The Báb (1819) and Bahá’u’lláh (1817) were born in the 19th century. The album 200 Jahre is dedicated to the bicentenary of these messengers of God. Recitation: Rudolf Schmidt; Piano: Peter Held Recording: Ratingen, 1.10.16 /Hagen 24.-25.12.2016 Kosta Kontos: sound-engineer; Petra Held, piano-tuner; Pia Held: art-work; Peter Held: aquarell

The origin of the Universe is a well guarded secret. Fortunately, it is like a hidden treasure that can be recognised. To know and worship this origin is an inherent capability of human beings. The album creation contains words of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh about creation set to music, featuring Corinne Bahia, voice. Cover-art has […]

The Herold of the Bahá’í-Faith, a young merchant from Shiraz, whom history knows as the Báb, revealed an ocean of writings. He was born in 1819. The 200th Centenary of His Birth will be celebrated on October, 29th, 2019. For this occasion Rudolf Schmidt and I published an album of recitations & improvisations: Here you […]

My first cycle of pieces, ‘Die Leiter’ contains 11 pieces for piano. One piece of it has been recorded on my Album Fire&Light. Please note: The second title has been recorded in Pablo Held’s own beautiful arrangement on his first ‘Glow’-Album as No.10: Wiegenlied

This piece is featured on the album ‘Fire&Light’, which you can listen to in another post. In art, there is nearly always some form of interplay between contrasting elements. This piece, although it explores some aspects of one main theme in form of variations has an underlying narrative: The search and fulfilment of the human […]

Klänge entstehen durch Luftschwingungen, die auf den Gehörsinn einwirken. Im Gegensatz zu anderen menschlichen Kunstgattungen ist Musik unsichtbar und in einer Weise präsent, dass man sich ihr nicht entziehen kann. Die Stimme und das Instrumentalspiel sind nicht nur Vehikel physikalischer Wirkungen, sondern übermitteln seelische Botschaften. Musik ist geistige Nahrung. Die Anmut der Musik bezaubert die […]