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Zemlinsky: Piano Music / Avenhaus


Release Date: 06/21/2005 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8557331   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Silke Avenhaus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although the music of Alexander Zemlinsky has found an increasingly wide public during the past quartercentury, it is not on his piano music that his reputation rests. While it features prominently in his formative years, Zemlinsky effectively abandoned the medium at the turn of the twentieth century. The present disc collates all of the published music that Zemlinsky wrote for piano after 1891, revealing a skillful and assured figure who gradually worked free of his influences to become the composer whose mark was to be made in other fields. Although the music of Alexander Zemlinsky has found an increasingly wide public during the past quartercentury, it is not on his piano music that his reputation rests. While it features prominently in his formative years, Zemlinsky effectively abandoned the medium at the turn of the twentieth century. The present disc collates all of the published music that Zemlinsky wrote for piano after 1891, revealing a skillful and assured figure who gradually worked free of his influences to become the composer whose mark was to be made in other fields. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rustic Dances, Op. 1 by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Silke Avenhaus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany 
Length: 14 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany (07/05/2003 - 07/07/2003) 
2.
Albumblatt by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Silke Avenhaus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895 
Venue:  Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany (07/05/2003 - 07/07/2003) 
3.
Fantasies on poems of Richard Dehmel, Op. 9 by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Silke Avenhaus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1909; Austria 
Venue:  Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany (07/05/2003 - 07/07/2003) 
4.
Ballades (4) for Piano by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Silke Avenhaus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892 
Venue:  Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany (07/05/2003 - 07/07/2003) 
5.
Das gläserne Herz: Minuet by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Silke Avenhaus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany (07/05/2003 - 07/07/2003)
Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1900 - 1904). 
6.
Skizze by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Silke Avenhaus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896 
Venue:  Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany (07/05/2003 - 07/07/2003) 
7.
Ein Lichtstrahl by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Silke Avenhaus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; Berlin, Germany 
Venue:  Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany 
Length: 17 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Rathausprunksaal, Landshut, Germany (07/05/2003 - 07/07/2003) 

Sound Samples

Landliche Tanze (Rustic Dances), Op. 1: No. 1 Mit Warme
Landliche Tanze (Rustic Dances), Op. 1: No. 2 Fluchtig
Landliche Tanze (Rustic Dances), Op. 1: No. 3 Traumerisch
Landliche Tanze (Rustic Dances), Op. 1: No. 4 Sehr schnell und leicht
Landliche Tanze (Rustic Dances), Op. 1: No. 5 Hintraumend
Landliche Tanze (Rustic Dances), Op. 1: No. 6 Energisch
Landliche Tanze (Rustic Dances), Op. 1: No. 7 Sehr zart
Landliche Tanze (Rustic Dances), Op. 1: No. 8 Heiter (Walzer-Tempo)
Landliche Tanze (Rustic Dances), Op. 1: No. 9 Landler-Tempo
Landliche Tanze (Rustic Dances), Op. 1: No. 10 Gut betont
Landliche Tanze (Rustic Dances), Op. 1: No. 11 Sehr sanft
Albumblatt (Albumleaf)
Fantasien uber Gedichte von Richard Dehmel (Fantasies after poems by Richard Dehmel), Op. 9: No. 1 Stimme des Abends
Fantasien uber Gedichte von Richard Dehmel (Fantasies after poems by Richard Dehmel), Op. 9: No. 2 Waldseligkeit
Fantasien uber Gedichte von Richard Dehmel (Fantasies after poems by Richard Dehmel), Op. 9: No. 3 Liebe
Fantasien uber Gedichte von Richard Dehmel (Fantasies after poems by Richard Dehmel), Op. 9: No. 4 Kaferlied
4 Balladen (4 Ballades): No. 1 Archibald Douglas
4 Balladen (4 Ballades): No. 2 Der Konig von Thule
4 Balladen (4 Ballades): No. 3 Der Wassermann
4 Balladen (4 Ballades): No. 4 Intermezzo
Das glaserne Herz (The Crystal Heart): Menuett
Skizze (Sketch)
Ein Lichtstrahl (A Ray of Light)

Customer Reviews

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 Delightful Piano Music! March 4, 2012 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "Each time I listen to this album, I find more delight in it. Though the composer did not make his mark in the world through his piano writing, the works contained here are of a high quality and the pianist brings out the best in each piece. A fine value for a modest price!" Report Abuse
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