Schumann: The Roots & the Flower, Counterpoint in Bloom (Jens E. Christensen, organ) (CD)

Organist Jens E. Christensen, a master of styles ancient and modern, dug deep to uncover the roots of Schumann’s imagination for this truly extraordinary CD.
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Specifikationer
Produktnr.6220675
ForlagOUR Recordings
KomponistSchumann, Robert
GenreKlassisk
SolistJens E. Christensen
Udgivelsesår2021
Although Robert Schumann’s public role in the Bach revival is less well known than that of Felix Mendelssohn, Bach’s music would play an influential effect throughout his life. Schumann would in turn, arrange and perform many of Bach’s works including adding piano parts to the Solo Violin Sonatas and Cellos Suites and trumpets to the St. John Passion! In 1843 he and Clara rented a custom-made pedalflügel - a dreadnought of an instrument combining a Friedrich Wieck grand piano with a pedal keyboard that enabled Schumann’s to play Bach’s organ music at home.

During one of his periodic bouts of depression, Schumann became gripped by what he called Fugenpassion and shortly thereafter his obsession with Bach would blossom in the Canons and Fugues of Opp. 56 and 58. The curious name of this album references Carl Nielsen’s advice to fellow composer Ture Rangström, namely, to get down to the roots of a piece so that it would truly flower. And so following Nielsen’s advice, acclaimed organist Jens E. Christensen, a master of styles ancient and modern, dug deep to uncover the roots of Schumann’s imagination for this truly extraordinary program, a lovingly cultivated German-Danish, Piano-Organ, Baroque-Romantic hybrid, that will no doubt become a perennial favorite for fans of Schumann’s most florid contrapuntal creations.

TRACKLIST
1 Fuge op. 60 Nr. 1 (Langsam)
2 Fuge op. 60 Nr. 2 (Lebhaft)
3 Studie op. 56 Nr. 1 C-dur (Nicht zu schnell)
4 Studie op. 56 Nr. 2 a-moll (Mit innigem Ausdruck)
5 Studie op. 56 Nr. 3 E-dur (Andantino)
6 Fuge op. 60 Nr. 3 (Mit sanften Stimmen)
7 Fuge Nr. 4 (Mässig, doch nicht zu langsam)
8 Studie op. 56 Nr. 4 As-dur (Innig)
9 Studie op. 56 Nr. 5 h-moll (Nicht zu schnell)
10 Studie op. 56 Nr. 6 E-dur (Adagio)
11 Fuge op. 60 Nr. 5 (Lebhaft)
12 Fuge op. 60 Nr. 6 (Mässig, nach und nach schneller)