Studies for Playing Contemporary Music
PRO MUSICA NOVA edited by Wilhelm Bruck, Heinz Holliger, Alfons Kontarsky, Aurèle Nicolet, Igor Ozim, Siegfried Palm, Eckart Schloifer, David Smeyers and Beate Zelinsky
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The series “Studies for Playing Contemporary Music for…” offers a collection of short contemporary pieces for the resp. Solo instrument. The series addresses musicians who are particularly interested in contemporary music and seek ways of becoming familiar with this domain. Many pieces were written especially for these collections. The editors have especially stressed that the contributions should, on the one hand, correspond to the personality of the composer and, on the other hand, treat definite technical and musical problems. Meanwhile, several have made it into the repertoire of solo literature. Other pieces have been drawn from larger works.
Particular on the notation of the respective pieces are contained in the comments. There the instructions of the editor for the instrumental realization as well as, if necessary, the composers’ own explanations are given.