Among the works by German composer Detlev Glanert (born 1960) are the comic opera Jest, Satire, Irony and Deeper Meaning, the chamber sonata Secret RoomMahler/Skizze for ensemble, and Four Preludes and Serious Songs for bass-baritone and orchestra. He has also written three symphonies. A former student of Hans Werner Henze, Glanert has held residencies in Mannheim, Sapporo and with Radio Orchestra Cologne. As of 2011 he has been ‘house composer’ with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In 2010 the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra with soloist Teddy Tahu Rhodes performed Four Preludes and Serious Songs at the Adelaide Festival and subsequently recorded it on CD for ABC Classics.

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