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PIANIST - 2021 No. 3 - BURKARD SCHLIESSMANN: 'Cover Artist' - "Ecstasy and Intellect"
image PIANIST - issue 2021 No. 3 - Burkard Schliessmann is not only an exceptional pianist he is also is a professional scuba diver and serves as an ambassador for the "Protecting of Our Ocean Planet" program of the AWARE Foundation. The world under water has a profound influence on his interpretations and his general ideas on music making as a way of transcending the materiality into absolute aesthetics. Now he presents 3 CD's with memorable recordings from his early years.

In a 4-pages interview - "Ecstasy and Intellect" - with Eric Schoones, Editor-in-Chief of PIANIST,  Schliessmann talks about his interpretations.

The interview can be downloaded here...

 


At the Heart of the Piano - Divine Art, dda 21373; presentation in Francfort/Main, Germany
image October 18, 2021 - Virtuoso German pianist Burkard Schliessmann will increase his representation in the Divine Art catalogue with a new triple CD/digital album entitled 'At the Heart of the Piano'. The album consists partly of items from CDs previously issued by Bayer (nla) and new tracks not previously released. This issue follows Schliessmann's two critically-acclaimed and award-winning SACD albums of music by Bach and Chopin, and precedes his new recording of works by Schumann, delayed from 2020 due to the Covid lockdown.

A special 3-CD / triple digital album of great Romantic works by one of the world's most accomplished pianists specialising in works of that era. These stunning performances of Busoni's Chaconne (after J S Bach) and Berg's Sonata are receiving their first release; the other tracks were previously issued (on CD only, not digitally ) by Bayer and have been newly remastered. Schliessmann is a unique interpreter, never afraid to find a new expression and always searching for the heart of the music and the composer's inspiration. On their initial release these recordings attracted great accolades: American Record Guide said : "The best pianist I know at entering the world and expressing the awareness of the German romantics. There is something personal and unique about Schliessmann's Schumann. It does not sound like anyone else's. He is better than any other pianist I have heard." High Performance Review said of his Scriabin: "This is the most imaginative playing one has heard yet - on the level of Richter, Michelangeli, Wild, Gould - the highest order of artistry."

Burkard Schliessmann presents this 3 CD-Edition at an event in a prominent and exclusive place, the 'Villa Bonn' in Siesmayerstrasse in Francfort/Main.

Burkard Schliessmann will perform works from Bach, Schumann and Chopin and will be in discussion with Eric Schoones, Editor-in-Chief from PIANIST. The interview will be released in edition September/October from PIANIST and Burkard Schliessmann will be presented as 'Cover-Artist'.

The event is exclusively sponsored by Source For Alpha AG

 


At the Heart of the Piano - Divine Art, dda 21373 (distr.: NAXOS Intl.)
image September, 10, 2021 - Virtuoso German pianist Burkard Schliessmann will increase his representation in the Divine Art catalogue with a new triple CD/digital album entitled 'At the Heart of the Piano'. The album consists partly of items from CDs previously issued by Bayer (nla) and new tracks not previously released. This issue follows Schliessmann's two critically-acclaimed and award-winning SACD albums of music by Bach and Chopin, and precedes his new recording of works by Schumann, delayed from 2020 due to the Covid lockdown.

Burkard Schliessmann perfectly embodies musical Romanticism in his exceptionally expressive approach, never 'smoothing out' textures and rhythms in what can be very troubled and dramatic music, but instead searching for that music's soul - it's heart. Also a fine organist, professional scuba diver and owner of show-winning pedigree Maine Coon cats, he attracts awards at every turn including the Goethe-Plakette of the city of Frankfurt-am-Main; Classical Finalist 2019 International Acoustic Music Awards; 2 Gold Medals in the 2018 Global Music Awards; 3 Silver Medals in both the 2017 and 2018 Global Music Awards. Schliessmann is a Steinway Artist, recording and performing on his own Model D concert grand.


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