Album info



Label: Groenland Records

Genre: Soundtrack

Subgenre: Film

Artist: Leonard Küßner & Slovak National Symphony Orchestra

Composer: Leonard Kuessner

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  • 1An die Sonne03:15
  • 2Sonnenuhren01:51
  • 3Universum04:40
  • 4Snowfiels02:53
  • 5Forest04:09
  • 6America02:23
  • 7Barjac04:26
  • 8Castle02:30
  • 9Tunnel02:21
  • 10Venice03:38
  • 11Generations02:01
  • 12An die Sonne (Reprise)01:40
  • 13Anselm03:05
  • Total Runtime38:52

Info for Anselm (Original Soundtrack)

The soundtrack for Wim Wenders' Anselm, composed by Leonard Küßner.

"In Anselm, Wim Wenders creates a portrait of Anselm Kiefer, one of the most innovative and important painters and sculptors of our time. Shot in 3D and 6K-resolution, the film presents a cinematic experience of the artist’s work which explores human existence and the cyclical nature of history, inspired by literature, poetry, philosophy, science, mythology and religion. For over two years, Wenders traced Kiefer’s path from his native Germany to his current home in France, connecting the stages of his life to the essential places of his career that spans more than five decades.

Leonard Küßner is an award-winning German composer who has written for film, theatre and concert halls. He composed music for the highly acclaimed documentary Dear Future Children (2021) by Franz Böhm and scored the first-ever full- length documentary on world-class ballet dancer Friedemann Vogel (2020) by Katja Trautwein. He collaborated with Israeli choreographer Smadar Goshen on projects for Theaterhaus Stuttgart/ZDF/3sat (The Dying Swans Project, 2022) and Württembergischer Kunstverein (Hoomans, 2021). His compositions for chamber orchestra and two voices “Einsamkeit” and “Andante for alto saxophone and piano” were featured on German broadcast SWR2. His orchestral music to L’Aria del Moscerino and ST. Android by Lukas von Berg both premiered at Cannes Film Festival. He was nominated for the German Film Music Award (2018) and for Best Music Score in a Documentary at the film festival of the Max Ophüls Prize (2021)."

Leonard Küßner
is a German composer for film, theater and concert hall, best known for his work on Wim Wenders “Anselm” and Franz Böhms “Dear Future Children”.

After his basic training in percussion and piano, and after many years of working in various orchestras and ensembles, he studied composition with a focus on film music at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg.

This was followed by composition commissions for film scores, interdisciplinary performance formats and the world’s first Dolby Atmos radio play “Das Duett”. The documentary film “Um uns die Welt” (director: Hanna Fischer), for which Küßner composed the film music, won the German Business Film Award in 2017.

In 2018, Küßner celebrated his international premiere at the 71st Cannes Film Festival and was also nominated for the “German Film Music Award”.

In the same year, his stage music for E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “Der Goldne Topf”, adapted and directed by Anna Frick, premiered at the Theater Freiburg, which was performed over two seasons.

Further followed the work as orchestrator and arranger for the animated film “Der kleine Drache Kokosnuss – Auf in den Dschungel!” (2018, directed by Anthony Power), which continued in 2019 for the film “Dragon Rider” (2020, directed by Tomer Eshed), the animated film adaptation based on the novel by Cornelia Funke.

For the feature film “Traumfabrik” (2019, director: Martin Schreier), Küßner worked in a team with Philipp Noll and Peter Gromer from the beginning of 2019.

For the Katja Trautweins documentary (SWR, 3sat) “Friedemann Vogel – Verkörperung des Tanzes” (2020) Küßner composed the film music, which was also released as a soundtrack album.

This was followed in 2020 by another collaboration with Philipp Noll for the Otto cinema film “Catweazle”, which was released in 2021.

He wrote stage music for Victor Klemperer’s diaries from the period 1934 – 1945, as well as the four-movement poem setting “Einsamkeit” after Paul Celan for orchestra and two voices, which was recorded on CD under his direction.

In 2020/2021 Küßner, together with Hannes Bieber, composed and produced the film music for the multi-award-winning documentary “Dear Future Children”, which was released in cinemas in Germany, Great Britain, Austria and Canada. For this score, he won “Best Filmmusic” at NaturVision Festival, shared with Hannes Bieber.

This was followed by recordings of film music and symphonic works with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, the Slovak Sinfonietta Orchestra, the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra as well as recordings with tenor Daniel Kluge (Hamburg State Opera), René Pape (Berlin State Opera) and collaborations with sopranos Samantha Gaul (Opera Leipzig), Katharina Ruckgaber (Freiburg Theater), Birita Poulsen, Fanny Soyer (Royal Danish Opera) and mezzo-soprano Marie Seidler.

On November 12, 2021, the CD “Die Fremde” with Küßner’s composition “Andante for alto saxophone and piano” (alto saxophone: Hannah Koob, piano: Martien Maas) was released worldwide by the Dutch label 7 Mountain Records.

Leonard Küßner is also a guest lecturer at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg on the subjects of “Orchestral programming” and “Orchestral production”.

This album contains no booklet.

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