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Soulmates
Franz Schubert, Leoš Janáček

Herbert Schuch

Soulmates

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Label: CAvi
UPC: 4260085535156
Catnr: AVI 8553515
Release date: 21 October 2022
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Label
CAvi
UPC
4260085535156
Catalogue number
AVI 8553515
Release date
21 October 2022
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About the album

SOULMATES

“The idea of finding relationships between the music of Franz Schubert and Leoš Janáček emerged in my head for the first time in a kind of dreamworld between sleep and waking. I had laid down to take a rest, and my thoughts started to revolve around these two composers. Thus, the point of departure for this album was not something intellectual: it was more like a hunch. I then obviously needed to inspect my idea by daylight to see if it made musical sense – also in terms of interpretation and dramaturgy.”….

“Each one of them is a composer who discovers and creates his own world of sound step by step, by groping or wandering. Schubert embarks on his journey with a certain degree of open-mindedness: I get the impression that he is not so certain about where his destination lies or which path he will take to reach it. This feeling of departure, of improvisation, of setting one foot after the other, is something I also sense quite intensely in Janáček.

In these two composers, there is a special relationship between the outer world and inner world: their music is clearly connected with nature, but nature is only a mirror of their inner emotions. I find it exciting to juxtapose these two artists – these two human beings, I would say – and see what happens if we let them share a portion of their journey in each other’s company.” (Excerpt from an interview with Michael Kube)
SOULMATES

„Eigentlich ist die Idee zu diesem Album, nämlich Musik von Franz Schubert und Leoš Janáček
miteinander in Beziehung zu setzen, in einer Art Traumwelt zwischen Wachen und Schlafen
entstanden. Ich hatte mich hingelegt – und dachte an diese zwei Komponisten.

Dieser Ausgangspunkt
war keine Kopfgeburt, sondern eher ein Gefühl: so könnte das passen. Natürlich musste diese Idee
auch noch bei Tageslicht musikalisch wie interpretatorisch Sinn machen und dramaturgisch
funktionieren“……...

„Es sind beides Komponisten, die sich ihren Klangraum tastend oder auch gehend erschließen.
Schubert etwa ist jemand, der sich mit einer gewissen Offenheit auf den Weg macht. Da habe ich das
Gefühl, dass das Ziel oder gar der Weg selbst erst einmal nicht so klar ist. Dieses Aufbrechen, dieses
improvisatorische Element, dieses „einen Schritt nach dem andern“, das ist das, was ich bei Janáček
auch stark spüre. Die Musik beider Komponisten hat zudem ein sehr spezielles Verhältnis von Innen
und Außen: Es gibt dieses klingende Verhältnis zur Natur, aber diese Natur ist eigentlich nur ein
Spiegelbild dessen, was gerade in einem selbst vorgeht.

Ich finde es besonders reizvoll, diese beiden –
ja, ich sage auch: Menschen – sich gegenüberzustellen und zu schauen, was passiert, wenn sie
gleichsam ein Stück Wegs miteinander gehen“…
(Auszug aus einem Interview mit Michael Kube)

Artist(s)

Herbert Schuch (piano)

Pianist Herbert Schuch has gained a reputation as one of the most interesting musicians of his generation with his strikingly conceived concert programmes and CD recordings. He has worked with a number of renowned orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Bamberg Symphony, the Dresden Philharmonic and the radio orchestras of hr, MDR, WDR, NDR Hannover und Danish Radio, as well as with the Camerata Salzburg and the Festival Strings Lucerne, with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev, Jakub Hru° ša, Jun Märkl, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jonathan Nott, Markus Poschner, Michael Sanderling, and Mario Venzago. Herbert Schuch was born in Timi¸soara, Romania, in 1979. He had his first...
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Pianist Herbert Schuch has gained a reputation as one of the most interesting musicians of his generation with his strikingly conceived concert programmes and CD recordings.
He has worked with a number of renowned orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Bamberg Symphony, the Dresden Philharmonic and the radio orchestras of hr, MDR, WDR, NDR Hannover und Danish Radio, as well as with the Camerata Salzburg and the Festival Strings Lucerne, with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev, Jakub Hru° ša, Jun Märkl, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jonathan Nott, Markus Poschner, Michael Sanderling, and Mario Venzago.
Herbert Schuch was born in Timi¸soara, Romania, in 1979. He had his first piano lessons in his native city with Prof. Maria Bodo, before his family moved to Germany in 1988, where he has lived since.
He continued his musical studies with Kurt Hantsch and then with Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Recently, Herbert Schuch has been especially influenced by his encounters and work with Alfred Brendel.
As a child, Herbert Schuch also played violin for 10 years and has been an enthusiastic chamber musician ever since, sharing the stage with musicians of the likes of Nicolas Altstaedt, Vilde Frang, Julia Fischer, Maximilian Hornung, Sebastian Manz, and Daniel Müller-Schott.
He also forms a successful piano duo with Gülru Ensari: together, they have recorded three releases for the CAvi-music label, featuring a wide range of repertoire from different periods.
In addition to his performance activities, Herbert Schuch is also involved in the organization Rhapsody in School, founded by Lars Vogt, which promotes classical music education in schools.

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Composer(s)

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert already died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical and early Romantic eras and is one of the...
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Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert already died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical and early Romantic eras and is one of the most frequently performed composers of the early nineteenth century.
It was in the genre of the Lied that Schubert made his most indelible mark. Prior to Schubert's influence, Lieder tended toward a strophic, syllabic treatment of text, evoking the folksong qualities engendered by the stirrings of Romantic nationalism. Schubert expanded the potentialities of the genre like no other composer before.

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Leoš Janáček

Leoš Janáček was a Czech composer and folklorist. He was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical style. Until 1895 he devoted himself mainly to folkloristic research and his early musical output was influenced by contemporaries such as Antonín Dvořák. His later, mature works incorporate his earlier studies of national folk music in a modern, highly original synthesis, first evident in the opera Jenůfa, which was premiered in 1904 in Brno. The success of Jenůfa (often called the 'Moravian national opera') at Prague in 1916 gave Janáček access to the world's great opera stages. Janáček's later works are his most celebrated. They include operas such as Káťa Kabanová and The Cunning Little Vixen, the...
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Leoš Janáček was a Czech composer and folklorist. He was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical style.
Until 1895 he devoted himself mainly to folkloristic research and his early musical output was influenced by contemporaries such as Antonín Dvořák. His later, mature works incorporate his earlier studies of national folk music in a modern, highly original synthesis, first evident in the opera Jenůfa, which was premiered in 1904 in Brno. The success of Jenůfa (often called the "Moravian national opera") at Prague in 1916 gave Janáček access to the world's great opera stages. Janáček's later works are his most celebrated. They include operas such as Káťa Kabanová and The Cunning Little Vixen, the Sinfonietta, the Glagolitic Mass, the rhapsody Taras Bulba, two string quartets, and other chamber works. Along with Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana, he is considered one of the most important Czech composers.

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01.
Impromptus D 899, Op. 90: No. 1 c-Moll / in C Minor - Allegro molto moderato
10:01
(Franz Schubert) Herbert Schuch
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Impromptus D 899, Op. 90: No. 2 Es-Dur / in E flat Major - Allegro
04:53
(Franz Schubert) Herbert Schuch
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Impromptus D 899, Op. 90: No. 3 Ges-Dur / in G sharp Major – Andante
05:58
(Franz Schubert) Herbert Schuch
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Impromptus D 899, Op. 90: No. 4 As-Dur / in A flat Major – Allegretto
07:36
(Franz Schubert) Herbert Schuch
05.
Moment Musical No. 1 C-Dur / in C Major – Moderato D 780, Op. 94
05:58
(Franz Schubert) Herbert Schuch
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Moment Musical No. 2 As-Dur / in A flat Major – Andantino D 780, Op. 94
06:49
(Franz Schubert) Herbert Schuch
07.
No. 2 A Blown-Away Leaf ('Lístek odvanutý') from: On an Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodní?ku)
03:34
(Leoš Janáček) Herbert Schuch
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Moment Musical No. 3 f-Moll / in F Minor – Allegretto moderato D 780, Op. 94
01:50
(Franz Schubert) Herbert Schuch
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No. 3 Come With Us! ( “Poj?te s námi!') , from: On an Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodní?ku)
01:16
(Leoš Janáček) Herbert Schuch
10.
No. 1 Our Evenings (« Naše ve?ery') from: On an Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodní?ku)
03:03
(Leoš Janáček) Herbert Schuch
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Moment Musical No. 4 cis-Moll / in C sharp Minor – Moderato D 780, Op. 94
05:18
(Franz Schubert) Herbert Schuch
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No. 4 The Madonna of Frydek ('Frýdecká panna Maria') from: On an Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodní?ku)
03:28
(Leoš Janáček) Herbert Schuch
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Moment Musical No. 5 f-Moll / in F Minor – Allegro vivace D 780, Op. 94
02:07
(Franz Schubert) Herbert Schuch
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No. 5 They Chattered Like Swallows (Št?betaly jak laštovi?ky') from: On an Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodní?ku)
01:58
(Leoš Janáček) Herbert Schuch
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Moment Musical No. 6 As-Dur / in A flat Major – Allegretto D 780, Op. 94
08:36
(Franz Schubert) Herbert Schuch
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No. 10 The Barn Owl Has Not Flown Away! (Sý?ek neodlet?l!') from: On an Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodní?ku)
03:29
(Leoš Janáček) Herbert Schuch
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