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Hefti David Philip

(13. 04. 1975)

Hefti David Philip
Hefti David Philip


Internet: www.hefti.net

Genre: Classical Music
Biography
David Philip Hefti's oeuvre encompasses some 70 works, including orchestral, vocal and chamber music. He has composed large-scale orchestral works, solo concertos, works for chamber orchestra, string quartets, solo pieces, song cycles and two operas. He is currently completing his orchestral cycle Beziehungsweisen ("Interplays of relationships"), of which three movements have already been performed. Hefti has enjoyed a working relationship of several years' standing with artists such as Viviane Hagner, Christian Poltéra, Hartmut Rohde, Baiba Skride, Jan Vogler and Antje Weithaas, who all regularly perform his music.

As both conductor and composer, Hefti has worked with numerous orchestras and ensembles including the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Tokyo Sinfonietta, the Ensemble Modern, the Amaryllis Quartet and the Leipzig String Quartet. His orchestral works have been performed by conductors such as Peter Eötvös, Cornelius Meister, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott, Michael Sanderling, Mario Venzago and David Zinman. He has been invited to music festivals including Wien Modern, Beijing Modern, Ultraschall Berlin, the Lucerne Festival, the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, the Dvorak Festival in Prague and the Suntory Festival in Tokyo.

In May 2017, Hefti's first opera, Anna's Mask, was given its world première at the St. Gallen Theatre under the baton of Otto Tausk. It is based on the true story of the Swiss singer Anna Sutter, whose life tragically mirrored the fate of her own star role, that of Carmen: her former lover, the conductor Aloys Obrist, murdered her in 1910 in Stuttgart. David Philip Hefti's musical language, which is characterised by transparency, a chamber-music intensity and a concentrated sense of dramaturgy, is also manifested in this, his first opera. Luminous ecstasy – and this is the point of it – is no betrayal of Hefti's aesthetic stance, which otherwise tends to fragile, pointillist drops of sound solidifying into chordal structures. (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Hefti composed his second music-theatre work, The Snow Queen based on the eponymous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, to a commission from the Zurich Tonhalle Society for its 150th anniversary. The semi-staged world première of this musical tale for the whole family took place in November 2018 in the Tonhalle Maag in Zurich. The title role was sung by the soprano Mojca Erdmann, with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra under the baton of the composer himself. In The Snow Queen, the cold takes many audible forms. There are wine glasses filled with water – they sound as clear and transparent as frozen crystals. The serial techniques that always accompany the appearance of the icy queen also come across as frosty and cool – these are academic number games that freeze into lifeless formulae. In stark contrast to all this are the micro-intervals and overtones that unite to create iridescent natural harmonies conjuring up an unsophisticated, real warmth. (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Hefti is currently working to complete his four-part cycle Nocturnal vigils, whose starting point is the Roman vigils of the church. The first part, Prima nocte for chamber orchestra, was given its world première in February 2018 by the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra under Kazuki Yamada. It was followed in October of that same year by the string quartet Concubia nocte, given its first performance by the Merel Quartet at the chamber music festival "Zwischentöne". The third piece in the cycle, Media nox for flute and orchestra, received its world première at the Heidelberg Spring Festival in April 2019, performed by Tatjana Ruhland and accompanied by the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jamie Phillips; it was also recorded for release on CD. David Philip Hefti is currently composing the fourth and last Nocturnal vigil: the wind quintet Gallicinium will be given its first performance in June 2020 at the "Bläserserenaden" concerts in Zurich. This cycle by David Philip Hefti explores the sounds of twilight, the night, dreams and sleeplessness, creating sound-surfaces alternately static, animated and iridescent that impel rhythm and melody into the background. The result is a microtonal music. The variety of tone-colour combinations was especially impressive, reaching into the realm of noise, creating a mysterious tension and conjuring up all kinds of images of living things such as the forest at the break of day, swarms of insects and foggy landscapes. (Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, on "Media nox")

Besides Gallicinium, two other world premières are planned for 2020: in April, Hefti's new wind quartet will be performed at the Swiss Chamber Concerts, and in May his Viola Concerto will be given its first performance by the orchestra of the Musikkollegium Winterthur with Jürg Dähler as soloist, conducted by the composer.

In 2013, Hefti was awarded the Composer Prize of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and in 2015 the Hindemith Prize of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. He has also won the International Composition Competition of the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, the George Enescu International Competition for Composition in Bucharest, and the International Gustav Mahler Composition Prize. Hefti's works are published by Edition Kunzelmann and C. F. Peters and have been recorded for CD by various labels. When his CD Changements was released, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung praised his "excellent mastery of the orchestral apparatus", both as composer and as conductor.

David Philip Hefti was born in Switzerland in 1975 and studied composition, conducting, clarinet and chamber music at the music academies of Zurich and Karlsruhe, where his teachers included Cristóbal Halffter, Rudolf Kelterborn, Wolfgang Meyer, Wolfgang Rihm and Elmar Schmid. He is active today as both composer and conductor, and lives with his family near Basel.


Work list
"PeRSIgNo" (1997)
for ten clarinets (Ebcl to cbcl)
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Miroirs (1998)
for violin and piano
Duration: 12' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Diarium (1999)
for violin solo
Duration: 12' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Ricercare a 6 (Johann Sebastian Bach) (1999)
Transcription
for any six instruments
A transcription of the six-part fugue ('Ricercar') from the 'Musikalischen Opfer' BWV 1079 by J.S. Bach.
Duration: 7' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Counterpoints on "Come, Sweet Death" (2000)
for clarinet trio (cl.bthn.cbcl)
Duration: 11' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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DEDICATIONES (2000/ p)
Dedication miniatures
variable score
a. for trumpet and violin (2')
b. for piano (2')
c. for piano (2')
d. for clarinet, basset horn and bass clarinet (2')
e. for violin and piano (2')
f. for clarinet solo (2')
g. for clarinet and piano (2')
h. for trumpet and violin (1')
Duration: 10' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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6 Sätze aus dem "Musikalischen Opfer" BWV 1079 (Johann Sebastian Bach) (2000)
for clarinet, basset horn and bass clarinet
Transcriptions from the 'Musikalischen Opfer' BWV 1079 von J.S. Bach.
Duration: 16' 00"
Musikverlag W.G. Haas
Köln
Drei langsame Sätze und dreistimmige Fugen, KV 404a (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) (2001)
for clarinet, basset horn and bass clarinet
Transcriptions of the Bach adaptations by W.A Mozart.
Duration: 25' 00"
Musikverlag W.G. Haas
Köln
SATOR (SATOR-Zyklus - Teil 1) (2002)
Concert
for clarinet and orchestra (solo cl(bthn); pic.1.1.ca.0.bcl.1.cbn/2.1.1.1/hp/5perc/str(min.3.3.3.2.1,max.9.9.9.6.3)
Duration: 32' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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TENET (SATOR-Zyklus - Teil 3) (2003)
4 Songs
for soprano and ensemble (1.1.1.1/1.1.0.0/1perc/pf/1.1.1.1.1)
Texts: Else Lasker-Schüler
Based on poems by Else Lasker-Schüler.
Duration: 25' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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O, star!O, star! (Mosaik-Zyklus - Teil 1) (2003)
Mosaic
for clarinet solo
Duration: 11' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Cadence to the concert rondo for piano and orchestra in D major, KV 382 by W. A. Mozart (2004)
for piano
Duration: 2' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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AREPO (SATOR-cycle - Part 2) (2004-2006)
Concert
for violin and orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.2.2.0/4perc/hp/str)
Duration: 24' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Melencolia I (2004)
for flute, percussion and piano
Duration: 15' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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O, star! II (Mosaik Cycle - Part 1) (2004)
Mosaik
for saxophone solo
Duration: 11' 00"
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Mondschatten (2006)
for violin and marimba
Duration: 13' 00"
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Schattenklang (2006)
Adagio
for piano
Duration: 11' 00"
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Schattenspie(ge)l (2006)
Trio
for violin, violoncello and piano
Duration: 25' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Kadenzen zum Klarinetten-Konzert in B-Dur von Johann Stamitz (cadences to the clarinet concert in B Major by Johann Stamitz) (2006)
Duration: 2' 00"
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Ritus (2007)
4 dance collages
for violoncello solo
Duration: 10' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Rosenblätter (2007)
Lieder cycle after poems by Rose Ausländer
for medium voice and piano
Duration: 25' 00"
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Ph(r)asen (2007)
String quartet N°1
Duration: 17' 00"
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Dedicatio E (2007)
for violin and piano
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Wunderhorn-Musik (2008)
7 sound images
for violin and ensemble (fl(pic, afl), ob(ca), cl, bcl, hn, va, vc, db, pf, 2perc)
Duration: 35' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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(T)raum-Ze(n)it (2008)
Dalogue
for 2 bass clarinets
Duration: 3' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Guggisberg-Variationen (2008)
String quartet N°2
Duration: 10' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Poème lunaire (2008)
for viola and piano
Duration: 9' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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ROTAS (SATOR-Zyklus - Teil 5) (2009)
Concert
for oboe (obdam) and large orchestra (pic.2.0.2.bcl.2.cbn/4.3.3.1/4perc/hp/12.10.8.6.4)
Duration: 25' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Rotationen (2009)
Mosaic
for oboe solo
Duration: 11' 00"
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Klangbogen (2009)
for orchestra (pic.1.1.ca.bcl.1.cbn/4.2.2.0/3perc/hp/str)
Duration: 11' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Bergwärts (2010)
3 aggregate states
for soprano, flute, violin, violoncello and piano
Texts: Felix Philipp Ingold
Duration: 17' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Gegenklang (2010)
Concert
for violoncello and orchestra (pic.2.2.ca.2.bcl.2.cbn/4.3.3.1/hp.4perc/16/14/12/10/8 or 14/12/10/8/6)
Duration: 23' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Interaktionen (2010)
for violin, viola, violoncello and piano
Duration: 13' 00"
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Mobile (2011)
string quartet n° 3
Duration: 26' 00"
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Klangscherben (2011)
Mosaic
for violoncello solo
Duration: 10' 00"
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con fuoco (2011)
String quartet n° 4
Duration: 12' 00"
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Beethoven-Resonanzen (2011)
Paino piece n° 2
Duration: 11' 00"
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Changements (2011)
Mood images
for orchestra (pic.1.1.ca.1.bcl.1.cbn/4.2.2.1/3perc/ph/str)
Duration: 14' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Canto (2012)
for bass clarinet solo
Duration: 7' 00"
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Moments lucides (2012)
Resonances
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/2perc/str)
Duration: 15' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Lichter Hall (2012)
Trio n° 2
for violin, violoncello and piano
Duration: 9' 00"
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Adagietto (2012)
for strings
Duration: 5' 00"
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Éclairs (2013)
Sound moments
for ensemble (fl, ob, cl, bn, hn, tpt, tbn, 2perc, pf, 2vn, va, vc, db)
Duration: 8' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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An durchsichtigen Fäden (2013)
for mezzo soprano and violoncello
Texts: Kurt Aebli
Duration: 30' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Modules (2013)
for flute solo
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Adagio (2013)
Beziehungsweisen
für Orchester (Picc,2,2,Engl-Hn,2,B-Klar,2,Ko-Fag - 4,3,3,1 - Schlgz(3), Hfe, Cel - 16,14,12,10,8)
Duration: 10' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Hamlet-Fragment (2013)
for vocal ensemble (2S.Mez.T.Bar.B)
Texts: Friedrich Nietzsche
Duration: 13' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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con moto (2014)
Beziehungsweisen
für Orchester (Picc, 2,2,Engl-Hn,2,B-Klar,2,Ko-Fag - 4,3,3,1 - Schlgz(3), Hfe, Cel - 16,14,12,10,8)
Duration: 6' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Monumentum (2014)
Music
for string sextett
Duration: 19' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Magma (2014)
Klangfunken
für Violine, Viola und Violoncello
Duration: 13' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Danse interstellaire (2014)
Trauermusik für Bassett-Klarinette und Streichquartett
Duration: 23' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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12 Fantasien (2015)
Flöte
Duration: 16' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Arioso (2015)
Beziehungsweisen für Orchester
Picc, Fl, AFl,2, Engl-Hn,2,B-Klar,2,Ko-Fag - 4,3,3,1 - Schlgz(3), Hfe, Cel - 16,14,12,10,8
Duration: 17' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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con anima (2015)
Mosaik für Viola solo
Duration: 7' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Annas Maske (2015-2016)
Chor: S, A, T, B; Orchester: Picc, Fl, Ob, Eglh, Kl, Bkl, Fag, KFag, 4 Hrn, 2 Trp, 3 Pos, Tb, 3 Perk, Cembalo/Celesta (1 Spieler), Streicher
Texts: Alain Claude Sulzer
Oper in zehn Szenen mit einem Prolog und einem Epilog
nach einem Libretto von Alain Claude Sulzer. Solisten: Anna Sutter (Mezzosopran), Aloys Obrist (Tenor), Pauline (Sopran), Baron Putlitz (Bariton), Swoboda (Tenor), Inspektor Heid (Tenor), Weitbrecht(Bass), Gustav (Knabensopran)
Duration: 90' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Resonanzen II (2016)
Klavierstück Nr. 3
Duration: 5' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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As dark as night (2016)
für eine Alt-Stimme und Orchester auf ein Sonett von Shakespeare
Alt-Stimme solo, Picc, Fl, Ob, Eglh, Kl, Bkl, Fag, KFag, 2 Hrn, 2 Trp, 2 Perk, Harfe, Streicher
Texts: Shakespeare
Duration: 25' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Poème noctambule (2016)
für Violine und Klavier
Duration: 14' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Chiaroscuro (2017)
Kontraste für Kammerorchester
Picc, Fl, Ob, Eglh, Kl, Bkl, Fag, KFag, 2 Hrn, 2 Trp, Perk, Streicher
Duration: 15' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Prima nocte (2017)
Musik zur ersten Nachtwache für Kammerorchester
Picc, Fl, Ob, Eglh, Kl, Bkl, Fag, KFag, 2 Hrn, 2 Trp, Perk, Streicher
Duration: 19' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Ritmico (2017)
Klavierstück Nr. 4
Klavier solo
Duration: 3' 00"
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à la recherche... (2017)
für Klarinette, Viola und Klavier
Duration: 17' 00"
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E las culurs dals tuns (2017)
Texts: Bibi Vaplan
Liederzyklus für Bariton und Klavier
nach rätoromanischen Texten von Bibi Vaplan

Duration: 18' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Concubia nocte (2018)
Musik zur zweiten Nachtwache (Streichquartett Nr. 5)
für Streichquartett
Duration: 9' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Die Schneekönigin (2018)
Eine musikalische Erzählung für Sopran, 2 Sprecher und Orchester
Solisten: Die Schneekönigin (auch die Alte, der junge Mann, das Räuberweib) (Sopran), Erzählerin / Gerda (Sprecherin), Kay / eine Krähe (Sprecher) Orchester: Picc, Fl, Ob, Eglh, Kl, Bkl, Fag, KFag, 2 Hrn, 2 Trp, Pos, BPos, Tb, Perk, Cembalo/Celesta (1 Spieler), Streicher Raum-Musik "links": 1 Hrn, 1 Perk, 1 Vcl Raum-Musik "rechts": 1 Hrn, 1 Perk, 1 Vl Raum-Musik "hinten": 1 KBKlar, 1 Harfe, 1 Vla
Texts: Andreas Schäfer (nach Hans Christian Andersen)
Duration: 75' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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An durchsichtigen Fäden (Mezzosopran und Streichquartett) (2018)
nach einem Gedicht von Kurt Aebli
Texts: Kurt Aebli
Duration: 30' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Media nox (2019)
Musik zur dritten Nachtwache für Flöte und Orchester
Solo-Flöte, Fl (im Raum), Alt-Fl (+Fl) (im Raum), Ob, Eglh, Kl, Bkl, Fag, KFag, 2 Hrn, 2 Trp, Hrf, Perk, Streicher
Duration: 25' 00"
Edition Kunzelmann
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Diskographie
David Philip Hefti: Changements (col legno Nr. 40407, 2013)
Interpreters:
Hefti, David Philip
Works:
Hefti, David Philip: Klangbogen (2009)
Hefti, David Philip: Gegenklang (2010)
Hefti, David Philip: Changements (2011)
Hefti, David Philip: Moments lucides (2012)
Hefti, David Philip: Éclairs (2013)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
David Philip Hefti. Orchestral Works &Chamber Music (Neos Nr. 11120, 2012)
Interpreters:
Amar Quartett
Works:
Hefti, David Philip: Guggisberg-Variationen (2008)
Hefti, David Philip: Poème lunaire (2008)
Hefti, David Philip: Klangbogen (2009)
Hefti, David Philip: Bergwärts (2010)
Hefti, David Philip: Gegenklang (2010)
David Philip Hefti: String Quartets (Musikproduktion Dabringhaus &Grimm Nr. MDG Gold 307 1773-2, 2012)
Works:
Hefti, David Philip: Ph(r)asen (2007)
Hefti, David Philip: Guggisberg-Variationen (2008)
Hefti, David Philip: Mobile (2011)
Hefti, David Philip: con fuoco (2011)
ShortCuts (ein_klang records Nr. 045/046, 2011)
Works:
Hefti, David Philip: (T)raum-Ze(n)it (2008)
Schattenspie(ge)l (Telos Music Nr. TLS 103, 2008)
Works:
Hefti, David Philip: Schattenspie(ge)l (2006)
Hefti, David Philip: Ritus (2007)
Hefti, David Philip: Rosenblätter (2007)
Schumann. Hefti. Janácek (Telos Nr. TLS 104, 2008)
Works:
Hefti, David Philip: Ph(r)asen (2007)
With more works of: Robert Schumann, Leos Janácek
Fabio di Càsola (Grammont Porträt Nr. 103, 2007)
Interpreters:
Di Càsola, Fabio
Works:
Jarrell, Michael: Assonance I (1983)
Lehmann, Hans Ulrich: Mosaik (1964)
Pagliarani, Mario: Alcuni particolari oscuri (1983)
Hefti, David Philip: O, star! (Mosaik-Zyklus - Teil 1) (2003)
Gerber, René: Prélude et Fugue sur le nom de Bach (1935)
With more works of: Pietro Damiani, Gion Antoni Derungs, André Jolivet
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Ensemble Clarino (Swiss Pan Nr. 51.701, 2005)
Works:
Hefti, David Philip: Counterpoints on "Come, Sweet Death" (2000)
With more works of: W.A. Mozart, Edison Denisov, J.S. Bach
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Hefti, David Philip: Als ich die Gedichte las, hörte ich bereits die Musik in mir, in: Else-Lasker-Schüler-Almanach, hrsg. von Hajo Jahn, Peter Hammer Verlag, Wuppertal 2007, S. 440-447
Hefti, David Philip: Kulturelle Gütesiegel - zur Bedeutung der Pro Helvetia-Kompositionsaufträge, in: Aargauer Zeitung (31. Mai 2008) (2008)
Britsch, Eckhard: "Herz in Heidelberg verloren", in: Mannheimer Morgen (24. April 2013) (2013)
Gottstein, Björn: David Philip Hefti: Orchestral Works & Chamber Music, in: Dissonanz 122 (2013), S. 77-78 [Internet]
Pfister, Werner: Nachbarschaft – Freundschaft: ein "Vierecksprojekt", in: , in: Magazin des Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich (Ausgabe April/Mai 2013) (2013)
Preisser, Martin: Heftis neue Klänge, in: St. Galler Tagblatt (17. Mai 2013) (2013)
Roth, Matthias: Heidelberg ist ein gutes Pflaster für Kreativität, in: Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (3. Juni 2013) (2013)
Schräder, Adrian: Hefti lotet die Möglichkeiten von Stimme und Cello aus, in: Tages-Anzeiger Zürich (11. Juni 2013) (2013)
Schweizer, Klaus: Visitenkarten eines Virtuosen, in: Basler Zeitung (15. Juli 2013) (2013)
Knödler, Daniel: Mobile/con fuoco, in: Das Orchester (Ausgabe Oktober 2012) (2012)
Ehrismann, Sibylle: Gegenklang in der Tonhalle Zürich, in: Schweizer Musikzeitung (4/2011) (2011), S. 30
Ehrismann, Sibylle: "Gegenklang" in der Tonhalle Zürich, in: Schweizer Musikzeitung (Nr. 4/April 2011) (2011)
Meyer, Thomas: Aufsatz über Heftis drittes Streichquartett Mobile, in: Programmheft des Schweizer Kammerchores (April 2011) (2011), S. 8-9
Meyer, Thomas: Aufsatz über Heftis Cello-Konzert Gegenklang, in: Tonhalle Magazin (Februar/März 2011) (2011), S. 10-11
Wagner, Reinmar: Eine Uraufführung ist ein überwältigendes Gefühl, in: kulturtipp (7/2011) (2011), S. 10-11
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