Carl LOEWE: Piano Music, Volume Two

Catalogue No: TOCC0489
EAN/UPC: 5060113444899
Release Date: 2019-05-01
Composer: Carl Loewe
Artists: Linda Nicholson

Known in his lifetime as ‘the north German Schubert’, Carl Loewe (1796–1869) is remembered today chiefly as a composer of ballads. Yet there is a considerable body of piano music that is strikingly innovative in content, expression and harmony, containing the germs of ideas later taken up by composers such as Wagner and Liszt. Loewe was unquestionably a brilliantly original talent, a major figure in ushering in the Romantic era.

Linda Nicholson, piano Erard, Paris, c. 1839

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    Spring. A Tone Poem in Sonata Form, Op. 47 (1824)

  1. I Der erwachende Morgen (L’aube du jour). Introduzione. Ben sostenuto in tempo di larghetto; Morgenfeier
  2. II Naturleben (Grand jour): Allegretto con commodezza
  3. III Gang zu ländlichen Gruppen (Vie champêtre): Scherzo. Presto, Andantino
  4. IV Tagesneigen (Le crépuscule), Allegro assai
  5. Biblical Pictures, Op. 96 (1844)

  6. I Bethesda (St John, ch. 5, vv. 29), Grave, non troppo sostenuto Allegro assai Tempo primo
  7. II Gang nach Emmahus (St Luke, ch. 24, vv. 2829), Adagio
  8. III Martha und Maria (St Luke, ch. 10, vv. 3842), Allegro innocentemente, sempre piacevole Recit. Grave maestoso Adagio
  9. Grande Sonate Brillante in E flat major, Op. 41 (1819)

  10. I Allegro
  11. II Andantino Allegro agitato Adagio non troppo lento
  12. III Scherzo. Allegro
  13. IV Allegro grazioso
  14. Evening Fantasy, Op. 11 (1817)*

  15. Andante Allegro assai Meno allegro, quasi alla Polacca Allegro molto e con brio



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