Fresko is a tribute to the great composer Alexander Scriabin, and an attempt to understand and describe his music from my point of view as a composer in the late 20th century. I am always fascinated by the special harmonies in his later works, his musical gestures, and his structural compositional thinking.
Commissioned by Radio France, Paris 1991
©Verlag Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
for clarinet in B-flat, trombone, violoncello, harp, and piano
Paris, 28 January 1992
Soloists of the Ensemble InterContemporain:
Alain Damien, clarinet; Benny Sluchin, trombone;
Dimitri Vassilakis, piano; Frédérique Cambreling, harp;
Pierre Strauch, violoncello
Michael Obst is a composer, pianist, and teacher. He began his successful composing career with electronic music and subsequently composed works for music theater, film and concert halls. His experience as a pianist with the Ensemble Modern, enriched his understanding of contemporary music. After 25 fulfilling years of teaching, he is now excited to once again concentrate on his own composition projects.