Dimensional Dialectics

Composers of various generations talk about their personal encounters with Friedrich Cerha’s monumental Spiegel cycle.

Conceived as a kind of “world-theatre about humankind”, the seven parts of the Spiegel cycle are concerned in purely musical terms with one of the composer’s life-long interests: the relationship between the individual and society. To mark the 2011 CD release of Spiegel, recorded by the SWR Symphony Orchester under Sylvain Cambreling, composers of various generations contributed their personal encounters with Friedrich Cerha’s cycle. These quotations are published with the kind permission of Kairos.


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