Reizenstein: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Orchestral Works Oliver Triendl, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra & Yaron Traub

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Label: CPO

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Concertos

Artist: Oliver Triendl, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra & Yaron Traub

Composer: Franz Reizenstein (1911-1968)

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  • Franz Reizenstein (1911 - 1968): Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 37:
  • 1Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 37: I. Allegro moderato09:43
  • 2Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 37: II. Andante tranquillo09:12
  • 3Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 37: III. Allegro ma non troppo07:23
  • Serenade in F Major, Op. 29a:
  • 4Serenade in F Major, Op. 29a: I. Allegro moderato05:25
  • 5Serenade in F Major, Op. 29a: II. Andante tranquillo05:23
  • 6Serenade in F Major, Op. 29a: III. Allegro ma non troppo05:10
  • 7Serenade in F Major, Op. 29a: IV. Andante tranquillo03:37
  • 8Serenade in F Major, Op. 29a: V. Allegro ma non troppo08:17
  • Franz Reizenstein:
  • 9Cyrano de Bergerac Overture, Op. 2812:32
  • Total Runtime01:06:42

Info for Reizenstein: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Orchestral Works

Following the release of Franz Reizenstein’s Cello Concerto, it is now our pleasure to present to you his Piano Concerto No. 2. Like Berthold Goldschmidt, Reizenstein fled from Berlin to England in 1934, before the immigration laws had been tightened. Generally speaking, Hindemith’s influence dominates in Reizenstein, though his effusive energy producing highly spirited and less sober results clearly distinguishes him from British and American composers like Rawsthorne and Berkeley. Reizenstein himself performed the solo part at the premiere of his Piano Concerto by the BBC Orchestra under Rudolf Schwarz in 1961. What stands out in this concerto is its exuberant virtuosity, which produces brilliant interplay between the soloist and the orchestra. Reizenstein’s Serenade in F numbers among the works adhering more closely to the “New Objectivity” emanating from Germany than to colorful impressionism. The last work heard here is the Cyrano de Bergerac concert overture – a powerful, energetic work and the symphonic portrait of an extremely popular stage figure working with a surprisingly modest orchestral ensemble. Here the composer in no way overlooks Cyrano’s more romantic moments.

Oliver Triendl, piano
Nürnberger Symphoniker
Yaron Traub, conductor

Oliver Triendl
One can hardly imagine a more devoted champion of neglected and rarely played composers than pianist Oliver Triendl. His tireless commitment – primarily to romantic and contemporary music – is reflected in more than 100 CD recordings. The scope of his repertoire is surely unique, comprising some 90 piano concertos and hundreds of chamber music pieces. In many cases, he was the first to present these works on stage or to commit them to disc.

As a soloist Triendl has performed together with many renowned orchestras. The list includes the Bamberg and Munich Symphonies, Munich Radio Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Radio Philharmonic, Gürzenich Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, German Radio Philharmonic, German State Philharmonic of Rhineland-Palatinate, Munich, Southwest German, Stuttgart, Württemberg and Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestras, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Tonkunstler Orchestra Vienna, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Czech State Philharmonic, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Polish Chamber Philharmonic, Georgian Chamber Orchestra, St.Petersburg Camerata, Zagreb Soloists and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

The avid chamber musician has concertized with fellow musicians such as Christian Altenburger, Wolfgang Boettcher, Thomas Brandis, Eduard Brunner, Ana Chumachenko, David Geringas, Clemens Hagen, Frans Helmerson, Hervé Joulain, Isabelle van Keulen, Rainer Kussmaul, François Leleux, Lorin Maazel, Marie Luise Neunecker, Paul Meyer, Sabine and Wolfgang Meyer, Pascal Moraguès, Charles Neidich, Arto Noras, Raphaël Oleg, Gustav Rivinius, Benjamin Schmid, Hagai Shaham, Christian Tetzlaff, Radovan Vlatković, Jan Vogler and Antje Weithaas. He performed with Apollon musagète, Artis, Atrium, Auryn, Carmina, Danel, Keller, Leipzig, Meta4, Minguet, Pražák, Sine Nomine, Škampa, Talich and Vogler String Quartets as well as with excellent artists of the younger generation like Nicolas Altstaedt, Claudio Bohórquez, Mirijam Contzen, James Ehnes, Liza Ferschtman, David Grimal, Ilya Gringolts, Alina Ibragimova, Sharon Kam, Henning Kraggerud, Pekka Kuusisto, Johannes Moser, Daniel Müller-Schott, Alina Pogostkina, Christian Poltéra, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Baiba Skride, Valeriy Sokolov, Carolin and Jörg Widmann.

Triendl, a native of Mallersdorf, Bavaria, where he was born in 1970, and a prizewinner at many national and international competitions, studied under Rainer Fuchs, Karl-Heinz Diehl, Eckart Besch, Gerhard Oppitz and Oleg Maisenberg. He has concertized with success at festivals and in many of Europe’s major music centers as well as in North and South America, South Africa, Russia and Asia.

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