Anja German plays Haydn, Schubert & Chopin

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Catalogue No: DDV 24136
EAN/UPC: 809730413630
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Release Date: September 2008
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Discs: 1
Sample: Schubert - Sonata in C minor, D. 958 - Scherzo (part)

Anja German is from Slovenia but is now studying in Austria. She has already won several prestigious competitions, including the 2007 Manchester International Concerto Competition, part of her prize being the chance to make her debut recording. These popular works are performed exquisitely, and bear comparison with any previous recording, proving that Anja is likely to be a very prominent musician in the near future.

Track Listing

    Josef Haydn:

  1. I. Keyboard Sonata L33 in C minor, Hob. XVI.20 – Allegro moderato (5:19)
  2. II. Keyboard Sonata L33 in C minor, Hob. XVI.20 – Andante con moto (4:27)
  3. III. Keyboard Sonata L33 in C minor, Hob. XVI.20 – Menuetto (3:18)
  4. Franz Schubert:

  5. I. Piano Sonata in C minor, D. 958 – 1. Allegro (7:56)
  6. II. Piano Sonata in C minor, D. 958 – 2. Adagio (7:54)
  7. III. Piano Sonata in C minor, D. 958 – 3. Menuetto & Trio (2:39)
  8. IV. Piano Sonata in C minor, D. 958 – 4. Allegro (9:24)
  9. Fryderyk Chopin

  10. Scherzo no. 2 in B flat minor, op. 31 (10:08)

Reviews

Musical Opinion

Certainly a keyboard player to watch out for. Anja German’s unique musicianship comes across with all the sense of a newly improvised appreciation of genius. This is a CD which I wholeheartedly recommend.

” —Denby Richards
International Record Review

Her Schubert sonata has many fine qualities: she is well inside the lyrical intensity of the wonderful Adagio… With the Haydn we are still in C minor, and she tackles this intelligently, too: there is nothing wrong with her Chopin either, as her forceful execution of the B flat minor Scherzo, fervent and sensitive by turns, amply demonstrates.

” —Piers Burton-Page
Midwest Record

German delivers the goods in fine style on this solo extravaganza.  German powers a delightful program that must be heard to be believed. Simply an exquisite performance.

” —Chris Spector
Manchester Evening News

Just over a year ago, a young pianist from Slovenia became the first winner of the Manchester International Concerto Competition for Young Pianists-which was supported by the M.E.N.- with a polished and commanding performance of Beethoven’s third concerto. The competition, the brainchild of Chetham’s piano supremo Murray McLachlan, was held at Manchester Cathedral. Now Anja […]

” —Robert Beale
Classical Music

Part of 22-year old German’s prize for winning last year’s Manchester competition for young pianists is this disc and while she is a tad too cautious in the Haydn, the clarity of lines and colour in the Schubert and energy of the Chopin vindicate the judges.

” —Philip Sommerich
Liverpool Daily Post

She acquits herself well… a promising start to a career, and a release worth supporting.

” —Peter Spaull
Wrightmusic

A successful debut recital, the sparkle in the Chopin, the strength in the Schubert and the feeling in the Haydn augurs well for a glittering career.

” —David C F Wright