Academies, send your students to suburban music bars, so that they learn how to make music with simple means', Schulhoff said. He tried and succeeded in seizing and giving voice to the spirit of the time, within the forms and structure of classical music, and in a simple and heart touching way. An extraordinary accomplishment, especially when we think how complicated and obscure the language of many modern classical composers can be. That's why I love his music – Caroline Weichert


Erwin Schulhoff was born in Prague in 1894 and showed musical ability from an early age. During his short life Erwin Schulhoff absorbed a wide range of musical styles. His jazz-inspired music occupies a specific period in his output and represents a move away from the iconoclastic stance of his music soon after the First
World War toward an idiom that was contemporary though accessible to a broader audience without as yet needing to be overtly political

The jazz-inspired Partita includes witty takes on the Tango, Foxtrot and Shimmy. Further synthesis comes in the Suite No. 3, written for the left hand alone, which adapts folk and jazz influences in a bracingly novel way, while the Variations and Fugue reveals indebtedness to Debussy, with whom Schulhoff studied.

Partita for piano, WV 63 19:38
1 I. T empo di Fox (01:57)
2 II . Jazz-like (02:00)
3 III . T ango-Rag (02:19)
4 IV. T empo di fox à la Hawaii (01:43)
5 V. Boston (05:15)
6 VI. Tempo di Rag (01:54)
7 VII . Tango (03:31)
8 VIII . Shimmy-Jazz (02:02)

9 SUSI – FOX-SONG, WV 124 03:52

Suite No. 3 for the left hand, WV 80 15:09
10 I. Preludio (03:33)
11 II . A ir ( 03:06)
12 III . Zingara (02:16)
13 IV. I mprovisazione (03:52)
14 V. Finale (02:22)


OP. 10, WV 27 21:15

15 Thema (01:52)
16 Variation 1 (00:40)
17 Variation 2 (00:48)
18 Variation 3 (00:34)
19 Variation 4 (00:43)
20 Variation 5 (02:25)
21 Variation 6 (00:58)
22 Variation 7 (00:51)
23 Variation 8 (00:56)
24 Variation 9 (00:33)
25 Variation 10 (01:16)
26 Variation 11 (00:44)
27 Variation 12 (00:40)
28 Variation 13 (01:13)
29 Variation 14 (01:32)
30 Variation 15 (02:15)
31Finale: Fugue (03:17)



A prize-winner at the Busoni, German Chopin and Schubert competitions, Caroline Weichert went on to secure a double victory at the 'Young Artists' Concerts' competition, organised by the German Musikrat, which was decisive for the development of her career. Caroline Weichert has appeared regularly as a soloist with orchestras such as the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie and the Telekom-Orchester. She also gives numerous recitals and chamber music concerts, showing a particular predilection for repertoires that are less often played. This is attested to by her discography for the Koch/Schwann label, in company with members of the ND R-Sinfonieorchester. She received a Discobole award from the Académie du Disque Français for her recording début featuring works by Shostakovich. Since 1992, she has been a tenured professor at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg.

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