Reviews

(...) The informed audience could hardly have had anything against the first prize going to German Joachim F.W. Schneider (b. 1970) for Drei Orchesterstücke. It was the most modernist and at the same time the most original piece in the competition. (...)

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(…) The Drei Orchesterstücke by the winner of the competition, German Joachim F.W. Schneider, rely strongly on the German modernist tradition. Their structure is seamless and unproblematic. (...)

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(...) The œuvre [Sylphidentänze] did not require to be characterised by any typology because it was strong enough to speak for itself. (...)

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The strings crackle, the percussions rattle, the winds play long, icy notes (...) The new work composed by German Joachim F.W. Schneider for the Kymi Sinfonietta is like a description of the frozen north. But all of a sudden, amid the cold, a swinging drum comp bursts in (...)

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(...) Heyday though was the premiere of Joachim F.W. Schneider’s Powerplay, conducted by the composer himself – a clever, well-balanced and sometimes even funny oeuvre (...)

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(...) The chain of live composers was given a follow-up as the winner of the II International Uuno Klami Composition Competition - Joachim F.W. Schneider - and one of the leading Finnish composers - Kalevi Aho - were sitting among the concert audience. (...)

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(...) Despite an artful, aerially whispering instrumentation, the Sylphidentänze lacked any rhythmical or melodical idea (...)

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