Partita No. 2 d-Moll
Ciaccona and its references
Philipp Schulze, piano
Music too has
thriller potential. It is with a master sleuth's methods that Gertrud
Schilde has probed the enigmatic and monumental Ciaccona from Johann
Sebastian Bach's Partita in D minor and uncovered spectacular evidence
in the form of a whole series of traditional chorale melodies hidden
away in its intricate compositional design. On this eye-opener of
an album the enterprising violinist teams up with the Northern German
Chamber Choir to present her revealing discoveries.
Carmen made Georges Bizet world famous, but he lived only a few months
to enjoy the overwhelming success of this opera depicting love and
jealousy among hot-blooded Spaniards. A swim in the cold Seine did
him in. Today hardly anybody remembers that Bizet also composed piano
music. To our good fortune, Johann Blanchard's inventory of his rarities
cabinet has yielded more new discoveries that will make the hearts
of music lovers beat faster - while the latest SACD technology will
have the same effect on those of audiophiles.
Piano Trio No.
2 E flat major
cannot get too much of certain good musical things. One of these things
is certainly Franz Schubert's magnificent Piano Trio in E flat major
D. 929, which is one reason why this new recording by the Trio Alba
is very much welcome. The Notturno D. 897 composed at about the same
time as the trio and forming the perfect conclusion to this CD may
have been a discarded slow movement from another trio.
Jochen Kupfer, tenor
Peter Thalheimer, csakan
Helmut Deutsch, piano
Audiomax 903 2019-6
composed throughout his life - even though he really and truly had
many other things to do. After diplomatic missions to Rome, Stockholm,
Brussels, Paris, and St. Petersburg he represented the interests
of the Habsburg monarchy as the Austro-Hungarian ambassador in imperial
Berlin. Bismarck's famous and notorious Alliance of the Three Emperors
bears Széchényi's signature, and he played a significant
role at the Berlin Conference on the Congo. His international experience
is also reflected in his songs, which on this rewarding new release
are now certainly being heard for the first time in very many years.