Klaus Lang : Austrian composer

Klaus Lang (*1971 Graz / Austria) lives in Steirisch Lassnitz (Austria). He studied composition and theory of music (with H.M. Preßl, B. Furrer and Y. Pagh-Paan) and organ. Klaus Lang loves tea and dislikes lawnmowers and Richard Wagner. Klaus Lang’s music is not a means to convey extramusical contents, such as emotions, philosophical or religious ideas, political […]

Mark Andre : French composer living in Germany

Mark Andre was born in Paris in 1964, where he studied at the École Normale Supérieure (writing a thesis on “Le compossible musical de l’Ars subtilior”) and with Claude Ballif and Gérard Grisey at the Paris Conservatoire (First Prize in Composition). Later he studied with Helmut Lachenmann at the Stuttgart University of Music, where he […]

Alican Çamcı : new music from Turkey

Alican Çamcı’s (b. 1989) output includes works for small and large ensembles, solo instrumental music and electro-acoustic compositions. His music seeks to incorporate musical ideas inside and outside of Western classical music tradition as well as themes and concepts from philosophy and semiology. A native of Istanbul, Turkey, he was first introduced to music at […]

George Frederick Pinto : potentially the English Mozart

George Frederick Pinto was born in Lambeth, England on 25 Sept 1785 and died Chelsea [now in London], 23 March 1806. English composer of mixed ancestry. His father’s name was Samuel Saunders or Sanders, but he took his surname from his mother Julia Pinto, daughter of THOMAS PINTO and herself the composer of a published […]

Andrzej Panufnik : Born in Warsaw on 24th September 1914

“In all my works, I attempt to achieve a true balance between feeling and intellect, heart and brain, impulse and design.” Andrzej Panufnik is one of the most important and original symphonic composers of the 2nd half of the 20th century. His output includes ten symphonies, with Centenary commissions from Sir Georg Solti for the Chicago […]

Gilles de Binchois : born 1400 – dies 20 September 1460

Binchois was a contemporary of Guilliame Dufay, and the leading composer at the court of Burgundy during the middle third of the fifteenth century. Binchois is remembered primarily for his secular chansons, for which composition he was known during his lifetime as at least the equal of Dufay.  (Classical.net) In both his sacred and secular […]