Linguist, journalist, composer, choir-leader, songwriter, historian, literary philologist and encyclopaedist, Karl August Hermann (1851–1909) has long been recognised as one of the founder-figures of Estonian national awakening in the second half of the nineteenth century. But in spite of his cultural and historical significance, his output of piano pieces has been overlooked until now. This first recording reveals them to be charming miniatures, blending echoes of Chopin and Grieg with the essence of Estonian folksong.
Nicolas Horvath, piano
Kolm karakterpala (‘Three Characteristic Pieces’)
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Catalogue No: TOCC0418EAN/UPC: 5060113444189Release Date: 01.09.2018Composer: Karl August Hermann Artists: Nicolas Horvath
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