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»Hearing music is not enough. You have to listen to the music.«

»If I knew that tomorrow was the end of the world, I would write a new piece of music today!« Matthias Spindler

Matthias Spindler (*1963) has around 35 years of experience as arranger and composer. His works are used by renowned artists for concerts, recordings, television appearances or streaming events. Three arrangements have already been streamed millions of times each. Spindler’s work has appeared on albums that have reached number 1 in international classical music charts. One album was awarded with the OPUS KLASSIK, which was also streamed more than five million times within a few months of its release. Spindler’s version based on Mozart’s Adagio from the »Gran Partita« is even more successful on the streaming market than the original.

Spindler, whom journalist Elmar Krekeler (WELT) has called a »transcribing genius«, wrote arrangements and transcriptions of works by numerous composers such as Anonymous (partly with Wieland Reissmann), CPE Bach (with Albrecht Mayer), JCF Bach (with Albrecht Mayer), JC Bach I, JS Bach, Bach/Gounod, Barber, Beethoven, Bizet, Boccherini, L. Boulanger, Brahms, Chopin, Cosma, Elgar, Eno, Erwin (with Wieland Reissmann), Falla, Fauré, Feliciano, Franck, Gershwin, Giazotto, Gluck, Grieg, Grönemeyer, Gruber, Hahn, Halvorsen, Handel, Haydn, Holmès (with Wieland Reissmann), Lennon, Lennon & McCartney, Mancini, Marcello, Massenet, Morricone, Mozart (partly with Albrecht Mayer), Myers, Paganini, Piazzolla (partly with María Dueñas), Purcell, Rachmaninov, Revaux & François, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rota, Saint-Saëns, Satie, Schubert, Schumann, Serrano Simeón, Skoryk, Sting, Stölzel/Bach, Tchaikovsky, Theodorakis, Tykwer/Heil/Klimek, Vivaldi, Weill, etc.

Commissioned by Deutsche Grammophon, Sony Classical, Vienna Symphony and ZDF, Spindler has written arrangements for the following artists and ensembles: Markus Becker, Pavol Breslik, María Dueñas, Emerson String QuartetLuka Faulisi, Vital Julian Frey, Sir James Galway, Itamar Golan, Ryu Goto, Eldbjørg Hemsing, Magdalena Hoffmann, Miloš Karadaglić, Jonas Kaufmann, Anastasia Kobekina, Albrecht Mayer, Nuala McKenna, Regula Mühlemann, Fabian Müller, Julia Muzychenko, Hera Hyesang Park, Julian Prégardien, Liisa Randalu, Fatma Said, Daniel Sepec, Diana Tishchenko, and Westbam.

The following choirs and orchestras participated at the same time: Bachchor Salzburg (Chorus Master: Alois Glaßner), Berliner Barock Solisten (ConcertMaster: Gottfried von der Goltz), Berlin Music Ensemble (Conductor: Johannes Zurl), Czech National Symphony Orchestra (Conductor: Jochen Rieder), Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (ConcertMaster: Daniel Sepec), Kammerchor der Frauenkirche (Chorus Master: Matthias Grünert), Konzerthausorchester Berlin (Conductor: Krzysztof Urbański), Mozarteumorchester Salzburg (Conductor: Jochen Rieder), {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna (ConcertMaster: Martyna Pastuszka), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (Conductor: Alondra de la Parra), Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden (Chorus Master: Jan Hoffmann), Sinfonia Varsovia (ConcertMaster: Jakub Haufa), Vienna Singverein (Chorus Master: Johannes Prinz), and Vienna Symphony (Conductor: Marie Jacquot).

Other arrangements by Spindler have been broadcast on television (ZDF & ARTE) with artists such as Lisa Batiashvili and Aida Garifullina.

Spindler’s own compositions are influenced and inspired by various musical styles. He has been impressed by Gregorian chant, Franco-Flemish School and composers of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods. Furthermore, new music as well as folk music of different cultures and continents, film music and popular music (jazz, pop, rock).

Further references — Artists: Yuri Bashmet, Hanno Busch, Sophie Dervaux, Christoph Eschenbach, Claus Fischer, Daniel Geiss, Simon Ghraichy, Joseph Giunta, Fehmi Göklü, Matthias Goerne, Thomas Guggeis, Arkady Gutnikov, Russell Harris, Olga Holdorff-Myriangou, Martynas Levickis, Azul Lima, David Mackor, Stanko Madić, Kurt Masur†, Lee Mills, Riccardo Minasi, Simon Oslender, Fran Petrač, Josep Pons, Alexander Shelley, Hendrik Smock, Robin Ticciati, Maria Todtenhaupt, Gilbert Varga, Carlos Vieu, Michael Volle, Ralf Weikert, Jaap van Zweden, etc. — Choirs, Ensembles & Orchestras: Bayerisches Kammerorchester Bad Brückenau, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Belgrade Chamber Orchestra, Brandenburger Symphoniker, Bundesjugendorchester, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Essener Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester, Hofer Symphoniker, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, National Symphony Orchestra, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Orbis Quartett, Orchestre National de France, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, Orquesta Nacional de España, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Sinfonieorchester, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, The New Mozart Players, Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha-Eisenach, etc. — Recordings, broadcastings (radio, television, online streaming) & concerts worldwide: Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America

Some of Matthias Spindler’s arrangements & compositions are available as rental material via Compofactur MusikVerlag.

Arrangements


Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist: Anonymous
Arrangers: Reissmann, Wieland & Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: El Cant dels Ocells – First Edition
Scoring: Voice – String Orchestra
Key: E minor
Duration: 04:00
© 2021 by Compofactur MusikVerlag – Matthias Spindler & Cabrio Music – Wieland Reissmann

 


Composer: Anonymous
Lyricists: von Spee, Friedrich (1591–1635) & Corner, David Gregor (1585–1648)
Arrangers: Reissmann, Wieland & Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf – First Edition
Scoring: Voice – String Orchestra
Key: F dorian
Duration: 04:00
© 2021 by Compofactur MusikVerlag – Matthias Spindler & Cabrio Music – Wieland Reissmann

 

Bach/Spindler Air Violine Score Cover
Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)
Arranger: Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: Air für Solo-Violine und StreichOrchester (Orgel ad lib.) – First Edition
[Ouverture (Orchestra Suite) No. 3 D major BWV 1068]
Scoring: Violin solo – String Orchestra (Organ ad lib)
Key: D major
Duration: 05:00
Premiere: Lisa Batiashvili, Vln · Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha-Eisenach · Russell Harris, Cond – Eisenach (Georgenkirche), 14.12.2018

 

Bach/Spindler Air CelloQuartett Score Cover
Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)
Arranger: Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: Air [Ouverture (Orchestra Suite) No. 3 D major BWV 1068] – First Edition
Scoring: Cello Quartet (Cello Ensemble)
Key: D major
Duration: 05:00

 

Brahms/Spindler O Heiland reiss die Himmel auf Score Cover
Composer: Brahms, Johannes (1833–1897)
Arranger: Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf [Motet op. 74/2 without words for String Quartet] – First Edition
Scoring: String Quartet
Key: F dorian
Duration: 04:30
Premiere: Emerson String Quartet – New York (American Academy of Arts and Letters), 01/2007

 

Gluck/Spindler Reigen seliger Geister Score Cover
Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald (1714–1787)
Arranger: Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: Ballet of the Blessed Spirits – Ballet des Ombres heureuses [Orphée et Euridice (WotG A.41)] – First Edition
Scoring: Violin solo – Chamber Orchestra
Instruments: 2 Ob – Str
Key: F major
Duration: 04:00

 

Gluck/Spindler Orfeo ed Euridice Quest’asilio ameno e grato Score Cover
Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald (1714–1787)
Librettist: Moline, Pierre-Louis (ca. 1740–1820); after Ranieri Calzabigi (1714–1795)
Arranger: Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: Quest’asilio ameno e grato [Orfeo ed Euridice (composite version)] – First Edition
Scoring: Soprano – Choir (SSATB) – Orchestra
Instruments: 1 Fl · 1 Ob · 1 Cl (Bb) · 1 Bsn – 2 Hn (F) – Str
Key: F major
Duration: 04:30
Premiere: Julia Novikova, S · Lecher Festival Chor · Lecher Festival Orchester · Vito Cristofaro, Cond – Lech (Neue Kirche Lech), 09.08.2014

 


Composer: Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)
Lyricist: Ranke, Friedrich Heinrich (1798–1876)
Arranger: Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: Tochter Zion – First Edition
Scoring: Tenor – Choir (SATB) – Orchestra
Instruments: 2 Fl · 2 Ob · 2 Cl (Bb) · 2 Bsn – 4 Hn (F) · 2 Tpt (Bb) · 2 Tbn · 1 Bs Tbn · 1 Tba – Timp – Org (ad lib) – Str
Key: G major
Duration: 03:00
Premiere: Jonas Kaufmann, T · Bachchor Salzburg (Choir Master: Alois Glaßner) · Mozarteumorchester Salzburg · Jochen Rieder, Cond – Salzburg (Orchesterhaus, Großer Saal), 05.12.2019

 


Composer: Holmès, Augusta (1847–1903)
Lyricist: Holmès, Augusta (1847–1903)
Arrangers: Reissmann, Wieland & Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: Trois anges sont venus ce soir – First Edition
Scoring: Voice – String Orchestra
Key: D major
Duration: 03:30
© 2021 by Compofactur MusikVerlag – Matthias Spindler & Cabrio Music – Wieland Reissmann

 

Massenet/Spindler Élégie Soprano Score Cover
Composer: Massenet, Jules (1842–1912)
Lyricist: Gallet, Louis (1835–1898)
Arranger: Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: Élégie (Ô, doux printemps d’autrefois) – First Edition
Scoring: Soprano – Violoncello – Orchestra
Instruments: 2 Fl · 2 Ob · 2 Cl (Bb) · 2 Bsn – 4 Hn (F) – Timp – Str
Key: F minor
Duration: 04:00
Premiere: Aida Garifullina, S · ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien · Jochen Rieder, Cond – Wien (Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal), 20.05.2019

 

Mozart/Spindler Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben Score Cover
Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–1791)
Arranger: Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben [Zaide (KV 344/336b)] – First Edition
Scoring: Flute solo – Chamber Orchestra
Instruments: 1 Ob · 1 Bsn – Str
Key: G major
Duration: 05:45
Premiere: Sir James Galway, Fl · Sinfonia Varsovia – Warsaw (Witold Lutosławski Studio; Polish Radio), 24.01.2006

 

Paganini/Spindler Cantabile Score Cover
Composer: Paganini, Niccolò (1782–1840)
Arranger: Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: Cantabile [M.S. 109 · op. 17] – First Edition
Scoring: Violin solo – String Orchestra
Key: D major
Duration: 04:00
Premiere: Ryu Goto, Vln · Sinfonia Varsovia – Warsaw (Witold Lutosławski Studio; Polish Radio), 12.01.2009

 

Schubert/Spindler An Silvia Score Cover
Composer:
Schubert, Franz (1797–1828)
Arranger: Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Lyricist: Shakespeare, William (ca. 1564-1616) [German by Eduard von Bauernfeld (1802–1890)]
Opus: An Silvia [op. 106/4 · D 891] – First Edition
Scoring: Voice – Orchestra
Instruments: 1 Fl · 1 Cl (A) – Str
Key(s): G major / A major
Duration: 03:00
Premiere: Michael Volle, Bar · Münchner Rundfunkorchester · Ralf Weikert, Cond – München (Studio 1; Bayerischer Rundfunk), 09/2012

Critical Acclaim (Schubert/Spindler: An Silvia)
»Baritone Matthias Goerne joined the SCO for a selection of Schubert Lieder, orchestrated by a variety of composers: Brahms, Webern, Reger and Matthias Spindler, described in Conrad Wilson’s scholarly programme note as a “busy modern arranger”. One could hear instantly in Spindler’s orchestration of “An Sylvia”, D.891, that busyness refers to professional success as opposed to a fondness for cramming a work with notes. On the contrary, this elegantly scored arrangement is perhaps something we might have expected from a one-time recording coordinator for Deutsche Grammophon. To my surprise, the orchestrations I enjoyed least were Brahms’, which, while often beautiful, were sufficiently heavy on occasion to present any vocalist and conductor combo with issues of balance.«
Alan Coady: SCO with Matthias Goerne in orchestrated Schubert Lieder, 11.03.2013

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Compositions


Composer: Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: Dona nobis pacem Meditation (2022) – First Edition
Scoring: Pno (or Org) – Bell Pl – Double Choir (SATB/SATB) – Str
Duration: 15:00

 

Spindler violation in the cage Score Cover
Composer: Spindler, Matthias (*1963)
Opus: violation in the cage – satierical tortures for viola solo (2012) – First Edition
Scoring: Viola solo
Duration: 50:00

 

Alternative versions in other keys or with modified orchestral scoring – as far as possible – on request.

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