Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol.33: For left hand only & Jazz | C-AVI AVI8553439

Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol.33: For left hand only & Jazz

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Cat No: AVI8553439

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Release Date: 11th May 2015

Contents

Works

Brahms, Johannes

Lieder (5), op.49
» no.4 Wiegenlied (arr. Benjamin Moser for left hand only)

Chaplin, Charlie

Modern Times
» Smile

Godowsky, Leopold

Studies on Chopin's Etudes (22), for left hand alone
» no.2 in D flat major (from Etude op.10 no.1)
» no.5 in D flat major (from Etude op.10 no.3)
» no.12 in G flat major (from Etude op.10 no.5)
» no.13 in E flat minor (from Etude op.10 no.6)
» no.22 in C sharp minor (from Etude op.10 no.12)
» no.44 in F minor (from Nouvelle Etude no.1)

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 4 (7), op.47
» no.5 Melancholy (arr. Paul Wittgenstein for left hand only)

Hamelin, Marc-Andre

Etude no.7 in E flat minor after Tchaikovsky, for the left hand alone

Korngold, Erich Wolfgang

Suite for 2 violins, cello and piano left hand, op.23

Liszt, Franz

Lieder (12) von Franz Schubert, S558
» no.3 Du bist die Ruh (arr. Paul Wittgenstein for left hand only)

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream
» Nocturne (arr. Paul Wittgenstein for left hand only)
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 6, op.67
» no.3 in B flat major (arr. Paul Wittgenstein for left hand only)

Monk, Thelonious

Ruby my dear

Moog, Joseph

Etude no.4 'Cherokee' - Tribute to Art Tatum

Scriabin, Alexander

Nocturne in D flat major, op.9 no.2 for the left hand
Prelude in C sharp minor, op.9 no.1 for the left hand

Terrasson, Jacky

Baby Plum
Gouache
Happiness
Little Red Ribbon
Mother
My Church

Artists

Benjamin Moser (piano)
Joseph Moog (piano)
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
Herbert Schuch (piano)
Mirijam Contzen (violin)
Giovanni Guzzo (violin)
Beate Altenburg (cello)
Jacky Terrasson (piano)
WDR Big Band Koln

Works

Brahms, Johannes

Lieder (5), op.49
» no.4 Wiegenlied (arr. Benjamin Moser for left hand only)

Chaplin, Charlie

Modern Times
» Smile

Godowsky, Leopold

Studies on Chopin's Etudes (22), for left hand alone
» no.2 in D flat major (from Etude op.10 no.1)
» no.5 in D flat major (from Etude op.10 no.3)
» no.12 in G flat major (from Etude op.10 no.5)
» no.13 in E flat minor (from Etude op.10 no.6)
» no.22 in C sharp minor (from Etude op.10 no.12)
» no.44 in F minor (from Nouvelle Etude no.1)

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 4 (7), op.47
» no.5 Melancholy (arr. Paul Wittgenstein for left hand only)

Hamelin, Marc-Andre

Etude no.7 in E flat minor after Tchaikovsky, for the left hand alone

Korngold, Erich Wolfgang

Suite for 2 violins, cello and piano left hand, op.23

Liszt, Franz

Lieder (12) von Franz Schubert, S558
» no.3 Du bist die Ruh (arr. Paul Wittgenstein for left hand only)

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream
» Nocturne (arr. Paul Wittgenstein for left hand only)
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 6, op.67
» no.3 in B flat major (arr. Paul Wittgenstein for left hand only)

Monk, Thelonious

Ruby my dear

Moog, Joseph

Etude no.4 'Cherokee' - Tribute to Art Tatum

Scriabin, Alexander

Nocturne in D flat major, op.9 no.2 for the left hand
Prelude in C sharp minor, op.9 no.1 for the left hand

Terrasson, Jacky

Baby Plum
Gouache
Happiness
Little Red Ribbon
Mother
My Church

Artists

Benjamin Moser (piano)
Joseph Moog (piano)
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
Herbert Schuch (piano)
Mirijam Contzen (violin)
Giovanni Guzzo (violin)
Beate Altenburg (cello)
Jacky Terrasson (piano)
WDR Big Band Koln

About

In 2014 the world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the cataclysmic First World War. The Ruhr Piano Festival thus chose to devote one of its annual focuses to a subject which might be considered adventurous, even for our standards: piano repertoire for the left hand alone.

Thousands and thousands of wounded soldiers lost their limbs during the fighting in World War I: among the amputees were musicians such as pianist Paul Wittgenstein. After his release from imprisonment, Wittgenstein commissioned some of the most outstanding composers of his generation to write works for the left hand alone.

As a tribute to that legacy, our boxed set of CDs for the year 2014 is largely devoted to left-hand repertoire.

On CD 1 you can hear two young pianists who are well known to our Festival audience: Benjamin Moser and Joseph Moog. Each gave his début performance at the Festival some years back, and each of them has left a “musical calling card” in at least one of our previous Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr boxed CD sets. Now we can hear Benjamin Moser performing left-hand works by Alexander Scriabin, Leopold Godowsky and Marc-André Hamelin. For his part, Joseph Moog interprets left-hand piano arrangements made by Paul Wittgenstein himself – of works by Grieg, Schubert and Mendelssohn. Furthermore, you can tell that these two young musicians are part of an exciting new generation of performers: each one has enriched the Festival programme with his own original composition for the left hand: Benjamin Moser proposes his arrangement of Brahms’ 'Lullaby', and Joseph Moog weighs in with a 'Tribute to Art Tatum'.

Last not least, you can hear the 2013 laureate of the Ruhr Piano Festival Prize, Marc-André Hamelin, performing four of Godowsky’s Chopin studies.

On CD 2 we present a chamber music work featuring piano left hand. Paul Wittgenstein issued a commission to write such a work to Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The pianist on our recording, Herbert Schuch, has often been invited to perform at the Ruhr Piano Festival. In 2014, along with his chamber music partners Mirijam Contzen, Giovanni Guzzo and Beate Altenburg, he gave an excellent rendition of Korngold’s Suite op.23, which is otherwise seldom heard.

Each year, the Ruhr Piano Festival organizes lectures and commented recitals, in order to provide audiences with useful and interesting knowledge about featured works and our chosen annual focus themes. This time, Mr Levin naturally devotes his lecture to the subject of our annual focus: left-hand piano repertoire. This year, for the first time, we devote CD 3 – our 'bonus CD' – to a JazzLine concert. Here, once more, you can relive highlights from the performance of Jacky Terrasson and the Cologne WDR Big Band conducted by Michael Abene when they appeared at Heinrichshütte Industrial Museum in Hattingen in June 2014.

Contents:
CD 1 Für die linke Hand
[56:58]
Alexander Scriabin
Deux morceaux pour la main gauche op.9 
1. Prélude in cis-Moll
2. Nocturne in Des-Dur
 
Leopold Godowsky
3. Chopin-Etüde No.13 in es-Moll (op.10/6)
4. Chopin-Etüde No.5 in Es-Dur (op.10/3)
 
Marc-André Hamelin
5. Etude No.7 for the left hand (after Tchaikovsky's 'Wiegenlied')
 
Johannes Brahms/Benjamin Moser
6. Wiegenlied für die linke Hand
 
Benjamin Moser (piano)
Wasserschloss Gartrop, Alte Rentei, Hünxe
Live recording: 18 May 2014    

Paul Wittgenstein
Klavierbearbeitungen für die linke Hand 
7. Melancholie (Edvard Grieg)
8. Du bist die Ruh’ (Franz Schubert/Franz Liszt)
9. Lied ohne Worte op.67 No.3 (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy)
10. Notturno No.7 aus: 'Ein Sommernachtstraum' (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy)
Joseph Moog (piano)
Haus Fuhr, Essen-Werden
Live recording: 5 July 2014  
 
Joseph Moog
11. Étude No.4 'Cherokee', Tribute to Art Tatum (für die linke Hand)
Joseph Moog (piano) 
Recorded at Kings Palace, London 2011
 
Leopold Godowsky
Études nur für die linke Hand nach Frédéric Chopin 
12. No.2 in Des-Dur, 2. Fassung der Etüde in C-Dur op.10/1
13. No.12 a in Ges-Dur, 7. Fassung nach der Etüde in Ges-Dur op.10/5
14. No.44 in f-Moll, nach der Nouvelle Étude No.1 in f-Moll op.10/9
15. No.22 in cis-Moll, nach der Etüde in c-Moll op.10/12
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
 
CD 2 Für die linke Hand [70:28]
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Suite für Klavier linke Hand, 2 Violinen und Violoncello op.23 
1. Präludium und Fuge. Kräftig und bestimmt
2. Walzer. Nicht schnell, anmutig
3. Groteske. Möglichst rasch
4. Lied. Schlicht und innig. Nicht zu langsam
5. Rondo – Finale (Variationen). Schnell, heftig
Herbert Schuch (piano), Mirijam Contzen (violin), Giovanni Guzzo (violin), Beate Altenburg (cello) 
Robert-Schumann-Saal, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
Live recording: 04 June 2014

Lecture: Zwischen Wahl und Verhängnis: das Repertoire für Klavier linke Hand
6. Einleitung
7. Spieltechnische Entwicklungen
8. Faktur der Musik – Bach und Haydn
9. Weiterentwicklung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert
10. Paul Wittgenstein
Robert Levin
Haus Fuhr, Essen-Werden
Live recording: 05 July 2014

CD 3 Jazzline [77:46]
Deep Impressions 
1. Jacky Terrasson: Little Red Ribbon
2. Thelonious Monk: Ruby My Dear
3. Jacky Terrasson: My Church
4. Jacky Terrasson: Happiness
5. Charlie Chaplin: Smile
6. Jacky Terrasson: Baby Plum
7. Jacky Terrasson: Mother
8. Jacky Terrasson: Gouache
Jacky Terrasson (piano), WDR Big Band Köln
Michael Abene: Direction, Arrangements
Gebläsehalle, Henrichshütte Hattingen
Live recording: 24 June 2014

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