Anton Arensky : bridging Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

Born in Novgorod in 1861, Anton Arensky belonged to the generation of Russian composers midway between Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov (that included Glazunov, Gretchaninov and Liadov) and who came to prominence in the closing decade of the nineteenth century. By the time he was nine his precocious gifts had expressed themselves in several songs and piano […]

Anestis Logothetis : experimenting with graphical notation

Anestis Logothetis (10/27/1921 – 1/6/1994) was an Austrian avant-garde composer, noted both for his musical works and his invention of his own graphic notation system. He was born in Burgas, Bulgaria, of Greek parents, and moved with his family to Thessaloniki in 1934. After graduating from the German School, he left Greece in 1942 in […]

Marina Khorhova : existential sounds on the border of life

The composer Marina Khorkova lives and works in Moscow/Russia and Berlin/Germany. From 2000 to 2005 she studied composition at the Moscow Conservatory. In 2008 she received a grant by Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel/Switzerland followed by grants of the DAAD and the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, which allowed her to follow up on her studies of composition […]