Bruckner: Piano Works / Markovina

Release Date: 8/3/2018
Label: Profil
Catalog Number: HC17054
Composer: Anton Bruckner
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This compilation features compositions, studies and fragments in various arrangements and at various levels of development, pieces that not only represent Bruckner’s course of study but also anticipate his future impact as a symphonist and reformer of musical idiom. So, just as a few pencil strokes outlining the architectural design of a magnificent building may give a more vivid impression than the final realisation of the design, the compositions from the study book may seem more vivid to us than the great symphony. They are a world unto themselves. Bruckner’s piano works (the compositions and sketches from the study book and the published works) occupy, at best, a marginal position in the eyes of the concert world, performers, listeners and organisers. Their rich substance is yet to be duly acknowledged, for these small-scale works are the fascinating building-blocks of great music. The school with which the composer allied himself through his study with connoisseurs of revolutionary musical initiatives (notably Otto Kitzler) has here been embraced by the genius to full effect.
Works on This Recording
1. Lancier-Quadrille by Anton Bruckner
Performer: Ana-Marija Markovina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1850 ; Austria
1. Kitzlers Studienbuch: Excerpts by Anton Bruckner
Performer: Ana-Marija Markovina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
2. Quadrille for Piano 4 hands by Anton Bruckner
Performer: Ana-Marija Markovina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1854 ; Austria
2. Little Pieces (3), WAB 124 by Anton Bruckner
Performer: Ana-Marija Markovina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
3. Klavierstück in E flat major by Anton Bruckner
Performer: Ana-Marija Markovina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1856 ; Linz, Austria
4. Stille Betrachtung an einem Herbstabend by Anton Bruckner
Performer: Ana-Marija Markovina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863 ; Linz, Austria
5. Steiermärker by Anton Bruckner
Performer: Ana-Marija Markovina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1850 ; Austria
6. Fantasie for Piano in G major by Anton Bruckner
Performer: Ana-Marija Markovina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Austria
7. Erinnerung for Piano in A flat major, WAB 117 by Anton Bruckner
Performer: Ana-Marija Markovina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1868 ; Austria
8. Stille Betrachtung an einem Herbstabend by Anton Bruckner
Performer: Ana-Marija Markovina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863 ; Linz, Austria
9. Steiermärker by Anton Bruckner
Performer: Ana-Marija Markovina (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1850 ; Austria
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