Note: after 15 years these pages will be replaced by a new set of pages. You can try here this new page set already. The pages may still contain errors that will be fixed.
My interests in classical music concentrate on composers from the "second line" - also called "Kleinmeister" in German - in baroque, classic and romantic period.
For a German citizen rather unusual: in the age of 24 I switched over on clarinet from the German (Oehler) system to the French Boehm system and I never regretted that decision. With one exception (my C clarinet) all my clarinets are French Boehm clarinets among them a very rare Selmer Marchi clarinet.
The MIDI and MP3 files that you find on my wind music and double bass pages have been prepared by me for training purposes - they are not meant to be artistic models! Normally they lack dynamics (piano, forte etc.) as the usual Midi devices (software or hardware) have totally different ideas how to render piano or forte passages: it seems that some Midi players work on a logarithmic base while others use a linear approach. Result: the dynamic information is often unusable!
The MIDI files were prepared with the German notation software Capella. I use my own software
HUMidi to play and enhance the MIDI files.
This MIDI editor has some unique features.
The groups/orchestras I play in
For jazz and cinema fans
I have written with my brother Klaus a series of articles on "Jazz and cinema" that have been published by the German
"35 mm. Das Retro Filmmagazin".
An enhanced special edition of this series of articles is now available and can be ordered. You will find details