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Erwin Schulhoff: Piano Works, Vol. 1 / Caroline Weichert

Audio Samples

>Schulhoff, Erwin : Partita for piano
>Schulhoff, Erwin : Susi (Fox-Song), for piano, WV 124
>Schulhoff, Erwin : Suite no 3 for piano, left hand, WV.80
>Schulhoff, Erwin : Variations on an original Dorian theme and Fugato,

Album Summary

>Schulhoff, Erwin : Partita for piano
>Schulhoff, Erwin : Susi (Fox-Song), for piano, WV 124
>Schulhoff, Erwin : Suite no 3 for piano, left hand, WV.80
>Schulhoff, Erwin : Variations on an original Dorian theme and Fugato,
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Erwin Schulhoff absorbed a wide range of musical styles. The jazz-inspired Partita includes witty takes on the Tango, Foxtrot and Shimmy. Further synthesis comes in the Suite No. 3 which adapts folk and jazz influences in a bracingly novel way, while the Variations and Fugue reveals indebtedness to Debussy, with whom Schulhoff studied. Caroline Weichert has appeared regularly as a soloist with orchestras such as the Baden-Baden Philharmonic and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. She received a Discobole award from the Académie du Disque Français for her recording début featuring works by Shostakovich in 2007.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
Weichert's technique is good, but her style is detached and sometimes mechanical; it's not idiomatic for Schulhoff. The Suite No. 3 for the Left Hand is quite the piece: interesting, with good themes and textures. It's an excellent study in phrasing and dynamics, and Weichert is at her interpretive best here. The Variations and Fugue has a rich (Dorian) theme and is a very satisfying piece; from 1913, it precedes Schulhoff's forays into jazz and is influenced by Debussy. Here, still, Weichert is crisp and clinical much of the time (Variation 9 is scintillating, at least). The sound is a little nasal - not rich, but not unpleasant. Oddly phrased notes in English and German.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, Germany (03/26/2010-03/30/2010).



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Works Details

>Schulhoff, Erwin : Partita for piano
  • Performer: Caroline Weichert (Piano)
  • Notes: Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, Germany (03/26/2010-03/30/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1922

>Schulhoff, Erwin : Susi (Fox-Song), for piano, WV 124
  • Performer: Caroline Weichert (Piano)
  • Notes: Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, Germany (03/26/2010-03/30/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Schulhoff, Erwin : Suite no 3 for piano, left hand, WV.80
  • Performer: Caroline Weichert (Piano)
  • Notes: Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, Germany (03/26/2010-03/30/2010)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Schulhoff, Erwin : Variations on an original Dorian theme and Fugato,
  • Performer: Caroline Weichert (Piano)
  • Notes: Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, Germany (03/26/2010-03/30/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1913