Kaspar Zehnder

Conductor | Flutist | Artistic Director

Joseph Lauber as a project

JOSEPH LAUBER - World recording of his 6 symphonies  

Why a complete recording of the symphonies of Joseph Lauber - my personal motivation for the project

As a flutist and chamber musician I encountered the works of Joseph Lauber (1864-1952) again and again. His Cinq essais for flute and string trio, the important trio for flute, violin and viola as well as the flute concerto have inspired me so much in recent years that - with the support of Mrs. Verena Monnier, librarian of the University Library of Lausanne - I have been able to view the estate of this Swiss composer, who seems to me to have been unjustly forgotten, and some selected orchestral works during several visits.

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Symphony orchestra Biel Solothurn SOBS: Franz Ignaz Beck: Ouverture «l'isle déserte»


Symphony Orchestra Biel Solothurn SOBS: Bernhard Sekles, «Gesichte»


Symphony Orchestra Biel Solothurn SOBS: Jules Massenet «Médiation»


Symphony Orchestra Biel Solothurn SOBS: Mozart - Don Giovanni, Ouverture


Haydn/Salomon: 94. Sinfonie "Surprise", Bratislava Dezember 2019


Kaspar Zehnder | Conductor, Flutist, Artistic Director

Kaspar Zehnder has been artistic director of the Murten Classics since 1999, the Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra since 2012, the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic) since 2018 and the International Summer Academy Biel-Bienne since 2019. 

As a flutist he has played in the ensembles "mit vier" and "Ensemble Paul Klee" for many years. He regularly performs at important festivals, both as a chamber musician and as a soloist. In autumn 2019 he will again go on tour with Sir Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kožená and friends. The project was already on tour throughout Europe in 2016 and has been released on CD by Pentatone.

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Monday, 22. Jun. 2020


Tuesday, 24. Mar. 2020


Wednesday, 08. Apr. 2020

6. Sinfoniekonzert SOBS - Ein Schweizer Komponist harrt seiner Wiederentdeckung

«Die Bewegungen in und am Wasser spiegeln sich in der Musik in farbig schillernden Klangbewegungen auf kleinstem Raum, in geräuschhaften Elementen, in filigranen, manchmal neckischen solistischen Einzelmotiven und gelegentlich auch in heftig auffahrenden Klangschüben. Doch auch diese wusste der jederzeit souverän agierende Kaspar Zehnder elegant in ruhige musikalische Gewässer zurückzuführen.»