Burkhard Schliessmann plays:
Leopold GODOWSKY: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Waltzes and Themes by Johann
Die Fledermaus; Wienerisch; Ein Künstlerleben
Franz LISZT: Piano Transcriptions of Schubert Songs:
Die Forelle; Auf dem Wasser zu singen; Ständchen nach Skakespeare "Horch,
horch! Die Lerch' im Ätherblau"; Ständchen "Leise flehen
meine Lieder"; Aufenthalt; Der Erlkönig
Burkhard Schliessmann (piano)
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"Schliessmann is the best pianist I know at entering the world and
expressing the awareness of the German romantics." Donald Vroon, American
One of the most exciting young performers of the modern era plays Godowsky
and Liszt this month, albeit with a basis in works by two other great composers.
Franz Liszt's love of Schubert songs led him to transcribe over fifty for piano.
The resulting arrangements are among some of the most difficult pieces for piano,
as well as establishing the transcriptions as an art form in their own right.
This collection includes two of Schubert's most popular songs, Die Forelle and
Erlkönig. Leopold Godowsky also wrote many transcriptions, including those
of Schubert songs, and, like Liszt, was also one of the greatest virtuoso pianists
of his time. His pieces are often technically challenging yet witty and entertaining,
the Symphonic Metamorphoses being a perfect example.
German-born Burkard Schliessmann has received numerous honours for his incisively
intelligent yet intuitive interpretations, with a particular empathy for the
great Romantic composers. He has been favourably compared with such legendary
pianists as Richter and Michelangeli. His first record, intended only as a demo-tape
for the Washington Music Festival, received the 1988 Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik,
while a second album of Brahms won a Grammy Award.
"... His performance of the Liszt Sonata makes clear his extremely
personal approach. Avoiding both the architectural rigor of Pollini and the
sheer intensity of Horowitz, Schliessmann offers an unusually inward account
of the music
The technique is absolutely secure, but there's no razzle-dazzle.
As usual, this interpretative perspective seems to stem from a deeply considered
study of the piece in terms of Liszt's own life..." Fanfare Magazine