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Guastavino & Rachmaninoff
Carlos Guastavino, Sergei Rachmaninoff

Martin Klett

Guastavino & Rachmaninoff

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Format: CD
Label: CAvi
UPC: 4260085533978
Catnr: AVI 8553397
Release date: 06 April 2018
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Label
CAvi
UPC
4260085533978
Catalogue number
AVI 8553397
Release date
06 April 2018
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About the album

So far and yet so near

The harmonies and the virtuosity: that is what the two composers Sergei Rachmaninoff and Carlos Guastavino have in common. “Even though at first glance the geographical distance between them was immense, their approach to the piano was strikingly similar”, remarks Martin Klett. In both composers he loves the Romantic element – paired with attractive simplicity in one case, with ambitious piano artistry in the other.

“I don’t think one could even say if this music is by Guastavino or Rachmaninoff! It’s somewhere in between, and thus provides a smooth, perfect transition – the ideal piece to play before the Rachmaninoff sonata.[Las Niñas]” (Martin Klett)

Artist(s)

Martin Klett (piano)

The pianist Martin Klett transcends borders with his effortless musicianship. With equal commitment and refinement, he performs classical piano concertos and jazzy recitals with duo partner Sebastian Manz. The press lauds the “cultivated, spirited touch” (Crescendo) and “suave technique” (Piano News) of his Rachmaninoff album and his “passion, ease and precision” (Rheinpfalz) in tango programmes with the Cuarteto SolTango. This diversity is not only apparent on stage but also in his discography. With the release of Lamento in 2019, this comprises ten CDs – two solo albums, five chamber music recordings and three releases with the Cuarteto SolTango. Regular live recordings and interviews attest to a vivid interest from broadcasters in Martin Klett’s artistic oeuvre. 2008 was an important year for Martin Klett, when he won both the Johannes...
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The pianist Martin Klett transcends borders with his effortless musicianship. With equal commitment and refinement, he performs classical piano concertos and jazzy recitals with duo partner Sebastian Manz. The press lauds the “cultivated, spirited touch” (Crescendo) and “suave technique” (Piano News) of his Rachmaninoff album and his “passion, ease and precision” (Rheinpfalz) in tango programmes with the Cuarteto SolTango.
This diversity is not only apparent on stage but also in his discography. With the release of Lamento in 2019, this comprises ten CDs – two solo albums, five chamber music recordings and three releases with the Cuarteto SolTango. Regular live recordings and interviews attest to a vivid interest from broadcasters in Martin Klett’s artistic oeuvre.
2008 was an important year for Martin Klett, when he won both the Johannes Brahms International Competition as a soloist and the German Music Competition as a duo partner. Since then he has made a name for himself as a concert pianist at international festivals in Europe and beyond. He plays regularly with ARD and ECHO award winners, concert masters from renowned orchestras and university professors.
The 32-year-old Hamburg native hails from musical family that supported his curiosity for various forms of expression in young years – for composing and arranging in addition to piano.
He was able to further develop his artistic personality with his long-time mentor Prof. Konrad Elser at the Lübeck Conservatory of Music and later at the University of the Arts in Berlin. He now teaches at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory in Leipzig and at the Detmold Conservatory of Music.
His passion for tango dancing has given Martin Klett deep insight into the music of this intangible world cultural heritage. He often incorporates tango music into his concert programmes today.

With his Cuarteto SolTango, founded in 2008, he brings fresh new impulses to chamber music platforms and radio channels.
For his Rachmaninoff album the press appricated the cultivated playing with temperament (Crescendo) and his supple technique, with his SolTango albums his emphassis, freedom and precision. In the field of chamber music Martin will concentrate on the 200th anniverary of César Franck’s birtday together with the Armida Quartet and increases empahsis on his solo career.


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Composer(s)

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov was a Russian pianist, composer, and conductor of the late-Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular in the classical repertoire. Born into a musical family, Rachmaninov took up the piano at age four. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1892 and had composed several piano and orchestral pieces by this time. In 1897, following the critical reaction to his Symphony No. 1, Rachmaninoff entered a four-year depression and composed little until successful therapy allowed him to complete his enthusiastically received Piano Concerto No. 2 in 1901. After the Russian Revolution, Rachmaninov and his family left Russia and resided in the United States, first in New York City. Demanding piano concert tour schedules caused...
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Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov was a Russian pianist, composer, and conductor of the late-Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular in the classical repertoire.
Born into a musical family, Rachmaninov took up the piano at age four. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1892 and had composed several piano and orchestral pieces by this time. In 1897, following the critical reaction to his Symphony No. 1, Rachmaninoff entered a four-year depression and composed little until successful therapy allowed him to complete his enthusiastically received Piano Concerto No. 2 in 1901. After the Russian Revolution, Rachmaninov and his family left Russia and resided in the United States, first in New York City. Demanding piano concert tour schedules caused his output as composer to slow tremendously; between 1918 and 1943, he completed just six compositions, including Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Symphony No. 3, and Symphonic Dances. In 1942, Rachmaninov moved to Beverly Hills, California. One month before his death from advanced melanoma, Rachmaninov acquired American citizenship.
Early influences of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Balakirev, Mussorgsky, and other Russian composers gave way to a personal style notable for its song-like melodicism, expressiveness and his use of rich orchestral colors.[3] The piano is featured prominently in Rachmaninov's compositional output, and through his own skills as a performer he explored the expressive possibilities of the instrument.

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01.
Bailecito - Allegretto non troppo (1940)
03:20
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
02.
Sonatina (1947): I Allegretto
03:13
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
03.
Sonatina (1947): II Lento muy expresivo
02:41
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
04.
Sonatina (1947): III Presto
02:08
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
05.
From: 10 Cantos Populares (1974): No. 1
01:40
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
06.
From: 10 Cantos Populares (1974): No. 2
01:13
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
07.
From: 10 Cantos Populares (1974): No. 3
00:53
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
08.
From: 10 Cantos Populares (1974): No. 5
00:52
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
09.
From: 10 Cantos Populares (1974): No. 6
02:30
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
10.
From: 10 Cantos Populares (1974): No. 8
02:05
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
11.
From: 10 Cantos Populares (1974): No. 10
01:26
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
12.
Tres Romances Nuevos (1954): 1 La Niña de Río dulce
07:13
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
13.
Tres Romances Nuevos (1954): 2 El Chico que vino del Sur
03:36
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
14.
Las Niñas (1953)
05:37
(Carlos Guastavino) Martin Klett
15.
Sonata for Piano No. 2 in B flat Minor Op. 36 (version 1931): I Allegro agitato
08:26
(Sergei Rachmaninoff) Martin Klett
16.
Sonata for Piano No. 2 in B flat Minor Op. 36 (version 1931): II Non allegro - Lento
05:49
(Sergei Rachmaninoff) Martin Klett
17.
Sonata for Piano No. 2 in B flat Minor Op. 36 (version 1931): III L?istesso tempo - Allegro molto
06:10
(Sergei Rachmaninoff) Martin Klett
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