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  • November: 03, 08:00 pm

    Duet with Evgenia Maria Popova, violin


    sonatas by Beethoven for violin and piano

    Auf dem Amtshof 8
    D – 30938 Burgwedel


  • November: 12

    Commentated solo recital


    06.00 pm and 08.00 pm
    „from menuet to concert waltz“

    Schloss Gifhorn, Rittersaal,
    Schlossplatz 1  
    D – 38518 Gifhorn

    Kulturverein Gifhorn

  • November: 19, 08:00 pm

    Freitagskonzert Trier


    Solo and piano duet Wolfgang Manz/Rolf Plagge
    Works by Mozart, Szymanowski, Ravel, Debussy

    Museum am Dom
    Bischof Stein-Platz 1
    D – 54290 Trier

    Museum am Dom Trier

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pianistic tone production

pianistic tone production

This snapshot shows the crucial moment of a pianistic tone production: By pressing down a key the accelerated hammer lifts the damper, thus hitting against the 3 chords causing them to vibrate freely. This seemingly simple but in fact very complex process symbolizes one of my basic pianistical principles : Discovering the sensual beauty of the piano sound by a prepared, controlled touch, evading the common image of treating it like a percussion instrument by “hurting” ( unluckily provoked by the german word “Anschlag”). Even after 40 years of performing on this unique combination of key – and string instrument, a truly ingenious product of human phantasy and power of imagination , I am still fascinated by its secrets of sound origination which can never be rationally disclosed or explained.

The unlimited possibilities of sound differenciation, of articulation, of legato playing in accordance with a stylistically flexible pedalization have always been the stimulus for my occupation as pianist and my dedication to that wonderful musical instrument and its rich, immense repertoire.

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