HARRISON BIRTWISTLE (b.1934): Lied for Piano and Cello (Till Fellner [piano], Adrian Brendel [cello]), JOHN HARBISON (b.1938): Piano Sonata No. 2 (Robert Levin), KRZYSZTOF MEYER (b.1943): Souvenir de Sanssouci for Player Piano, STEFFEN SCHLEIERMACHER (b.1960): Gerharnischt! for 2 Synchronised Player Pianos, WOLFGANG RIHM (b.1952): Klavierstück No. 5 "Tombeau" (Bernhard Wambach), ELLIOTT CARTER (b.1908): Intermittences (Peter Serkin), TATIANA KOMAROVA (b.1968): Theme and 7 Variations (Lars Vogt), ALEXANDER ROSENBLATT (b.1956): Paganini Variations (Nikolai Tokarev).
Catalogue Number: 06J094
Description: The above listing of contemporary piano music from Germany, England, Russia, Poland and the U.S. totals 84 minutes. The remaining 143 minutes of music on this series of live recordings from the 2006 Ruhr Piano Festival consist of standard rep: a whole disc of Mozart (although it does include Hummel's transcription for piano, flute, violin and cello of the Piano Concerto No. 26), and then Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Franck and Rachmaninov. Other pianists include Siegfried Mauser, Giuseppe Andaloro, Sun-Wook Kim, Vladmir Kharin.