The Orfeo Recordings
Format: COMPACT DISC
Kertész, István; Hindemith, Paul; Marschner, Wolfgang; Schneiderhan, Wolfgang; NDR Sinfonieorchester; Seemann, Carl; Zecchi, Carlo; Haskil, Clara; Hager, Leopold; Mainardi, Enrico; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Boettcher, Wilfried
Carl Seemann – The ORFEO recordings – Carl Seemann was the kind of pianist who didn’t try to impress audiences with brilliant virtuosity. Instead, he understood the piano as his ideal medium for revealing a polyphonic structure on a single instrument. After his death on November 26th, 1983, at the age of 73, in Freiburg, it took some 25 years before the recordings of his studio and concert performances began to be re(dis)covered and today he is once again regarded as one of the leading German pianists of the post-war era. On the occasion of his 40th year of death, ORFEO releases this 7 CD anniversary box with all his recordings on the label and an additional booklet that highlights Carl Seemann’s artistic background and his pianistic environment.