Hans Rott Newsletter 3 (October 2002)


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1. Hans Rott on the radio

In the run-up of the Bruckner Festival 2002 in Würzburg the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation) will report on Hans Rott even twice:

Thursday, October 17th

Der »Begründer der neuen Symphonie« (The "founder of the new Symphony")
Bayern 2,  22:05 Uhr (German time)
Details:
Hans Rott und die Wiener Symphonik des Fin de siècle (Hans Rott and the Viennese symphonic art of the Fin de siècle) - Von Jörg Krämer.

The transmission will give a survey on Rott's short life and will show the singular position of his Symphony in E major in the late Romantic symphonic music because of its new concept: 

"Die Wiederentdeckung der 1. Symphonie des früh verstorbenen Wiener Komponisten Hans Rott war eine der großen Überraschungen der 1990er Jahre. Trotz eines klaren Hinweises auf dieses Werk und seine Bedeutung in Nathalie Bauer-Lechners Erinnerungen an Gustav Mahler war jahrzehntelang kaum jemand dieser Spur nachgegangen. Erst dem englischen Musikwissenschaftler Paul Banks gelang es, den Komponisten Hans Rott und Seine Symphonie wieder ins allgemeine Bewusstsein zu bringen.

Jörg Krämers Sendung skizziert zunächst das kurze Leben von Hans Rott und zeigt dann die besondere Stellung der um 1880 entstandenen E-dur-Symphonie Rotts innerhalb der spätromantischen Symphonik . Denn Rotts Symphonie, die zeitgleich mit den mittleren Symphonien von Johannes Brahms und Anton Bruckner entstand, hebt sich von diesen beiden unterschiedlichen Traditionssträngen durch eine durchaus neuartige Konzeption der Gattung Symphonie ab. Den Weg, den Rott mit seiner Symphonie eröffnet hat, ist dann später sein zwei Jahre jüngerer Studienfreund Gustav Mahler gegangen, der Rott im Rückblick mit Fug und Recht als "Begründer der neuen Symphonie" bezeichnete."

Taken from http://www.br-online.de/franken/fr_prog/hf/

On the website of Bayern 2 (http://www.br-online.de/bayern2radio/sendungen/kulturkritik/) they announce one more report:

"Unsere voraussichtlichen Themen in Kultur aktuell
vom 10. bis 20. Oktober 2002

...

Friday, October 18th 2002


08:30 

“Ich habe es gesehen”. Antikriegsgraphik von Franck, Goya, Dix im Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren/ Wer war Hans Rott? Bei den Bruckner-Tagen Würzburg wird des Komponisten gedacht (Who was Hans Rott? During the Bruckner days in Würzburg this componist will be remembered)/ TONABNEHMER: Neues aus Rock, Pop und Jazz

 

2. Bruckner Festival 2002 (Part I)

The first weekend of the Bruckner Festival 2002 in Würzburg is over. It brought besides many - also less known - works by Anton Bruckner, the organ teacher of Hans Rott, thanks to Erwin Horn's involvement many world premieres of Hans Rott's works. Rott's chamber works were given on a high level; they artists proved that they have more than just historical value. Especially the song "Der Sänger" (The Singer) - one of his later works - was very well received. The interpretation of Rott's string quartet in c minor (for the first time with all five movements) by the Arco Quartet was very inspiring. In the evening, Erwin Horn played brilliantly his impressive organ transcription of the first movement from the Symphony in E major and proved that this is a composition by an organist.

We look forward to the second weekend which will bring the Symphony in E major (the first performance of the new edition by Ries & Erler) and the "Pastorales Vorspiel" (Pastoral Prelude) - more details.

 

3. Paper on Rott's songs

During the Bruckner Festival the prospective Master of Music, Mr. Marihart, told us that he will work on a paper (Magisterarbeit) dealing with Rott's songs. We wish him all the best for his very pleasant work.

 

4. New editors for Rott's works

As we already reported there will be new editors for the Symphony in E major (Ries & Erler) and the string quartet in c minor (Doblinger). Whereas Doblinger didn't answer to our inquiry, Ries & Erler told us that the score and the parts are available for rent (http://www.riesunderler.de/).

 

5. cpo CD still successful

If you have a look at the cpo charts (www.cpo.de), you can see that the latest Rott CD seems to be a commercial success. Although it is not always in the upper part of the charts, it keeps No. 14 at the moment. If you leave the bargains out of consideration, it even holds the 4th place! This might lead to the result that cpo will think about another Rott CD. We will keep you informed.

 

6. More than 10,000 hits

We are proud to tell you that the website on Hans Rott is far more successful than we expected. Two days ago we counted the 10,000th visitor! This is an enormous encouragement to keep this site up to date and increase it. We plan to complete the details on Rott's performable works and pesent a complete list his sketches and uncompleted works, based on the researches done by Nowak and Banks. But this might take quite a while.

We encourage all of you to contribute to our site.

Thanks a lot for your interest.

 

Martin Brilla
martin.brilla@hans-rott.de
www.hans-rott.de

 

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