Haochen Zhang plays Schumann, Liszt, Janacek & Brahms
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Cat No: BIS2238
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 31st March 2017
WorksIntermezzi (3), op.117
Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 in E flat minor, JWVIII/19 'From the Street'
Ballade no.2 in B minor, S171
ArtistsHaochen Zhang (piano)
Recording has been less of a priority for Zhang, and it is only now that he releases his first studio album, recorded at the Reitstadel, the well-known audiophile venue in Neumarkt in Germany. For this recital, Haochen Zhang has devised a programme made up of works that he feels particularly close to. As he writes in his own liner notes, they ‘not only speak to me in a very intimate way, but also connect with one another at a corresponding level of intimacy: as a whole they form a unique musical narrative’. The pieces all share a reflective and introspective quality, albeit reflective in different ways.
Opening the disc is Schumann’s Kinderszenen, described by the composer as ‘reflections of an adult for adults’, whilst in the closing Op. 117 Intermezzi, Brahms also seems to be looking backwards – but with resignation rather than intimate tenderness. Framed by these two, the works by Liszt and Janáček contain overtly dramatic episodes. Contemplative interludes form a recurrent feature of the Ballade, and in ‘Presentiment’, the first movement of Janáček’s Sonata, the dark forebodings seem to rise up from the composer’s own soul.
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