Dear Christian Ridil,
on your 80th birthday we would like to send you our warmest congratulations. Your wonderful music has touched and inspired us over the years. Your passion and dedication to the art of composing is a true gift to the world and we are grateful that you share it with us.
You have not only moved sounds, but hearts and given us a glimpse into your soul. Your talent has enriched the lives of countless people.
We wish you a joyous day surrounded by people who cherish and love you. May this new year of your life bring you health, happiness and continued creativity.
With best wishes,
Schmeck & Wingerter
Christian Ridil will not celebrate his 80th birthday until June 12, 2023, but GENUIN has already given us the second CD of Ridil's chamber music works. The FAZ describes the music as "contemporary, rhythmically refined, perfect in craftsmanship and form". Exclusively premiere recordings are gathered here. We hear the Eliot Quartet, members of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and other excellent musicians. The diverse instrumentation of the works and their very own tonal languages portray a composer with both feet rooted in tradition, yet always seeking new paths: from the two award-winning works Drei Sonette nach Martin Opitz as well as MEYENMUSICK for four horns to the highly acclaimed string quartet Sisifo, a significant contribution to the genre.
Further information and audio samples here at GENUIN.