In Nachklang – Rose (Echo – Rose), two (music) cultures stand side by side on an equal footing: that of Europe and of Persia.
The starting point is the effect left behind by the scent of a rose. While it is associated with love in Western culture, in Islam it has strong religious, metaphysical and symbolic connotations. Rupert Huber himself describes his composition for mixed choir and Per-sian instrumental ensemble as a “patchwork” in the best sense of the word, where flecks of different colors stand side by side without one dominating.
The present CD also includes two older works by Huber: Wermut (Wormwood) for choir and trombone to a text from the Book of
Revelation, and Der kranke Mann (The Sick Man) based on a theme by Robert Schumann.
Rupert Huber was principal conductor of, among others, the WDR Choir and directed the SWR Vokalenemble Stuttgart as well as regularly conducting well-known choirs, orchestras and ensembles. His works are performed at festivals such as Ruhrtriennale, Salz-burg Festival, Wien Modern or Eclat Stuttgart, often in cooperation with ARD broadcasters.