The CD presents three of Richard Strauss earliest compositions, performed by Ludmil Angelov. They clearly show the stylistic relationship between the great German masters of the piano miniature and the sonata and Richard Strauss - in the manner of constructing the pieces, of fusing the melodies, in the wealth of harmonic and metro-rhythmic ideas. The pianist shows both the classical clarity of the four-part sonata and the romantic dreams and aspirations contained the exquisite programme pieces from opus 9. Ludmil Angelov, who has been formed as a brilliant interpreter of the romantic style, recreates with great mastery and much poetry the rich imagery of Richard Strauss, fills with mood and various nuances the works, thus demonstrating their beauty and the spontaneity of feelings of the young Strauss. The recordings give an opportunity for music lovers to come to know better Richard Strauss' works from the early 1980s, the time of his maturity and study, of getting ready for the great music he was to create in the decades that followed.

Recorded in Bulgaria Concert Hall, Sofia, November 1995


  • Track Listing

    Sonate h-moll, Op. 5

    [1] Allegro molto appassionato 8'27''

    [2] Adagio cantabile 5'56''

    [3] Scherzo. Presto - Trio. Un poco più lento 2'27''

    [4] Finale. Allegretto vivo 6'53''

    Stimmungsbilder, Op. 9

    [5] No. 1: Auf stillem Waldespfad 5'00''

    [6] No. 2: An einsamer Quelle 4'29''

    [7] No. 3: Intermezzo 4'00''

    [8] No. 4: Träumerei 2'38''

    [9] No. 5: Heidebild 5'35''

    Fünf Klavierstücke, Op. 3

    [10] No. 1: Andante 6'25''

    [11] No. 2: Allegro vivace scherzando 2'55''

    [12] No. 3: Largo 8'24''

    [13] No. 4: Allegro molto 3'45''

    [14] No. 5: Allegro marcatissimo 4'27''

    DDD 72'15''

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