Alfred Knüsel

23.09.1941

Alfred Knüsel was born in Lucerne. In addition to his instrumental studies with cello under Emmy Munzinger in Lucerne, Raffaele Altwegg in Zurich and Paul Tortelier in Paris, he also studied composition early on with Peter Benary in Lucerne, Max Kuhn in Zurich and with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He had intensive contact with M. Kagel and G. Kurtag.
Since 1973 he has taught at the music department of the ‘Musikschule Basel’ (Basel School of Music). In 1980 he was recognised with an award from the City of Lucerne, and in 1995 he received a scholarship from the Basel Land Culture Festival.

Alfred Knüsel
Breisacherstr. 23
CH-4057 Basel
Fon: +41 (0)61 691 96 24


Samples:


Scores


Messe (1976)
18'
for vocal quartet, speaker, mixed choir, violin and organ
Order No: 2846, sFr. 68.00
(Violin-Stimme: sFr. 12.-; € 8.00)

Spatzengeschrei - Auf der Reise nach neuen Liedern (1986)
13'
6 songs
for children's choir
Order No: 2844, sFr. 18.00
Text: Folksong 1. Kapuzinen 2. Puzzle 3. Schatzsucher Kapitän Biff 4. Hexen-Rezept 5. Hättgern und Möchtgern 6. Gebet

Coplas (1987)
21'
for soprano, double-bass (or violoncello) and piano
Order No: 2837, sFr. 44.00
Text: Spanish (Christof Jung) A seven-part cycle based on anonymous Spanish verse, translated by Christof Jung.

Kanonmesse (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus) (1987)
12'
2-4-part choir piece
Order No: 2845, sFr. 13.00
Texts: Bible / Liturgy Choral pieces with themes of the Ordinarium in canon form as variations of the Alleluja from the fourteenth Sunday after pentecost.

Installation "Streichquartett" (1990)
18'
Order No: 2801, sFr. 36.00
An assemblage of four independent compositions, a discourse, as if the term “string quartet” also contained a whole.
Listen: Youtube Youtube

Idioma (1990)
8'
for instrumental ensemble (pic.fl.ob.Bbcl/hn-f.Bbtbn.tbn-c/2perc/pf/vn.va.vc)
Order No: 2802, sFr. 39.00
An experiment in using various procedures but avoiding the stylistic lapses of postmodernism.

Synchron (1991)
8'
for orchestra (pic.1.1.ca.1.acl-f.bthn.bcl.1/1.1.tbn-c.tba-c/3-4perc/str)
Order No: 2803, sFr. 18.00
Several time phases blend together to form a whole.

AbArt (1992)
9'
for alto, baritone and instrumental ensemble (rec[=pic].fl/hpd.org/vadg[=va]/perc)
Order No: 2804, sFr. 47.00
Text: Ernst Jandl Absurd text set to absurd music in conventional notation.

Torso (1992)
4'
for violoncello solo
Order No: 2818, sFr. 13.00

Partita (1992)
6'
for cello solo
Order No: 2805, sFr. 13.00
Seven short interwoven sections expressing various moods.

Geschichtsklitterung als Rezitativ und Arie (1992)
12'
for orchestra (pic.1.1.ca.1.bcl.1/1.1.1.tb-c/3perc/org.cel/str)
Order No: 2806, sFr. 44.00
Stories of everyday life. This fantastic bazaar of sounds is set in a hermetic sound world.

Intervention (1992)
3'
for cello solo
Order No: 2816, sFr. 13.00

Sammlung von 7 Klavierstücken (collection of 7 piano pieces) (1992)
17'
for an instrument with a sostenuto pedal.
Order No: 2807, sFr. 31.00
Einsichtnahme - Klangzeichen für Sprache - Laut-Folge zu einer Klangfigur - Antwortsuche - Klangbrücke - Vorsprachliches - Fortschreitende Erfahrung.

de profundis (1992)
7'
for soprano, flute, violoncello, harpsichord, and percussion
Order No: 2808, sFr. 39.00
Text: Henriette Hardenberg Cycle of three songs.

Perforation (1992)
5'
for cello solo
Order No: 2817, sFr. 16.00

andauernde Veränderung fremdartig (1993)
8'
for baritone (alto) solo
Order No: 2809, sFr. 18.00
Texts: Orhan Veli Kanik Seven songs as a type of vocal theatre.

Erinnerung an Bevorstehendes (1993)
17'
for double choir or 4-7solo voices and a-cappella tutti choir
Order No: 2810, sFr. 52.00
Text: Fritjof Capra In eleven parts, the form of which involves the integration of a heterophonic soundscape rather more than its actual development.

specularis (1993/94)
15'
for soprano, violin, two organs, and percussion (2-3 players)
Order No: 2814, sFr. 52.00
Texts: Clara of Assisi, Francis of Assisi, Bible / Liturgy Homage to Clara of Assisi. The soprano is expected to use her voice in a widely colourful manner.

fünf Blasinstrumente als vermittelnde Membran im Akt des Hörens (1994)
20'
for wind quintet
Order No: 2811, sFr. 26.00
Seven movements for flute / piccolo, oboe / English horn, clarinet in Eb and Bb / bass clarinet, bassoon / contrabassoon, and horn in F.

fünf Anregungen, in Geschichten zu hören (1994)
18'
for string orchestra or 10 solo strings (4.2.2.2 or multiple score)
Order No: 2812, sFr. 49.00

FrauenZeit (1994)
23'
for two sopranos, alto and double bass
Order No: 2813, sFr. 47.00
Texts: Anna Achmatova (Mathilde F. Anneke), Dorothee Sölle, Hanna-Renate Laurien, Käthe Kollwitz, Wera Figner, Adelheid Duvanel Five songs requiring a broad, expressive spectrum.

Grundzüge eines Themas (1994)
8'
for four recorders (SATB), for two players
Order No: 2823, sFr. 21.00

Sechs Miniaturen als Tafelmusik (1994)
10'
for recorder quartet, string quartet, harpsichord and voice
Order No: 2843, sFr. 34.00

Fundstücke (1995)
38'
for violin, piano and percussion ad libitum (2-4 players)
Order No: 2815, sFr. 62.00
(Also available seperately. Price on request.)
A collection of six non-cyclic works. Piano with sostenuto pedal.

Mitte wird Bewegung (1995)
16'
for speaking choir, violin, clarinet and keyboard instrument
Order No: 2831, sFr. 34.00
Text: Alfred Knüsel 'Peinture naïve' in music.

Untersuchung - das Hörbare und das Vermutbare (1996)
15'
for clarinet (Ebcl, bcl, bthn-f, bcl, cbcl-b), percussion instruments (2-4) and strings (4.2.2.1)
Order No: 2822, sFr. 39.00

Zeit zum Spielen - Zeit drängt (1996)
12'
for soprano and violin
Order No: 2821, sFr. 21.00
Texts: Bible / Liturgy, folksong
Listen: Youtube Youtube

Subtile Verfremdung ins Ausdrückliche (1996)
9'
for saxophone quartet
Order No: 2825, sFr. 21.00

Fliessendes festgehalten (1996)
14'
for pianoforte
Order No: 2850, sFr. 29.00

Katharsis I - III (1997)

for 5 flutists and percussion
Order No: 2858, sFr. 18.00

... und lässt in gewisser Weise Bindung hinter sich (1997)
14'
Collection of four ecclesiastical songs
for singing, keyboard instrument (organ) and percussion instrument ad lib.
Order No: 2820, sFr. 31.00
Text: André Duplain

Wort und Widerhall (1997)
13'
Cycle of four songs
for singing, piano and percussion instrument ad lib.
Order No: 2819, sFr. 21.00
Text: Heinz Zimmermann

Abrupte Folge von zehn Zuständen (1997)
14'
for saxophone quartet
Order No: 2826, sFr. 31.00

Randbereich (1997)
6'
for saxophone quartet
Order No: 2827, sFr. 21.00

Frühling gestehen (1997)
23'
for singing voice, strings (1.1.1.1.1), flute and percussion
Order No: 2824, sFr. 47.00

Drei Konzertante Stücke: 1. Spielplan (three concertante pieces: 1. Spielplan) (1997)
6'
for violin solo, strings and percussion
Order No: 2839, sFr. 34.00
(3 concertante pieces: sFr. 48.-; € 48.-)
It is possible to perform the ‘three concertante pieces’ separately but they are also meant as a cycle with the following order: ‘Spielplan’ - ‘Schwebende Zentren’ - ‘Wendepunkt’ where a movement from J.H.F. Bibers ‘Mysterien-Sonaten’ or J.S. Bach's ‘Sonaten und Partite’ is interposed between ‘Spielplan’ and ‘Schwebende Zentren’ and ‘Schwebende Zentren’ and ‘Wendepunkt’.
Listen: Youtube

Drei Konzertante Stücke: 2. Schwebende Zentren (three concertante pieces: 2. Schwebende Zentren) (1997)
6'
for violin solo, strings and percussion
Order No: 2840, sFr. 21.00
(3 concertante pieces: sFr. 48.-; € 48.-)
It is possible to perform the ‘three concertante pieces’ separately but they are also meant as a cycle with the following order: ‘Spielplan’ - ‘Schwebende Zentren’ - ‘Wendepunkt’ where a movement from J.H.F. Bibers ‘Mysterien-Sonaten’ or J.S. Bach's ‘Sonaten und Partite’ is interposed between ‘Spielplan’ and ‘Schwebende Zentren’ and ‘Schwebende Zentren’ and ‘Wendepunkt’.
Listen: Youtube

Drei Konzertante Stücke: 3. Wendepunkt (three concertante pieces: 3. Wendepunkt) (1997)
6'
for violin solo, strings and percussion
Order No: 2841, sFr. 29.00
(3 concertante pieces: sFr. 48.-; € 48.-)
It is possible to perform the ‘three concertante pieces’ separately but they are also meant as a cycle with the following order: ‘Spielplan’ - ‘Schwebende Zentren’ - ‘Wendepunkt’ where a movement from J.H.F. Bibers ‘Mysterien-Sonaten’ or J.S. Bach's ‘Sonaten und Partite’ is interposed between ‘Spielplan’ and ‘Schwebende Zentren’ and ‘Schwebende Zentren’ and ‘Wendepunkt’.
Listen: Youtube Youtube

Fluchtweg ist nicht zu erkennen (1999)
16'
Cycle of songs
for voice, piano and percussion ad libitum
Order No: 2828, sFr. 34.00
Texts: Michèle M. Salmony A cycle in five parts based on text fragments by Michèle M. Salmony.

Splitterfolge (1999)
9'
for four female voices (speakerSMezA) and ensemble (fl.ob.cl/perc/pf.cel/vn.va.vc)
Order No: 2833, sFr. 31.00
A short musical theatre in three parts to be handled as a non-stop performance.

Fragmente I-IV (2000)
15'
for strings (1.1.1.1.2) and percussion
Order No: 2832, sFr. 47.00
Four short, contrasting pieces as a discourse on the archaic communication forms like the refrain forms, antiphonal singing or the repetition form.

Passagen-Kammern (2000)
28'
for orchestra groups (2.1.1.1/2.1.1.1/perc/pf/str)
Order No: 2834, sFr. 114.00
A collection of non-cyclic orchestral pieces.

gezogene Klänge (2000)
20'
Six-part work block
for double bass solo and chamber ensemble (1(pic).1.1.1(cbn)/1.0.0.0/perc/pf/2vn.va.vc)
Order No: 2838, sFr. 65.00

Von vielfältigen Kreisläufen durchpulst (2000)
38'
Work complex in five parts
for double bass solo, string quintet, wind quintet, piano and percussion
Order No: 2852, sFr. 99.00

Co Order (2002)
11'
for violin, violoncello and piano
Order No: 2847, sFr. 34.00
(Stimmen leihweise auf Anfrage)
I. Analog Dialog II. Transfers III. Nach Kategorien ähnliche Motive gesammelt IV. Luftige Szenerie

Detail (2003)
3'
for trumpet and percussion
Order No: 2848, sFr. 16.00
(score and parts)
The middle section sits between rowdy sound and composed form.

Abschied und Neubeginn (2003)
4'40
for trumpet and percussion
Order No: 2849, sFr. 16.00
(Partitur und Stimme)

Lakonie (2004)
4'
for alto soprano and tam-tam
Order No: 2855, sFr. 16.00

Gleichklang (2004)
5'
for soprano/alto saxophone and tam-tam
Order No: 2856, sFr. 16.00

Chiffren (2004)
6'30
for soprano/alto saxophone and tam-tam
Order No: 2857, sFr. 18.00

Zwischenlage (2005)
11'
for alto saxophone
Order No: 2853, sFr. 18.00

Cadenza I - IV (2006)

for double bass solo and percussion (large drum, cymbals, guiro)
Order No: 2851, sFr. 18.00

... Höchst gegenwärtig aufgeladen (2006)
4'20
for 5-6 tam-tams and chain
Order No: 2854, sFr. 13.00

eine Art Klangvorstellung - unbekannt - als wohltemperierte Gegenwelt zu durchtechnisierter Information (2005)
14'
Trio
for violoncello, double bass and trombone
Order No: 2859, sFr. 26.00
1. RetroSehnsucht 2. Assoziationsfelder 3. Environment, komplementär

trotz ständigem Wechsel in immer derselben Rolle (2001/06)
18'
Nine variations
for trumpet solo, string orchestra and percussion
Order No: 2860, sFr. 42.00

fünf Extreme eines dynamischen Moments (2006)
17'
Trio
for trumpet and two violins
Order No: 2861, sFr. 29.00

Vesper als Massstabwechsel von einer Realität in eine andere (2006/07)
20'
for soprano, choir (SATB), flute, zink (tr), trombone and organ
Order No: 2862, sFr. 34.00
1. Doxologie 2. Antiphon 3. Ektenie I 4. Hymne 5. Ektenie II

Marianische Antiphon 2007 (2007)
8'50
A-cappella choir piece
for 9 voices
Order No: 2863, sFr. 23.00
Text: "Salve Regina".

Niemandsland. Ort der Einsamkeit (2007)
7'
Music
for horn solo
Order No: 2864, sFr. 16.00
In four parts.

Harmonie und Unruhe (2007)
5'
for horn solo
Order No: 2865, sFr. 16.00
1. Intrada 2. Presto 3. Aria I - Rezitativo - Aria II

Abweichungen (2007)
5'
3-part series
for horn solo
Order No: 2866, sFr. 16.00

St. Clara Messe (2008)
22'
for choir (SATB), organ and one melodic instrument
Order No: 2867, sFr. 31.00

inmitten der Fülle das Verschwinden als verbindendes Element (2008)
8'40
for wind instruments (pic, fl, bcl, bn), string instruments (vn, db, hp) and percussion
Order No: 2868, sFr. 49.00
Listen: Youtube


Discs


Idioma
Alfred Knüsel:
Idioma
Spielplan
Schwebende Zentren
Wendepunkt
Wechselspiele
Fünf Anregungen
Alfred Schweizer:
Kanon
(Ensemble IGNM Basel; Jürg Henneberger; serenade Chamber Orchestra, Yerevan; Eduard Topchjan; Yvo Wettstein; u.a.)


classic 2000
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 228
Price CHF: 30.-

Idioma
Alfred Knüsel: Idioma
Alfred Knüsel: Violinkonzerte
Alfred Knüsel: Wechselspiele
Alfred Knüsel: Fünf Anregungen
Alfred Knüsel: Orchestersätze
Alfred Schweizer: Kanon
(Ensemble IGNM Basel, Henneberger; Vilnius Kammerorchester, Virzonis; Serenade Kammerorchester Erevan, Topchjan; Donau Sinfonie Orchester, Knüsel; Yvo Wettstein)


classic 2000 C2 / 13
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 208
Price CHF: 30.-

... Contrasts ...
Alfred Knüsel: Vier Fragmente
Andreas Pflüger: Im Garten der Lüste
Alfred Schweizer
David Hönigsberg: Concerto for Violin
(Katharina Schamböck; Ukrainisches Kammerorchester Kiev)


classic 2000 C 2/11
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 13
Price CHF: 30.-



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