Andreas Grün

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In Andreas Grün’s repertoire – a cross-section of 500 years of music history from the earliest lute compositions of the Renaissance up to the most recent creations of young composers – beside the genre’s well-known masterpieces (as for example solo pieces by Sor, Tárrega and Villa-Lobos or duos by Giuliani and Piazzolla), also quite a lot of rarities have their place: rarely performed original guitar compositions by such celebrities as Gaetano Donizetti, Heinrich Marschner, Darius Milhaud or Hans Werner Henze, but also charming pieces by completely forgotten composers (e.g. Raphael Dressler, Anton Kargl, Charles Baron d’Aichelbourg and others), which Andreas Grün for a large part has found himself in old libraries’ holdings.
The core of this repertoire consists of pieces originally written for guitar, thus pieces, which have been created with the concrete imagination of this instrument’s particular sound. In addition to such "real" guitar music – including also pieces for the precursors of the modern guitar: the four-course Renaissance guitar (Le Roy) and the five-course Baroque guitar (Sanz, Campion) – Grün of course takes in music for related historic instruments as the lute (Francesco da Milano, Dowland, Vivaldi, Bach etc.), the vihuela (Mudarra, Milán) or the colascione (Schiffelholtz, Brescianello) too; furthermore such compositions, where the guitar is executing the basso continuo (D. Scarlatti, C. Ph. E. Bach, Händel, Telemann etc.), or where the instrumentation isn’t fixed at all (e.g. early music as by Guillaume de Machault or contemporary one as by Tom Johnson). And in the end sometimes you will hear him play even one or the other transcription, which fit in well with the sound of the guitar (Ravel, Shankar etc.).
It is important to Andreas Grün, that solo and chamber music complements each other: the sovereignty over the musical interpretation, as presented by a solo piece, is to him the same essential artistic matter as the dialogue with a duo partner or the contribution of the guitar’s unique colour to a larger chamber music formation. So he does not only regularly perform with steady partners, but plays also time and again the guitar part in pieces for ensemble or orchestra.
Grün likes to "compose" his programs carefully, often with a general subject, where the connections between the pieces open new interesting perspectives.


Demos on SoundCloud

Solo go on go up

Francesco da Milano (1497–1543), Luis Milán (ca 1500 – after 1561), Alonso Mudarra (ca 1508–1580), Hans Neusidler (1508–1563), Adrien Le Roy (ca 1520–1598), John Dowland (1562–1626), Robert Johnson (ca 1583–1633), Thomas Robinson (ca 1588–1610), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), Silvius Leopold Weiss (1686–1750), François Campion (ca 1686 – ca 1748), Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello (ca 1690–1758), Fernando Sor (1778–1839), Mauro Giuliani (1781–1829), Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840), Heinrich Marschner (1795–1861), Joseph Kaspar Mertz (1806–1856), Marek Sokolowski (1818–1883), Francisco Tárrega (1852–1909), Manuel de Falla (1876–1946), Miguel Llobet (1878–1938), Joaquin Turina (1882–1949), Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959), Jacques Ibert (1890–1962), Federico Moreno Torroba (1891–1982), Darius Milhaud (1892–1974), Francis Poulenc (1899–1963), Georges Auric (1899–1983), Ernst Krenek (1900–1991), Alfred Uhl (1909–1992), Antonio Lauro (1917–1986), Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012), Sofia Gubaidulina (*1931), Mauricio Kagel (1931–2008), Anton García Abril (*1933), Louis Andriessen (*1939), Tom Johnson (*1939), Frank Michael (*1943), Flores Chaviano (*1946), Peteris Vasks (*1946), Jorge Cardoso (*1949), Yuval Shaked (*1955), Evgeny Gridyushko (*1958), Yong Shil Park (*1960), Detlev Glanert (*1960), Andreas Grün (*1960), Simone Fontanelli (*1961), Daniel N. Seel (*1970), Stephan Marc Schneider (*1970)

Guitar duo go on go up

Francesco da Milano (1497–1543), B. M. (16th cent.), Jean Matelart (16th cent.), John Dowland (1562–1626), Johann Rosenmüller (1619–1684), Johann Paul Schiffelholz (1685–1758), Adam Falkenhagen (1697–1761), Giovanni Battista Marella (18th cent.), Christian Gottlieb Scheidler (1747–1829), Fernando Sor (1778–1839), Joseph Kaspar Mertz (1806–1856), Adam Darr (1811–1866), Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), Enrique Granados (1867–1916), Scott Joplin (1868–1917), Manuel de Falla (1876–1946), Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885–1944), Jacques Ibert (1890–1962), Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968), Franz Burkhart (1902–1978), Roman Haubenstock-Ramati (1919–1994), Manfred Niehaus (1933–2013), Rolf Riehm (*1937), Leo Brouwer (*1939), Jorge Cardoso (*1949), Andreas Grün (*1960)

Duo go on go up
with flute or violin or violoncello

Arnolt Schlick (before 1460 – after 1521), John Dowland (1562–1626), Marin Marais (1656–1728), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757), Johann Paul Schiffelholz (1685–1758), Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759), Benedetto Marcello (1686–1739), Johann Helmich Roman (1694–1758), Pietro Locatelli (1695–1764), Jean-Marie Leclair (1697–1764), Michel Blavet (1700–1768), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788), Christian Gottlieb Scheidler (1747–1829), Anton Kraft (1749–1820), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), Gottfried Weber (1767–1839), Bernhard Romberg (1767–1841), Ferdinando Carulli (1770–1841), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), Francesco Molino (1775–1847), Fernando Sor (1778–1839), Michael Henkel (1780–1851), Mauro Giuliani (1781–1829), Anton Diabelli (1781–1858), Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840), Theodor Gaude (1782–1846), Heinrich Aloys Praeger (1783–1854), Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer (1783–1860), Raphael Dressler (ca 1784–1835), Friedrich Kuhlau (1786–1832), Franz Schubert (1797–1828), Friedrich Burgmüller (1806–1874), Hippolyte Prosper Seligmann (1817–1882), Georg Goltermann (1824–1898), Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893), Antonín Dvorák (1841–1904), Pablo de Sarasate (1844–1908), Alfred Cottin (1863–1923), Maurice Ravel (1875–1937), Béla Bartók (1881–1945), Heinrich Hebbel (1886–19??), Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959), Jacques Ibert (1890–1962), Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968), Hanning Schröder (1896–1987), Willy Burkhard (1900–1955), Eugene Bozza (1905–1991), Radamés Gnattali (1906–1988), Abner Rossi (1908–1987), Bruno Bartolozzi (1911–1980), Ravi Shankar (1920–2012), Jan Novák (1921–1984), Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992), Richard Rudolf Klein (1921–2011), Felix Werder (1922–2012), Giselher Klebe (1925–2009), Jan Truhlár (1928–2007), Toru Takemitsu (1930–1996), Rudolf Kelterborn (*1931), Dimitri Terzakis (*1938), Frank Michael (*1943), Veit Erdmann-Abele (*1944), Lepo Sumera (1950–2000), Toyoko Yamashita (20th cent.), Tim Wheater (*1952), Reinhard Wolschina (*1952), Celso Machado (*1953), Thomas Heyn (*1953), Xaver Paul Thoma (*1953), Benoit Schlosberg (*1954), Dušan Bogdanovic (*1955), Klaus-Dieter Köhler-Goigofski (*1958), Fredrik Schwenk (*1960), Andreas Grün (*1960), Hubert Hoche (*1966)

Duo go on go up
with piano or mandolin

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), Giovanni Battista Gervasio (ca 1725 – after 1785), Leonhard von Call (1767–1815), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), Ferdinando Carulli (1770–1841), Mauro Giuliani (1781–1829), Anton Diabelli (1781–1858), Charles Baron d’Aichelbourg (1782–1817), Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826), Joseph Kaspar Mertz (1806–1856), Carlo Munier (1859–1911), Manuel Maria Ponce (1882–1948), Federico Moreno Torroba (1891–1982), Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968), Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992), Will Ayton (*1948), T. Yuasa

Trio go on go up
with flute/violin or flute/viola or violin/viola or flute/clarinet or flute/cello

Guillaume de Machault (1302–1377), Georg Rhau (1488–1548), Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788), Joseph Haydn (1732–1809), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), Ferdinando Carulli (1770–1841), Wenzeslav Matiegka (1773–1830), Francesco Molino (1775–1847), Joseph Küffner (1776–1856), Anton Diabelli (1781–1858), Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840), Joseph Kreutzer (1790–1840), Anton Kargl (18th–19th cent.), Joseph Kaspar Mertz (1806–1856), Fritz Skorzeny (1900–1965), Hans Erich Apostel (1901–1972), Alfred Uhl (1909–1992), Wolfgang Ludewig (*1926), Thea Musgrave (*1928), Rudolf Kelterborn (*1931), Klaus Hinrich Stahmer (*1941), George Barcos (*1946), Andreas Grün (*1960), Andrea Csollány (*1964)

Lieder go on go up
partly with flute

Thomas Morley (1557–1602), John Dowland (1562–1626), Thomas Campian (1567–1620), Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1752–1814), Carl Friedrich Zelter (1758–1832), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), Traugott Maximilian Eberwein (1775–1831), Fernando Sor (1778–1839), Anton Diabelli (1781–1858), Albert Gottlieb Methfessel (1785–1869), Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826), Heinrich Marschner (1795–1861), Franz Schubert (1797–1828), Robert Schumann (1810–1856), Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924), Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), Ferdinand Kollmaneck (1871–1941), Armin Knab (1881–1951), Georges Migot (1891–1976), Detlev Glanert (*1960)

Various ensembles go on go up
guitar/violin/accordeon; guitar/flute/percussion; guitar trio to sextet; guitar with string trio or quartet; guitar with voice and several other instruments; quartets and quintets with woodwinds and strings; pieces for ensemble or orchestra

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767), Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759), Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688–1758), Joseph Haydn (1732–1809), Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805), Franz Xaver Süssmayr (1766–1803), Johann Baptist Gänsbacher (1778–1844), Mauro Giuliani (1781–1829), Anton Diabelli (1781–1858), Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848), Anton Webern (1883–1945), Federico Moreno Torroba (1891–1982), Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968), Franco Margola (1908–1992), Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918–1970), Kazimierz Serocki (1922–1981), Felix Werder (1922–2012), Jacques Wildberger (1922–2006), Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012), Bronius Kutavicius (*1932), Fritz Pilsl (*1933), Arvo Pärt (*1935), Georg Katzer (*1935), Leo Brouwer (*1939), Tom Johnson (*1939), Gavin Bryars (*1943), Paulo Bellinati (*1950), Gerhard Müller-Hornbach (*1951), Celso Machado (*1953), Paolo Arca (*1953), Phillip Houghton (*1954), David Lang (*1957), Andreas Grün (*1960), Georgios Sfiridis (*1964), Moritz Eggert (*1965), Snieguole Dikciute (*1966), Stephan Marc Schneider (*1970)

Concertos go up
with orchestra

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688–1758), Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713–1780), Federico Moreno Torroba (1891–1982), Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)

 


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