About Ulrich Stranz

“Ulrich Stranz clearly distinguishes himself from those composers who establish recognition easily through the use of clichés, who are easily classified as members of certain groups or movements. He offers greater richness in color and musical form. This will be perceived by those sensitive to delicate musical events, in fact often by the so-called ›common listener‹, who listens in a more unprejudiced way than the expert. Stranz is introverted especially in the slow movements. Dreamily, affectionately, self-forgetting the music attracts the listener with its tenderness. An intimate, delicate space develops which, however, does not leave the listener with nothing to hold on to. The dramatic element, which is more often to be found in the lively movements, is frequently combined with a playful impetus; the constructive element has elegance ... Such passages are primarily light and powerful without blinding or showing muscle. Stranz's music: like any music of quality, it just is and doesn't attempt to present. Whoever lets oneself be engaged by it, meaning who is not satisfied with a stylistic classification, will make discoveries which enrich the soul.”

    Wilhelm Killmayer