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Detlev Glanert

 b. 1960Detlev Glanert Photo (© Ronald Knapp)


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Detlev Glanert studied with Henze in Cologne * Acclaimed particularly for his operas and orchestral works which demonstrate lyrical gifts and a fascination with the Romantic past viewed from a modern perspective Won the prestigious Rolf Liebermann Opera Prize in 1993 for The Mirror of the Great Emperor, staged at Mannheim in 1995 and Mönchengladbach in 1997, and the Bavarian Theatre Prize in 2001 for Jest, Satire, Irony and Deeper Meaning, with numerous stage productions his most successful opera so far * Orchestral output includes three symphonies and concertos for piano and violin * his works are conducted by, among others, Markus Stenz, Oliver Knussen, Kent Nagano, Semyon Bychkov, Donald Runnicles, Iván Fischer, Christian Thielemann and Jun Märkl

Works by Detlev Glanert include:
Mahler/Skizze (1989) for ensemble
Secret Room (2002) Chamber sonata for ensemble
Jest, Satire, Irony and Deeper Meaning (1999/2000) Comic opera after the play by Grabbe
Four Preludes and Serious Songs (2004/05) for bass baritone and orchestra

Looking Ahead: composing new works within his residency as house composer with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam; Semyon Bychkov conducts Brahms-Fantasie next season with Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic (Oct) and BBC Symphony Orchestra (Jan 2016); WP of Megaris, written for the 70th anniversary of RSO Stuttgart (Dec)

New Video: View an interview with Detlev Glanert talking about his life and music.

"The language is direct and highly expressive; the mood dark and troubled" — The Independent

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