Martin Grütter · Composer
Martin Grütter · Composer
Martin Grütter
Composer

Reviews

Composer’s portrait by Corinna Thaon, in the scope of the radio programme »Debut« of Deutschlandradio Kultur, February 6th, 2009
“Apriva, in prima assoluta, la coniugazione contemporanea del concerto per pianoforte e orchestra secondo Martin Grütter. “Allheilmittel” (Rimedio universale), eseguito in prima assoluta, è un’autentica panacea per la noia composta di molte soirées contemporaines: dinamica travolgente, parossismo sonoro per una vera esplosione di energia musicale nel dialogo fra pianoforte classico, “hyperklavier” (invenzione dello stesso Grütter) e un’orchestra ipertrofica trattata con autentico virtuosismo compositivo.” – Il giornale della musica, November 27th, 2017, on Allheilmittel
“…grelle, ins Surreale und leicht Trashige driftende Welt, der der Komponist noch einen reizvollen Text mitgab…” – Frankfurter Rundschau, May 9, 20175 against 4, May 15, 2017, on Die Häutung des Himmels
“The world première of Martin Grütter‘s Die Häutung des Himmels (‘the moulting of heaven’), at the Blote-Vogel-Schule on Saturday evening, was phenomenal, a hyper-energetic, micro-choreographed work for seven instruments. Here was music with a sophisticated yet tongue-in-cheek sense of wit, alternating dense counterpoint with periods of quiet repose. Very weird and very wonderful.” – 5 against 4, 15. Mai 2017, on Die Häutung des Himmels
“With Martin Grütter, things get uncanny. He stages a game of deception, interleaves sounds, words and associations, and lets the phantoms of history, Siegfried and Marie, haunt his Veitstanz. The pieces by the other composers, rather concerned about intra-musical processes, appeared in contrast almost well-behaved.” – Kulturserver NRW, December 19th, 2013, on Veitstanz
Veitstanz de Martin Grütter est donc une oeuvre tonitruante – elle se veut une illustration de la danse de Saint-Guy. (...) Une voix enregistrée déclame, crie, hurle (superbe synchronisation orchestre / bande), on entend encore des bribes de La valse de Ravel ! Très belle pièce également, humoristique, vivante, expressionniste.” – »Musique classique & Co«, blog de Thierry Vagne, April 30, 2016, on Veitstanz
“A piece of uncommon energy.” – ConcertoNet – The Classical Music Network, April 29, 2016, on Veitstanz