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Kalevi Aho: Solo XVII for Clavichord

Kalevi Aho: Solo XVII for Clavichord

 

At my request, Kalevi Aho composed an approx. 9 minute work “Solo XVII” for clavichord as part of his series of solo works for various instruments.

The world premier took place on October 9th 2021 in the famous Leucorea University in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, during the 46th “Clavichordtage” of the Deutsche Clavichord Societät (German Clavichord Society)

As part of the complete recording of Aho’s work by the label BIS, I am very happy and feel honored to do also the premier recording.

Aho’s Solo is “tailor-made” for my instrument built in 2018 by Andreas Hermert, Berlin. Copy after: Grassi Museum, Leipzig; inventory #3313, around 1800, Germany/Austria

 

Portrait Trailer: Michael Hasel

Portrait Trailer: Michael Hasel

The Digital Concert Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic features a new video about Michael Hasel. The 13 minutes long short film is not only introducing Michael Hasel, but also his instrument. Michael Hasel also talks about the special challenges of playing the flute. You can find the complete film by Sibylle Strobel here.