On 13 November, the label Neos Remixed will release the new CD of the GrauSchumacher Piano Duo with Johannes Brahms' Sonata for two pianos, Richard Wagner's Prelude and Isolde's Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde as well as Claude Debussy's Trois Nocturnes. The two pianists, who have just been guests at the SWR Schwetzinger Festspiele with the Brahms Sonata, explain the CD title in an interview:
"Remixed is actually a composition that appears in a new sound garment”. While in the case of Wagner's composition, Max Reger provided for this new garb with his version for two pianos, in Debussy's Nocturnes Maurice Ravel is the creator of the transcription. "This is very exciting, because this altered sonority due to the re-instrumentation brings to light different contents and different structures, different emphases of the musical material," Andreas Grau said in a musical interview on SWR2.
The pianists were guests in Schwetzingen in October with the Brahms Sonata, which was composed, so to speak, as a forerunner piece of the famous Piano Quintet, and itself made from material from a string quintet. The recording of their concert can still be listened to at swr.de.
Remixed Brahms - Wagner - Debussy
Bestellnummer: NEOS 22002
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Six years after its opening, the Konzerthaus Blaibach is confronting the difficult conditions under which concert life currently stands with a diverse musical series of 115 concerts. Through the end of November, Maximilian Hornung, Claire Huangci, Ilya Gringolts, Gabor Vosteen, Mahan Esfahani, das GrauSchumacher Piano Duo und Yeree Suh, among others, will be guests in the Bavarian Forest.
At the end of August, pianist Claire Huangci and soprano Yeree Suh already performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Czerny's version for piano four hands at the opening concert in Blaibach. Maximilian Hornung then travels to the Upper Palatinate for portrait concerts with solo, duo and trio pieces. Both can be heard in Blaibach at the end of September and beginning of October with further concerts.
Under normal conditions, the architecturally and acoustically outstanding Konzerthaus Blaibach can accommodate 200 visitors*. This unique project was initiated by the baritone Thomas E. Bauer and the Kulturwald gGmbH.
12 and 13/9/2020, Maximilian Hornung
29/9/2020, Claire Huangci
3 and 4/9/2020, Maximilian Hornung
29 and 30/10/2020, Ilya Gringolts
31/10 and 1/11/2020, Gabor Vosteen
8/11/2020, Mahan Esfahani
21 and 22/11/2020, Grau Schumacher Piano Duo
28 and 29/11/2020, Yeree Suh