Für Luise

Program Note

Für Luise: Ladies and gentlemen, it is borderline-frightening how rapidly the supply of extant music multiplies. This takes place not only in the field of *new* music, as we can easily find via the currently growing catalogs of countless thousands of living composers, but also in the constantly new, previously unknown works of late masters. This is due, at least in part, to the sudden discovery of lost scores, but also, more recently, through the direct mediation from the Hereafter. This new path of communication with the Great Beyond led to the birth of yet another new science, Necromusicology, by which musical works can now be revived from the Spirit of the Departed.

One such example can be found in the following work: It is said, “Für Luise,” is for piano, and it is believed that the initials “LvB” written on the score are identical to those of the almost anonymous composer Lorenz or Karl-Lorenz von Baerloewen. -Clarence Barlow

About Clarence Barlow

Clarence Albertson Barlow(also Klarenz; 27 December 1945 – 29 June 2023) was a British composer of classical and electroacoustic works. He was an academic teacher internationally, at the Royal Conservatory…