Detlev Glanert b. 1960

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 and Jun Märkl

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