Liebestod: Works for Violin and Piano – Friedemann Eichhorn, Fazil Say

September 11, 2023, 9:00 am

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Turkish pianist and composer Fazıl Say is joined by his long-standing friend, violinist Friedemann Eichhorn, in an album of mid-19th-century German repertoire. Influenced by Franz Liszt, Say’s ingenious transcriptions of the Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde are heard here in world-premiere recordings. The composite F–A–E Sonata of Albert Dietrich, Robert Schumann, and Johannes Brahms is seldom encountered as a whole, while Schumann’s Violin Sonata No. 1, though written at a time of unhappiness, contains moments of glorious beauty and intimacy.