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G 12.042 CoverRainer Lischka (b. 1942)
Dance Garden

Eleven trios for three recorders (AAT)

Girolamo G 12.042, playing score, € 16,00
ISMN 979-0-50084-070-1

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The Dance Garden is an undefined, imaginary place, perhaps a little fairytale-like. Written to be performed completely without electronics or rhythm instruments, without bass and amplifier, the music has a delicate, out-of-time character. Like in a miniature theatre, cheerful and, occasionally, sad persons appear.

The metronome markings given are to be understood as a guideline only; it is essential, however, that the selected tempo is strictly maintained, so as to bring out the character of the respective dance. Subtle variations of tempo are appropriate in numbers 3 and 8 only.

Translation: Christa Lange-Rudd

Dresden, February 2015, Rainer Lischka



1 – Komm mit!
2 – In Salsa-Laune
3 – Romantische Träume
4 – Herzschmerz
5 – Vals
6 – Dwib!
7 – Aufpassen!
8 – Abseits
9 – Geschwätz
10 – Wer kann Rheinländer tanzen?
11 – Milonga


Rainer Lischka was born on 25th April 1942 in Zittau. After his Abitur he studied at the Carl Maria von Weber music academy in Dresden. Amongst his teachers were Johannes Paul Thilman, Manfred Weiss, Günter Hörig and Conny Odd (composition) and Theo Other and Wolfgang Plehn (piano).

From 1970 to 2007 he taught composition, music theory and solfège at the music academy in Dresden. In 1987 he was appointed lecturer and in 1992 professor of composition at the same institute where he worked until 2007.

A characteristic property of Lischka’s music is the strong rhythmical aspect. His work is often vibrant and dance-like. In his numerous pieces for the young it is apparent how his sense of humour comes to the fore. He was awarded first prizes at the international Kinderlied competitions of the OIRT in Budapest, Berlin and Warsaw. He looks back on many years of fruitful collaboration between the children’s choir of the Dresdner Philharmonie and its director Jürgen Becker.

Numerous of his chamber- and orchestral works were premiered successfully by the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the Dresdner Philharmonie (orchestral work Akzente (Accents); concert for trombone and orchestra; concert in two movements for trumpet, violin, viola and orchestra; Tresillo-concertino for trumpet and chamber orchestra).

In 1986 he was awarded the Martin-Andersen-Nexö art prize from the city of Dresden for his complete œuvre.