Fortunat Frölich


Fortunat Frölich studied violoncello and voice at the Zurich, Nepal and Leipzig schools of music. Before devoting himself to composition he was occupied extensively with orchestral conducting, pageants and psychology. Frölich is engaged neither in a particular school nor a particular style. He develops his compositional concepts according to textual aspects. He is using an extremely broad palette of musical and stylistic means in reference to his development as a musician; this has guided him through various musical styles and cultures. Confrontations between opposites are to be found frequently in his works, for example in his concert for improvised free-jazz saxophone and orchestra (CD Letter to Art Pepper, Musikszene Schweiz MGB 9603) or in his intercultural encounters project 'Leh ya dschare', which has been recognised by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Culture and the Swiss Music Council as a distinguished piece. Frölich has received commissions for his compositions from the Swiss Federal Agency for Culture, BAK, expo 02, the Biel / Solothurn opera house, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Graubünden Chamber Orchestra, Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Swiss culture foundation 'Pro Helvetia'.

Fortunat Frölich
Salisstrasse 7
CH-7000 Chur
Fon: +41 (0)81 635 18 37



5 Fragmente aus der Ersten Duineser Elegie von R.M. Rilke (1997)
for voice and piano
Order No: 12415, sFr. 36.00

5 Borchert-Lieder (1999)
for voice and piano
Order No: 12416, sFr. 39.00
Text: Wolfgang Borchert.

ReflectioN - Kleiner Heimat-Zyklus (1999)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Order No: 12419, sFr. 62.00
Texts: Fortunat Frölich, Volkslied, Leonhard Widmer

Spruch (2000)
for soprano (with hand cymbals), bass clarinet and percussion
Order No: 12421, sFr. 16.00


Letter to Art Pepper
Fortunat Frölich: Letter to Art Pepper
(Werner Lüdi, Bündner Kammerorchester, Jan C. Schultsz)

Musiques Suisses MGB 9603
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 135
Price CHF: 30.-

Fortunat Frölich: missaverde
Fortunat Frölich:
(ars cantata zürich, coramor, KammerChor Chur, Solisten, Basel Sinfonietta; Monica Buckland Hofstetter)

MDS Dietikon MDS 3012
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 133
Price CHF: 30.-

Fortunat Frölich: Leh Ya Jarè
Fortunat Frölich: Leh Ya Jarè
(Rachid Teroual; Saïd Boukhar; Nasser Houari; Samir Essahbi; Hans Koch; Hans Hassler; Fortunat Fröhlich; Coramur, Chur; Chorale du Conservatoire National de Rabat)

Musiques Suisses MGB 6205
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 60
Price CHF: 30.-

Further Discs:
CD FOR 4 EARS 104: Naja

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