Friedrich Gernsheim (1839–1916), born in Worms, on the Rhine, grew up to be one of the most formidable musicians of his age: composer, pianist, conductor and teacher. Even as a teenager, Gernsheim was attracting attention as a virtuoso-composer, earning comparisons with Mozart. The works here document the emergence of his own musical personality, from an early sonata, which has a Mozartian opening and a Beethovenian slow movement, via a dalliance with Schumann, until he reaches a mature style comparable to Brahms in its emotional range and depth.
Jens Barnieck, piano
Romanze in F sharp major, Op. 15 (publ. 1869)
Capriccio in E minor (publ. 1883)
Vier Klavierstücke, Op. 61 (1895)
Fantasie in G minor, Op. 27 (publ. 1872)
Geschwind-Marsch in C major (1845 or 1846)
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Catalogue No: TOCC0594EAN/UPC: 5060113445940Release Date: 05.02.2021Composer: Friedrich Gernsheim Artists: Jens Barnieck
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