Poèmes “d’après des images en blanc et noir” is a further development of the music for the silent film Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler Teil 1: der große Spieler by Fritz Lang. It comprises three ensemble pieces, two of which served as models for the new composition for large orchestra.
©Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden
Bonn, 25 March 1993
Beethovenhalle Orchestra, cond: Dennis Russell Davies
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.