Poul Ruders

Occam's Razor (New Music with Guitar, Vol. 11)

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Bridge
UPC: 0090404950025
Catnr: BRIDG 9500
Release date: 07 September 2018
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€ 19.95
Catalogue number
BRIDG 9500
Release date
07 September 2018

About the album

POUL RUDERS: OCCAM’S RAZOR features music composed for American guitarist David Starobin by the Danish composer Poul Ruders. During the past 30 years Ruders has written steadily for Starobin, including solo music, chamber music and two guitar concertos. Joining Starobin are a stellar array of musicians including the New York Philharmonic’s principal oboist, Liang Wang, New York Philharmonic percussionist, Daniel Druckman, Armenian violinist Movses Pogossian, New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall, and Chinese guitarists Xiaobo Pu, YunXiang Fan and Hao Yang.
Kompositionen des dänischen Komponisten Poul Ruders für den amerikanischen Gitarristen David Starobin. In den letzten 30 Jahren hat Ruders kontinuierlich für Starobin geschrieben, darunter Solomusik, Kammermusik und zwei Gitarrenkonzerte.
Zu Starobin gehören unter anderem der Solo-Oboist des New York Philharmonic, Liang Wang, der Perkussionist des New York Philharmonic, Daniel Druckman, der armenische Geiger Movses Pogossian, die neuseeländische Geigerin Amalia Hall und die chinesischen Gitarristen Xiaobo Pu, YunXiang Fan und Hao Yang.


Poul Ruders (b. 1949) is one of the era’s most highly regarded composers for both the opera stage and the symphonic concert hall. His operas have been staged in Copenhagen, New York City, London, Toronto and Munich, and his orchestral music commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Ruders lives a spartan life in the countryside of Denmark. The isolation has afforded him the opportunity to produce a deep and highly varied catalog which includes five operas, 45 symphonic works and concertos, and dozens of chamber and solo pieces. The music of Poul Ruders has been well-documented by the record labels DaCapo (Denmark) and Bridge (USA), and is published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen, Copenhagen.

In 2019, Poul Ruders will celebrate his 70th birthday with the world premiere of his newest opera, The Thirteenth Child, staged by the Santa Fe Opera. Prior to the premiere, Bridge Records will release a studio recording of the two act ‘fairytale’ opera. Also on tap in 2018/2019 are new productions in the USA and Europe of Ruders’s best known opera, The Handmaid’s Tale after the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood.



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Six Sonatas, Op. 31
David Starobin
Fred Lerdahl Vol. 6
Various Artists
The Thirteenth Child
Various Artists
New Music with Guitar Vol. 10
David Starobin
Volume 7 - Music for Violin and Piano
Movses Pogossian
New Music with Guitar Vol. 9
David Starobin
Poul Ruders Edition, Volume 9
David Starobin / Daniel Druckman / David Holzman / Amalia Hall / Hsin-Yun Huang / Sarah Rothenberg