Beat Furrer – News

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Ender, Daniel[BVK 2235]
Metamorphosen des Klanges
Studien zum kompositorischen Werk von Beat Furrer
39,95 €

Beat Furrer awarded Great Austrian State Prize

The composer Beat Furrer has been awarded the Great Austrian State Prize (Großer Österreichischer Staatspreis). In its announcement, the Austrian Arts Senate gave its reasons for recommending the award of the State Prize to Beat Furrer, describing his music “with its distinctive style, characterised by the human voice and the interrelation of sound, language and visual effects, using sophisticated texts. His original musical language, characterised by a wealth of sensitive and subtle differentiation matching his sensitivity, but in no way compromising on the original power of the message and its expression, has aroused interest in the music world from right the outset.”

New work for choir


World premiere

Witten, Johanniskirche (Tage für neue Kammermusik)

WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, conductor: Rupert Huber

New work for chamber orchestra


World premiere

Witten, Theatersaal (Tage für neue Kammermusik)

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, conductor: Titus Engel

la bianca notte / the bright night


Opera after texts by Dino Campana and documentary material

World premiere

Hamburg (Hamburgische Staatsoper)
conductor: Simone Young, Regie: Ramin Gray

Scores for download

The scores of selected chamber music pieces by Beat Furrer have been made available for download in the United States on