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Frölich Fortunat

(09. 05. 1954)

Frölich Fortunat
Frölich Fortunat
Salisstrasse 7
CH-7000 Chur
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)81 635 18 37
Internet: www.fortunatfroelich.com

Biography
Fortunat Frölich studied violoncello and voice at the Zurich, Nepal and Leipzig schools of music. Before devoting himself to composition he was occupied extensively with orchestral conducting, pageants and psychology. Frölich is engaged neither in a particular school nor a particular style. He develops his compositional concepts according to textual aspects. He is using an extremely broad palette of musical and stylistic means in reference to his development as a musician; this has guided him through various musical styles and cultures. Confrontations between opposites are to be found frequently in his works, for example in his concert for improvised free-jazz saxophone and orchestra (CD Letter to Art Pepper, Musikszene Schweiz MGB 9603) or in his intercultural encounters project 'Leh ya dschare', which has been recognised by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Culture and the Swiss Music Council as a distinguished piece. Frölich has received commissions for his compositions from the Swiss Federal Agency for Culture, BAK, expo 02, the Biel / Solothurn opera house, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Graubünden Chamber Orchestra, Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Swiss culture foundation 'Pro Helvetia'.

Work list
Eccolo maggio - e canta la cicala (1990)
for singing (solo or children's choir), oboe (ca), horn, harpsichord and strings
Texts: Volkslied
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Leh ya Jarè (1991)
for choir, organ, oriental quartet and improvising quartet
Texts: Volkslied
Manuscript
Spukstunde (1993)
for soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello, double-bass and percussion
Texts: Fortunat Frölich
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Elegie für Kamandscha (1994)
for kamandscha, oud, darouka, violoncello, bass clarinet, piano and percussion
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
The bells of Bagdad (1994)
for nay, kamandscha, oud, darbouka, violoncello, bass clarinet, piano, percussion and choir
Texts: Abdelilah Idrissi Khamlichi
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Letter to Art Pepper (1995)
for saxophone and orchestra (1(pic).1(ca).1(bcl,cbcl).0/2.2.1.0/perc/str)
Duration: 47' 00"
Manuscript
4 poesie (1995)
for voices and two violoncelli
Texts: Giuseppe Ungaretti, Plinio Martini
- S'incomincia per cantare (Giuseppe Ungaretti)- Allegria (Plinio Martini)- Partire (Plinio Martini)- Dolce compagna d'ombra (Plinio Martini).
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
ewige liebe (1995)
for speaking choir
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Sti vvite noste (1996)
for voice, choir and two violoncelli
Texts: Eduardo de Filippo
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Uocchie ca mme parlate, L'ammore, Á statuetta (1996)
for voice and two violoncelli
Texts: Totò de Curtis
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
E asciuto ó sole (1997)
for voice, choir and two violoncelli
Texts: Eduardo de Filippo
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Prières dans l'arche (1997)
for speaker and orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.2.3.1/2perc/str)
Texts: Carmen Bernos de Gasztold
Duration: 38' 00"
Manuscript
5 Fragmente aus der Ersten Duineser Elegie von R.M. Rilke (1997)
for singing voice and piano
Duration: 13' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 36.00
Suite zum Festakt (150 Jahre Bundesstaat) (1998)
for orchestra (4.4.4.4/4.4.4.1/timp.4perc/str), saxophone quartet (satbar), Alphorn in F, Alphorn in Gb, two electric guitars, electric bass, synthesizer, accordion, choir (2S2ATB), jodler, flamenco singer, rapper and beatbox soloist
Texts: Schweizerische Bundesverfassung
Text: The Swiss Federal Constitution.
Manuscript
Va': non hai niente da perdonare (1998)
for speaker, two voices and two violoncelli
Texts: Fernando Pessoa
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
missaverde (1999)
for mezzo-soprano, baritone, choir, organ and orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.2.3.1/hp/timp.perc/str)
Texts: Beat Brechbühl
Manuscript
5 Borchert-Lieder (1999)
for singing voice and piano
Texts: Wolfgang Borchert
Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 39.00
ReflectioN - Kleiner Heimat-Zyklus (1999)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Fortunat Frölich, Volkslied, Leonhard Widmer
Duration: 20' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 62.00
Am Ende der Welt (1999)
Radio play music
for voice and violoncello
Texts: Jürg Schubiger
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
la(pomme) (2000)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/timp.perc/str)
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
maksum&muskam (2000)
for orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/hp.acn.pf/timp.3perc/str)
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Spruch (2000)
for soprano (with hand cymbals), bass clarinet and percussion
Duration: 1' 30"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 16.00
Black Tell - 1. Akt (2002)
Chamber opera
for 3SA3T2B (cl(bcl).sx.bn(cbn)/hn.tpt.2tbn(alphorn)/acn.pf/2perc/1.1.2.1)
Texts: Nicolas Rihyner
Further acts from Jacques Demierre, Charles Uzor, Sergio Menozzi.
Manuscript
fliegen (2003)
for orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.2.3.17timp.3perc/hp/str)
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
sterben 1 (2003)
So stirbt en Has
for orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.2.3.1/hp/timp.3perc/str)
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
sterben 2 (2003)
So stirbt es Huen
for alto trombone and orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.2.2.1/hp/timp.3perc/str)
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
sterben 3 (2003)
So stirbt en Bär
for orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.2.3.1/hp/timp.3perc/str)
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
2 Fanfaren (2004)
for contrabass tuba in C
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
aanilhoub (2005)
Intercultural ouvre
for mixed choir, oriental choir and instruments (nay, violin, oud, percussion)
Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
Nacht (2005)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Rainer Maria Rilke
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Les printemps (2005)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Rainer Maria Rilke
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Love (2005)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Khalil Gibran
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
La vita (2007)
for mezzo-soprano and string orchestra (6.5.4.4.1)
Texts: Salvatore Quasimodo
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
The Hero (2008)
Ballad
for brass band
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
La morte (2009)
for mezzo-soprano and string orchestra (5.4.3.3.1)
Texts: Fortunat Frölich
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Suite alpine (2009)
for overtone singing, string quintet and percussion
Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
Dialektik (2009-2010)
for harp and orchestra (2.2.2.2/3.2.3.0/2perc/str)
Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Paternoster (2011)
for mixed a cappella coir (SSAATTBB)
Texts: Fortunat Frölich
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Chor viril 1 (2012)
for overtone singing and vocal quartet (TTBB)
Texts: Fortunat Frölich
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Chor viril 2 (2012)
for overtone singing and vocal quartet (TTBB)
Texts: Fortunat Frölich
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Lulululuha (2012)
for overtone singing, string quartet and percussion
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
10der6 (2012)
for overtone singing, string quartet and percussion
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Little big horns (2012)
for organ
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Fortunat Frölich: Leh Ya Jarè (Musiques Suisses Nr. 6205, 2003)
Interpreten:
Frölich, Fortunat
Werke:
Frölich, Fortunat: Leh ya Jarè (1991)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
missaverde (MDS Nr. 3012, 2000)
Werke:
Frölich, Fortunat: missaverde (1999)
Bibliography
Striebel, Sonja: Im Gespräch mit Linard Bardill (Libretto (April-Juni 2004)), Basel 2004
Kahane, Anetta (et al.): Begegnungen, die Hoffnung machen, Herder, Freiburg 1993
Bernasconi, Carlo: Canta La Lupa, Zürich 1990