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Steinmann Conrad

(1951)

Steinmann Conrad
Rychenbergstrasse 56
CH-8400 Winterthur
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)52 213 94 44
Internet: www.diferencias.ch/conrad.html

Biography
– Born in Switzerland
– Studied recorder at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under the tutelage of Hans-Martin Linde
1972 – Winner of the 1st international recorder competition in Brugge (Belgium)
1975 until 1982 – Teacher at the Academy of Music in Zurich
1982 – Appointed lecturer at the Schola Cantorum in Basel
1991 – Receives the C.H.Ernst Foundation art prize (Winterthur)
– Concerts in all European centres, Moscow, the Near East, Japan and regularly in Australia, mostly with the Ensemble 415, London Baroque and the recorder ensemble "diferencias"
– Numerous recordings
– Co-founder and organiser of the International Recorder Days (meeting Switzerland – Eastern Europe 1993; meeting with Italy 1997 "incontro" and the Arabian world, Sept. 2001 "Jadal" in Basel and Kairo)
– Receives important influence from singing instruction under the tutelage of Kurt Widmer, collaboration with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and his fascination for new music

Many composers have dedicated works to Conrad Steinmann. His unique engagement for the music of Greek antiquity is made apparent through his passion for playing the Aulos. Steinmann has collaborated closely with the instrument maker Paul J.Reichlin, whose reconstructed instruments are the basis for new imaginary music of classical antiquity, which he performs with his ensemble "Melpomen".


Work list
Tenge pleumonas oino (1998)
for soprano (baritone) and aulos
Texts: Alkaios
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Hierax I/II (1998)
for fischiott
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Eleipsis (1998)
for soprano (mezzo) and altus
Texts: Archilochos
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Symposion 98 (1998)
for singing voice, aulos, salpinx, frame drum, kimala and percussion
Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
Buchstaben (1998)
for Renaissance tenor recorder
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Hymnos an den Schlaf (1998)
for song and recorder
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
8. April 648 v. Chr. (1999-2000)
for baritone solo
Texts: Archilochos
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Agallis (2000)
for soprano and barbitos accompaniment
Texts: Sappho
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Eros (2000)
for soprano and barbitos accompaniment
Texts: Sappho
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Mater (2000)
for soprano and barbitos accompaniment
Texts: Sappho
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Mona (2000)
for soprano and barbitos accompaniment
Texts: Sappho
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Tettix (2000)
for soprano and barbitos accompaniment
Texts: Anakreon
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Melomai (2000)
for countertenor/tenor with barbitos and aulos accompaniment
Texts: Anakreon
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Purpurball (2000)
for countertenor/tenor with barbitos and aulos accompaniment
Texts: Anakreon
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Sappho (2000)
for countertenor/tenor with barbitos and aulos accompaniment
Texts: Alkaios
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Sonate "Sprachlos" (2000)
for speaker (+ pitch pipe), recorder and tape
Texts: Peter Bichsel
Duration: 50' 00"
Manuscript
Phoinix (2002)
4 fragments
for violin and recorder
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Anakreon (2002)
for 2 voices, choir, baritone and aulos
Texts: Anakreon
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Daktylos amera (2002)
for soprano, altus, barbitos, aulus and tympanon
Texts: Alkaios
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Gaia (2002)
for 2 voices, aulos and tympanon
Texts: Anakreon
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Argos (2003)
for aulos
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Olympionikais (2003-2004)
for voice, choir (3A.3Bar), aulos, cithara and tympanon
Texts: Pindaros, Homeros
Duration: 40' 00"-45' 00"
Manuscript
Melitta (2004)
for soprano and fischiott
Texts: Anakreon
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Der neue Muotathaler (2004)
for falsetto bass voice and Renaissance recorder
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Dialogos (2004)
for barbitos and memet
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Makrótatos (2004)
for tampanon
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Nomos M (2004)
for aulos
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Akoúsate / Argos (2004)
for altus, rhombei and aulos
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Hypne anax (2004)
for altus and memet
Texts: Homer
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Solon, Alopex (2006)
for soprano/tenor, aulos and barbitos
Texts: Solon
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Théognis (2006)
for tenor and aulos
Texts: Théognis
Duration: 4' 00"-5' 00"
Manuscript
Bios, Phylla, Onar (2006)
for soprano/tenor, barbitos, aulos and tympanon
Texts: Mimnermos
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Lykos (2006)
for tenor, tympanon and kymbala
Texts: Solon
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Psaphródita (version 2) (2006)
for soprano, aulos and tympanon
Texts: Sappho
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Dora (2007)
for 2 singers and barbitos, aulos, tympanum
Texts: Anakreon
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Rondo (2007-2008)
for 4 overtone flutes
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
ANA - KATA (2008)
for (folded) overtone flute
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
anatonic (2008)
for 6 overtone flutes
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
mobiles (2008)
for 4 instrumental groups (8 recorders, 4 Baroque oboes, 4 bass gambas, 3 tenor trombones
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Moduludus (2009)
for basset recorder in f
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Ricercar II (ein Schein von Scheidt) (2010)
for 4 Renaissance recorders, 4 Renaissance gambas and 4 triangles
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Ernst vs. John oder Die Jäger von Chamonix (2011)
for 3 Renaissance recorders
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Lektüre 2 (2011)
for 4 overtone flutes, 4 triangles and 3 lotus flutes
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Musik zu Sophokles' Antigone, Parodos (2012)
for male choir, aulos and tympanum
Texts: Sophokles
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
gis oder as (wer weiss das schon) (2012)
for tenor recorder
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Repertory
Diskographie
Regina Irman (Grammont Porträt Musikszene Schweiz Nr. MGB CTS-M 62, 2001)
Interpreten:
Jordi, Dieter
Nopper, Sylvia
Weiss, Marcus
Steinmann, Conrad
Werke:
Irman, Regina: Hügel bei Céret (1983)
Irman, Regina: Schwarzes Glück 2 (1990-2001)
Irman, Regina: Wörter (1995)
Irman, Regina: Tisch mit Vogelfüssen (1996)
Irman, Regina: Drei Tänze (1996-1997)
Irman, Regina: Melodie 1 (1985)
Irman, Regina: Melodie 2 (1985)
Irman, Regina: Orfeo (1999-2000)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Oscura Luminosa: in full armour (unit-records Nr. UTR 4107, 1998)
Interpreten:
Zimmerlin, Alfred
Steinmann, Conrad
Info: www.fonoteca.ch