Kurt Schwertsik (b.1935)


Collected piano works

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.678166
Author/ComposerKurt Schwertsik
Scope80 pages; 23 × 31 cm
Release year2018
Publisher/ProducerBoosey & Hawkes
Producer No.BH 13113
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Compiled in one album for the first time: Kurt Schwertsik's Piano Works. Albumblätter - 14 short works for friends, plus Cinque Nocturnes (Op 10b), Fantasia & Fuga (Op 105), Am Morgen vor der Reise (Op 119) and Eden-Bar Seefeld (Op 6). Includes contextual notes by the composer.

Kurt Schwertsik's music is charactirised by ever-changing moods and is idiosyncratic with a refreshing lightness of touch. Though a pupil of Stockhausen, the composer rejected serialism in favour of new forms of tonality. His search for an 'alternative' modern culture draws inspiration from Satie and the Dada movement.

His wide-ranging portfolio includes operas, ballets, the Irdische Klänge orchestral cycle, concertos for violin, alphorn, guitar, double bass, timpani, flute and trombone, numerous song cycles and Nachtmusiken – a nocturnal orchestral journey through wartime Vienna.


  • Composer's notes
  • Abendlied
  • Ginkgoblatt
  • Papierblumen
  • Elegie
  • Attila im Bois
  • Zur Erinnerung
  • Das letzte Albumblatt

Cinque Nocturnes (op. 10b)

  • Simple
  • Intermède
  • Fantaisie
  • Caprice
  • Double Fantasia & Fuga (op. 105)

Am Morgen vor der Reise (op. 119)

  • Ankunft
  • Kinderklavier
  • Vogelsolo
  • Barcarole
  • Doppelter Kontrapunkt
  • Abschied

Eden-Bar Seefeld (op. 6)