der ersten klassischen CD-Produktion von Greenhouse Music (Veröffentlichung
im Juni 2001) handelt sich um die junge Pianisten Entdeckung JENNIFER
Die 25-jährige Künstlerin lebt in New York / USA und hat ihren Abschluß
als Konzert-pianistin auf der Julliard school of music gemacht. Sie
war bereits Preisträgerin mehrerer internationaler Klavierwettbewerbe
und Schülerin großer weltbekannter Meister. Wir sind sehr stolz
(!), Ihre grandoise CD-Einspielung mit Kompositionen von Frederic Chopin
auf unserem erweiterten Label präsentieren zu können! Ihre virtuose,
tiefe und romantische Spielweise kann als außergewöhnlich und für eine
derart junge Künstlerin als meisterhaft bezeichnet werden!
Jennifer Lim first came into attention when she captured Grand Prize
at the Korea Times National Music Competition at age 8. She has
since been trained at the Juelliard School in New York and the Curtis
Institute of Music, where upon graduation She was awarded the coveted
Rachmaninoff Prize. Her numerous concert appearances include performances
at New York´s Merkin Concert Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln
Center, Philadelphia Orchestra´s Schubert Fest, Orpheum Theatre
and Chan Centre in Vancouver, Annenberg Theatre in Palm Desert,
California, in Boston, Toronto and Quebec.
been a soloist with many orchestras, she recently joined the Seoul
National Symphony on their tour to Canada, and has performed with
Vancouver Symphony, CBC Chamber Orchestra and Puchon Philharmonic,
among others. She has garnered top prizes at Joanna Hodges International
Piano Competition and Canadian Music Competition (Montreal): in
June 2000, she was awarded a diplom at the 3rd Clara Schumann International
Competition in Duesseldorf, Germany.
|Having been praised
for her "sweet, soulful and poignant" as well as "spellbinding"
performances, as a pianist with "blazing temperament and technique",
her teachers over the years include such eminent musicians as Bella
Davidovich, Peter Serkin, Jane Coop and Anton Kuerti."
The Third Sonata, Op. 58 is one of Chopin´s most profound and
sophisticated composotions. Written in 1844, the sonata is representative
of Chopin´s mature style, which is often contrapuntal and motivie in
design but nonetheless influenced by the operatic bel canto tradition
in the more melodious and lyrical passages.
The Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op. 22 has an interesting
background: it is in fact a coupling of two seperate compositions. The
Polonaise is an independent work with orchestra accompaniment written
in 1830 while the Andante is a separate piece from 1834. It is now customary
to omit the orchestra part that originally accompanies the Polonaise
when the unified version is perormed.
The Second Scherzo, Op. 31 from 1837 is an unusual piece in that
it has two, instead of one, "main" key areas, namely, Bb minor (which
begins the piece) and ist relavtive major, Db major (which ends the
piece) The passages associated with the former are of a volatile and
tragic nature while those with the latter are more majestic and joyous,
thereby creating a distinct dramatic contrast between the two key areas.
Although the exact date of composition of the First Ballade, Op.
23 remains uncertain today, historians believe that it probably
comes from around 1835 or earlier but not prior to 1833. The melancholic
sections and the virtuoso passages (the spirit of which is reminiscent
of the brilliant style that is characteristic of Chopin´s earlier works)
are seamlessly held together here by a sonata-form structure.
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (1810 - 1849) was Poland´s best known composer
of the nineteenth century. He grew up in Warsaw and received his first
music lessons from his mother. Before the age of ten his musical genius
had already been widely recognized by the locals, who hailed him as
a second Mozart. While still in his teens, he had established himself
in Warsaw as a successful pianist-composer. In 1830 he left Poland for
a European concert tour, unaware that he would never see his homeland
again. Four weeks after his departure, while he was in Vienna, an uprising
broke out in Warsaw and he consequently decided not to return partly
because of his physical frailty (he was in poor health for the most
part of his life).
Chopin arrived in Paris in 1831 and quickly established himself there
as a teacher, composer, and, by choice, performer mostly in intimate
setting of the salon. His music also began to be published in France,
Germany and England. The positive experiences had made him feel at home
in Paris despite his ongoing nostalgia for Poland.
In 1836 Chopin met the novelist George Sand and two years later the
two started a close yet strange love affair: Sand later claimed that
it was her maternal instinct, more than anything else, that drew her
to him. Perhaps it was this aspect of ther relationship that allowed
Chopin, who lived with her family in Nohant during the period of ther
liaison, to produce his most mature and sophisticated works. Their relationship
lasted until 1847. In the following year, after a brief trip to England
and Scotland, Chopin´s health rapidly deteriorated. He remained bed-stricken
during his final months and died in Paris on October 17, 1849, at the
age of thirty-nine.
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