in this edition we hear for the first time the complete solo piano works from between 1949 and 1987 of the swiss avant-garde composer hermann meier.
before the time of the three movement sonata meier composed several dodecaphonic works some of which were cyclic. these were not considered for this CD,
since the sonata contains structurally a replica of all that meier wrote before. the sonata coincides with the first serial sketches and visions,
together with integral thinking using rows and is as such for meier's eminent work from the 50s onward, both retrospectively as well as anticipatory, of great importance.
the piano piece hmv* 37 from 1956 exists only as a pencil sketch. why the composer wrote no definitive version is not known.
thanks to mark kirchenmann and his publishing house aart verlag, we now have this fair copy. may this edition make a contribution to a wider appreciation of
herman meier's work.
dominik blum, october 2017
translation: kit powell
* hermann meier verzeichnis (sacher stiftung, heidy zimmermann)
1 hmv 37 klavierstück (1956)
2 hmv 70 klavierstück für charles dobler (1968)
3 hmv 39 klavierstück (1957)
4-6 hmv 24 sonate für klavier (1948-49)
7 hmv 36 zwei klavierstücke für lilo mathys (1955-56) / 1
1 hmv 69 kleine elegie für klavier für gaby stebler (1968)
2 hmv 40 klavierstück (1957)
3 hmv 99 klavierstück für urs peter schneider (1987)
4 hmv 27 klaviervariationen für hermann gattiker (1951-52; rev. 1969)
5 hmv 36 zwei klavierstücke für lilo mathys (1955-56) / 2
► music by hermann meier
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