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Adolf Jensen (1837-79): Piano Music, Vol. 1 / Erling R. Eriksen, piano

Notes & Reviews:

Now almost entirely forgotten, Adolf Jensen (1837 - 79), one of the major figures of German Romanticism, composed a large corpus of songs and piano music in a language fusing the heritage of Schumann, Chopin and Liszt into an individual style distinguished by its melodic and lyrical appeal. This first in an important, new series of recordings of Jensen's music features Erling R. Eriksen, Prof. of piano in the Dept. of Music and Dance at the Univ. of Stavanger (Norway). The extensive booklet notes are by one of the experts on 19th c. piano music, Rohan Stewart-McDonald.

American Record Guide, November/December 2015
The pianist and acoustics are very good. These are all first recordings, and Toccata plans to release the rest of his piano music. Adrian Ruiz recorded Jensen's Sonata in Fsharp minor for Genesis in the 1970s, and he has III and IV posted on his YouTube channel. It is a world apart from this shallow music, full of fire, counterpoint, and - hang onto your earlobes - actual melodies! The notes, in English, are extensive and have several musical examples.


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