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Liszt: Sonata in B Minor - Schumann: Kinderszenen / Weder

Release Date: 10/20/2017 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 9042042  
Composer:  Franz LisztRobert Schumann
Performer:  Joseph Maurice Weder
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A debut could not contain two greater contrasts: Liszt’s inscrutable Sonata in B minor and Schumann’s enchanting Kinderszenen in performances by the young Swiss pianist Joseph-Maurice Weder. A bold program- since recordings of these two works are not in short supply. Weder nonetheless repeatedly discovers new things in these frequently performed works- with important support from the legendary “Manfred Burki” Steinway concert grand piano of 1901, an instrument with a brilliant treble shining its supernatural light over the profound bass. Even though Joseph-Maurice Weder is not yet thirty years old, he can already look back on a distinguished career. The winner of many prizes, he represented his native Switzerland as the “Swiss Ambassador” Read more in Great Britain in 2013 with concerts at London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall and in Edinburgh, Belfast, and Cardiff. He has also appeared as a guest at Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall and at Vienna’s Musikverein. His MDG debut of course has been produced with high resolution SACD technology, finely balanced and as always in three dimensions- for true-to-life listening pleasure in the home. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Joseph Maurice Weder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Joseph Maurice Weder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 

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