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ARTIST
TITLE
Manía - Piano Works
FORMAT
CD

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NEOS 11416CD NEOS 11416CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/10/2015

The third release in Neos's collaboration with Swiss composer René Wohlhauser, featuring solo piano by German pianist Moritz Ernst. Ernst's unusually broad repertoire extends from baroque virginal pieces to modern works, and he often switches between harpsichord and piano in the same concert. In the field of contemporary music, he works with leading composers (including Klaus Huber, Sandeep Bhagwati, Wolfgang Rihm, Michael Pelzel, Jimmie LeBlanc, Miklós Maros, Kent Olofsson, and Michael Edgerton), who often dedicate pieces to him. As well as focusing on Rameau, Handel, Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms, Busoni, and Debussy, Ernst also champions unknown or forgotten composers. He has demonstrated this with his recording of Malcolm Arnold's piano works ("a sparkling and stimulating interpretation" --Gramophone) and the complete edition of the surviving sonatas by Viktor Ullmann and Norbert von Hannenheim on EDA, which has been termed a reference recording. This release comes in advance of Ernst's Canadian debut in the 2015/'16 season, as well as performances with the German Radio Philharmonic and extensive recordings for DeutschlandRadio.