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Bärtschi Werner

(01. 01. 1950)

Bärtschi Werner
Bärtschi Werner
Zum Komet
CH-8200 Schaffhausen
Schweiz

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Biography
- Born in Zurich
- Piano lessons, first attempts at composition
- Early influence from the music of John Cage and Dieter Schnebel
- Composition lessons under the tutelage of Armin Schibler, later Klaus Huber
- Renowned as a pianist with a broad repertoire
- Giacinto Scelsi and Wilhelm Killmayer become important
- Composing becomes more central, further studies in composition under Rudolph Kelterborn
- Gradual weening from the traditions of the Avantgarde to experiments with compositional working techniques, experience as an interpreter of old and new music are allowed to flow in
- An immediately comprehensive, idiosyncratic music


Work list
Dieter Schnebel: Réactions II (1972)
for eight speaking voices, audience and live electronic
A compositional realisation of a concept by Dieter Schnebel.
Duration: 35' 00"
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Flötenkonzert (1974)
for flute, electronic tape and female choir
A work in four movements parodying the traditional concert form with critical cultural aims. The choir part is very short and can be performed by an ad hoc ensemble after a short rehearsal. The electronic tape can, as a result of the score, be self-recorded or delivered on request.
Duration: 12' 00"
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Beitrag für eine Kanone (1975/81)
for a cannon or any other banging instrument
A contribution in the sense of a sound environment.
Duration: 45' 00"
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Melodie und Begleitung (1977)
for piano
A complicated, difficult piece. A sostenuto pedal is necessary.
Duration: 2' 00"
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La danse (1979)
for piano
This piece was written for a dance performance and is suitable for didactical purposes.
Duration: 6' 00"
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Gioacchino Rossini: Ouverture zur Oper "Der Barbier von Sevilla" (1982)
Concert transcription
for piano
Duration: 7' 00"
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50 Noten für Walter Ochsenbein (1983)
for violin
Duration: 1' 30"
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In Trauer und Prunk (In Sorrow and Splendour) (1984)
for piano
Experimental playing techniques and a more traditional pianistic style are integrated here to produce a fantastical work, pregnant with emotion.
Duration: 13' 00"
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Die Felswand (1985/90)
Musicalisation of a poem by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
for soprano and piano
Texts: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
An extended second version of the score from 1985.
Vocal range c#’ - a””.
Duration: 3' 00"
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Die Felswand (1985-1990/97)
Musicalisation of a poem by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
Texts: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
New instrumentation 1997
Vocal range c#’ - a””

Duration: 3' 00"
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Die Felswand (1985)
Musicalisation of a poem by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
for soprano, violin and cello
Texts: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
Vocal range c#'-a'''.
Duration: 3' 00"
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Duet for Violin and Clarinet (1986-1987)
A demanding virtuoso piece.
Duration: 11' 00"
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Ab nach Singapur! (1986-1987)
for high soprano and piano
Texts: Alltags- Werbe- Mediensprache
A setting to music of a newspaper interview with a beauty queen. A daring feat. Vocal range eb' to f'''. The pianist has to recite two short sentences.
Duration: 3' 00"
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Toccata a due (1987)
for flute and piano
Demanding virtuosic instrumental piece. The piano part uses a prepared piano and experimental playing techniques.
Also published in the 'Festschrift für Peter Lukas Graf' of the Swiss Flute Association.
Distribution: Edition Schott.
Duration: 11' 00"
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Armseligkeit (1987)
for harmonium and organ
Duration: 10' 00"
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Frühmorgens am Daubensee (At Dawn, at the Lake of Dauben) (1986-1988)
Sound image
for piano
Arthur Spirk produced a 'slide vision' with images of the mountain landscape around lake Dauben as an accompaniment to this piano piece. Three slide projectors simultaneously present the images during the piano performance.
CD at ECM. Film version for 3 Sat.
Duration: 7' 00"
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Partitur (zu einem Teamwork) (1988)
for percussion and strings and soloist ad libitum
Scored for a percussionist and string ensemble (min.5.4.3.3.1). A soloist (or group of soloists) should play a prepared or improvised part, in this case the performance goes under the title of “Teamwork für ....., Streicher und Schlagzeug” (Teamwork for….strings and percussion). A performance without soloist(s) is also possible, then the score is to be in the programme as “Partitur für Schlagzeug und Streicher” (Scored for percussion and strings).
Duration: 17' 00"
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Die Majestät der Alpen (The Majesty of the Alpes) (1988-1989)
for large orchestra (4(3+4 picc).3(2+3c.a).4(1cl in Eb.4bcl).3(3cbn)/4.4 (4low trp).3.1/4perc/hp.pf/str(min.12,10,8,6,4))
Duration: 16' 00"
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Etude-Impromptu (1990)
for piano
Etude for the repetition technique.
Duration: 5' 00"
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Sammelsurium (Motley Collection) (1991)
for piano
In reference to Mozart's musical language and composing technique.
Duration: 6' 00"
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Concerto in One Movement (1991-1992)
for piano and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/2perc/str)
An amateur orchestra can perform the orchestral part.
Duration: 13' 00"
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Fliessend, mit Eleganz (1994)
for transverse flute solo
Duration: 1' 00"-2' 00"
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Verlust und Heimkehr (1995)
for choir and orchestra (4(1+2pic).2.3.sx(atbar).0.1/1.2.2cn.2.0/3perc.2hp/str)
Texts: Paul Celan, Jean Paul
Duration: 22' 00"
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Gabriel Fauré: Romance sans paroles (1996)
Adaptation
for violoncello and piano
Duration: 3' 00"
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Wiederkehrende Signale (1996)
for piano and string quartet
Piano signals to an increasingly dense string music.
Duration: 4' 00"
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Federkopf (1996)
Rhapsodic scherzo
for orchestra (1(pic).1.1.1/1.1.1.1/2perc/6.5.4.3.2)
Programme music based on a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Solo percussion parts.
Duration: 14' 00"
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Othmar Schoeck: Consolation (1994-1997)
Adaptation
for string sextet (or string orchestra)
Duration: 5' 00"
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Federkopf II (1997)
The story of a scarecrow
for orchestra (1(pic).1.1.1/1.1.1.1/2perc/6.5.4.3.2) and female narrator
Second version of the rhapsodic scherzo bearing the same name for orchestra, with the addition of a text. This version was written specially for a family concert. The percussion soloist is dressed up (larger than life with a full mask) and the narrator performs the role of a witch. The score remains unchanged.
Duration: 19' 00"
Manuscript
Stapfen (1997)
for voice, flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
Texts: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
Vocal range: c'-a'' (ossia g'').
Duration: 7' 00"
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Stapfen (1997/08)
for voice and piano
Texts: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Vergeblichkeit (1997)
Quintet
for alto flute, viola, harp, percussion and piano
Nine upbeat gestures to accentuated long resonating chords whose duration is each time doubled. Exponential elongation turns an unerring signal into an erring search. The goal is lost towards the end: futility.
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
und siehe... (1998)
for three choirs, strings (3.3.3.2.1) and glass harmonica
Monophonic children's choir, monophonic female choir, monophonic male choir.
Leer sind meine Hände: So halte ich den Spaten.
Auf einem Ochsen reitend gehe ich zu Fuss.
Ueber den Fluss! - und siehe, da ist es nicht das Wasser, sondern die Brücke, die fliesst.
Duration: 17' 00"
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Rotondo (1999-1999)
for nonet (oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, viola, double-bass, accordion, piano and percussion)
A collaboration between members of the 'Komponistensekretariats Zürich' (Werner Bärtschi, Ulrich Gasser, Max Eugen Keller, Martin Sigrist und Peter Wettstein): The score is sent back and forth between the five composers, each fills in a 50-second section before sending it on to the next.
Duration: 50' 00"
Manuscript
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Othmar Schoeck: Toccata (1998-1999)
Adaptation
for string sextet (or string orchestra)
Duration: 3' 00"
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Die Bleistiftzeichnung - Ein Ritual (1999)
A ritual
for speaking voice, oboe, violin, viola violoncello and four voices
Texts: Werner Bärtschi
A short opera with self-written text, there is no scenery and only simple lighting is required. Central to the whole is the recited text and the string accompanied oboe solo. The speaking voices can be played back.
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Three lines (2000)
for piano
A composition in cooperation with Werner Bärtschi and Martin Sigrist. A homage to J.S. Bach. Three very different strata combine to form surprising sounds.
Duration: 4' 00"
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Gerade und Kurven (2000)
A study of J.S. Bach
for piano
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Ein guter Braten (2001)
for male voice and piano
Texts: Wilhelm Busch
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
HAJC (2001)
Heresy in 16 steps
for piano
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Bogensang (2001)
for piano and MIDI keyboard with electrionics (2 players)
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Killmayer-Variation (2002)
for piano
Duration: 1' 00"
Manuscript
Pavane (2002)
for 4-handed piano
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
pong-ping (2002)
for 2 keyboards, sampler and laptop
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Endeka (2003)
for piano quintet
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Sehr zart vorzutragen (2003)
for piano and string quartet
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
17. Dezember 2003 - B (2003)
for guitar and piano
Duration: 45' 00"
Manuscript
Gewisse Verbindung (2003)
for voice and piano
Texts: Karin Kiwus
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Capriccio (2004)
for piano and string quartet
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
2 Fanfaren (2004)
for trombone solo
Duration: 1' 00"
Manuscript
Initial (2005)
for violn, violoncello and piano
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Zarn (2005)
for violn, violoncello and piano
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
This must be the wood, where things have no names (2008)
for voice, alto flute, clarinet, violine, violoncello and piano
Texts: Lewis Caroll
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Nachtbogen (2009)
for violoncello and piano
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Es sind die Schnecken, die den Weg am besten kennen (2009)
for piano quintet (2vn, va, vc, pf)
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Pensando (2011)
for piano solo
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Varianten (2011)
for piano solo
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Entrée des éphémères (2012)
for chamber ensemble (fl.cl/xyl/2pf/2vn.va.vc.db)
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Voie de voiture (2012)
for chamber ensemble (fl.cl/glass harmonica.xyl/2pf/2vn.va.vc.db)
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Marcela Pavia - Max E. Keller (NEOS, 2011)
Interpreten:
Bärtschi, Werner
Werke:
Keller, Max E.: tenuto, battuto, fulminante (2001)
Keller, Max E.: Selbstgespräche (2006)
Keller, Max E.: Cinque (2008)
Keller, Max E.: Trio fluido (2009)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Marcela Pavia
Rotondo oder "die Kunst des Fügens" (stv/asm Nr. 16, 2002)
Werke:
Bärtschi, Werner: Rotondo (1999-1999)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Basel Sinfonietta (Grammont Porträt Nr. 66, 2001)
Interpreten:
Wyttenbach, Jürg
Werke:
Bärtschi, Werner: Die Majestät der Alpen (1988-1989)
Kessler, Thomas: Aufbruch (1989-1990)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Igor Strawinsky, Witold Lutoslawski
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Kreuzende Wege - Komponistensekretariat Zürich (Grammont Porträt Nr. CTS-M 54, 1997)
Interpreten:
Griffiths, Howard
Werke:
Bärtschi, Werner: Federkopf (1996)
Gasser, Ulrich: Pasticcio (1995)
Keller, Max E.: Pentalog (1995-1996)
Wettstein, Peter: Ritornelli (1995)
Sigrist, Martin: INCROCIANDO ()
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Pierre Mariétan (Grammont Porträt Nr. 31-2, 1992)
Interpreten:
Bärtschi, Werner
Wyttenbach, Jürg
Werke:
Mariétan, Pierre: IMAGES DU TEMPS (1964-1974)
Mariétan, Pierre: QUIET AND STRONG (1985)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Pierre Mariétan
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Meyer, Thomas: "Musik so aufladen, dass sie explodiert". Der Pianist, Komponist und Konzertveranstalter Werner Bärtschi, in: Dissonanz 96 (2006) [Internet]
Kreuzende Wege (Orchesterwerke von Werner Bärtschi, Ulrich Gasser, Max E. Keller, Martin Sigrist und Peter Wettstein), in: Katalog zum Projekt "Kreuzende Wege" des Komponistensekretariats Zürich 1996