Kühnl: Der beleidigte Papagei
Eleven miniatures for piano

Bridge to the masters of our time

In these eleven short piano pieces, the composer follows the cue of such modern-day masters as Olivier Messiaen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Helmut Lachenmann and Nicolaus A. Huber. The miniatures are organized chiefly according to their level of difficulty. They are equally suited for piano lessons or recitals, either singly or as a collection. Whoever so wishes can hear the pieces before learning them thanks to an enclosed CD. The book also contains information on extra-musical references to every piece, as well as assignments for the students, background information, and texts that can be recited during the performance. We learn more about the "offended parrot," for instance, which goes back to Messiaen's modes and gave its name to the book. The "Three Chinamen...", in their turn, are not related to Lachenmann's "false, slightly inebriated" Chinamen from "Ein Kinderspiel" (EB 8275). They evoke the popular joking song and, with their double bass, are once again arrested by the police...


Nimczik, Ortwin: Wie Klaviere auch klingen können. Den Klang von Klavieren neu entdecken mit Helmut Lachenmanns „Guero“ und Claus Kühnls „Klang und Stille“, in: Musik und Bildung 39 (2007). Heft 4, S. 64-68

Table of contents
1. Hans im Glück
2. Kleine Marsmusik
3. Verliebte Frösche
4. Der beleidigte Papagei
5. Plötzlicher Einfall
6. Besinnlicher Spaziergang
7. Seltsame Idee
8. Quarks
9. Drei Chinesen …
10. Klang und Stille
11. Grimassen
EB 9175   16,90 €