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Detlev Glanert

 b. 1960Detlev Glanert Photo © Copyright Iko Freese / DRAMA


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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 Amsterdam Concertgebouw; new stage productions of The Three Riddles in Freiburg, Solaris in Cologne, Caligula in Hannover and of Nijinsky's Diary in Bordeauxr; first performances of his version of the 9 Wunderhornlieder not orchestrated by Mahler (a project by baritone Dietrich Henschel); Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Semyon Bychkov tours Brahms-Fantasie, with several territorial premieres (Feb 2015); US premiere of Frenesia (Apr 2015)

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

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