SoRyang plays Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann & Brahms | Gramola 99179

SoRyang plays Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann & Brahms


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Label: Gramola

Cat No: 99179

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 12th October 2018



Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms – Korean-born pianist SoRyang features the who’s who of the Romantic period of classical music on her latest recording by the title “piano”. SoRyang, who at the age of 16 found a new home in Austria, begins by laying out Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no.8 in C minor op.13, the popular “Pathetique”, which clearly illustrates the path from the Classical to the Romantic, which is reached with the “Wanderer Fantasia” in C major op.15, D 760 by Franz Schubert. Being one of his most accomplished and technically demanding works, Schubert is cited with “the devil should play this thing”. A little intermezzo is given with the “Romanze” in F major, part of the Piano Pieces op.118 by Johannes Brahms, before SoRyang presents the monumental Sonata no.3 in F minor op.14 (2nd revision of 1853) by Robert Schumann – a work that he initially described as “Concerto Without Orchestra for the Pianoforte”.

SoRyang began playing the piano as a 5-year-old child and was awarded frequently at a national level already at the age of 11. At the age of 16 years she left her hometown Seoul / Korea and graduated in piano studies in the master class of Professor Detlef Kraus at the Folkwang Musikhochschule in Essen with a degree as a concert pianist. Afterwards, SoRyang went to Vienna for her postgraduate studies. She graduated as a Master of Arts at the University for Music and Performing Arts.

Since then SoRyang plays piano recitals worldwide. Her concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York, at the Großer Musikvereinssaal (Golden Hall) in Vienna and at the Wiener Konzerthaus especially attracted attention.

With her idea to present classical piano music to a wide audience at historic sites of major European cities, she has become known far beyond her new home Austria.

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