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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 * Admires Mahler for his expressive encompassing of the entire world, and Ravel for his glittering artificial surfaces * 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; Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Semyon Bychkov tours Brahms-Fantasie to Montreux and Paris (14/16 Feb); first tour of new orchestration of Mahler's 9 Wunderhornlieder with baritone Dietrich Henschel and film by Clara Pons, including Brussels, Amiens, London and Rotterdam (Mar/Apr); US premiere of Frenesia by St Louis Symphony Orchestra (25 Apr)

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


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