, Doris asked me if I could compose something for violin and cello for the opening of an art exhibition in Weiterdingen (located in the Hegau territory, Germany). I got down to work: four movements resulted.
After the first performance in Weiterdingen (with Nikolaos Ormanlidis, violin, and Doris Maria Sigrist, cello) somebody asked me if I could tell him the titles of the movements: I recited the fish names: clown fish I, clown fish II, coral catfish, clown fish III. Strange! replied the person who asked me but he didn't want more explanations. Odd, however, I had always the picture of the same clown fish in front of me but arrived at three completely different results. The Weiterdinger Duo is dedicated to Nicolaos Ormanlidis violin, and Doris Maria Sigrist, cello.

The string trio was composed due to the encouragement of the Rumanian cellist Anton Niculescu, state soloist at the Filarmonia Brasov (Rumania). The seven movements of the string trio have titles, too. I took these titles from the calendar "Dive99". The pictures inspired me. Perhaps, I should remark that my whole family performs scuba diving. We were always very impressed of the colorful, completely different, wonderful, unfamiliar but sometimes also dangerous underwater world. The string trio is dedicated to Lea Gabriela Heinzer, Cordelia Hagmann, and Doris Maria Sigrist.

Lea Gabriela Heinzer was born in Zurich (Switzerland). Her principal teachers were Martin Sigrist, Rudolf Koelman and Michel Rouilly. She studied at the Zurich University of the Arts and the Conservatory in Barcelona obtaining diplomas in both violin (teaching), viola (orchestral performance) and ensemble. She has been granted several scholarships, including from the Kiefer-Hablitzel and Bruno Schuler Foundation. She has also attended various master classes and chamber music courses, led by such musicians as Boris Belkin, Denes Zsigmondy, Diemut Poppen, Vassily Lobanov, Dmitry Ferschtman and the Orpheus Quartet.

As a soloist and chamber musician, she has been active in Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland. She was previously first violin with the Manesse Quartet (under the tutelage of the Carmina Quartet), and has participated in the Winterthurer Piano Trio, with which she has played a variety of concerts and made a CD recording of works by the Swiss composer Josef Peter Heinzer. She has performed with renowned musicians like Raphael Wallfisch, Ulrich Koella, Rudolf Koelman, Michel Rouilly, Walter Grimmer, Hans-Jürg Strub, Stefan Goerner and has been invited to national and international music festivals.

Currently she is a violist in the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra and in addition collaborates sometimes with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. Since it's founding in 2004, she is a member of the García Abril Quartet, with whom she was winner of chamber music concerts competitions ORPHEUS (Zurich) and the Migros Kulturprozent, leading to several CD and radio recordings.
Lea Gabriela Heinzer plays a viola by Rolf Zurbuchen, built in 2006 in Zurich.

Cordelia Hagmann was born in Grenchen (Switzerland). She began the violin at the age of 5 with Matthias Steiner and later continued with Werner Goos. At the age of 16 she entered the conservatory of Music Winterthur (Switzerland), where she studied 6 years with Nora Chastain. She earned her teaching degree 'with highest honors' in 1996. She has given many recitals, chamber music concerts and appeared as soloist, i.e. with the Stadtorchester Winterthur. She has been the recipient of prizes and scholarships: The Cultural Prize of the State of Solothurn, The Regio Bank of Solothurn, The Organisation of Swiss Musical Artists, The Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund (Ernst Göhner Foundation) and The Kiefer-Hablitzel Foundation.
Cordelia Hagmann has continued her musical studies in master classes with Franco Gulli, Herman Krebbers, Thomas Zehetmair. 1999 she was studying with Rudolf Koelman in the violin soloist class at the Conservatory of Music Winterthur/Zürich

Stéphanie Bozzini was born in Montreal (Canada). She studied viola at the McGill University and at the University of Montreal (Master's in Performance). She was awarded the "Dienemann-Stiftung" scholarship and studied with Christoph Schiller at the Conservatory of Music Winterthur/Zürich. For the 1996 and 1997 seasons, she was a member of the "Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra". She plays regular with the Bozzini Quartet with whom she won, among others, the first Prize in the serie "Radio-Canada Début" and the second Prize in the "CIBC National Competition".
Stéphanie Bozini is also regularly invited to play with several other ensembles in Canada and Switzerland including "Les Violons du Roy", "Ensemble Kore", and "Ensemble Lunaire"

Doris Maria Sigrist was born in Thun. She started her music studies at the Musikakademie in Zürich with Raffaele Altwegg: diploma of teaching and of 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-Genossenschafts-Bundes. Soloist Prize of the Lyceum-Club. 1972 - 1996 cellist in the Stadtorchester Winterthur. Chamber music and solo concerts. Radio and LP recordings. Cellist in the Winterthurer Piano Trio and the Duo Boccherini.



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