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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

www.fortunatfroelich.com

 

Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers, Interpreters, Authors
Biography
* 09. 05. 1954.

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
cor viril 1+2

Instrumentation: für Obertongesang und Männerchor TTBB

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
annahrani
interkultureller Chor-Zyklus für orientalischen Gesang, orientalisches Instrumentalensemble und gemischten Chor

Duration: 50' 00"
Manuscript
Hannibald und Flitziflatz

Instrumentation: für Sänger/Sprecher und Orchester (hrf solo/2222/3230/2perc./strings)

Duration: 60' 00"
Manuscript
nine emotions
für Orchester

Instrumentation: 2222/4221/3perc./strings

Duration: 15' 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
I wett imene Baum wohne

Instrumentation: für Sänger/Sprecher und Orchester (2222/4221/3perc./str)

Duration: 50' 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
sette note
für Orchester

Instrumentation: 1222/2200/1perc/strings

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Sterben für Anfänger

Instrumentation: für Sänger/Sprecher und Orchester (3333/4231/hrp/3perc./str)

Duration: 50' 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
blue wonderland music

Instrumentation: für Streichorchester

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Kucken was der Mond so macht

Instrumentation: für Sänger/Sprecher und Streichorchester

Duration: 45' 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
the monkey
für Saxophon und Orchester

Instrumentation: 2222/4231/2perc/strings

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
These
für Bläserensemble und Perkussion

Instrumentation: pic,fl,ob,englh,cl,bcl,2fg,3hrn,2trp,3trb,2perc

Duration: 1' 00"
Manuscript
Die blauen Reisenden der Angst

Instrumentation: für Mezzosopran, Bariton, gemischten Chor, Harfe, Orgel, Congas und Streicher

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Föhn
Oper

Instrumentation: für Sopran,Männerchor,fl,kl,fg,2hrn,trp,2trb, acc, e-git, pno, perc, vl, vc, kb

Duration: 2h 00"
Manuscript
the girl
für Harfe

Duration: 1' 00"
Manuscript
Traum 1 und 2

Instrumentation: für Harfe, Marimbaphon, Vibraphon

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Die Tür

Instrumentation: für Sopran, Bariton und Klavier

Duration: 3' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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Vent (Bianconi)

Instrumentation: für Gesang und Violoncello

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Questo libro (Storni)

Instrumentation: für Gesang, Bassklarinette, Viola und Violoncello

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Eccolo maggio - e canta la cicala (1990)

Instrumentation: for singing (solo or children's choir), oboe (ca), horn, harpsichord and strings

Texts: Volkslied

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Leh ya Jarè (1991)

Instrumentation: for choir, organ, oriental quartet and improvising quartet

Texts: Volkslied

Duration: 60' 00"
Manuscript
Spukstunde (1993)

Instrumentation: for soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello, double-bass and percussion

Texts: Fortunat Frölich

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
The bells of Bagdad (1994)

Instrumentation: for nay, kamandscha, oud, darbouka, violoncello, bass clarinet, piano, percussion and choir

Texts: Abdelilah Idrissi Khamlichi

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Elegie für Kamandscha (1994)

Instrumentation: for kamandscha, oud, darouka, violoncello, bass clarinet, piano and percussion

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
4 poesie (1995)

Instrumentation: 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"
Manuscript
ewige liebe (1995)

Instrumentation: for speaking choir

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Letter to Art Pepper chapter (1995)

Instrumentation: for saxophone and orchestra (1(pic).1(ca).1(bcl,cbcl).0/2.2.1.0/perc/str)

Duration: 50' 00"
Manuscript
5 Fragmente aus der Ersten Duineser Elegie von R.M. Rilke (1997)

Instrumentation: for singing voice and piano

Duration: 13' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 26.40
Prières dans l'arche (1997)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: für Chor (optional) und Sinfonieorchester (3333/4331/hrf,acc, pno/3perc/strings)

Texts: Schweizerische Bundesverfassung

Text: The Swiss Federal Constitution.

Duration: 60' 00"
Manuscript
5 Borchert-Lieder (1999)

Instrumentation: for singing voice and piano

Texts: Wolfgang Borchert

Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 29.40
missaverde (1999)

Instrumentation: 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"
Manuscript
Spruch (2000)

Instrumentation: für Sopran, Bariton und Klavier

Duration: 3' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 13.20
la(pomme) (2000)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/timp.perc/str)

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
maksum&muskam (2000)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/hp.acn.pf/timp.3perc/str)

Duration: 7' 30"
Manuscript
fliegen (2003)

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: for mixed choir, oriental choir and instruments (nay, violin, oud, percussion)

Duration: 41' 00"
Manuscript
Les printemps (2006)

Instrumentation: 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
www.mueller-schade.com
Love (2006)

Instrumentation: 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
nuit (2006)

Instrumentation: gemischter Chor

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

Instrumentation: for brass band

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Suite alpine (2009)

Instrumentation: for overtone singing, string quintet and percussion

Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
Dialektik (2009-2010)

Instrumentation: for harp and orchestra (2.2.2.2/3.2.3.0/2perc/str)

Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
Paternoster (2011)

Instrumentation: for mixed a cappella coir (SSAATTBB)

Texts: Fortunat Frölich

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Lulululuha (2012)

Instrumentation: for overtone singing, string quartet and percussion

Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
10der6 (2012)

Instrumentation: for overtone singing, string quartet and percussion

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Little big horns (2012)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
I like me (2018)

Instrumentation: gemischter Chor

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
zeitgenossen (2018)

Instrumentation: gemischter Chor

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

Instrumentation: gemischter Chor

Texts: Fortunat Frölich



Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
silence (2019)

Instrumentation: Sinfonieorchester 2222 2210 hrf 2perc strings



Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
I vain prümavaira (2019)

Instrumentation: Kinderchor 3-stimmig

Texts: Luisa Famos



Duration: 2' 00"
Edition Bündner Komponisten
Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden
Scalaerastrasse 17
7000 Chur
Tel. +41 81 354 03 02
www.buendnerkomponisten.ch/index.php
Nots (2019)

Instrumentation: gemischter Chor

Texts: Rut Plouda



Duration: 3' 20"
Edition Bündner Komponisten
Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden
Scalaerastrasse 17
7000 Chur
Tel. +41 81 354 03 02
www.buendnerkomponisten.ch/index.php
Ruinaulta (2019)

Instrumentation: Männerchor

Texts: Lothar Deplazes



Duration: 3' 30"
Edition Bündner Komponisten
Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden
Scalaerastrasse 17
7000 Chur
Tel. +41 81 354 03 02
www.buendnerkomponisten.ch/index.php
Der Rhein (2019)

Instrumentation: gemischter Chor

Texts: Brigitte Belleville



Duration: 6' 00"
Edition Bündner Komponisten
Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden
Scalaerastrasse 17
7000 Chur
Tel. +41 81 354 03 02
www.buendnerkomponisten.ch/index.php
shift the w (2019)

Instrumentation: gemischter Chor oder Männerchor

Texts: John Lennon, Fortunat Frölich



Duration: 5' 10"
Edition Bündner Komponisten
Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden
Scalaerastrasse 17
7000 Chur
Tel. +41 81 354 03 02
www.buendnerkomponisten.ch/index.php
Reflex/ktion-kleiner Heimat-Zyklus

Instrumentation: für gemischten Chor SATB

Duration: 24' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 46.80
Chara lingua

Instrumentation: für gemischten Chor SATB

Duration: 4' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 12.00
O was?

Instrumentation: für gemischten Chor SATB

Duration: ' 40"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 9.00
loschtig

Instrumentation: für gemischten Chor SATB

Duration: 1' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 9.00
Hinderem Mond

Instrumentation: für gemischten Chor SATB

Duration: 3' 30"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 11.40
Morgenrot

Instrumentation: für gemischten Chor SATB



Duration: 6' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 21.00
Meiteli

Instrumentation: für gemischten Chor SATB

Duration: 3' 15"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 13.20
don dudel

Instrumentation: für gemischten Chor SATB

Duration: 1' 30"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 12.00
Belinda

Instrumentation: für gemischten Chor SATB

Duration: 4' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 14.40
ändern (2019)

Instrumentation: gemischter Chor

Texts: Fortunat Frölich



Duration: 4' 40"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 12.00
Diskographie
Fortunat Frölich: Leh Ya Jarè (Musiques Suisses Nr. 6205, 2003)
Interpreters:
Frölich, Fortunat
Works:
Frölich, Fortunat: Leh ya Jarè (1991)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
missaverde (MDS Nr. 3012, 2000)
Works:
Frölich, Fortunat: missaverde (1999)
Aanilhoub - About Love (cd M&S Nr. 5100/02)
Interpreters:
Frölich, Fortunat
With more works of: Fortunat Frölich
Chanta o unda (cd divox cdx Nr. 61301)
Interpreters:
Frölich, Fortunat
With more works of: Fortunat Frölich
Föhn (Buch-Cd rüffer&rub Verlag Zürich)
Works:
Frölich, Fortunat: Föhn ()
I wett im ene Baum wohne (CD sound service Nr. 101005-2)
Interpreters:
Frölich, Fortunat
With more works of: Linard Bardill
Letter to Art Pepper (Musikszene Schweiz MGB Nr. 9603)
Works:
Frölich, Fortunat: Letter to Art Pepper chapter (1995)
Luege was der Mond so macht (CD sound service Nr. 100802-2)
Interpreters:
Frölich, Fortunat
With more works of: Linard Bardill
Sterben für Anfänger (CD sound service Nr. 120404-2)
Interpreters:
Frölich, Fortunat
With more works of: Linard Bardill
Wetterleuchten (musiques suisses mgb-nv Nr. 23)
Interpreters:
Frölich, Fortunat
Works:
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]