Brilliants

CD album cover 'Brilliants' (GEN 24860) with Johannes Obermeier

GEN 24860 EAN: 4260036258608

7.6.2024 18.90 €

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Where do piano music and the noblest of all diamonds meet? Nobility, technical finesse, and the beauty of reflection can only explain a part of our fascination for diamonds – there remains a mystery, an inexplicable depth. It's the same with the musical works that pianist Johannes Obermeier has brought together in his GENUIN album "Brilliants". Schumann's radiant "Carnaval", Ravel's sparkling "Valses nobles et sentimentales", Chopin's and Godowsky's dazzling etudes, and Obermeier's own variations on a Schumann motif are mirrors and reflections of each other. This CD production is part of the Carl Bechstein Special Prize of the ARD Music Competition 2022 – one of numerous awards the young exceptional musician has earned in the past two years. A promising debut album!

Johannes Obermeier Piano

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Where do piano music and the noblest of all diamonds meet? Nobility, technical finesse, and the beauty of reflection can only explain a part of our fascination for diamonds – there remains a mystery, an inexplicable depth. It's the same with the musical works that pianist Johannes Obermeier has brought together in his GENUIN album "Brilliants". Schumann's radiant "Carnaval", Ravel's sparkling "Valses nobles et sentimentales", Chopin's and Godowsky's dazzling etudes, and Obermeier's own variations on a Schumann motif are mirrors and reflections of each other. This CD production is part of the Carl Bechstein Special Prize of the ARD Music Competition 2022 – one of numerous awards the young exceptional musician has earned in the past two years. A promising debut album!

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Tracklist

  1. Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
    Carnaval, Op. 9
    Préambule - Quasi maestoso
  2. Pierrot - Moderato
  3. Arlequin - Vivo
  4. Valse noble - Un poco maestoso
  5. Eusebius - Adagio
  6. Florestan - Passionato
  7. Coquette - Vivo
  8. Réplique - L’istesso tempo
  9. Sphinxes
  10. Papillons - Prestissimo
  11. A.S.C.H. – S.C.H.A (Lettres dansantes) - Presto
  12. Chiarina - Passionato
  13. Chopin - Agitato
  14. Estrella - Con affetto
  15. Reconnaissance - Animato
  16. Pantalon et Colombine - Presto
  17. Valse allemande - Molto vivace
  18. Paganini - Presto
  19. Aveu - Passionato
  20. Promenade - Commodo
  21. Pause - Vivo
  22. Marche des “Davidsbündler” contre les Philistins
  23. Johannes Obermeier (*1998)
    Thema mit Variationen über A-S-C-H
    Thema - Andante
  24. Variation I - Moderato
  25. Variation II - Marcato
  26. Variation III - Prestissimo e leggierissimo
  27. Variation IV - Rubato
  28. Variation V
  29. Variation VI - Rachmaninovesk
  30. Variation VII - Con fuoco
  31. Variation VIII - Prestissimo, grotesco
  32. Interludio
  33. Fuga quadruplex - Con alcune licenze
  34. Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
    Valses nobles et sentimentales
    Modéré – très franc
  35. Assez lent, avec une expression intense
  36. Modéré
  37. Assez animé
  38. Presque lent, dans un sentiment intime
  39. Vif
  40. Moins vif
  41. Épilogue - Lent
  42. Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
    Études, Op. 10
    No. 5 in G-flat major (“Black Keys”) - Vivace
  43. Leopold Godowsky (1870–1938)
    53 Studies on Chopin’s Etudes
    No. 7 in G-flat major after Op. 10, No. 5: 1st version - Vivace
  44. No. 12 in G-flat major after Op. 10, No. 5: 6th version - Vivace
  45. Frédéric Chopin
    Études, Op. 25
    No. 9 in G-flat major (“Butterfly”) - Allegro assai
  46. Leopold Godowsky
    53 Studies on Chopin’s Etudes
    No. 47 in G-flat major (“Badinage”)
  47. Frédéric Chopin
    Trois nouvelles études, B. 130
    No.2 in A-Flat Major - Allegretto
  48. Leopold Godowsky
    53 Studies on Chopin’s Etudes
    No. 45 in E Major after No. 2 from "Trois nouvelles études" - Allegretto

link to PDF booklet

Where do piano music and the noblest of all diamonds meet? Nobility, technical finesse, and the beauty of reflection can only explain a part of our fascination for diamonds – there remains a mystery, an inexplicable depth. It's the same with the musical works that pianist Johannes Obermeier has brought together in his GENUIN album "Brilliants". Schumann's radiant "Carnaval", Ravel's sparkling "Valses nobles et sentimentales", Chopin's and Godowsky's dazzling etudes, and Obermeier's own variations on a Schumann motif are mirrors and reflections of each other. This CD production is part of the Carl Bechstein Special Prize of the ARD Music Competition 2022 – one of numerous awards the young exceptional musician has earned in the past two years. A promising debut album!