about the cd Blue Snow...


Brian Pinkston / Washington, D.C / dec 2006
.......Thanks for the link. I bought the CD and it is amazing.

Very well done!......I feel completely indentified with your music and the way you play.
Congratulations for the compositions, I think musicians there are a lot over the world,
but good ideas and good compositions there are a few.....


.......
De blue snow hay una linea musical muy fluida, se nota mucha afinidad entre Wiesner y vos......

Horacio Straijer / Buenos Aires / nov 2000

.......I have been listening to your lovely performances from the blue snow CD. I
feel that a few of the works you perform on it may be apropriate for this concert......
Daniella Ganeva / London / may 2000

.......Mooi hoor! Ik kan zelfs de hele CD achter elkaar aanhoren en dat overkomt me toch niet zo snel
(meer) met slagwerk-CDs......Herman Rieken/ Amsterdam / nov 1999

.......Leuke CD, klinkt erg goed. Past echt bij jou......Peter Prommel/ The Netherlands / nov 1999

.......Overigens heb ik erg van je cd genoten......Gerrie Spaansen / the Netherlands / febr 1999
......Daarnaast heb ik uiteraard de muziek nog eens beluisterd, en dat is de aanleiding om je dit berichtje
te sturen: ik vind het namelijk tamelijk prachtig......Gerrie Spaansen / the Netherlands / june 1999

.....I have played your CD on my show 3 times. I love it!
Take care :-)...........Randy McElligott/ Ottawa / apr 1999

verehrter herr wiener,
......die duo-einspielungen haben mich sehr ueberzeugt. ihr beitrag fuer die emanzipation
unserer instrumente und unserer musik ist ein wichtiger baustein. gratulation.
ich werde bei meinen kursen (april-polen,oktober-spanien,november-portugal 99)
mit sicherheit ihre kompositionen einbinden, denn sie sind sowohl in der
paedagogischen als auch artifiziellen arbeit von grossem nutzen.
beste gruessee, auch für ihren partner wiesner, siegfried fink / Germany / march 1999

John Mark Piper / USA  /  febr  1999
.......I just received your CD in the mail today. I've listened to about half of it and it sounds fantastic! I love it......


about the cd Inner Voice...

......I like it so much these beautiful sounds and unique electric music in it.
I wish you will create new CDs more....Akira Kobayashi / Yokohama City / march 2008

......I just listened to your record... I think that the best compliment I can make is that I forget you play an electronic machine.......

David Patrois / France / nov 1998


......Toen ik mijn eerste CeeDee van Slagerij van Kampen kocht, Tan, kocht ik
ook Inner Voice....... Menno Bruggink / the Netherlands / oct 1998



about several compositions....

I am so pleased to have been introduced to your delightful music.

Thanks for your contributions to marimba literature. I look forward becoming accomplished enough to play all of your music.....

Stinger Anderson / Langley,WA / may 2008

 

Wat moeten wij hier in Riehen zonder jou beginnen?! De opbouw van mijn marimbalessen gaat helemaal samen met jouw composities,

en ik deel de verschillende niveaus in aan de hand van jouw boeken........Edith Habraken Switzerland / april 2006


.....My friends and I have really enjoyed playing your marimba/vibe duets.
They are a bit of a challenge for us and they are arrangements the audience enjoys......
Phyllis Prince /Mesa, Arizona / febr 2002

.....I have enjoyed your solo vibe works in the past. And my uncle Russ Hartenberger
has mentioned enjoying your compositions as well.......Bruce Smith / Anapolis, MD / nov 2001


Go Between

....it's exciting to play "Go Between" in my doctoral recital! I believe the audience will go crazy

for this fantastic Work! Chia-Hao Hsieh / Taipei / oct 2009


.....Previously, I played "Go Between" for several times (including my public recital), it all made a big success in

Taiwan.......Chiao-hao Hsieh / Taiwan Taipei / nov 2008


(Yes! I have seen Terry Bozzio version in you tube---very cool!)

......thank you a lot for the cd, it arrived last monday...

It's fantastic recording and piece and we'll start to study soon........ Alan Brunetta / Italy / sept 2007


......Afgelopen zomertournee heb ik Go Between gespeeld met het slagwerkensemble van het Nationaal 

Jeugd Orkest.....Sindsdien ben ik erg enthousiast over dit werk. Nu willen we Go Between graag spelen met 

een ensemble van het conservatorium tijdens een voorstelling in 'Paradiso' te Amsterdam in samenwerking

met het Nederlands Blazersensemble (NBE)......ik weet zeker dat Go Between een grote meerwaarde zal 

geven in het gehele plaatje: qua sfeer maar ook qua groove, het is gewoon ideaal voor dit soort 

voorstellingen. SUPER!....Ronald Boumans / febr 2007 / the Netherlands


......I heard it in Spain for the first time and was fascinated with it......JenniferAynilian / Switzerland / febr 2006


...I really like the piece Go Between you composed. That's really cool and really touched my heart !

All the performer and audience love that piece....and i am also very happy.....

....hope all day that i can play again your pieces....Chiao-hao Hsieh  / Taiwan Taipei / june 2006


...It is about the only album I always wanted that I don't have!....Michael Martin / Rochester, NY / dec 2002


......In my percussion ensemble we are very excited about your composition .......

......the one for marimba / vibraphone, marimba, bass marimba, and drum set.

I believe it is recorded, maybe with you and Bill Bruford?.....Great piece!! Gordon Stout / Ithaca / sept 1999


.......If only there were a SOLO that had the energy and excitement as Go Between,

then life would be perfect (or at least closer :-) - ......./ Jon Singer / USA / oct 1996


.......I am really excited about reading your work......Jonna Ditto / Denton, Texas / oct 1996


Go Beyond

.......Congratulations!!!!! Your work is very interesting, I like it, really.......

Jose Luis Carreres / Spain / July 2006


Blue Tango

.......Hi Ruud I don't know if you read this, but I ordered a copy of Blue Tango to perform with my friend, 

I would just like to say it's very well made and my friends can't get enough of it. Well Done!

Brian Pinkston / Washington, D.C / jan 2007


......My co teacher, Mark Maynor, and I performed your Blue Tango last year on our recital 

this past February, and we reallyenjoyed it.....Kristen Shiner Mcguire / NY / aug 2007


Little Love Song

...It's a lovely piece, and I know I will play more of your music in the future....Mell D. Csicsila / USA / dec 2002


Capriccio Cristallino

....The Capriccio is a lovely piece and really not that difficult to learn....Daniella Ganeva /London / oct 2002


Capriccio Claunesco

.....Ruud Wiener gehoert seit langem zu den Komponisten, die Klangmoeglichkeiten  einer Marimba sehr gut 

zu verstehen wissen und somit bringt er im "Capriccio Claunesco" die F - Marimba sehr schoen zum klingen....

Katarzyna Mycka / Germany / febr 2003


Audrey

.......Hello Mr. Wiener,

I once performed a piece of music of yours called "Audrey". This was the most beautiful  vibe piece I ever

performed. It also was the last piece that I ever performed, on Vibes. I have since found a great love in the

marimba. Again thanks for the great memories.....Dan Pancaldi / Montreal, Que. / febr 1999


Elementary Marimba Pieces vol. 1

.....En vandaag merkte ik dat dat allereerste boekje geweldig is voor mijn basiscursus met

eersteklassers die noten leren lezen.......Edith Habraken / Switzerland / april 2006


Five Marimba Pieces for Anaïs

.... As a  marimba teacher for elementary through high school students at The Rivers School Conservatory in

Weston Massachusetts near Boston , I am grateful for your teaching materials, as well as for the pieces which you

composed for your daughter.

I have a wonderful student  who is playing your 5 pieces for Anais. She plans to perform

these in her senior recital and may also perform them in our Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young.....

Sarah Tenney / Weston - Massachusetts / january 2011


.......In de voorbereiding voor slagwerkexamens heb ik ook gebruik gemaakt van

jouw nieuwe marimbapieces. Ze klinken goed en zijn uitstekend geschikt om

de viermallettechniek te ontwikkelen......Michael Mordant / the Netherlands / oct 1998


Winter Joy

I am very proud to tell you that my two students, Ina and Max performed your nice <Winter Joy> in the church

here in Enköping yesterday. They did a great job and received lot′s of response from the audience.

Tomorrow and wednesday we have to more concerts....

Merry christmas and a happy new year from..........Stefan Palmfjord / Sweden / dec 2010


about concerts, clinics and workshops...


....When I think now about improvisation from now on, your fearless and fun adventure 

with Francesca will come to mind.....Ted Piltzecker / USA / aug 2009


......the experience of playing with you gave me a lot of courage to keep exploring improvisation.i really have to give thanks

to you. it is not common that a percussionist comes from another country and invites a student to play with him.

I really enjoyed the concert. the pieces were beautyful and that moment i will always remember because I played with my heart.

Mario Semiglia / Montevideo, Uruguay / july 2009


Everybody here is impressed about you! Congratulations! ......Jesus Reyes / Xalapa,Mexico/ nov 2008


It was a long time ago (1987)since I attended your class in "Casa Boscolino", Locarno, Switzerland.

Thanks again for your hospitality during thislong weekend. I was very surprised with the warm atmosphere

and the nice view from your house, and all the other guys from all accross Europe....Bjarne Svaneberg/Taby,Sweden / oct 2008


Hi dear Mr.Ruud Wiener,

it was a great pleasure to meet you in Fermo!!

You know ..i grow up with your compositions, and all the students at the conservatory study on your books...

So for me it was great! All the best. My best regards. Paolo Cimmino / Italy / sept 2008


I especially enjoyed your music and really enjoyed playing with you in Buenos Aires.......

Tom Teasley / Washington DC / july 2008


Was an honour to meet you last week. Was totally inspired by your playing and clinic and you have

definitely altered my approach to music. Know that all those who came to the clinic felt the same

and it was of real value to the festival......Jason Huxtable / Birmingham, UK / july 2008


....it was great to meet you in Argentina and I hope we can meet again. Thanks for all your help and

support through the festival! We had a great time! I really enjoyed your concert and compositions /

/ improvisations!....... Tim Palmer / Birmingham, UK / july 2008



The concerts were great, you are really one of the most unique musicians I have come across.

I hope we can play together again soon.....Michael Waldrop / Cheney / Washington / nov 2007


.....Dein workshop war Weltklasse.....und zwar fuer alle.....Lehrer und Studenten. Thanks.....

Stefan Schwarzenberger / Austria / june 2001


....My name is Alan Stewart and I recently competed at the 2007 Days of Percussion in Italy. I had a

great experience there and I want to thank you personally for your hospitality during my stay. You

were very engaging and informative as a performer and clinician.

It was an absolute pleasure to play for you on the final concert and to have the opportunity to sit

down with you to talk about music.

Best Wishes to you and I hope to work with you in the future.

Sincerely, ALAN L. STEWART / USA / sept 2007



Miscellaneous...

.... Every year I stop by your booth, tempted by great CDs and music......

Shawn MacLaren / USA / October 2004


...Un affettuoso saluto da un tuo vecchio amico che sempre si emoziona quando suona la tua musica.

Giordano Rebecchi /Italia / October 2009



and some funny things...

.....Nothing sounds like the vibes. Never did and never will.....Hope you speak american.

P.S. Ruad Winer; you look like me when I was in my thirtys about twenty five years ago.

You'll always have your hands as long as you practice. I'm glad there is some vibe playing

in the Swiss Alps man. P.W. or call me Mr. W. thanx Ruud.......Philip W. (vibraharp lover}

Philip W. /Hollywood, California / july 1996

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