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John Lill plays Brahms and Schumann

John Lill

John Lill plays Brahms and Schumann

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212007525
Catnr: SIGCD 075
Release date: 01 March 2006
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212007525
Catalogue number
SIGCD 075
Release date
01 March 2006
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Composer(s)
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About the album

Much loved pianist, John Lill, plays touchstones of the 19th century romantic piano tradition. Lill is at his sparkling best in this wonderful repertoire. Lill's concert career spans over fifty years and has taken him to over fifty countries, both as a recitalist and a soloist with the world's greatest orchestras.

His busy concert schedule continues to take him up and down the breadth of the country from Scotland to the South Coast and also to Europe and beyond, including performances of these recorded works. Lill was awarded the CBE for his services to music in the 2005 New Year's Honours List.

Artist(s)

John Lill (piano)

Composer(s)

Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing. Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in...
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Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing.
Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in C are among his most famous. His writings about music appeared mostly in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music), a Leipzig-based publication which he jointly founded.
In 1840, Schumann married Friedrich Wieck's daughter Clara, against the wishes of her father, following a long and acrimonious legal battle, which found in favour of Clara and Robert. Clara also composed music and had a considerable concert career as a pianist, the earnings from which, before her marriage, formed a substantial part of her father's fortune.
Schumann suffered from a mental disorder, first manifesting itself in 1833 as a severe melancholic depressive episode, which recurred several times alternating with phases of ‘exaltation’ and increasingly also delusional ideas of being poisoned or threatened with metallic items. After a suicide attempt in 1854, Schumann was admitted to a mental asylum, at his own request, in Endenich near Bonn. Diagnosed with "psychotic melancholia", Schumann died two years later in 1856 without having recovered from his mental illness.

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the 'Three Bs' of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.   Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become...
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Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.
Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become staples of the modern concert repertoire. Brahms, an uncompromising perfectionist, destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.
Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by subsequent figures as diverse as Arnold Schoenberg and Edward Elgar. The diligent, highly constructed nature of Brahms's works was a starting point and an inspiration for a generation of composers. Within his meticulous structures is embedded, however, a highly romantic nature.

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01.
Fantasie in C, Op 17: Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich Vorzutragen - Im Legenden-Ton - Tempo primo
13:20
(Robert Schumann) John Lill
02.
Fantasie in C, Op 17: Durchaus energisch - Etwas langsamer - Viel bewegter
07:44
(Robert Schumann) John Lill
03.
Fantasie in C, Op 17: Langsam getragen - Durchweg eise zu halten - Etwas bewegter
12:57
(Robert Schumann) John Lill
04.
3 intermezzi, Op 117: Andante moderato
04:42
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
05.
3 intermezzi, Op 117: Andante ma non troppo
04:32
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
06.
3 intermezzi, Op 117: Andante con molto
05:31
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
07.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Aria
01:00
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
08.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation I
00:48
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
09.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation II
00:41
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
10.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation III
00:41
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
11.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation IV
00:49
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
12.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation V
00:56
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
13.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation VI
01:02
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
14.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation VII
00:38
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
15.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation VIII
00:38
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
16.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation IX
01:32
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
17.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation X
00:39
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
18.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XI
00:55
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
19.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XII
00:57
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
20.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XIII
01:40
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
21.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XIV
00:40
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
22.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XV
00:42
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
23.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XVI
00:31
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
24.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XVII
00:36
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
25.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Varation XVIII
00:51
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
26.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XIX
00:54
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
27.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XX
01:44
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
28.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XXI
00:49
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
29.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XXII
00:53
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
30.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XXIII
00:39
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
31.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XXIV
00:38
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
32.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Variation XXV
00:44
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
33.
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G F Handel, Op 24: Fuga
05:32
(Johannes Brahms) John Lill
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