December: 01, 05:00 pm
First performance of the Franz Hofmann (1920-1945) piano sonata (1939)
and works by Ludwig van Beethoven
D – 92224 Amberg
December: 09, 07:00 pm
Bechstein Classics – piano students C. Bechstein
Prof. Wolfgang Manz and his piano students,
University of Music Nürnberg
VielHarmonie, new Bechstein Konzertsaal
D – 02782 Seifhennersdorf
January: 17, 06:00 pm
works by Brahms and Liszt
Chamber Music Society Halberstadt
Ratssaal, Holzmarkt 1
D – 38820 Halberstadt
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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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