Frommel - Piano Sonatas 4-7 | Grand Piano GP640

Frommel - Piano Sonatas 4-7


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Label: Grand Piano

Cat No: GP640

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 26th February 2016



Gerhard Frommel (1906-1984) regarded his piano sonatas as a miniature compendium of his entire output, reflecting a fundamentally Romantic approach melded with Stravinskian vitality. The Sixth Sonata’s poised profundity, inventiveness and structural perfection gives it a place as one of the best in its genre, its serene transparency lying between the powerfully heroic Fifth Sonata and the crystalline quality of the Seventh; a summation of expression in a work that Frommel was conscious would be his last.

As a twelve-year-old Tatjana Blome won first prize in the Steinway Competition and a year later gave her first evening recital. In 1995 she made her debut in the Berlin Philharmonie with Brahms’s Piano Concerto no.1. She studied with Josef-Matthias Blome, Renate Kretschmar-Fischer, Heidrun Holtmann, Aribert Reimann and Gerhard Oppitz. Her career has brought performances throughout Europe, with recitals in Austria, France, Slovenia, Portugal and Russia and appearances as a soloist with various orchestras. Tatjana Blome has recorded over fifty works for labels including Deutsche Grammophon, EDA and Grand Piano.

'[…] I found one thing after another to marvel at and delight in. … [Tatjana Blome] plays with admirable clarity, authority, and vivacity, and is captured in Grand Piano’s clear, strong, and immediate sonics. Listeners wanting to hear more by Frommel might… hope for a second volume of the piano sonatas' – American Record Guide

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