Ralf Yusuf Gawlick: KOLLWITZ-KONNEX (…im Frieden seiner Hände) – Digital Download

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Ralf Yusuf Gawlick: Kollwitz-Konnex (…im Frieden seiner Hände)
Opus 19, Song Cycle for Soprano and Guitar

The eminent German graphic artist Käthe Kollwitz, one of the greatest portrait artists of the 20th century, championed the vulnerable, poor and despairing; she was the artistic patron saint of mother and child,of the outcast and downtrodden and of the neglected, whose lives constantly hung in the balance. Her art was the art of social conscience. Ralf Gawlick’s Kollwitz-Konnex (…im Frieden seiner Hände), a song cycle for soprano and guitar, is based on passages selected from Kollwitz’ diary and letters, linked to nine of her selfportaits which span her entire creative life. It is a large and multifaceted Konnex: an interaction between self-portraits, the past and present, the artist and society, and not least Kollwitz’ art and the composer, whose music is so profoundly influenced by her art. This composer-supervised recording features soprano Anne Harley and virtuoso guitarist, Eliot Fisk, the dedicatees of the work.

Composer: Ralf Yusuf Gawlick Ralf Yusuf Gawlick

Performing artists: Eliot Fisk Anne Harley

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Release date: June 10, 2015

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Track Listing:

1 Ia. Selbstbildnis en face, lachend (um 1888/1889)
2 Skizzenbild Interludium
3 Ib. Selbstbildnis am Tisch (1893)
4 II. Selbstbildnis en face (1904)
5 III. Selbstbildnis, Halbprofil nach rechts (1916)
6 IVa. Vier Selbstbildnis Studien (um 1919-1924)
7 IVb. Selbstbildnis (1922)
8 Va. Selbstbildnis (1934)
9 Vb. Ruf des Todes (1937)
0 VI. Selbstbildnis im Profil nach rechts (1938)

Configuration: Digital Download (320 kbps MP3)
Available: June 10, 2015
Recorded: January 11-14, 2015
Booklet: 36 Page

• New composition by distinguished Boston composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, based on visual images and writings of legendary
German artist, Käthe Kollwitz.
• Première recording of new virtuoso work for soprano and guitar.
• Features award-winning American guitarist Eliot Fisk and distinguished new-music-soprano, Anne Harley.
• Recorded under the supervision of the composer.
• Includes 20-minute DVD introduction and interviews with performers, composer and production team.
• Work officially endorsed by the Käthe Kollwitz Museums in Köln and Berlin, Germany.

Ralf Yusuf Gawlick: KOLLWITZ-KONNEX (…im Frieden seiner Hände) – Digital Download was last modified: August 28th, 2015 by Burke Thompson