Schumann: Adagio and Allegro - Rolf Looser - Urs Vœgelin | VDE-GALLO

Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 – 5 Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102 – Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 – 3 Romanzen, Op. 94 – Rolf Looser, Urs Vœgelin


Robert SCHUMANN: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70: I. Adagio – Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70: II. Allegro – 5 Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102 I. Mit Humor – II. Langsam – III. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen – IV. Nicht zu rasch – V. Stark und markiert – Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: I. Zart und mit Ausdruck – II. Lebhaft, leicht – III. Rasch und mit Feuer – 3 Romanzen, Op. 94: I. Nicht schnell – II. Einfach, innig – III. Nicht schnell

Rolf Looser, violoncelle – Urs Vœgelin, Piano

Rolf Looser, Cellist. Born near Bern, Switzerland. First musical studies and diplomas at the Conservatory and University of Bern. Complementary studies in Geneva and Zurich (Composition: Frank Martin and Willy Burkhard), then in Paris (Cello: Pierre Fournier). Considers Pablo Casals as his true initiator (assistant in one of the Casals-Master-Courses in Zermatt). Short stage as Solo-Cellist in Lugano (Radio Orchestra) and Utrecht, Holland (with Willem van Otterloo). Teacher at the Conservatories of Bern and Bienne, since 1975 main teacher for cello and chamber music at the conservatory of Zurich. Lives in Zurich. Activities as performer, composer, and pedagogue. 1956/57 UNESCO Fellowship (field studies of primitive Folk Music and classical Indian music in Asia Minor and India).

Born in Aargau, conductor Urs Voegelin studied music at the Conservatory and University of Zurich, where he was a pupil of Max Egger (piano), H. Funk (organ), Paul Müller (conducting), Willy Burkhard (theory), and Paul Hindemith (musicology). After a period of study at the Jung Institute, he furthered his music education in Vienna and Paris (with Nadia Boulanger) and attended courses with Ferdinand Leitner and Pierre Boulez. He distinguished himself as the most highly qualified Swiss participant in Herbert von Karajan’s master class and was also awarded the Zurich Hegar Prize for piano.

After serving as the chief conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Voegelin became the music director of the Aargauer Symphony Orchestra, the only professional orchestra in German-speaking Switzerland. In Zurich, he teaches piano and chamber music at the Conservatory and the Music High School.

Urs Voegelin performs as both a pianist and conductor in concerts both at home and abroad. He has made numerous radio broadcasts and recordings.


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