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FROMMEL, G.: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (Blome)

Composer(s):Frommel, Gerhard
Artist(s) Blome, Tatjana, piano
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue GP606
Label Grand Piano
Quality   320kbps
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Gerhard Frommel rejected vapid pre-war Nationalism and Schoenberg’s dodecaphony, finding his voice in individuality and tradition. His highly contrasting Piano Sonatas are rooted in a blend of romanticism and the rhythmic propulsion of Stravinsky, articulated with tenderness in No 1, clownish grotesquerie in No 2, and sensual impressionism in No 3.


Review By Mario-Felix Vogt,Fono Forum,July 2012


Review By Johannes Saltzwedel,Kulturspiegel,July 2012


Review By Kare Eskola,YLE Radio 1,May 2012

Tatjana Blomen tuore levytys Gerhard Frommelin (1906-1984) kolmesta pianosonaatista avasi minulle aivan uuden musiikkiestetiikan. Musiikinhistoria on nimittäin aktiivisesti pyrkinyt unohtamaan ne säveltäjät, jotka tekivät työtään natsi-Saksassa eivätkä joutuneet pakenemaan rotunsa tai taiteensa takia. Schönbergin dodekafoniaa ja sarjallisuutta pidettiin 1950-luvulta alkaen poliittisesti korrektina, kun taas kaiken muun saksalaisen musiikin ylle lankesi fasismin varjo. Tämä on harmi, sillä esimerkiksi juuri Gerhard Frommel tarjosi aidosti omaperäisen vaihtoehdon sekä ekspressionismille, impressionismille että uusklassismille.


Review By Kare Eskola,YLE Radio 1,May 2012

Tatjana Blome’s fresh recording … opened up to me a completely new form of musical aesthetics. Frommel offers a genuinely unique alternative to both expressionism, impressionism and neo-classicism. I did not know Frommel’s music previously but […] he is a natural successor to the Central European tradition of romanticism, which everyone believe to have ended in the “isms” of the early 20th century.


Review By SteveHoltje,Culture Catch,April 2012

well-crafted and enjoyable, especially when played with Blome’s light touch and rhythmic precision. © 2012 Culture Catch Read complete review


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