Over the course of his life Max Bruch often made uncomplimentary remarks about the piano as an instrument - even though he himself was an outstanding and successful pianist. On the whole it was not until his later years that increasing occupation with the piano could be observed in his compositions. His late chamber music with the piano and the Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra may be understood as a return to this instrument. The selection of piano works recorded here by the pianist Christof Keymer demonstrates beyond any doubt Bruch's mastery in the compositional treatment of the piano and it's special resources. Here we find a cosmos of romantic emotional worlds that in Bruch's hands produce original, unique tones. This very personal treatment of piano sound, melodic invention, and melodic leading shows us Bruch as a great composer personality. The transcriptions almost incidentally reveal his great command of the tonal transformation of the originals, while many virtuoso elements in turn have a signature that is very much Bruch's own. All the piano works have in common Bruch's love of melody, which was his creed as a composer.
Over the course of his life Max Bruch often made uncomplimentary remarks about the piano as an instrument - even though he himself was an outstanding and successful pianist. On the whole it was not until his later years that increasing occupation with the piano could be observed in his compositions. His late chamber music with the piano and the Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra may be understood as a return to this instrument. The selection of piano works recorded here by the pianist Christof Keymer demonstrates beyond any doubt Bruch's mastery in the compositional treatment of the piano and it's special resources. Here we find a cosmos of romantic emotional worlds that in Bruch's hands produce original, unique tones. This very personal treatment of piano sound, melodic invention, and melodic leading shows us Bruch as a great composer personality. The transcriptions almost incidentally reveal his great command of the tonal transformation of the originals, while many virtuoso elements in turn have a signature that is very much Bruch's own. All the piano works have in common Bruch's love of melody, which was his creed as a composer.
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Format: CD
Label: CPO RECORDS
Rel. Date: 09/03/2021
UPC: 761203525829

Piano Works
Artist: Bruch / Keymer
Format: CD
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Over the course of his life Max Bruch often made uncomplimentary remarks about the piano as an instrument - even though he himself was an outstanding and successful pianist. On the whole it was not until his later years that increasing occupation with the piano could be observed in his compositions. His late chamber music with the piano and the Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra may be understood as a return to this instrument. The selection of piano works recorded here by the pianist Christof Keymer demonstrates beyond any doubt Bruch's mastery in the compositional treatment of the piano and it's special resources. Here we find a cosmos of romantic emotional worlds that in Bruch's hands produce original, unique tones. This very personal treatment of piano sound, melodic invention, and melodic leading shows us Bruch as a great composer personality. The transcriptions almost incidentally reveal his great command of the tonal transformation of the originals, while many virtuoso elements in turn have a signature that is very much Bruch's own. All the piano works have in common Bruch's love of melody, which was his creed as a composer.

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