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Bach Variations/Telemann Variations

Kees Schul

Bach Variations/Telemann Variations

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Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525520004
Catnr: GLO 5200
Release date: 19 August 2002
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Globe
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8711525520004
Catalogue number
GLO 5200
Release date
19 August 2002
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In certain circles Max Reger is still regarded as a "difficult" composer for the listener as well as for the performer. He was himself a superb pianist and his style of writing for the piano owes much to Liszt on one hand and Brahms on the other. This album offers his two greatest variation works for the piano, compositions that have been rarely recorded because of their complexity and difficulty. Pianist Kees Schul, well-known as a highly regarded chamber music musician and accompanist to singers, is a pupil of Jan Wijn and of Aloys Kontarsky in Cologne and studied these works with the latter who is an internationally recognised Reger expert. Listening to Kees Schul's magnificent performances of these fascinating works, one wonders why Reger is being regarded as "difficult" for this is a thoroughly enjoyable and gratifying musical experience. The Max Reger Institute in Karlsruhe, Germany, was so enthusiastic about the performances (and the recording) that they gladly provided us with a copy of a wonderful painting of the composer by Franz Nolken to reproduce on the cover.
Schul laat horen dat het beluisteren van Reger een plezierige ervaring is
Max Reger wordt in bepaalde kringen nog steeds beschouwd als een ‘moeilijke’ componist, zowel voor de luisteraar als voor de musicus. Hij was zelf een voortreffelijke pianist, en zijn stijl van componeren heeft veel te danken aan Liszt aan de ene kant, en Brahms aan de andere kant. Dit album bevat zijn twee beste variaties voor de piano, composities die vanwege hun complexiteit en moeilijkheidsgraad zelden worden opgenomen.

Pianist Kees Schul, bekend als hooggeachte musicus op het gebied van kamermuziek en begeleider voor zangers, is een leerling van Jan Wijn en Aloys Kontarsky in Keulen. Hij leerde deze werken onder de latere, een internationaal erkende Reger expert. Luisteraars die Schuls prachtige uitvoeringen van deze fascinerende werken horen zullen zich afvragen waarom Reger als een ‘moeilijke’ componist wordt gezien. Het beluisteren van deze opnames is immers een plezierige en bevredigende muzikale ervaring.

Het Max Reger Institute in Karlsruhe was zo enthousiast over de uitvoeringen dat ze een kopie van een prachtig schilderij van de componist hebben aangeboden, gemaakt door Franz Nolken. Een reproductie hiervan is te zien op de albumhoes.

Artist(s)

Kees Schul (piano)

Composer(s)

Max Reger

Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger (19 March 1873 – 11 May 1916) was a German composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and academic teacher. Born in Brand, Bavaria, Reger studied music in Munich and Wiesbaden with Hugo Riemann. From September 1901 he settled in Munich, where he obtained concert offers and where his rapid rise to fame began. During his first Munich season, Reger appeared in ten concerts as an organist, chamber pianist and accompanist. He continued to compose without interruption. From 1907 he worked in Leipzig, where he was music director of the universityuntil 1908 and professor of composition at the conservatory until his death. In 1911 he moved to Meiningen where he got the position of Hofkapellmeister at the court of Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. In 1915 he moved to Jena, commuting once a week to teach in Leipzig. He died in May 1916 on...
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Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger (19 March 1873 – 11 May 1916) was a German composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and academic teacher. Born in Brand, Bavaria, Reger studied music in Munich and Wiesbaden with Hugo Riemann. From September 1901 he settled in Munich, where he obtained concert offers and where his rapid rise to fame began. During his first Munich season, Reger appeared in ten concerts as an organist, chamber pianist and accompanist. He continued to compose without interruption. From 1907 he worked in Leipzig, where he was music director of the universityuntil 1908 and professor of composition at the conservatory until his death. In 1911 he moved to Meiningen where he got the position of Hofkapellmeister at the court of Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. In 1915 he moved to Jena, commuting once a week to teach in Leipzig. He died in May 1916 on one of these trips of a heart attack at age 43.
He had also been active internationally as a conductor and pianist. Among his students were Joseph Haas, Sándor Jemnitz, Jaroslav Kvapil, Ruben Liljefors, George Szell and Cristòfor Taltabull.
Reger was the cousin of Hans von Koessler.

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01.
Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 1 Andante
01:29
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 2 L'istesso Tempo
01:19
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 3 Sempre Espressivo Ed Assai Legato
01:20
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 4 Grave Assai
02:53
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 5 Vivace
01:04
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 6 Vivace
01:39
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 7 Allegro Moderato
01:39
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 8 Adagio
01:58
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 9 Vivace
01:22
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 10 Grave e Sempre Molto Espressivo
02:44
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 11 Poco Vivace
01:09
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 12 Allegro Agitato
01:11
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 13 Andante Sostenuto
02:28
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 14 Vivace
00:52
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 15 Con Moto
01:55
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 16 Fuge
08:49
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 1 Tempo Di Minuetto
01:44
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 2 L'istesso Tempo
00:51
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 3 L'istesso Tempo
00:59
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 4 L'istesso Tempo (scherzando)
00:47
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 5 L'istesso Tempo
00:47
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 6 Non Troppo Vivace
00:56
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 7 Non Troppo Vivace
00:56
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 8 Quasi Tempo Primo
01:01
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 9 Tempo Primo
00:43
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 10 Non Troppo Vivace
01:05
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 11 Quasi Adagio
01:54
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 12 Quasi Adagio
01:58
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 13 Poco Vivace
00:51
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 14 Tempo Primo
00:46
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 15 Meno Vivace
01:07
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 16 Andante
01:43
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 17 Adagio
01:40
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 18 Poco Andante
01:42
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 19 Tempo Primo
00:49
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 20 Poco Vivace
01:02
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 21 Poco Vivace
01:06
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 22 Vivace
01:00
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 23 Vivace
01:09
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 24 Poco Andante
01:49
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 25 Molto Adagio
01:21
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 26 Fuge (Vivace Con Spirito)
05:47
(Max Reger) Kees Schul
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