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Chopin with Johannes Moser

Chopin with Johannes Moser


Chopin:

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65

Piano Trio in G minor Op. 8

Kolja Blacher (violin)


Johannes Moser (cello), Ewa Kupiec (piano)

The two compositions performed here are among the very few pieces of chamber music that Chopin left behind. While predominantly focused on the piano, those few occasions when he did explore other idioms, always featured the cello prominently, so naturally this disc is a feast of musical riches for the young cellist Johannes Moser. There’s no holding back with this music as Moser draws out every emotion and nuance from the noble to the pathetic, from soaring lyricism to sober solemnity. At every step along the way, his devotion is matched by his esteemed ensemble partners. A wonderfully programmed and superlatively performed recording!

“Moser and friends ensure there's 'music and life in every note' of Chopin's noble trio, as Schumann described it. An absorbing account of the Sonata combines fire with inner stillness.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2015 ****

“this is an excellently balanced recording, with performances that are persuasive and convincing. In the Sonata, Kupiec and Moser relate perfectly to each other, following another's rubato seemingly spontaneously. Kupiec has a fluid way with Chopin, keeping the music flowing easily, without rigidity...All in all, these are highly recommendable performances.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2015

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Johannes Moser plays Shostakovich & Britten

Johannes Moser plays Shostakovich & Britten


Britten:

Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68

Shostakovich:

Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107


The charismatic young virtuoso Johannes Moser performs two 20th century masterworks. Each new release from this artist has received critical acclaim and rave reviews. “…a most impressive achievement that can only enhance this gifted cellist’s growing reputation.” Gramophone (HAEN93257 Bax, Bridge, Britten Sonatas).

“[Moser is] a truthful guide, hitting timings very close to the composer's own, and keeps a judicious balance between discipline and feeling. In the long cadenza he typically finds time for thoughtful expression, not just a display of technical skills. The darker resonance that envelops this performance comes largely from the more mellow orchestral playing” Gramophone Magazine, April 2012

“both these virile, confrontational works benefit from [Moser's] terrific energy and impetuous attack. He slices into the Shostakovich at speed...His ringing, acrobatic cadenza and urgent Allegro make this an exciting performance, the equal of any. The WDR Symphony Orchestra have two vital ingredients to bring to the Britten Cello Symphony: fabulous horns and lively timpani.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2012 *****

“Moser's formidable technique surmounts every obstacle with apparent ease...but conductor Pietari Inkinen is seldom convincing...Moser's reading of the Shostakovich cello concerto is again tautly argued and concise, with classy orchestral support and an especially good solo horn player” International Record Review, June 2012

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Martinu, Hindemith & Honegger: Cello Concertos

Martinu, Hindemith & Honegger: Cello Concertos


Hindemith:

Cello Concerto (1940)

Honegger:

Cello Concerto

Martinu:

Cello Concerto No. 1, H.196


Johannes Moser (cello)

Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserlauten, Christoph Poppen

For his new concerto recording, Johannes Moser has selected three rarely heard 20th century concertos. This artist continues to thrill audiences around the world with his stunning virtuosity and creative programming. These are wonderful performances.

“Moser's playing is technically adroit and he has audibly tuned in to each composer's idiom. From his brief introductory note it is clear he sympathises with their individuality of approach and refusal to kowtow to serialism.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2011

“What a wonderful disc! You may possess individual recordings of these winning pieces, but as assembled here, they make an immensely cherishable collection.” london24.com, 17th June 2011

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Bridge, Britten & Bax: Cello Sonatas

Bridge, Britten & Bax: Cello Sonatas


Bax:

Legend

Bridge:

Cello Sonata in D minor, H125

Britten:

Sonata for cello and piano in C major, Op. 65


Johannes Moser (cello) & Paul Rivinius (piano)

The young German cellist Johannes Moser is now an international music celebrity. He has built his reputation in part on his exquisite performances of surprising chamber music repertoire. He continues in this vein with a selection of English works for cello and piano. With a large, full richly moderated tone, Johannes Moser’s cello perfectly fits these British works. Both cellist and pianist are in their element.

“[Moser] brings out an armoury of colours and articulation [in the Bridge], along with a fine sense of architecture which places this performance with the very best...Rivinius, too, brings a rare energy to all three sonatas, together with great sensitivity. Theirs is a probing performance of the Britten, highlighting its debt to Shostakovich and Prokofiev...Two exciting talents who deserve a serious international profile.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2011 ****

“Moser plays with a full, dark tone that fits the Romantic flow of the Bridge Sonata well, and he and Paul Rivinius capture its brooding intensity and lyrical flights...They are responsive to the rapidly changing moods and quirky, sometimes humorous, sometimes savage interjections of Britten's five-movement work.” Classic FM Magazine, November 2010 ****

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Brahms and His Contemporaries Vol.3

Brahms and His Contemporaries Vol.3


Brahms:

Feldeinsamkeit, Op. 86 No. 2

Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op. 105 No. 1

Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 No. 4

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)

Liebestreu, Op. 3 No. 1

Minnelied Op. 71 No. 5

Kirchner, T:

8 Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 79

Martucci:

Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 52


Johannes Moser (cello) & Paul Rivinius (piano)

A winning programme of rarities and surprises, including a lyrical and neglected Cello Sonata by Martucci and miniatures by Kirchner, who was a piano virtuoso and gambling addict.

“Music for cello by Brahms's friends, placing the composer in context. Giuseppe Martucci… challenges Brahms on his own ground with a full-blown sonata. …this is an enjoyable piece, clearly influenced by Brahms but still genuinely inspired. Theodor Kirchner's... nicely played pieces are, in a sense, brief homages to Brahms without being imitative.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2009

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Saint-Saens - Complete Works for Cello & Orchestra

Saint-Saens - Complete Works for Cello & Orchestra


Saint-Saëns:

Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33

Cello Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 119

Suite for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 16b

Allegro Appassionato in B minor Op. 43

Le carnaval des animaux: Le Cygne

Romance in F major, Op. 36


Johannes Moser (cello)

Radio SO Stuttgart, Fabrice Bollon

These works are both sweepingly romantic and an acid test for any player’s technical finesse. Apart from the popular First Concerto and the ubiquitous “Swan”, Saint-Saëns composed a Second Cello Concerto in addition to several other shorter works for Cello and orchestra, most of which are seldom heard in performance. Stunning performances from the young start cellist, Johannes Moser.

“…Moser gives a strong, impassioned account of the Second Concerto… It's in this work that Moser distances himself most noticeably from Maria Kliegel… overall, Moser is more imaginative and alive to the music's dramatic possibilities. And why isn’t the wonderful Suite Op. 16 heard more often?” BBC Music Magazine, April 2009 *****

“Hearing the two concertos in succession brings it home how much more inspired the First is, with its thrillingly dramatic opening. Moser plays it with overwhelming passion, while firmly controlling tempo and intonation.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2009

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Brahms and His Contemporaries Vol. 2

Brahms and His Contemporaries Vol. 2


Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Herzogenberg, L:

Cello Sonata No. 3, Op. 94

Strauss, R:

Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 6


Johannes Moser (cello), Paul Rivinius (piano)

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Brahms and His Contemporaries Vol.1

Brahms and His Contemporaries Vol.1


Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Fuchs, Robert:

Cello Sonata No. 2 in E flat minor, Op. 83

Zemlinsky:

Sonata in A minor for Cello & Piano (1894)


Johannes Moser (Cello), Paul Rivinius (Piano)

Hänssler Classic is proud to announce the latest release from the phenomenally gifted young cellist, Johannes Moser. This new CD is the first in a series intended to document the period between Johannes Brahms' move to Vienna in 1869 and the musical innovations that culminated in Arnold Schoenberg's "Method of Composing with Twelve Tones…" in the 1920s. In addition to a compelling performance of Brahms' Cello Sonata in F Major Op. 99, Moser has also programmed the works of Brahms' nearly forgotten protégé Robert Fuchs and the WORLD PREMIERE recording of the Cello Sonata by Fuch's own pupil, Alexander Zemlinsky. This important new release will not only delight the casual listener with new and unfamiliar repertoire but will also introduce music lovers to an exciting and important period of musical creativity.

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Cello Sonatas

Cello Sonatas


Shostakovich:

Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40

Tchaikovsky, B:

Sonata for Cello & Piano

Weinberg:

Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63


Johannes Moser (cello), Paul Rivinius (piano)

Composed in 1934, almost concurrent the Congress of Soviet Writers declaration of "Socialist Realism" as the only acceptable mode for Soviet artistic production, the Cello Sonata gives proof of Shostakovich's struggle to maintain his intellectual integrity, which made him such a model for later generations - as he was for Mieczyslaw "Moisse" Vainberg and Boris Tchaikovsky, both of whom died in February 1996. Shostakovich maintained both of them, his composition pupil Tchaikovsky as well as his indirect pupil Vainberg, to be extraordinarily talented. This CD is a special contribution to the 100th anniversary of Shostakovich's birthday in 2006, and at the same time a remembrance of Vainberg's and Tchaikovsky's deaths ten years ago.

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