Bach Variations/Telemann Variations
Max Reger

Bach Variations/Telemann Variations

Kees Schul

GLO 5200 - 8711525520004

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In certain circles Max Reger is still regarded as a "difficult" composer for the listener as well as for the performer. He was himself a superb pianist and his style of writing for the piano owes much to Liszt on one hand and Brahms on the other. This album offers his two greatest variation works for the piano, compositions that have been rarely recorded because of their complexity and difficulty. Pianist Kees Schul, well-known as a highly regarded chamber music musician and accompanist to singers, is a pupil of Jan Wijn and of Aloys Kontarsky in Cologne and studied these works with the latter who is an internationally recognised Reger expert. Listening to Kees Schul's magnificent performances of these fascinating works, one wonders why Reger is being regarded as "difficult" for this is a thoroughly enjoyable and gratifying musical experience. The Max Reger Institute in Karlsruhe, Germany, was so enthusiastic about the performances (and the recording) that they gladly provided us with a copy of a wonderful painting of the composer by Franz Nolken to reproduce on the cover.

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 1 Andante
    01:29
  • 2
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 2 L'istesso Tempo
    01:19
  • 3
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 3 Sempre Espressivo Ed Assai Legato
    01:20
  • 4
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 4 Grave Assai
    02:53
  • 5
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 5 Vivace
    01:04
  • 6
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 6 Vivace
    01:39
  • 7
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 7 Allegro Moderato
    01:39
  • 8
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 8 Adagio
    01:58
  • 9
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 9 Vivace
    01:22
  • 10
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 10 Grave e Sempre Molto Espressivo
    02:44
  • 11
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 11 Poco Vivace
    01:09
  • 12
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 12 Allegro Agitato
    01:11
  • 13
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 13 Andante Sostenuto
    02:28
  • 14
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 14 Vivace
    00:52
  • 15
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 15 Con Moto
    01:55
  • 16
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Johann Sebastian Bach, Op. 81 (1904), 16 Fuge
    08:49
  • 17
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 1 Tempo Di Minuetto
    01:44
  • 18
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 2 L'istesso Tempo
    00:51
  • 19
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 3 L'istesso Tempo
    00:59
  • 20
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 4 L'istesso Tempo (scherzando)
    00:47
  • 21
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 5 L'istesso Tempo
    00:47
  • 22
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 6 Non Troppo Vivace
    00:56
  • 23
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 7 Non Troppo Vivace
    00:56
  • 24
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 8 Quasi Tempo Primo
    01:01
  • 25
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 9 Tempo Primo
    00:43
  • 26
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 10 Non Troppo Vivace
    01:05
  • 27
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 11 Quasi Adagio
    01:54
  • 28
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 12 Quasi Adagio
    01:58
  • 29
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 13 Poco Vivace
    00:51
  • 30
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 14 Tempo Primo
    00:46
  • 31
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 15 Meno Vivace
    01:07
  • 32
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 16 Andante
    01:43
  • 33
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 17 Adagio
    01:40
  • 34
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 18 Poco Andante
    01:42
  • 35
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 19 Tempo Primo
    00:49
  • 36
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 20 Poco Vivace
    01:02
  • 37
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 21 Poco Vivace
    01:06
  • 38
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 22 Vivace
    01:00
  • 39
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 23 Vivace
    01:09
  • 40
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 24 Poco Andante
    01:49
  • 41
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 25 Molto Adagio
    01:21
  • 42
    Variations and Fugue On a Theme By Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134 (1914), 26 Fuge (Vivace Con Spirito)
    05:47