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Jens F. Laurson
Ionarts, August 2015

With deft tenacity, humor, and grit, Caroline Weichert does her part to bring Erwin Schulhoff’s piano works to life… © 2015 Ionarts Read complete review



Alan Becker
American Record Guide, November 2013

Weichert’s fine playing is heard in outstanding sound, and the notes add to our appreciation of this music. I definitely will be seeking out the first volume… © 2013 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Steve Arloff
MusicWeb International, August 2013

This is the second disc of Schulhoff’s piano works to appear on the Grand Piano label both played by Caroline Weichert. Her deft touch and sympathetic approach enables the music to weave its spell. I find this refreshing since there remains so much wonderful music to be discovered. We need people like her to help in that process.

This is a fascinating disc of music that is rarely heard and when as lovingly played as it is here deserves a wide listenership. © MusicWeb International Read complete review



Nereffid
Les Introuvables de Nereffid, June 2013

I’m gradually building up a picture of Erwin Schulhoff’s music, and the second volume of piano works…on Grand Piano from Caroline Weichert reveals the influence of jazz and other popular music. An amiable disc, and it sounds well too. Grand Piano seems to have found a good niche for itself. © 2013 Les Introuvables de Nereffid Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, June 2013

Born in Prague in 1894, Erwin Schulhoff perished in a Nazi Second World War concentration camp before he had lived long enough to promote his music. Much of his mature education came from Max Reger before he established a career as a pianist and composer, his works showing him caught between the great German musical traditions and a fascination with the Second Viennese School. There was also the ‘naughty’ music that he delighted performing as a pianist, whilst having a enjoyment in playing the jazz music coming from the States. The present disc, the second of Schulhoff’s complete piano works, covers a large part of is life, the opening five tracks given to light coffee-house style music, including a third piece of pure silence. We come to more serious matters in the Second Piano Sonata created from four relatively short movements and with an element of French influences creeping in. The Two Pieces are from the world of Kurt Weill, while Musik fur Klavier opens as if Anton Webern were doodling, before becoming frenetic in the third one, with the finale akin to atonal Mahler. If you also fancy atonal jazz,  Esquisses de Jazz will greatly please, its six pieces including a Rag, Tango, Charleston and Black Bottom, Caroline Weichert perfectly capturing the mood without moving outside her classical training. The recorded sound is just as outstanding as the previous release, and if you are just coming to Schulhoff, it is that release that makes an ideal starting point. © David’s Review Corner





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