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Torsten Reitz – com­pos­er and pi­a­nist, Dresden

I en­trust­ed Alex­an­der Plötz with pre­par­ing the fair co­py of the score for my cham­ber op­era Welt Weit Wohn­zim­mer, which proved be­fore long to have been a splen­did de­ci­sion. De­spite hav­ing been com­mis­sion­ed at short no­tice and with the dead­line near at hand, not on­ly did Alex­an­der Plötz ful­fil the com­mis­sion with aston­ish­ing swift­ness and to the high­est stan­dard (and on ve­ry fa­vour­able fi­nan­cial terms, con­sid­er­ing the im­mense amount of work in­volved), in­clud­ing the prep­a­ra­tion of the req­ui­site per­form­ance ma­te­ri­als in an ex­em­pla­ry man­ner. He al­so im­mers­ed him­self in the work to such an ex­tent that he was able to point out to me nu­mer­ous mis­takes with­in my at times bare­ly leg­i­ble man­u­script. Fur­ther­more, he pro­pos­ed apt so­lu­tions to sev­er­al in­stanc­es of no­ta­ti­o­nal in­el­e­gance on my part. With Alex­an­der Plötz, I knew my work to be in good hands at all times, and it would be dif­fi­cult to con­ceive of a more thor­ough and com­pe­tent mu­si­cal type­set­ter. The fact that he was also in­stru­men­tal in stag­ing the pre­mière of an ex­cerpt from this very cham­ber op­era high­lights the man's ex­traor­di­nary com­mit­ment and ver­sa­til­i­ty over and above his work as an edi­tor and typesetter.