Aldilà Records
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  • ARCD 025Gülsin Onay, José Serebrier, Bilkent Symphony OrchestraErkin & Khachaturian – Piano Concertos-48:512021

    Turkish master pianist Gülsin Onay, who has already recorded the two piano concertos by her mentor Saygun for cpo, presents a most revealing confrontation of two masterworks from Turkey and Armenia: the compact 4-movement Piano Concerto from 1942 by Ulvi Cemal Erkin (1906-72) in a decisively Turkish style, and Aram Khachaturian’s famous 1936 Piano Concerto with its enchanting Armenian flavour. The Bilkent Symphony Orchestra is led by José Serebrier, one of the few great old conductors of our time and an unsurpassed master of orchestral balance and natural shaping of melodic cantability.

      Number: ARCD 025
      Artist(s): Gülsin Onay, José Serebrier, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
      Album Name: Erkin & Khachaturian – Piano Concertos
      Composer(s): -
      Total Time: 48:51
      Release Year: 2021

      Piano: Gülsin Onay
      Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
      Conductor: José Serebrier
      Recorded at: Bilkent Concert Hall, Bilkent University, Ankara, 10-14 January 2011
      Engineer, recording producer: Günter Appenheimer
      Final editing, mixing & mastering: Eckhard Steiger
      Executive producer: Christoph Schlüren
      CD released by kind permission of Bilkent University Music Faculty, 2021
      Design: Daily Dialogue (Maximilian Schachtner, Malin Schoenberg, Oliver Schwamkrug, Mario Naegele)

      • Ulvi Cemal Erkin (1906–72)
        Piano Concerto (1942)

        (first commercial recording)

        • 9:45 Allegro
        • 5:46 Andante
        • 2:25 Scherzo
        • 4:47 Andante – Allegro
      • Aram Khachaturian (1903–78)
        Piano Concerto in D-flat (1936)

        • 14:43 Allegro ma non troppo e maestoso – Allegro vivace – Tempo primo
        • 9:45 Andante con anima
        • 9:45 Allegro brillante
    • ARCD 022Andrea VivanetRussian Album - Andrea Vivanet-76:162021

      After his fabulous Szymanowski album for Naxos, Italian pianist Andrea Vivanet recorded this album of Russian pieces between tradition and classical modernity in Tiflis. The album opens with Sergey Taneyev’s breakneck Prelude and Fugue (his late and only piano work from 1910). It is followed by four miniature cycles by the great Rimsky-Korsakov pupil Nikolai Tcherepnin in première recordings: 6 Préludes Op. 17 and 5 Morceaux Op. 18 (1900-01), and the folksong-based ‚Primitifs‘ from 1926 that are more modern in their whole attitude. The album’s second half consists of Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes Op. 34 from 1933. Played with irresistible verve and charme, this is an indispensible gem for all the lovers of romantic and early-20th-century piano music.

        Number: ARCD 022
        Artist(s): Andrea Vivanet
        Album Name: Russian Album - Andrea Vivanet
        Composer(s): -
        Total Time: 76:16
        Release Year: 2021

        Studio Live Recording, Grand Hall of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire (Georgia), 25 March 2021

        Sound Engineer: Paul Kvatchadze
        Final Mastering: Andreas Ziegler (AFZ Musikproduktion)
        Booklet Notes: Martin Blaumeiser
        Executive Producer: Christoph Schlüren
        Photo Andrea Vivanet: Lika Baindurshvili
        Sponsored by THE TCHEREPNIN SOCIETY

        Aldilà Records ARCD 022 (Gramola 98022)

        • Sergey Taneyev (1856-1915)
          Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp minor Op. 29 (1910)

          • 3:14 Prelude. Andante
          • 4:01 Fugue. Allegro vivace e con fuoco
        • Nikolai Tcherepnin (1873-1945)
          Six Préludes Op. 17 (1900)
          (world première recording)

          • 1:38 Moderato pensieroso
          • 2:25 Andante con moto. Capriccioso
          • 2:02 Molto sostenuto (Quasi andante)
          • 1:51 Moderato con moto
          • 2:36 Andantino
          • 1:21 Allegro non troppo. Agitato
        • Nikolai Tcherepnin
          Cinq Morceaux O. 18 (1901)
          (world première recording)

          • 3:10 Mélodie. Moderato assai
          • 3:04 Improvisation. Andantino tranquillo
          • 2:25 Prélude. Molto adagio
          • 1:50 Humorèsque. Allegretto ma tranquillo
          • 4:03 Modo religioso. Andante sostenuto
        • Nikolai Tcherepnin
          Primitifs. 12 Adaptions d’anciennes mélodies russes (1810/1926)*

          • 0:36 Moderato con moto
          • 1:43 Andantino piacevole… pensieroso
          • 0:38 Allegretto marcato
          • 0:43 Andantino rubato quasi Allegretto piacevole
          • 0:51 Moderato scherzando
          • 0:56 Andantino
          • 0:44 Allegro risoluto, leggiero
          • 1:12 Molto moderato, quasi andantino
          • 1:15 Allegro risoluto
          • 1:49 Andantino
          • 1:27 Andante
          • 0:38 Presto
        • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75)
          24 Preludes Op. 34 (1933)

          • 1:42 Moderato
          • 0:47 Allegretto
          • 1:28 Andante
          • 2:17 Moderato
          • 0:29 Allegro vivace
          • 1:16 Allegretto
          • 1:02 Andante
          • 0:56 Allegretto
          • 0:42 Presto
          • 1:42 Moderato non troppo
          • 0:44 Allegretto
          • 1:06 Allegro no troppo
          • 0:58 Moderato
          • 2:05 Adagio
          • 0:53 Allegretto
          • 1:04 Andantino
          • 1:27 Largo
          • 0:47 Allegretto
          • 1:43 Andantino
          • 0:42 Allegretto furioso
          • 0:48 Allegretto poco moderato
          • 2:16 Adagio
          • 1:12 Moderato
          • 1:15 Allegretto
      • ARCD 021Gunter Herbig"Wherever I Go..." – Gunter Herbig plays Arvo Pärt on E Guitar-46:342021

        With his transcriptions of music by Arvo Pärt, Gunter Herbig offers the direct continuation of his spiritual journey on the electric guitar that began with his enthusiastically acclaimed Gurdjieff transcriptions. The music of Arvo Pärt is reduced to the aerial purity of the subtly amplified instrument that gives it a weightlessly floating quality with seemingly endless space in seemingly eternal time dimensions. This unorthodox spiritual journey finally leads into the magical region of Arvo Pärt’s most transcribed work ’Fratres’, an inward-oriented hymn on the common origin, destiny, and future of mankind.

          Number: ARCD 021
          Artist(s): Gunter Herbig
          Album Name: "Wherever I Go..." – Gunter Herbig plays Arvo Pärt on E Guitar
          Composer(s): -
          Total Time: 46:34
          Release Year: 2021

          Transcribed for the guitar by Gunter Herbig
          Guitar: Gretsch White Falcon
          Amp: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III
          Produced/sound/editing by Dick Le Fort
          24bit/96kHz
          Recorded in April 2020 at the Music Production Company in Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand

          • Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

            • 8:59 My Heart's in the Highlands
            • 4:27 Für Alina
            • 3:49 Most Holy Mother of God
            • 7:15 Magnificat
            • 5:03 Da pacem Domine
            • 4:04 Psalom
            • 7:02 Pari Intervallo (prepared guitar)
            • 3:58 Solfeggio
            • 4:29 Für Alina (prepared guitar)
            • 11:23 Fratres
        • ARCD 018Gunter HerbigTristorosa - Gunter Herbig plays Villa-Lobos on E Guitar-55:412020

          Gunter Herbig, Brazilian-German guitarist living in New Zealand, is well-known for his benchmark-setting performances of New Zealand guitar music by Lilburn and Farquhar for the Naxos label. His Gurdjieff transcriptions for electric guitar ’ex oriente’ on BIS Records achieved legendary status and are considered by specialists and music-lovers all over the world as superior to any of the many recordings for piano. He extended his electric guitar discovery journey with a most exemplary cross-sectional expedition of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ guitar music that leads to its final culmination in the famous Aria from ’Bachianas brasileiras’ No. 5 sung one octave lower than the original by the great samba singeress Alda Rezende. This album, and particularly the final ’Aria’, is destined to achieve cult status.

            Number: ARCD 018
            Artist(s): Gunter Herbig
            Album Name: Tristorosa - Gunter Herbig plays Villa-Lobos on E Guitar
            Composer(s): -
            Total Time: 55:41
            Release Year: 2020

            Recorded January/February 2019
            at The Music Production Company in Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand
            96 kHz/24 bit
            Producer and sound engineer: Dick Le Fort
            Microphones: AKG C4000B
            Guitar: Gretsch 'White Falcon' G7593 tuned at 432Hz
            Amp: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
            Design: Daily Dialogue (Maximilian Schachtner, Malin Schoenberg, Oliver Schwamkrug, Stella Klump)

              • 6:16 Tristorosa (arr. G. Herbig)
            • Cinq Preludes

              • 4:31 Prelude No. 1
              • 3:01 Prelude No. 2
              • 6:16 Prelude No. 3
              • 3:20 Prelude No. 4
              • 4:22 Prelude No. 5
            • Suite Popular Brasileira

              • 2:57 Mazurka Choro
              • 4:05 Schottische Choro
              • 4:43 Valsa Choro
              • 5:33 Gavotta Choro
              • 5:20 Choros No. 1
            • (with Alda Rezende, vocal)

              • 5:17 Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5Aria*
          • ARCD 016Rolf Schulte, Jeffrey Swann, David Levine, Heinz DeinzerThe Violin in Stravinsky’s Life - Rolf Schulte-94:142021

            Rolf Schulte, German violin virtuoso living in New York, is a household name in contemporary music circles. His recordings oft he violin concertos by Schoenberg and Stravinsky are held in high esteem among connaisseurs but he is a master violinist in classical and romantic repertoire as well. ’The Violin in Stravinsky’s Life’ offers Schulte’s complete Stravinsky recordings for West German Radio (WDR) in Cologne (1976–79). Apart from Stravinsky’s original trio version of his ’Histoire du soldat’ with clarinetist Hans Deinzer this album presents an exemplary of Stravinsky’s music for violin and piano, in original versions as well as in well-known contemporary arrangements: Suite italienne, Divertimento, Duo concertant, and pieces from ’Firebird’ and ’Nightingale’, with pianists Jeffrey Swann and David Levine.

              Number: ARCD 016
              Artist(s): Rolf Schulte, Jeffrey Swann, David Levine, Heinz Deinzer
              Album Name: The Violin in Stravinsky’s Life - Rolf Schulte
              Composer(s): -
              Total Time: 94:14
              Release Year: 2021

              All recordings made at WDR Funkhaus Köln, Saal 2
              4 November 1976:
              Executive producer: Anne-Margret Neumann; recording producer: Leopold von Knobelsdorff; sound engineer: Dieter Frobeen
              29 October 1979:
              Executive producer: Schubert; recording engineer: Andreas Priemer
              31 October 1979:E
              Executive producer: Schubert; recording producer: Fleck; sound engineer: Andreas Beutner
              5 November 1979:
              Executive producer: Schubert; recording producer: Becker; sound engineer: Dieter Frobeen

              Piano: Jeffrey Swann
              Piano: David Levine
              Clarinet: Hans Deinzer
              Design: Daily Dialogue (Maximilian Schachtner, Malin Schoenberg, Oliver Schwamkrug)

              • CD 1

                Suite italienne

                • 2:19 Introduzione
                • 2:45 Serenata
              • Duo concertant (1931–32)

                (Rolf Schulte & Jeffrey Swann, 29 October 1979)
                Suite italienne (transcr. from Pulcinella Suite by I.S. & Samuel Dushkin)(1919–22/1933)

                • 3:00 Cantilène
                • 2:11 EglogueI
                • 3:33 Eglogue II
                • 4:20 Gigue
                • 3:24 Dithyrambe
              • (Rolf Schulte & David Levine, 4 November 1976)
                3 Pieces from the ballet ’The Firebird’ (arr. I.S. & Samuel Dushkin)(1909–10/1933)

                • 2:19 Introduzione. Allegro moderato
                • 2:45 Serenata. Larghetto
                • 2:11 Tarantella. Vivace
                • 3:42 Gavotta con due variazioni.
                • 1:26 Scherzino. Presto alla breve
                • 4:30 Minuetto e Finale. Moderato – Molto vivace
              • (Rolf Schulte & Jeffrey Swann, 31 October 1979)
                Trio Suite from ’L’Histoire du soldat’(1918/19)

                • 2:59 Scherzo
                • 6:50 Prélude & Ronde des Princesses. Khorovode
                • 3:20 Berceuse
              • (Hans Deinzer, Clarinet, Rolf Schulte & Jeffrey Swann, 5 November 1979)

                • 1:36 Marche du Soldat
                • 2:36 Le Violon du Soldat (Scène du Soldat au ruisseau
                • 2:51 Petit Concert
                • 6:21 Tango – Valse – Ragtime
                • 1:21 Dance du Diable
              • CD 2

                Divertimento after the allegorical ballet ’Le Baiser de la fée’ (The Fairy’s Kiss)

                • 5:15 Sinfonia. Andante – Allegro sostenuto –Andante - Vivace
                • 6:10 Danses suisses. Tempo giusto
                • 3:04 Scherzo. Allegretto grazioso – Doppio movimento – Tempo I
                • 6:21 Pas de deux. Adagio – Variation. Allegretto grazioso – Coda. Presto
              • (Rolf Schulte & Jeffrey Swann, 31 October 1979)
                2 Pieces from the opera ’Le Rossignol‘ (arr. I.S. & Samuel Dushkin (1909-14/1932)

                • 7:40 Airs du Rossignol
                • 3:30 Marche Chinois
            • ARCD 015Pi-hsien ChenVingt Régards sur l'Enfant-Jésus - Olivier Messiaen played by Pi-hsien Chen-87:452021

              Pi-hsien Chen, iconic performer of contemporary piano music by Boulez, Barraqué, Stockhausen and Cage as well as of Scarlatti, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, is documented live in concert in a 2005 recital with Olivier Messiaen’s large-scale masterwork ’Ving regards sur l’enfant-Jésus’, released for the first time on a double-cd in collaboration with WDR Cologne (West German Radio). A living icon of modernity performs an immortal icon of modernity.

                Number: ARCD 015
                Artist(s): Pi-hsien Chen
                Album Name: Vingt Régards sur l'Enfant-Jésus - Olivier Messiaen played by Pi-hsien Chen
                Composer(s): -
                Total Time: 87:45
                Release Year: 2021

                Recorded live in concert, St. Cäcilien, Köln, 4. Juli 2005
                Executive Producer: Werner Wittersheim
                Recording Producer: Sebastian Stein
                Recording Engineer: Ingret Koch
                Mastering. Karin Karbach
                Design: Daily Dialogue (Maximilian Schachtner, Malin Schoenberg, Oliver Schwamkrug)

                • CD 1

                  Olivier Messiaen (1908–92)
                  Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus (1944)

                  • 7:20 Regard du Père: Extrêmement lent. Mystérieux, avec amour
                  • 3:08 Regard de l’étoile: Modéré
                  • 3:17 L’échange: Bien modéré
                  • 5:45 Regard de la Vierge: Bien modéré
                  • 6:38 Regard du Fils sur le Fils: Très lent
                  • 11:21 Par Lui tout a été fait: Modéré, presque vif
                  • 4:19 Regard de la Croix: Bien modéré
                  • 2:51 Regard des hauteurs: Vif
                  • 2:44 Regard du temps: Modéré
                  • 9:39 Regard de l’Esprit de joie: Presque vif
                  • 8:29 Première communion de la Vierge: Très lent
                • CD 2

                  Olivier Messiaen (1908–92)
                  Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus (1944)

                  • 3:14 La parole toute puissante: Un peu vif
                  • 4:09 Noël: Très vif, joyeux
                  • 5:34 Regard des Anges: Très vif
                  • 13:25 Le baiser de l’Enfant-Jésus: Très lent, calme
                  • 3:36 Regard des prophètes, des bergers et des Mages: Modéré
                  • 5:29 Regard du silence: Très modéré
                  • 6:58 Regard de l’Onction terrible: Modéré
                  • 10:09 Je dors, mais mon cœur veille: Lent
                  • 14:14 Regard de l’Eglise d’amour: Presque vif
              • ARCD 014Trio MontserratGerman Counterpoint - Trio Montserrat-70:152021

                In close collaboration with Christoph Schlüren, Catalan Trio Montserrat (Joel Bardolet, violin; Miquel Córdoba, viola, Bruno Hurtado, cello) ascends the Mount Everest of string trio literature: Heinz Schubert’s extremely demanding, highly dramatic, symphonically built Chamber Sonata, flanked by the multifaceted, elegantly elaborated, late-romantic Trio Sonata in seven movements by Paul Büttner and Reinhard Schwarz-Schiling’s translucent late string trio. The program opens with three fugues from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, arranged for string trio and with slow introductions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Paul Büttner (1870-1943) and Heinz Schubert (1908-45) are world première recordings.

                Number: ARCD 014
                Artist(s): Trio Montserrat
                Album Name: German Counterpoint - Trio Montserrat
                Composer(s): -
                Total Time: 70:15
                Release Year: 2021

                Studio Live Recording
                Neutraubling, Cap à pie Studio, 12 August 2020
                Artistic vision & structural preparation: Christoph Schlüren
                Recording Engineer & Mastering: Andreas Ziegler, TyxArt
                Producer: Christoph Schlüren
                Design: Daily Dialogue (Maximilian Schachtner, Malin Schoenberg, Oliver Schwamkrug, Stella Klump)

                • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91)/Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
                  3 Fugen aus Bachs Wohltemperierten Klavier, von Mozart für Streichtrio arrangiert und mit langsamen Einleitungen versehen (KV 404a, 1782)

                  • 8:32 Adagio – Fuga. Allegro moderato (BWV 853)
                  • 6:09 Adagio – Fuga. Allegro (BWV 583)
                  • 5:38 Adagio – Fuga. Vivace (BWV 882)
                • Paul Büttner (1870–1943)
                  Triosonate für Streichtrio [Kanons mit Umkehrungen im doppelten Kontrapunkt der Duodezime (ca. 1930)]

                  • 2:05 Grave – Allegro
                  • 2:18 Andante grazioso
                  • 3:48 Adagio sostenuto
                  • 0:39 Vivace
                  • 3:13 Andante cantabile
                  • 1:30 Largo
                  • 2:43 Finale. Presto – Coda più animato
                • Heinz Schubert (1908-45)
                  Kammersonate für Streichtrio (1934/37)

                  • 7:14 Un poco maestoso e sostenuto – Poco adagio – Tempo primo – Un poco allegro – Più sostenuto – Più largo
                  • 5:49 Chaconne [„Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein…“]. Adagio – Molto sostenuto – Allargando –
                  • 8:09 Fuga. Allegro, ma un poco tenuto – Sempre più animando e crescendo – Poco ritenuto – Sostenuto – Allegro – Sempre molto vivace e leggiero – Accelerando e crescendo molto – Largo tenuto – Allargando al fine
                • Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling (1904–85)
                  Streichtrio (1983)

                  • 5:56 Rhapsodie
                  • 4:15 Notturno. Larghetto con intimo espressione
              • AHCD 013Joseph Keilberth, Agnes Giebel, Anton HeillerJoseph Keilberth & Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra-138:282022

                Joseph Keilberth (1908-68) was one of Germany’s leading conductors of the 20th century. Particularly singers considered him the finest maestro of them all. He had a great sense for counterpoint and transparent structures and a strong affinity to German music of the late Romantic and expressionist era such as Reger, Pfitzner, Berg, Hindemith, or early Schoenberg. Keilberth was a regular guest conductor of Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra (today’s WDR-SO), and this album presents a selection of Cologne radio recordings 1955-67 of contemporary masters. Heinrich Kaminski’s Concerto grosso (1921-23) was considered as the most complex and difficult multi-polyphonic composition of its time, which is followed by the filigree textures of the 1935 Partita by his pupil Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling. Karl Höller’s Fugue for strings (1948) and his Passacaglia and Fugue after Frescobaldi (1939) are masterworks of post-Regerian opulence between impressionism and neo-classicism. Hindemith was Keilberth’s favorite among his contemporaries and is represented here by his 6 orchestrated Songs from Rilke’s ’Das Marienleben’ with magnificent soprano Agnes Giebel and his late Organ Concerto with its dedicatee Anton Heiller as soloist.

                  Number: AHCD 013
                  Artist(s): Joseph Keilberth, Agnes Giebel, Anton Heiller
                  Album Name: Joseph Keilberth & Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
                  Composer(s): -
                  Total Time: 138:28
                  Release Year: 2022

                  First commercial releases; the works by Kaminski and Höller are available for the first time

                  Recording Producer: Hans-Georg Daehn
                  Executive Producer: Karl Koch
                  Licensed in 2021 from WDR Cologne

                  • CD 1

                    Heinrich Kaminski (1886-1946)
                    Concerto grosso for double orchestra with piano (1921-23)
                    (Cologne, live recording, 17 September 1956)

                    • 6:43 Broad with great expression – attacca:
                    • 12:15 Allegro – attacca:
                    • 12:46 Fuga
                  • Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling (1904-85)

                    Partita for Orchestra (1935)

                    (Concertino: Theo Giesen, violin; Paul Schröer, viola; Alwin Bauer, cello; Cologne, live recording, 30 October 1961)

                    • 9:23 Entrata – Allegro (non troppo mosso) – Very slowly pacing crotchets – Allegro – Allegro molto
                    • 4:04 Dance. Grazioso (calm half measures)
                    • 7:45 Canzona. Broad, solemn – Quasi andante – Broad, solemn – attacca:
                    • 9:36 Rondo. Poco largo – Allegretto giocoso – Allegro – Grave (Adagio) – Poco allegro – Allegro
                  • CD 2

                    Karl Höller (1907-87)

                    (Cologne, studio recording, 7 October 1955)

                    • 19:26 Passacaglia and Fugue after Frescobaldi Op. 25 (1938-39)
                  • Karl Höller (Cologne, live recording, 22 May 1964)

                    (Cologne, live recording, 22 May 1964)

                    • 9:28 Fugue for string orchestra (1948)
                  • Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
                    Six Songs from Rilke’s ‚Das Marienleben‘ for soprano and orchestra (1939/59)
                    (Agnes Giebel, soprano; Cologne, studio recording, 8 December 1967)

                    • 3:06 The Birth of Mary. Lightly swaying crotchets
                    • 2:00 Joseph’s Suspicion. Lively half notes
                    • 4:05 The Birth of Christ. Broad – Lightly moving – Calmly moving – Broad
                    • 3:41 Rest on the Flight to Egypt. Rather lively crotchets – Calmly moving
                    • 4:37 Before the Passion. Very slow
                    • 3:21 About Mary’s Death. Moving forward – A bit calmer – Moving forward
                  • Paul Hindemith

                    Concerto for Organ and Orchestra (1962)
                    (Anton Heiller, organ; Cologne, studio, 23 October 1964)

                    • 4:16 Crescendo. Moderato maestoso
                    • 5:54 Allegro assai
                    • 5:23 Canzonetta in triads, and two Ritornelli. Moderato
                    • 10:40 Phantasy on Veni Creator Spiritus. Allegro moderato – Allegro energico – Solo Cadenza – Arioso, moderato e dolce – Largamente (non troppo)
                • ARCD 011Beth LevinHammerklavier Live - Beth Levin-72:212020

                  Beth Levin counts among the world’s most monumental pianists of our time. Her live in concert recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations and last three sonatas are legendary. Her second album for Aldilà Records presents a live concert from Festival Baltimore 2019, comprising Handel’s Suite in D minor, Anders Eliasson’s Carosello, and – in an unsurmounted performance – Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata. "You may agree with it or not. No one plays Beethoven like Beth Levin." (Christoph Schlüren, 2013)

                  Number: ARCD 011
                  Artist(s): Beth Levin
                  Album Name: Hammerklavier Live - Beth Levin
                  Composer(s): -
                  Total Time: 72:21
                  Release Year: 2020

                  Recorded at Festival Baltimore, Linehan Concert Hall, University of Maryland, 29 June 2019
                  Recording Engineer: Alan Wonneberger
                  Recording Producer: Peter Karl
                  Executive Producer: Christoph Schlüren
                  Design: Daily Dialogue (Maximilian Schachtner, Malin Schoenberg, Raphael Wicki)

                  • Recorded Live in Concert 2019
                    Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1750)

                    Third Suite for Piano in D minor (from ’8 Suites de Pièces pour le Clavecin’, HWV 428, first collection, 1720)

                    • 01:09 Präludium. Presto
                    • 03:05 Allegro
                    • 01:59 Allemande
                    • 01:47 Courante
                    • 05:16 Air with 5 Variations
                    • 02:44 Presto
                  • Anders Eliasson (1947–2013)
                    Carosello (Disegno No. 3 for Piano) (2005)

                    • 09:44 Carosello (Disegno No. 3 for Piano) (2005)
                  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
                    Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 ’Hammerklavier’ (1817–18)

                    • 12:04 Allegro
                    • 03:11 Scherzo. Assai vivace
                    • 17:10 Adagio sostenuto. Appassionato e con molto sentimento
                    • 14:11 Largo – Allegro risoluto
                • ARCD 010Violeta VicciMirror Images - Violeta Vicci-60:522021

                  The young London-based, Catalan-Swiss violinist and multi-instrumentalist Violeta Vicci performs a uniquely versatile recital of solo works for violin, viola, and soprano. The program’s backbone are Bach’s Partita in E and Ysaÿe’s 2nd Sonata for solo violin. Ragnar Söderlind’s early, magically melancholic Elegy for violin solo, Jean-Louis Florentz’s orientally melismatic Vocalise, and Imogen Holst’s folkloristic Suite for viola solo are world première recordings. Violeta Vicci links these compositions with improvised transitions, combining voice and string artistry, partly in overdub technique, embracing a large scale of stylistic devices.

                  Number: ARCD 010
                  Artist(s): Violeta Vicci
                  Album Name: Mirror Images - Violeta Vicci
                  Composer(s): -
                  Total Time: 60:52
                  Release Year: 2021

                  Recorded at Space Mountain Studios, Spain, 7-12th November 2018
                  Recording engineer, editing, mixing, mastering: Jon Alexander
                  Aldilà Executive Producer: Christoph Schlüren
                  Artwork cover image: Alexandra Barreña
                  Photography: Sandra Crilo
                  Booklet Text: Violeta Vicci
                  Corrections: Helen Glaisher-Hernández
                  German and Spanish translations: Christoph Schlüren, Javier Barreña
                  Design: Daily Dialogue ( Maximilian Schachtner, Malin Schönberg, Raphael Wicki, Oliver Schwamkrug)

                  • Ragnar Söderlind (b. 1945)
                    *World premiere recording

                    • 03:50 Elegia II Op. 6B for Solo Violin “Adagio e rubato” (1966) *
                  • Violeta Vicci (b.1986)

                    • 00:49 Improvisation I
                  • J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
                    Partita III in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006 (ca. 1720)

                    • 03.54 Prélude’
                    • 02.05 ‘Loure’
                    • 03.14 ‘Gavotte en rondeau’
                    • 01.20 ‘Menuet 1’
                    • 00.52 ‘Menuet 2’
                    • 00.50 ‘Bourrée’
                    • 00.57 ‘Gigue’
                  • Violeta Vicci

                    • 02:02 Improvisation II
                  • Imogen Holst (1907–84)
                    Suite for Solo Viola (1930) *
                    *World premiere recording

                    • 02:47 ‘Prelude “Quasi lento”’
                    • 02:19 ‘Cinquepace “Vivace – Poco meno mosso – Tempo primo”’
                    • 02:19 Sarabande “Andante, molto cantabile”’
                    • 01:52 ‘Gigue “Presto”’
                  • Violeta Vicci

                    • 02:00 Improvisation III
                  • Jean-Louis Florentz (1947-2004)
                    *World premiere recording

                    • 04:33 Vocalise “Ad libitum, lointain, mystérieux” (1985) *
                  • Violeta Vicci

                    • 03:26 Improvisation IV
                    • 01:36 Improvisation V
                  • Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
                    Sonata in A Minor Op. 27, No. 2 “A Jacques Thibaud” (1923)

                    • 02:40 ‘Obsession – Prelude “Poco vivace”’
                    • 03:01 ‘Malinconia “Poco lento, con sordino”’
                    • 05:01 ‘Danse des ombres “Sarabande, Lento”’
                    • 03:37 ‘Les furies “Allegro furioso”’
                  • Violeta Vicci

                    • 02:49 Improvisation VI
                  • J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
                    Suite No. 5 in C Minor for Solo Cello, BWV 1011 (1717 - 1723)

                    • 03:01 IV. ‘Sarabande’
                • ARCD 009Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Christoph SchlürenDie Kunst der Fuge – Triple Completion-138:392020

                  A unique combination of the complete fugues from Johann Sebastian Bach’s ’Art of the Fugue’ with three completions of the unfinished final fugue by Donald Francis Tovey, Karl Hermann Pillney and Kalevi Aho and two B-A-C-H interludes by Robert Schumann and Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling. Performed by the Salzburg Chamber Soloists in pure string orchestra polyphony, conducted by the leading counterpoint exegete Christoph Schlüren.

                  Number: ARCD 009
                  Artist(s): Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Christoph Schlüren
                  Album Name: Die Kunst der Fuge – Triple Completion
                  Composer(s): -
                  Total Time: 138:39
                  Release Year: 2020

                  Including 3 completions of the unfinished final fugue by Tovey, Pillney and Aho linked by 2 B-A-C-H Fugues by Robert Schumann and Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling

                  Salzburg Chamber Soloists
                  Dir. Christoph Schlüren

                  Cover Sculpture: Fritz Klein (civil name: Gottfried Klein, 1924-83): ’Der Horchende’ (’The Listener’, mid-1950s; fruitwood around lead sheet, eyes carved and framed with lead)

                  Live Recording: Odeïon, Waldorf Campus, Salzburg, 25 October 2019 (Original Sound, Original Dynamics)
                  Sound Engineer (Analogue Equipment): Johannes Brüning
                  Digital Transfer: Thomas Wersche
                  Producer: Christoph Schlüren
                  Design: Daily Dialogue (Max Schachtner, Malin Schoenberg)

                  • CD 1

                    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
                    Die Kunst der Fuge (1742/50)

                    • 3:54 Contrapunctus Ia 4 voci
                    • 4:18 Contrapunctus II a 4 voci
                    • 3:41 Contrapunctus IIIa 4 voci
                    • 4:18 Contrapunctus Va 4 voci
                    • 5:38 Contrapunctus VI a 4 voci in Stylo Francese
                    • 4:25 Contrapunctus VII a 4 voci per Augment e Diminut
                    • 5:57 Contrapunctus VIII a 3voci
                    • 2:37 Contrapunctus IXa 4 voci alla Duodecima
                    • 4:25 Contrapunctus Xa 4 voci alla Decima
                    • 6:48 Contrapunctus XIa 4 voci
                    • 12:58 Contrapunctus XIVa 4 voci, Fuga a 3 soggetti, unfinished
                    • 3:42 Choral ‚Vor deinen Thron tret‘ ich hiermit‘
                  • CD 2

                    Die Kunst der Fuge(1742/50) with completions of the final fugue

                    • 02:39 Contrapunctus XIIa 4 voci (Mirror Fugue)–Rectus
                    • 02:31 Contrapunctus XIIa 4 voci (Mirror Fugue)–Inversus
                    • 19:41 Contrapunctus XIVa 4 voci, Fuga a 4 soggetti, completed by Karl Hermann Pillney (1937/74)
                    • 04:56 Robert Schumann (1810-56) Orgelfuge über den Namen Bach in g-moll op. 60/3a 4 voci, transcr. by Dan Turcanu (1845/2019)
                    • 17:52 J.S. Bach, Kunst der Fuge Contrapunctus XIVa 4 voci, Fuga a 4 soggetti, completed by Donald Francis Tovey (1931)
                    • 3:55 Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling (1904-85) Studie über B-A-C-H a 3 voci (1985)
                    • 18:08 J.S. Bach, Kunst der Fuge Contrapunctus XIVa 4 voci, Fuga a 4 soggetti, completed by Kalevi Aho (2012)
                • ARCD 008Pi-hsien ChenSchubert Grandes Sonates - Pi-hsien Chen-221:222018

                  Taiwanese master pianist Pi-hsien Chen is a household name in the circles of Avantgarde music. Her recordings of the 3 Sonatas by Pierre Boulez, of Stockhausen’s and Cage’s piano music are considered as peak performances by most commentators. She is also a very renowned performer of Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart and Beethoven. Here she presents four of the last five sonatas by Franz Schubert that are described by Georg Albrecht Eckle as ”grandes sonates” in the highly sophisticated liner notes where he also explains why the final sonata in B-flat is not counted as a ”grande sonate”. Pi-hsien Chen’s fundamentally unsentimental but deeply lyrical Schubert style is unique in its own right.

                    Number: ARCD 008
                    Artist(s): Pi-hsien Chen
                    Album Name: Schubert Grandes Sonates - Pi-hsien Chen
                    Composer(s): -
                    Total Time: 221:22
                    Release Year: 2018

                    Pi-hsien Chen, Piano
                    Recorded in Altenbach, June 2016 & October 2017
                    Sound Engineer: Jakob Haendel
                    Piano Technician: Hans Giese (Steinway D 1984)
                    Liner Notes: Georg Albrecht Eckle
                    Cover Painting: Christoph Gesing
                    Artwork: Daily Dialogue (Malin Schoenberg)

                    Aldilà Records ARCD 008, 2018 (Gramola 98008)

                    • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

                      CD 1

                      Sonata in E-flat D 568 (1817)

                      • 9:44 Allegro moderato
                      • 6:14 Andante molto
                      • 4:36 Menuett. Allegretto
                      • 10:31 Allegro moderato
                    • Sonata in A minor D 845 (1825)

                      • 12:35 Moderato
                      • 12:11 Andante poco mosso
                      • 8:32 Scherzo. Allegro vivace – Trio. Un poco più lento – Scherzo da capo
                      • 6:05 Rondo. Allegro vivace
                    • CD 2

                      Sonata in D D 850 (1825)

                      • 8:57 Allegro vivace
                      • 11:27 Con moto
                      • 10:18 Scherzo. Allegro vivace
                      • 8:43 Rondo. Allegro moderato
                    • Sonata in G D 894 (1826)

                      • 17:50 Molto moderato e cantabile
                      • 7:40 Andante
                      • 4:50 Menuett. Allegro moderato
                      • 8:30 Allegretto
                    • CD 3

                      Sonata in C minor D 958 (1828)

                      • 10:55 Allegro
                      • 6:59 Adagio
                      • 3:25 Menuett. Allegro
                      • 10:12 Allegro
                    • Sonata in A D 959 (1828)

                      • 16:24 I Allegro
                      • 7:35 II Andantino
                      • 5:02 III Scherzo. Allegro vivace – Trio. Un poco più lento – Scherzo da capo
                      • 12:09 Rondo. Allegretto
                  • ARCD 007Hugo SchulerGoldberg+ - Hugo Schuler-156:092015

                    Argentinian pianist Hugo Schuler, a renowned expert in the polyphonic art of Johann Sebastian Bach, presents on his debut double album a two-part project: First, he combines some preludes and fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier with 20th century masterworks by the great South German renewer of counterpoint Heinrich Kaminski and his late pupil Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling in world première recordings. The album concludes with a towering performance of the Goldberg Variations.

                    Number: ARCD 007
                    Artist(s): Hugo Schuler
                    Album Name: Goldberg+ - Hugo Schuler
                    Composer(s): -
                    Total Time: 156:09
                    Release Year: 2015

                    Recorded in March 2013 in Vicenza, Centro Studi Ludwig Stein
                    Producer: Christoph Schlüren
                    Engineers: Ladislav Krajcovic & Jan Machut
                    Piano Tuner: Tiziano Ferrari (Fazioli)
                    Liner Notes: Hugo Schuler & Christoph Schlüren
                    Photo: Maximilian Rossner
                    Artwork: Daily Dialogue (Malin Schoenberg)

                    Aldilà Records ARCD 007, 2017 (Gramola 98007)

                    • CD 1

                      Johann Jacob Froberger (1616-67)

                      • 3:16 Toccata in G FbWV 103
                    • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

                      • 11:54 Prelude & Fugue in B-flat minor from ’Wohltemperiertes Klavier, Buch I‘
                    • Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling (1904-85)

                      • 05:25 Preludio cantando e Fuga (1985) (world première recording)
                    • Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling

                      • 3:41 Studie über B-A-C-H (world première recording)
                    • Johann Sebastian Bach

                      • 11:18 Prelude & Fugue in E-flat minor from ’Wohltemperiertes Klavier, Buch I’
                    • Heinrich Kaminski (1886-1946)

                      • 10:20 Prelude & Fugue in F minor from ‚Klavierbuch III‘ (1935) (world première recording)
                    • Heinrich Kaminski

                      • 09:30 Prelude & Sarabande in D minor from ‚Klavierbuch III‘ (1935) (world première recording)
                    • Johann Sebastian Bach

                      • 08:00 Prelude & Fugue in G-sharp minor from ’Wohltemperiertes Klavier, Buch II’
                    • Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling
                      Piano Sonata (1968)

                      • 05:36 Vivace – Allegro molto vivace – Presto
                      • 04:26 Larghetto cantabile – [attacca]
                      • 3:49 Vivace – Allegro molto – Calmo – Presto – Vivace (world première recording)
                    • CD 2

                      Johann Sebastian Bach

                      • 78:32 Aria with Variations BWV 988 (Goldberg Variations, 1741)
                  • ARCD 006Lucas BrunnertGateway into the Beyond - Lucas Brunnert-79:472020

                    Born in Beethoven’s home town Bonn, Lucas Brunnert presents a through-composed violin solo recital centered around two well-known sonatas by Bach and Hindemith. Includes world première recordings of: the large, highly elaborate, free-tonal sonata by Eduard Erdmann, the famous Baltic-German pianist and symphonist; the tragically melancholic war-fantasia by Heinz Schubert; and the densely built, sonorous prelude by Edmund von Borck (Schubert and Borck fell in Second World War). Lucas Brunnert plays with total structural understanding and absolute command of his instrument.

                    Number: ARCD 006
                    Artist(s): Lucas Brunnert
                    Album Name: Gateway into the Beyond - Lucas Brunnert
                    Composer(s): -
                    Total Time: 79:47
                    Release Year: 2020

                    A German Album for Violin Solo
                    Recorded in Schloss Laudon, Hadersdorf, Wien-Penzing, 17 & 18 December 2014
                    Engineers: Ladislav Krajcovic, Jan Matus
                    Producer: Christoph Schlüren
                    Photography: Maximilian Rossner
                    Design: Daily Dialogue (Maximilian Schachtner, Malin Schoenberg, Raphael Wicki)

                    • Eduard Erdmann (1896-1958)
                      Sonate für Violine allein op. 12 (1920-21)

                      • 10:45 Ruhig –Tempo rubato
                      • 05:27 Scherzo – Trio. Einfach wie eine Volksweise – Scherzo da capo
                      • 03:11 Langsam
                      • 04:06 Lebendig
                    • Edmund von Borck (1906–44)
                      Präludium für Violine solo op. 11 Nr. 2 (1935)

                      • 03:24 Andante sostenuto
                    • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
                      2. Sonate für Violine solo a-moll BWV 1003 (1720)

                      • 04:00 Grave
                      • 09:16 Fuga
                      • 05:14 Andante
                      • 06:26 Allegro
                    • Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
                      Sonate für Violine solo op. 31 Nr. 2 (1924)

                      • 2'40 Leicht bewegte Viertel
                      • 3'55 Ruhig bewegte Achtel
                      • 1'55 Gemächliche Viertel (pizzicato)
                      • 545 Fünf Variationen über das Lied ‚Komm, lieber Mai‘ von Mozart
                    • Heinz Schubert (1908–45)
                      Phantasie für Geige allein (1943)

                      • 06:25 Præludium. Appassionato
                      • 06:25 Toccata. Allegro giusto e tenuto, rubato – Vivace assai – Tempo di preludio – Allargando al largo
                  • ARCD 005Beth LevinInward Voice - Beth Levin-73:302015

                    1838 – 1973 - 1828

                    Studio Live Recording

                    Having listened to her phenomenal live recording of Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas, Christoph Schlüren asked legendary Brooklyn-based pianist Beth Levin to record a first album for Aldilà Records in Vienna. Levin, who was taught by masters such as Marian Filar, Rudolf Serkin, and Leonard Shure, responded with a riveting program confronting Schumann’s ’Kreisleriana’ and Schubert’s late Sonata in C minor D 958. Between these towering architectures she inserted Anders Eliasson’s ’Versione’, a dramatic little piece of improvisatory attitude and inscrutably organic coherence, and herewith started her series of Eliasson recordings.

                      Number: ARCD 005
                      Artist(s): Beth Levin
                      Album Name: Inward Voice - Beth Levin
                      Composer(s): -
                      Total Time: 73:30
                      Release Year: 2015

                      rec. Wien-Hietzing (Vienna), Wiener Militärpfarre/Ehrensaal der Österreichischen Streitkräfte (Hall of Honours of the Austrian Armed Forces), Bösendorfer Grand Piano 225 (1984), 7 October 2014

                      Producer: Christoph Schlüren
                      Engineers: Ladislav Krajcovic, Jan Machut
                      Piano Tuner: Christoph Bartl
                      Photography: Maximilian Rossner
                      Artwork: Paul Ole Ballhaus

                      • Robert Schumann (1810-56)

                        • 32:38 Kreisleriana. Fantasien op. 16
                      • Anders Eliasson (1947-2013)

                        • 06:54 Versione per pianoforte (1973) (world première recording)
                      • Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)
                        Sonate c-moll D 958 (1828)

                        • 08:52 Allegro
                        • 12:37 Adagio
                        • 03:10 Menuett. Allegro
                        • 10:17 Allegro
                    • ARCD 004Symphonia Momentum, Rebekka Hartmann, Christoph SchlürenSymphonia Momentum - Declamatory Counterpoint -78:552014

                      In memoriam Anders Eliasson


                      Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling’s String Symphony after his only string quartet in F minor from 1932 is the main work in this versatile string orchestra program. The 40-minute work in three movements is a timeless continuation of the advanced counterpoint from Bach via late Beethoven and Bruckner to his teacher Heinrich Kaminski. Conducted by Christoph Schlüren, other highlights include (in live recordings) Arvo Pärt’s visionary ’Orient & Occident’, the world première performance of Peter Michael Hamel’s memorial piece ’Ulisono’, and Rebekka Hartmann’s phenomenal performance of Anders Eliasson’s ’In medias’ for violin solo.

                      Number: ARCD 004
                      Artist(s): Symphonia Momentum, Rebekka Hartmann, Christoph Schlüren
                      Album Name: Symphonia Momentum - Declamatory Counterpoint
                      Composer(s): -
                      Total Time: 78:55
                      Release Year: 2014

                      rec. Berlin, Großer Sendesaal Rundfunkhaus Nalepastraße, 21-22 November 2010 (Live in Concert: 20 November)

                      Producer: Christoph Schlüren
                      Sound Engineer: Jindrich Maßner
                      Photography: Maximilian Rossner
                      Artwork: Paul Ole Ballhaus

                      • Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling (1904-85)
                        Symphony for Strings (String Quartet) in F minor (1932)

                        • 13:09 Introduktion & Fuge
                        • 14:34 Adagio
                        • 12:56 Finale
                      • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)
                        1st movement from String Quartet in C K 465 ‚Dissonance’ (1785)

                        • 9:00 Adagio - Allegro (live recording)
                      • Peter Michael Hamel (b. 1947)

                        • 7:24 ‚Ulisono’ for 14 solo strings in memoriam Ulrich Stranz (2010) (Helmut Nicolai, viola solo) (world première recording) (live recording)
                      • Anders Eliasson (1947-2013)

                        • 6:54 ‚In medias’ for violin solo (1971) (Rebekka Hartmann, violin) (world première recording
                      • Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

                        • 8:13 Orient & Occident (2000) (live recording)
                      • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

                        • 6:45 ‚Cavatina’ from String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 130 (1825) (live recording)
                    • AHCD 003Sergio FiorentinoSergio Fiorentino - Live in Concert on Érard-134:302012

                      For Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, his colleague Sergio Fiorentino (1927-98) was ”il solo altro pianista”, and Horowitz and Lonquich are among his famous admirers. Thanks to Ernst Lumpe, the great enabler of Sergio Fiorentino’s late second career, we got these tapes of a recital Fiorentino played in Münster in 1994, including Bach’s 5th French Suite, Franck’s ’Prélude, Aria et Final’ and Schubert final Sonata in B-flat, as well as encores by Chopin, Schubert, and the ’Rosenkavalierwalzer’ by Strauss/Singer. The straight-strung ’exhibition grand’ Érard from around 1880 is of particularly striking effect in Franck’s music that sounds more natural than on any later instrument. The second CD ends with a 1955 BBC studio live recording of Rachmaninoff’s 4th Piano Concerto from Edinburgh that was later erased by the BBC but was rediscovered by Ernst Lumpe who prepared this stunning document for its first release. This is the first album in the ’Aldilà Historic’ series.

                        Number: AHCD 003
                        Artist(s): Sergio Fiorentino
                        Album Name: Sergio Fiorentino - Live in Concert on Érard
                        Composer(s): -
                        Total Time: 134:30
                        Release Year: 2012

                        CD 1 + CD 2

                        Münster/Westfalen, Erbdrostenhof, 20 June 1994
                        Recording: Ernst Lumpe

                        Sergey Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

                        Sergio Fiorentino (Pf)
                        BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, dir. Ian Whyte
                        BBC Studio Live Performance
                        Edinburgh, BBC Hall, 22 June 1965
                        (provided by Ernst Lumpe; original tape has been erased by the BBC)
                        Digital Remastering: Jindrich Maßner

                        • CD 1

                          Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
                          Französische Suite Nr. 5 G-Dur BWV 815

                          • 3:08 Allemande
                          • 1:36 Courante
                          • 6:02 Sarabande
                          • 1:11 Gavotte
                          • 1:23 Bourrée
                          • 3:50 Loure
                          • 3:44 Gigue
                        • César Franck (1822-90)
                          Prélude, Aria et Final

                          • 11:52 Prélude
                          • 8:32 Aria. Lento
                          • 8:36 Final
                        • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

                          • 4:48 Impromptu Es-Dur op. 90 Nr. 2
                        • CD 2

                          Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
                          Sonate B-Dur D 960

                          • 15:58 Molto moderato
                          • 10:16 Andante sostenuto
                          • 4:22 Scherzo. Allegro vivace con delicatezza
                          • 9:06 Allegro, ma non troppo
                        • Frédéric Chopin (1810-49)

                          • 4:50 Valse Es-Dur op. 18
                          • 3:15 Valse cis-moll op. 64 Nr. 2
                        • Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

                          • 6:14 Rosenkavalierswalzer (arr. Otto Singer / S. Fiorentino)
                        • Sergey Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
                          Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 40

                          • 9:48 Allegro vivace – Moderato – Tempo primo
                          • 9:26 Largo
                          • 09:02 Allegro vivace – A tempo meno mosso – Tempo primo
                      • ARCD 002Ottavia Maria MaceratiniUntitled - Ottavia Maria Maceratini-66:222012

                        Ottavia Maria Maceratini’s second album ’Untitled’ combines three main works by Robert Schumann with two French bird-interludes: Rameau’s timeless ’Rappel des oiseaux’ and Ravel’s mysterious ’Oiseaux tristes’ with its underlying valse-metre. In Schumann’s G-minor Sonata Ottavia Maria Maceratini offers a ride on knife’s edge without losing the clear structure and form. The Symphonic Etudes with their highly contrasting variations are tied together in a truely symphonic development, and the final ’Faschingsschwank in Wien’ takes no prisoners. Legendary Munich critic Beate Kayer compared these performances with Clara Haskil, and the unorthodox album was nominated for the ICMA awards.

                          Number: ARCD 002
                          Artist(s): Ottavia Maria Maceratini
                          Album Name: Untitled - Ottavia Maria Maceratini
                          Composer(s): -
                          Total Time: 66:22
                          Release Year: 2012

                          Recorded München, Musikhochschule, Großer Saal, 20 May 2012
                          Sound engineer: Jindrich Maßner / Producer: Christoph Schlüren
                          Photos: Maximilian Rossner / Artwork: Alexis Zurflüh

                          • Robert Schumann (1810-56)
                            Klaviersonate g-moll op. 22 (1830-37)

                            • 4:36 So rasch wie möglich – Schneller – Noch schneller
                            • 5:12 Andantino. Getragen
                            • 1:27 Scherzo. Sehr rasch und markiert
                            • 5:03 Rondo. Presto – Prestissimo – Immer schneller und schneller
                          • Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

                            • 3:31 Le rappel des oiseaux (from ‚Pièces de clavecin’, 2ème livre, 1724)
                          • Robert Schumann
                            Études Symphoniques op. 13 (1833/52)

                            • 1:28 Thema. Andante
                            • 1:15 Var. I Un poco più vivo
                            • 2:31 Var. II Marcato il canto
                            • 1:14 Var. III Vivace
                            • 1:00 Var. IV
                            • 1:28 Var. V
                            • 0:53 Var. VI Agitato
                            • 1:10 Var. VII Allegro molto
                            • 2:20 Var. VIII Sempre marcatissimo
                            • 0:38 Var. IX Presto possibile
                            • 1:19 Var. X Con energia sempre
                            • 2:12 Var. XI Con espressione
                            • 6:09 Finale. Allegro brillante
                          • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

                            • 4:32 Oiseaux tristes (from ‚Miroirs’, 1904-05)
                          • Robert Schumann
                            Faschingsschwank aus Wien. Fantasiebilder op. 26 (1839)

                            • 8:02 Allegro. Sehr lebhaft
                            • 2:27 Romanze. Ziemlich langsam
                            • 2:07 Scherzino
                            • 1:53 Intermezzo. Mit größter Energie
                            • 3:51 Finale. Höchst lebhaft
                        • ARCD 001Ottavia Maria MaceratiniOne Cut - Ottavia Maria Maceratini-79:392012

                          Ottavia Maria Maceratini received her main pianistic impulses from Eliso Virsaladze and was sustainably supported by Gidon Kremer. With the DSO she gave the German première of John Foulds’ revolutionary piano concerto ’Dynamic Triptych’ in Berlin. Her debut album ’One Cut’, recorded with only one little edit, was the Aldilà Records debut as well. Including the première recording of the expressionist Notturno tempestoso from Heinz Tiessen’s ’Nature Trilogy’, this album is a bold journey through the history of piano music from Domenico Scarlatti, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy to John Foulds’ wildly ornamentic ’April-England’. This album was enthusiastically acclaimed and described as a magnificent bouquet of most beautiful surprises.

                            Number: ARCD 001
                            Artist(s): Ottavia Maria Maceratini
                            Album Name: One Cut - Ottavia Maria Maceratini
                            Composer(s): -
                            Total Time: 79:39
                            Release Year: 2012

                            Recorded Live in München, Musikhochschule, Großer Saal, 29 November 2011
                            Sound Engineer: Jindrich Maßner
                            Producer: Christoph Schlüren
                            Photos & Artwork: Maximilian Rossner

                            • Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

                              • 5:45 Sonata in fa minore L.118/K.466/P.501
                            • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)

                              • 15:29 Nine Variations on a Theme by N. Dezède «Lison dormait» K 264 (1778
                            • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

                              Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 ’Sonata quasi Fantasia’ (”Moonlight”, 1801)

                              • 6:35 Adagio sostenuto
                              • 2:05 Allegretto
                              • 5:11 Presto agitato
                            • Frédéric Chopin (1810-49)

                              • 4:57 Nocturne in B-flat minor Op. 9 No. 1 (1831)
                            • Heinz Tiessen (1887-1971)

                              • 10:50 Notturno tempestoso (final movement from ’Eine Natur-Trilogie‘ Op. 18, 1913) (world première recording)
                            • Robert Schumann (1810-56)

                              • 2:51 ”Träumerei” from ’Kinderscenen’ Op. 15 (1838)
                            • John Foulds (1880-1939)

                              • 7:12 ”April-England” Op. 48 No. 1
                            • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

                              • 5:40 «Clair de lune» from ’Suite bergamasque’ (1890/1905)
                            • Franz Liszt (1811-86)

                              • 8:30 Tarantella from ’Venezia e Napoli’ (Années de Pèlerinage II – Italie, 1859)
                            • Robert Schumann / transcr. Franz Liszt

                              • 3:35 ’Widmung’ (ed. 1849)