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Alexander Lonquich plays Robert Schumann & Heinz Holliger

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Kreisleriana
>Holliger, Heinz : Partita, for piano
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Schumann is the composer who has almost always been at the true centre of my thoughts” says Heinz Hollinger, and the brilliant performance by Alexander Lonquich illuminates deep connections between the sound-worlds and imaginations of two great composers separated by one and a half centuries. In this remarkable recital, Lonquich offers new insights in his account of the 1838 first edition of Kreisleriana op. 16, and then plunges deep into Hollinger’s contemporary invocation of Schumann, the “radicalized romanticism” of the 1999 piano cycle “Partita”.

Sunday Times
His performances of both works are muscular, vividly coloured and searching.

International Record Review
Lonquich's playing is at one with the thinking of both composers...while the piano sound is on a par with ECM's best...this disc is recommended to all devotees of the ambiguity which informs the Romantic spirit, whatever the era.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditorio Radio Svizzera, Lugano (11/2008).


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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Kreisleriana
  • Performer: Alexander Lonquich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Holliger, Heinz : Partita, for piano
  • Performer: Alexander Lonquich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999