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as well as I in fact, we all have been waiting for this news
for a long time. On the horizon of the classical music market a new
guiding star is rising. The phono industry, which is no longer able
to get rid of its old discs, and will soon not be able to afford new
recordings, is breathing a sigh of relief ... cultural history is
finally getting an uplift again, for Germanys new classical
composer has arrived: his name is Peter Hübner, he exudes music from
all pores, and has recently launched 144 compact discs on the market
at one go
Peter Hübner is not a magically irritating pseudonym for a phantom
musician, but the name of an efficient prolific musical writer. He
has everything a modern music producer needs: an agency, an electronic
studio and a web site on the Internet. This true Telemann of our time
was born in 1940 in Erfurt. A bit of a child prodigy, some musical
support. At the age of 16, his autobiography states: the encounter
with classical music, and the crucial experience, being deeply affected
by it. Then he became a composer overnight, and has remained so until
over a period of 1200 compact discs.
Hope for the European
By the way, a non-representative survey in record shops confirmed:
many have heard of Peter Hübner
Most sales assistants classify
him as belonging to the meditation scene, but that is not enough
by all means, for Peter Hübner is Germanys new classical composer.
Mr Hübners production has a lot to do with nature, even if
it would be hardly possible without musical electronics. First of
all, there is the meditative and music therapeutic side of his products.
The appeal for tonality and its salutary powers. Among Hübners
symphonies there are not only symphonies of the Great Stream, but
also eight planetary symphonies from Mars to Neptune.
Hübners world is multicultural, and in addition to that interreligious.
Therefore his four Christian Passions according to the gospels can
be found peacefully side by side with his music on Zenbuddhist meditation,
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