Peter Wettstein


Peter Wettstein was born in Zurich. Following completion of his 'Maturität', he studied at the University of Zurich and the Musikakademie and subsequently at the Musikhochschule Detmold. Courses in Darmstadt, Paris, Hilversum and New York supplemented his graduate studies (1961 until 1965) in the subjects violin, sound engineering and conducting. He has won numerous prizes offered by various competitions and institutions in his role as a conductor and composer.
In 1965 he was appointed a teaching position in theory and conducting at the then Musikakademie Zürich. He became the director of the vocational department of the conservatory and Musikhochschule in 1976 and was the Director of the Musikhochschule Zürich from 1999 until summer 2003. He additionally taught at the University of Zurich from 1978 until 2001.
Predominantly in the field of new-music, Wettstein's involvement with various cultural committees has resulted in multifaceted accomplishments within the Swiss music scene.
He has received various awards for his compositional, music-pedagogic and politico-cultural work. Peter Wettstein is currently engaged as a general expert at the Basel, Luzern and Zurich schools of music, manages the oldest Swiss music festival, the 'Musikwoche Braunwald', and is active involved with various politico-cultural organisations.
His catalogue of works contains ca. 80 compositions covering almost every genre from solo to chamber music through to works for orchestra and musical theatre.

Peter Wettstein
Schützenstrasse 45
CH-8702 Zollikon
Fon: +41 (0)1 390 36 11


Janus (1987)
for string quartet
Order No: 5605, sFr. 34.00
This work lives from a sonority rising from an environment of whispered tremoli and the slightest of tonal movements. Ascending to multi coloured sotto-voce effects and dialogues spoken under breath and eventually falling back to the soft vibrations of the beginning. It is signed over to Janus, and so it develops around a short intermezzo, two strings whose affinity is audible but who have absolutely separate lineaments; where it comes to refined sound effects in Face I, Face II departs into melodic developments and contrapuntal associations…(NZZ)


Missa in festo Pentecostes
Gregorianische Ordinariumsteile
Propriumsteile: Heinz Holliger, Hans Ulrich Lehmann, Josef Haselbach, Peter Wettstein, Gerald Bennett, Jacques Wildberger
(Choralscola Einsiedeln und Luzern; Pater Roman Bannwart; Kathrin Graf; Elmar Schmid; Christoph Schiller; u.a.)

Jecklin JD 617
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 109
Price CHF: 30.-

Keller-Steinbrecher. Musica riservata
Jia Guoping: Schweben über grenzenlosem Feld
Hans Ulrich Lehmann: Minuties
Rudolf Kelterborn: Invention
Alfred Zimmerlin: Anderer Ort
Nadir Vassena: Formulae
Lukas Langlotz: Facetten
Urban Mäder: en suite
Peter Wettstein: Sieben Miniaturen
Wang Peng: Yàna
(Heinrich Keller; Brigitta Steinbrecher)

Musiques Suisses MGB CTS-M 85
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 95
Price CHF: 30.-

Kreuzende Wege - Komponistensekretariat Zürich
Peter Wettstein: Ritornelli
Max E. Keller: Pentalog
Werner Bärtschi: Federkopf
Ulrich Gasser: Pasticchio
Martin Sigrist: Incrociando
(Sinfonietta Wetzikon; Howard Griffiths)

Musiques Suisses MGB CTS-M 54
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 67
Price CHF: 30.-

4 Streichquartette
Roland Moser: Neigung
(Berner Streichquartett)
Peter Streiff: Wandelnde Gänge
(Euler Quartett)
Fritz Voegelin: 4 Szenen
(Quartetto di Lugano)
Peter Wettstein: Janus
(Carmina Quartett)

Jecklin szene sCHweiz JS 283-2
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 4
Price CHF: 30.-

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