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Grand Piano Masters
Comme un jeux d'eau
Maulbronn Monastery CD Edition

Magdalena Müllerperth plays

Johann Sebastian Bach ~ French Suite No. 5 in G Major
Joseph Haydn ~ Variations in F Minor "Sonata un piccolo Divertimento"
Robert Schumann ~ Piano Sonata in G Minor, Opus 22
Frédéric Chopin ~ Impromptus No. I - III & Fantaisie Impromptu Op.posth. 66
Maurice Ravel ~ Jeux d'eau
Franz Liszt ~ Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10

on the Steinway & Sons Concert Grand Piano D-274

A Concert Recording from the Layrefektory of the
UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Abbey, July 4th 2009.

Recorded, released & created
by Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler
in cooperation with Jürgen Budday.

Sound & Recording Engineer: Andreas Otto Grimminger
Mastering: Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler
Photography: Josef-Stefan Kindler
Artwork & Coverdesign: Josef-Stefan Kindler

CD Audio, DDD, Duration: c. 79 minutes
KuK 16, ISBN 978-3-930643-16-5, EAN 42 6000591 068 1
Copyright by K&K Verlagsanstalt anno 2009

Esteemed friends of audiophile music, the concert grand piano is incontestably the king of instruments. I could now wax lyrical about its incomparable dynamics and go into its ability to go from the tenderest of sounds in a soft minor key to the magnificent power of a fortissimo, or I could rhapsodise about its impressive size and elegance. But what makes this instrument really fascinating is its individuality, since each one is unique in itself - created by a master. A concert grand has a life all of its own that a virtuoso can really "get into" and hence bring the work of the composer to life.
In our "Grand Piano Masters" series, we get into the character and soul of the concert grand piano and experience, during the performance itself, the dialogue between the instrument, the virtuoso and the performance space.

Josef-Stefan Kindler, K&K Verlagsanstalt

View more of our movies, impressions and clips at: The K&K Movie Channel.

Tracklist & Creations

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):
French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
1. Allemande ~ 2. Courante ~ 3. Sarabande
4. Gavotte ~ 5. Bourrée ~ 6. Loure ~ 7. Gigue

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809):
8. Variations in F Minor
"Sonata un piccolo Divertimento"

Art by Josef-Stefan Kindler

Robert Schumann (1810-1856):
Piano Sonata in G Minor, Opus 22
9. So rasch wie möglich ~ 10. Andantino
11. Scherzo ~ 12. Rondo

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849):
13. Impromptu No. 1 in A Flat Major, Opus 29
14. Impromptu No. 2 in F Sharp Major, Opus 36
15. Impromptu No. 3 in G Flat Major, Opus 51
16. Fantaisie - Impromptu in C Sharp Minor, Opus posth. 66

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937):
17. Jeux d'eau

Franz Liszt (1811-1886):
18. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major

Concert Grand Piano:
Steinway & Sons, D-274
No.: 573666

Despite her young age the pianist Magdalena Müllerperth, born in Pforzheim (Germany) in 1992, is looking back on a remarkable career.

Art by Josef-Stefan Kindler

Since 1999 she has won more than 35 prizes at piano-competitions, inlcuding the "Les Rencontres internationales des Jeunes Pianistesde l´An 2002" in Belgium, the "Premio della Critica 2004" (RAI) at "Concorso Europeo di Musica" in Italy, the German state piano competition "Jugend musiziert" 2005 and the first price of the "Minnesota Orchestra, Young People´s Symphony Concert Association" in the USA. She begann piano lessons at the age of five. Three years later she became a student - in 2003 a junior student - of Prof. Sontraud Speidel at the Public University of Music in Karlsruhe (Germany). Since November 2007 Magdalena Müllerperth has been a student of Prof. Alexander Braginsky at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota USA, founded by scholarships.

Art by Josef-Stefan Kindler

Beside recitals in Europe, Russia and the USA, Magdalena Müllerperth performs as a featured soloist with renowned orchestras, such as the "Baden-Badener Philharmoniker" conducted by Werner Stiefel, the "Slovak Sinfonietta" under Peter Wallinger, the "Kurpfälzer Kammerorchester", the "Stuttgarter Philharmoniker" conducted by Simon Gaudenz, the "State Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukrain" Lugansk conducted by Kurt Schmid and the "Minnesota Orchestra" under Marc Russel Smith.

Art by Josef-Stefan Kindler

On this disc you hear the first live-recording of a piano recital with this exceptional artist.

Publishing Authentic Classical Concerts entails for us capturing and recording for posterity outstanding performances and concerts. The performers, audience, opus and room enter into an intimate dialogue that in its form and expression, its atmosphere, is unique and unrepeatable. It is our aim, the philosophy of our house, to enable the listener to acutely experience every facet of this symbiosis, the intensity of the performance, so we record the concerts in direct 2-Track Stereo digital. The results are unparalleled interpretations of musical and literary works, simply - audiophile snapshots of permanent value. Flourishing culture, enthralling the audience and last but not least also you the listener, are the values we endeavor to document in our editions and series.

The concerts in the UNESCO World Heritage Maulbronn Monastery supply the ideal conditions for our aspirations. It is, above all, the atmosphere of the romantic, candle-lit arches, the magic of the monastery in its unadulterated sublime presence and tranquillity that impresses itself upon the performers and audience of these concerts. Renowned soloists and ensembles from the international arena repeatedly welcome the opportunity to appear here - enjoying the unparalleled acoustic and architectural beauty of this World Heritage Site, providing exquisite performances of secular and sacred music, documented by us in our Maulbronn Monastery Edition.

Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler
K&K Verlagsanstalt