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Frölich Fortunat

(09. 05. 1954)

Frölich Fortunat
Frölich Fortunat
Weinbergstrasse 73
CH-8006 Zürich (ZH)
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)79 523 7475
Internet: www.fortunatfroelich.com

Biography
The Swiss composer Fortunat Frölich studied at the conservatories of Zurich (Switzerland), Napels (Italy) and the Academy of Music in Leipzig (Germany).
The music of Fortunat Frölich is committed to neither a particular school nor style. Using a broad palette of musical and stylistic methods, reflecting his personal musical development, his compositions leads one through various categories and a wide variety of musical cultures.
His work often contains a confrontation of opposites, as in the concert for improvisational free-jazz saxophone and orchestra ("Letter to Art Pepper" MGB 9603), or his intercultural encounter project "Leh ya Jarè" (honoured by the Swiss Music Council and the Minister for Education and Cultural Affairs of Baden-Württemberg, Germany), and his compositions for oriental/european ensembles.
Frölich has received various commissions for large orchestral works, among them from the Swiss Federal Department of Cultural Affairs to write the music for the official sesquicentennial ceremony "150 Years of Federal State", which premiered in 1998 at the Federal Square in Berne, Switzerland. The chamber-opera "black tell" had its premiere at the Swiss National Exposition (Expo02). Other works were commissioned by Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, Theatre Basel, Opera Biel/Solothurn, Lucerne Theatre, Basle Madrigalists, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Grisons Chamber Orchestra, Festival Boswiler Sommer, Stimmen Festival Lörrach, Menhir Festival Falera, Brassband Sursilvana, Jewish-Arab Orchestra Nazareth and many more.
Frölich won a prize of encouragement from the Swiss canton of Grisons and the competition for professional cultural productions in 1999, 2004 and 2012. He was an artist in residency in Vienna in 2015 and in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2017.

A special interest of Frölich lies in interculturality. In 1991 he developed his first intercultural encounter project "Leh ya Jarè" against xenophobia. This creation was awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Baden-Württemberg and of the Swiss Music Council. In 1999 and 2002 he was invited to direct a project with Tuareg musicians in Niger and Morocco. As of 2001 Frölich was a guest professor at the National Conservatory of Morocco. His intercultural composition "aanilhoub/about love" premiered 2006 at the Mawazine Festival/Rythmes du Monde in Rabat. In 2012 Maroc Cultures invited Frölich to create a project based on Moroccan popular songs. This work was shown at the international Mawazine Festival in Morocco as well as at important festivals in Europe such as Stimmenfestival, Lörrach; Theaterspektakel, Zurich; and the FIT (Festival Internationale del Teatro), Lugano. Frölich is the founder of the association choR inteR kultuR, which regularly organizes intercultural projects around the world. In 2017 choR inteR kultuR received an excellent review in the New York Times for an intercultural performance in Beirut with the collaboration of the Arabian singer Rima Khcheich and the choir of the American University of Beirut.
Another focus in Frölich's work is the collaboration with the Swiss songwriter and expert in literature and music for children - Linard Bardill. Frölich and Bardill developed a few works, which introduce children to symphonic music. The two musicians did not hesitate in confronting young listeners with philosophical and serious themes as well as with contemporary orchestral sound. These orchestral works for children have been successfully played all over Europe and even in the United States.
Frölich has cooperated as a composer as well as a conductor with: Juliane Banse, Susanne Elmark, Christian Zehnder, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Basel, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmony Zlin, Opera Biel/Solothurn, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Karlovivary Symphony Orchestra, basel sinfonietta, Sinfonietta Lausanne, Grisons Chamber Orchestra, The North of England Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Casal Quartett, Amar Quartett, Basle Madrigalists, Chorale du Conservatoire National du Maroc and many others.


Work list


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Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski
Serious Music - Promotion
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Duration: 50' 00"
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Duration: 8' 00"
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Duration: 50' 00"
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Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski
Serious Music - Promotion
Hamburg
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Duration: 2' 00"
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Duration: 45' 00"
Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski
Serious Music - Promotion
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Deutschland
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Duration: 4' 00"
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Duration: 7' 00"
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Eccolo maggio - e canta la cicala (1990)
for singing (solo or children's choir), oboe (ca), horn, harpsichord and strings
Texts: Volkslied
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Leh ya Jarè (1991)
for choir, organ, oriental quartet and improvising quartet
Texts: Volkslied
Duration: 60' 00"
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Spukstunde (1993)
for soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello, double-bass and percussion
Texts: Fortunat Frölich
Duration: 9' 00"
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The bells of Bagdad (1994)
for nay, kamandscha, oud, darbouka, violoncello, bass clarinet, piano, percussion and choir
Texts: Abdelilah Idrissi Khamlichi
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Elegie für Kamandscha (1994)
for kamandscha, oud, darouka, violoncello, bass clarinet, piano and percussion
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
4 poesie (1995)
for voices and two violoncelli
Texts: Giuseppe Ungaretti, Plinio Martini
- S'incomincia per cantare (Giuseppe Ungaretti)- Allegria (Plinio Martini)- Partire (Plinio Martini)- Dolce compagna d'ombra (Plinio Martini).
Duration: 12' 00"
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ewige liebe (1995)
for speaking choir
Duration: 5' 00"
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Letter to Art Pepper chapter (1995)
for saxophone and orchestra (1(pic).1(ca).1(bcl,cbcl).0/2.2.1.0/perc/str)
Duration: 50' 00"
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5 Fragmente aus der Ersten Duineser Elegie von R.M. Rilke (1997)
for singing voice and piano
Duration: 13' 00"
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Prières dans l'arche (1997)
for speaker and orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.2.3.1/2perc/str)
Texts: Carmen Bernos de Gasztold
Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
Suite zum Festakt (150 Jahre Bundesstaat) (1998)

Texts: Schweizerische Bundesverfassung
Text: The Swiss Federal Constitution.
Duration: 60' 00"
Manuscript
5 Borchert-Lieder (1999)
for singing voice and piano
Texts: Wolfgang Borchert
Duration: 12' 00"
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missaverde (1999)
for mezzo-soprano, baritone, choir, organ and orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.2.3.1/hp/timp.perc/str)
Texts: Beat Brechbühl
Duration: 60' 00"
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Spruch (2000)

Duration: 3' 00"
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la(pomme) (2000)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/timp.perc/str)
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
maksum&muskam (2000)
for orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/hp.acn.pf/timp.3perc/str)
Duration: 7' 30"
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fliegen (2003)
for orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.2.3.17timp.3perc/hp/str)
Duration: 5' 00"
Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski
Serious Music - Promotion
Hamburg
Deutschland
Tel. +49 (0)40 41 41 00-3
Fax +49 (0)40 44 94 68
sterben 1 (2003)
So stirbt en Has
for orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.2.3.1/hp/timp.3perc/str)
Duration: 4' 00"
Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski
Serious Music - Promotion
Hamburg
Deutschland
Tel. +49 (0)40 41 41 00-3
Fax +49 (0)40 44 94 68
sterben 2 (2003)
So stirbt es Huen
for alto trombone and orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.2.2.1/hp/timp.3perc/str)
Duration: 4' 00"
Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski
Serious Music - Promotion
Hamburg
Deutschland
Tel. +49 (0)40 41 41 00-3
Fax +49 (0)40 44 94 68
sterben 3 (2003)
So stirbt en Bär
for orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.2.3.1/hp/timp.3perc/str)
Duration: 7' 10"
Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski
Serious Music - Promotion
Hamburg
Deutschland
Tel. +49 (0)40 41 41 00-3
Fax +49 (0)40 44 94 68
aanilhoub (2005)
Intercultural ouvre
for mixed choir, oriental choir and instruments (nay, violin, oud, percussion)
Duration: 41' 00"
Manuscript
Les printemps (2006)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Rainer Maria Rilke

Duration: 4' 00"
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)31 320 26 26
Fax +41 (0)31 320 26 27
musik@mueller-schade.com
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Love (2006)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Khalil Gibran
Duration: 4' 30"
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)31 320 26 26
Fax +41 (0)31 320 26 27
musik@mueller-schade.com
www.mueller-schade.com
(2006)

Texts: Rainer Maria Rilke

Duration: 1' 40"
Müller & Schade AG
Moserstr. 16
CH-3014 Bern
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)31 320 26 26
Fax +41 (0)31 320 26 27
musik@mueller-schade.com
www.mueller-schade.com
hero (2008)
Ballad
for brass band
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Suite alpine (2009)
for overtone singing, string quintet and percussion
Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
Dialektik (2009-2010)
for harp and orchestra (2.2.2.2/3.2.3.0/2perc/str)
Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
Paternoster (2011)
for mixed a cappella coir (SSAATTBB)
Texts: Fortunat Frölich
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Lulululuha (2012)
for overtone singing, string quartet and percussion
Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
10der6 (2012)
for overtone singing, string quartet and percussion
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Little big horns (2012)
for organ
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
(2018)

Texts: Fortunat Frölich

Duration: 4' 10"
Edition Bündner Komponisten
Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden
Scalaerastrasse 17
7000 Chur
Tel. +41 81 354 03 02
www.buendnerkomponisten.ch/index.php
(2018)

Duration: 1' 45"
Edition Bündner Komponisten
Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden
Scalaerastrasse 17
7000 Chur
Tel. +41 81 354 03 02
www.buendnerkomponisten.ch/index.php
(2019)

Texts: Fortunat Frölich

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
(2019)


Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
(2019)

Texts: Luisa Famos

Duration: 2' 00"
Edition Bündner Komponisten
Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden
Scalaerastrasse 17
7000 Chur
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www.buendnerkomponisten.ch/index.php
(2019)

Texts: Rut Plouda

Duration: 3' 20"
Edition Bündner Komponisten
Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden
Scalaerastrasse 17
7000 Chur
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(2019)

Texts: Lothar Deplazes

Duration: 3' 30"
Edition Bündner Komponisten
Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden
Scalaerastrasse 17
7000 Chur
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(2019)

Texts: Brigitte Belleville

Duration: 6' 00"
Edition Bündner Komponisten
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Scalaerastrasse 17
7000 Chur
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(2019)

Texts: John Lennon, Fortunat Frölich

Duration: 5' 10"
Edition Bündner Komponisten
Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden
Scalaerastrasse 17
7000 Chur
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Duration: 24' 00"
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Duration: 4' 00"
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Duration: ' 40"
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Duration: 1' 00"
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Duration: 3' 30"
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Duration: 6' 00"
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Duration: 3' 15"
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CHF: 18.00


Duration: 1' 30"
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CHF: 16.00


Duration: 4' 00"
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CHF: 21.00
(2019)

Texts: Fortunat Frölich

Duration: 4' 40"
Edition Bündner Komponisten
Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden
Scalaerastrasse 17
7000 Chur
Tel. +41 81 354 03 02
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Diskographie
Fortunat Frölich: Leh Ya Jarè (Musiques Suisses Nr. 6205, 2003)
Interpreten:
Frölich, Fortunat
Werke:
Frölich, Fortunat: Leh ya Jarè (1991)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
missaverde (MDS Nr. 3012, 2000)
Werke:
Frölich, Fortunat: missaverde (1999)
Aanilhoub - About Love (cd M&S Nr. 5100/02)
Interpreten:
Frölich, Fortunat
Mit weiteren Werken von: Fortunat Frölich
Chanta o unda (cd divox cdx Nr. 61301)
Interpreten:
Frölich, Fortunat
Mit weiteren Werken von: Fortunat Frölich
Föhn (Buch-Cd rüffer&rub Verlag Zürich)
Werke:
Frölich, Fortunat: Föhn ()
I wett im ene Baum wohne (CD sound service Nr. 101005-2)
Interpreten:
Frölich, Fortunat
Mit weiteren Werken von: Linard Bardill
Letter to Art Pepper (Musikszene Schweiz MGB Nr. 9603)
Werke:
Frölich, Fortunat: Letter to Art Pepper chapter (1995)
Luege was der Mond so macht (CD sound service Nr. 100802-2)
Interpreten:
Frölich, Fortunat
Mit weiteren Werken von: Linard Bardill
Sterben für Anfänger (CD sound service Nr. 120404-2)
Interpreten:
Frölich, Fortunat
Mit weiteren Werken von: Linard Bardill
Wetterleuchten (musiques suisses mgb-nv Nr. 23)
Interpreten:
Frölich, Fortunat
Werke:
Frölich, Fortunat: Suite alpine (2009)
Frölich, Fortunat: Lulululuha (2012)
Frölich, Fortunat: 10der6 (2012)
Frölich, Fortunat: cor viril 1+2 ()
Bibliography
Frölich, Fortunat (et al.): Föhn, rüffer&rub, Zürich
Thomas, Stephan: Grenzgänge als Normalfall – der Komponist Fortunat Frölich, in: Bündner Jahrbuch 2015, Tardis Verlag, Chur 2015 [Internet]
Höneisen, Maya (et al.): Diesseits und Jenseits musikalischer Grenzen, in: Bündner Kulturschaffende II, Offizin Verlag, Zürich 2013 [Internet]
Striebel, Sonja: Im Gespräch mit Linard Bardill (Libretto (April-Juni 2004)), Basel 2004
Kahane, Anetta (et al.): Begegnungen, die Hoffnung machen, Herder, Freiburg 1993
Bernasconi, Carlo: Canta La Lupa, Zürich 1990
Tommasini, Anthony: Review: American University of Beirut Hosts a Voguish Swiss Composer, in: The New York Times [Internet]