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SCHULHOFF, Erwin (1894-1942)

PIANO WORKS • 1

PARTITA • SUSI • SUITE • VARIATIONS AND FUGUE


  • Caroline Weichert, piano

During his short life 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, written for the left hand alone, which adapts folk and jazz influences in a bracingly novel way, while the Variations and Fugue reveals indebtedness to Debussy, with whom Schulhoff studied.

Tracklist

 
Partita (1922) (00:22:00 )
1
I. Tempo di Fox (00:01:57)
2
II. Jazz-like (00:02:00)
3
III. Tango-Rag (00:02:19)
4
IV. Tempo di Fox a la Hawai (00:01:43)
5
V. Boston (00:05:15)
6
VI. Tempo di Rag (00:01:54)
7
VII. Tango (00:03:31)
8
VIII. Shimmy-Jazz (00:02:02)
9
Susi (version for piano solo) (1937) (00:03:52)
 
Suite No. 3 for the left-hand (1926) (00:15:09 )
10
I. Preludio (00:03:33)
11
II. Air (00:03:06)
12
III. Zingara (00:02:16)
13
IV. Improvisazione (00:03:52)
14
V. Finale (00:02:22)
 
Variationen und Fugato uber ein eigenes dorisches Thema, Op. 10 () (00:21:17 )
15
Thema (00:01:52)
16
Variation 1 (00:00:40)
17
Variation 2 (00:00:48)
18
Variation 3 (00:00:34)
19
Variation 4 (00:00:43)
20
Variation 5 (00:02:25)
21
Variation 6 (00:00:58)
22
Variation 7 (00:00:51)
23
Variation 8 (00:00:56)
24
Variation 9 (00:00:33)
25
Variation 10 (00:01:16)
26
Variation 11 (00:00:44)
27
Variation 12 (00:00:40)
28
Variation 13 (00:01:13)
29
Variation 14 (00:01:32)
30
Variation 15 (00:02:15)
31
Finale: Fugato (00:03:17)
Total Time: 01:00:59

The Artist

Caroline Weichert was a pupil of Renate Kretschmar-Fischer at the Musikhochschule in Detmold, and also studied with Conrad Hansen, Vitaly Margulis and Yvonne Lefébure. A prizewinner at the Busoni, German Chopin and Schubert competitions, she has appeared regularly as a soloist with orchestras such as the Baden-Baden Philharmonie, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie and the Telekom-orchester. She received a Discobole award from the Académie du Disque Français for her recording début featuring works by Shostakovich. Weichert’s first recording for Grand Piano, Schulhoff’s Piano Works Volume 1, received wide critical acclaim, including the prestigious Choc de Classica and Pianiste magazine’s Maestro awards.

Reviews

“Delightful listening experiences.” – Examiner.com

“Caroline Weichert is a magnificent pianist, and to hear Schulhoff played at this level is revelatory” – International Piano

“Carolyn Weichert brilliantly captures the idioms of both modernism and jazz in Partita (1922) where 1920s dances replace Bach-era ones. ” – The WholeNote

“Hats off! Anyone who is seriously interested in piano music should check out Grand Piano for an extended test drive in their home CD player.” – The Listener