Severin von Eckardstein

Are you looking for an extraordinary program with one of the most interesting pianists? With Severin von Eckardstein, who “through the succinct accentuation with which he works out a wealth of details that have hardly ever been heard” (FAZ), you will find exciting individual readings of the dramaturgically designed programs, which also present lesser-heard composers.

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New Releases

The title of the album is based on the small composition “Vers la flamme” by Scriabin. This work is juxtaposed with an arrangement of Richard Strauss’ orchestral work “Death and Transfiguration”, Messiaen’s “Régard de l’Eglise d’amour” and an improvised transition to Beethoven’s Sonata op. 111.

Released on 6 October 2023 by CAvi Music
Here you can watch the trailer of the CD

Severin von Eckardstein’s new CD was recorded during the Paris lockdown in a church on an old Steinway. The pianist contrasts Schumann’s energetic “Kreisleriana” with what he considers Jensen’s best piano cycle, the “Eroticon”.

Discography

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Watch and Listen

Different recordings between 2003 and 2020: please listen

Reviews

“Disons-le d’emblée, Severin von Eckardstein est le plus grand pianist allemande depuis le légendaire Wilhelm Kempff. Un répertoire gigantesque, à 44 ans, qui souvent des sentiers battus; une virtuosité phénoménale; un toucher ductile et des couleurs inouies qui fusent, au service d’un interprète habité, humble et profond, qui s’empare de l’oeuvre, déploie sa pensée, ses intuitions, son sens de l’architecture et du récit. On sort lessivé de ses „Kreisleriana“ de Schumann névrotiques, âcres, comme hallucinés, sans tendresse, mais avec un désespoir mis dans la cantilène qui nous broie le Coeur. Le délicieux cycle “Eroticon” d’Adolf Jensen (1837-1879) est joué avec une maestria et une poésie renversantes. Le “Scherzo” de Reubke, élève de Liszt? Une tornade. Quel disque, mes aíeux!”

L’OBS | Le Classique de Cassard | CD-review | Philippe Cassard | April 6th, 2023

Are you looking for an extraordinary program with one of the most interesting pianists? With Severin von Eckardstein, who “through the succinct accentuation with which he works out a wealth of details that have hardly ever been heard” (FAZ), you will find exciting individual readings of the dramaturgically designed programs, which also present lesser-heard composers.

read more

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