Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin

"A Memorable Encounter in Leipzig"

Elfrun Gabriel, Klavier

sound samples

order no. CCD 117
EAN 4028183001177

about this recording:
"A Memorable Encounter in Leipzig," is the name that the renowned Leipzig pianist Elfrum Gabriel gave her selection of piano works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Chopin, who met on various occasions in Leipzig in the years 1835 and 1836. To be heard on this recording is therefore the Ballade in F Major by Frederic Chopin, which he dedicated to Robert Schumann, as well as the Sonata in G Minor by Robert Schumann, which he dedicated to Henriette Voigt, in whose drawing room the three musicians spent noteworthy hours. A special feature of this recording is the instrument: Elfrun Gabriel plays a Fazioli F-308, one of the largest concert grands currently in existence, and whose exceptional timbre and elegance in the high range make this recording a special aural experience.
sound samples (Windows Media):
Chopin, Prelude cis minor - Chopin, Mazurka Nr. 12 - Schumann, So rasch wie möglich
"... on the "Rolls-Royce" of the concert grands ... she achieved, especially in the Variations serieuses op. 54 by Mendelssohn, an astonishing virtuosity." (Lübecker Nachrichten, 16 December 1999)
"... tender, poetic, with an impressive array of timbres ... and Elfrun Gabriel's breathtaking technique." (Leipziger Volkszeitung, 10 December 1999)
Frédéric Chopin: Prelude cis-Moll op. 45; Ballade F-Dur op. 38; Etuden Ges-Dur op. 12/5, As-Dur op. posth.; Mazurken H-Dur, op. 41; As-Dur op. 173; f-Moll op. 73; Nocturne Es-Dur op. 9/2
Felix Mendelssohn: Variations serieuses op. 54
Robert Schumann: Sonate g-Moll op. 22

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