«Petra Stump-Linshalm: Fantasy Studies”
TROTZIG for three bass clarinets,
BLANDA for two tenor recorders,
CINNAMON ROSES for two clarinets,
WÄNDELESEN for alto flute, bass clarinet, and violoncello,
UISGE BEATHA [ɯʃkʲe ‘bɛha] – A Guide to Flavours for solo contrabass clarinet,
FANTASY STUDIES for flute (piccolo and alto flute), clarinet (E-flat and bass clarinet), soprano saxophone and spring drum, recorder (soprano, tenor, bass recorder) and triangle, and violoncello (2017).
Roland Schueler (Cello), Petra Stump-Linshalm (Clarinet), Anna Koch (Clarinet), Caroline Wüst (Clarinet), Heinz-Peter Linshalm (Clarinet, contrabass clarinet, bass clarinet, E-flat clarinet), Thomas Frey (Flute), Katharina Lugmayr (Recorder), Thomas List (Recorder), Alfred Reiter (Saxophone).
At some point I began to wonder how my own music might sound; it took a while to write my first piece, but I soon began to enjoy imagining how I might express the taste of a particular whisky or the scent of a rose as sound or musically convey a visual image. Other times I would simply look into myself and explore my inner world of sounds. To me composing is not only about being free but about giving expression to my perception of the world. Usually clarinets play a major role in my compositions, for one thing because they are my constant companions and for another because they possess a surprising range of possibilities!
There are many contrasting aspects between interpreting and composing music, but I think the essential difference is that as an interpreter my focus is always to a certain extent on the listeners, I want to make them happy and to help convey the intention of the music; as a composer I am focused on myself and my own happiness.
For this opportunity in my life I would like to thank everyone who has encouraged, inspired, and supported me along the way, above all my husband Heinz-Peter Linshalm.
I hope my listeners enjoy this CD as much as I have enjoyed composing the pieces on it!
UISGE BEATHA [ɯʃkʲe ‘bɛha] – A Guide to Flavours for solo contrabass clarinet (2015)
1) with a hint of sea salt
WÄNDELESEN for alto flute, bass clarinet, and violoncello (2016/17)
CINNAMON ROSES for two clarinets (2018)
BLANDA for two tenor recorders (2016)
TROTZIG for three bass clarinets (2013)
FANTASY STUDIES for flute (piccolo and alto flute), clarinet (E-flat and bass clarinet), soprano saxophone and spring drum, recorder (soprano, tenor, bass recorder) and triangle, and violoncello (2017)