‘Hämmerklavier’ is a full-length cyclical work. The composer tries casting off the straight-jacket of hide-bound musical traditions, sending the listener on a voyage of discovery and liberation. The ‘Hämmer’ of the title refers not to the mechanical action of the pianoforte nor to Beethoven’s ‘Hammerklaviersonata’ but to the mental approach required of the performer who doesn’t just simply depress the keys of the piano but needs to be a true ‘performance artist’. The composer has recorded the entire cycle for WERGO (WER 6611-2).
- ISMN: 9790001126403 (M001126403)