Improvisations on Beethoven Laurens Patzlaff

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Album-Release:
2020

HRA-Release:
27.03.2020

Label: Animato

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

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  • Laurens Patzlaff (b. 1981), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):
  • 1Prélude04:11
  • 2I Love You01:42
  • 3Choral Fantasy04:44
  • 4Funeral March06:46
  • 5Masquerade02:53
  • 6Song Without Words06:59
  • 7Toccata07:56
  • 8Tea Time 11101:57
  • 9Lament05:19
  • 10Shades of Moonlight08:03
  • 11Fantasy and Fuge05:09
  • 12Dance05:26
  • 13Capriccio03:09
  • 14I Love You (Reprise)05:35
  • Total Runtime01:09:49

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Beethovens Musik wird im Jahr 2020 durch unzählige Neueinspielungen seiner Werke, Festakte und Kulturveranstaltungen aller Art gewürdigt. Wozu also eine weiteres Beethoven-Album?

Bei allem Respekt und aller Ehrfurcht, die wir vor Beethoven als einem der größten Musiker aller Zeiten haben, wird oft vergessen, dass er neben seiner außerordentlichen Begabung als Komponist, Pianist und Dirigent auch ein Improvisations-Genie gewesen ist. Bei seinen Auftritten begeisterte er das Wiener Publikum mit spontanen, geistreichen und oft ausschweifenden Klavier-Improvisationen, nicht nur bei Kadenzen innerhalb seiner Klavierkonzerte, sondern auch beim musikalischen „Vorbereiten“ des Publikums auf nachfolgende Kompositionen, dem sogenannten Präludieren.

Ganz in diesem Sinne präsentiert der Pianist Laurens Patzlaff sein neues Album IMPROVISATIONS ON BEETHOVEN. Inspiriert von bekannten Themen des Meisters entfaltet er ein musikalisches Feuerwerk voller Kontraste, das seine Hörer durch Spontaneität ebenso wie durch Genialität in seinen Bann zieht. Die klangschöne Aufnahme richtet sich an einen weiten Hörerkreis. Für den allgemeinen Klassikfan wird sie ein Erlebnis sein und ihm interessante Perspektiven auf die bekannte Musik Beethovens bieten. Ebenso wird der Experte die genialen Finessen in den Improvisationen und Interpretationen Patzlaffs zu schätzen wissen.

Laurens Patzlaff, Fortepiano

Laurens Patzlaff was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1981. He received his first lessons on the Piano at age Eight. It wasn't long before he began giving his first concerts and taking part in various competitions; Mathaes Piano Competition, and Jugend Musiziert (Youth Plays Music), in which he won a number of first prizes.

In 1996 Laurens widened his activity on the piano to chamber music. In 1998 his piano trio received first prizes in the State and then in the Federal German competitions of Jugend Musiziert. With the same piano trio he also won several sponsoring prizes, allowing him to take master courses with the Trio Opus 8. A number of first prizes followed, in the federal Jugend Musiziert, both as piano-soloist, and accompanist.

Laurens Patzlaff began lessons with Professor Friedemann Rieger at the University for Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, while still at school. In 2001 he began his full-time education at the University in the study of Music Teaching for Schools. He complemented this with a parallel training as concert pianist and Jazz pianist, beginning in 2003. In 2004 Laurens travelled to Madrid and studied music at the Madrid Conservatory under the direction of Professor Uta Weyand and Professor Anselmo De La Campa.

His concert activity as touring soloist and chamber musician led him to several European countries as well as to Japan, Korea, Thailand, and, regularly, the United States and Australia.

Aside from his classical repertoire Laurens is also a gifted improvist in both Jazz and Classical Music. He teaches regularly improvisation in Australia at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Hong Kong, and at the Central Conservatorium in Beijing. In 2005 he founded the piano duo ImproVision which connects classical music with Jazz through improvisation. Laurens Patzlaff has been teaching improvisation at the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart (Germany) since 2007 and as a visiting professor at the University of Music Freiburg (Germany) from 2009 until 2011. Since October 2011, he teaches Classical piano and improvisation at the University of Music in Trossingen (Germany).

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