Passacaglia Und Fuge
Label: GRAND PIANO
Wolfgang Jacobi is known to saxophone and accordion players, but he is otherwise largely forgotten and his wider output is still being rediscovered today. He was declared a "degenerate" artist in 1930s Germany but found inspiration in Italy, alluding to Baroque styles in his Sonatas as well as in earlier works that also invoke the spirit of Reger and Grieg. Post-war freedom is reflected in the joyously neo-Classical Sonatine and charming Miniaturen, while the substantial Musik für zwei Klaviere explores the symbolism of one of J.S. Bach's favorite chorale melodies "Durch Adams Fall." Tatjana Blome took first prize in the Steinway Competition at the age of twelve and a year later gave her firs tpiano recital. In 1995 she made her debut with Brahms's Concerto No. 1 at the Berlin Philharmonie. She has appeared throughout Germany in recitals and as a soloist with various orchestras. She has some 70 recordings to her credit, for Deutsche Grammophon, EDA, Naxos and others. Holger Groschopp's solo career has taken him to most European countries, the Middle and Far East and North and Central America. He has performed as soloist at major European festivals and played chamber music with many prominent musicians. He has had a close collaboration with Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, the Berlin Philharmonic, the DSO Berlin and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.