CD Presentation: Schwarzenberg Trio

Beethoven, Pirchner, Mendelssohn

I try to write music that expresses what I am thinking, feeling ... and am. Or the opposite".

The local Schwarzenberg Trio has now recorded three very different genre works, from the pens of Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn -Bartholdy and Werner Pirchner.
Pirchner? He stands out already by his life dates (1949-2001), and of course by his activity. As a vibraphonist he has stirred up the jazz world together with the guitarist Harry Pepl (up to the Montreux Festival), and as a music engraver he has left his mark on classical music. At the same time, he has marched neither on the party line of the avant-garde nor on that of the conservatives: his scores make a tonal impression, but seem to be thrown impulsively onto paper and play an insinuating game with traditions. This is also true of his trio "Heimat?" which is based on the incidental music for Felix Mitterer's Nazi drama "Kein schöner Land". Soothing mountain sounds meet biting jazz harmonies, and finally a half-finish puts an end to Haydnian cheerfulness - there is irony on board. However, Pirchner's sound gestures have a vitalizing effect on their own.
In general, this album has an invigorating effect, and therefore it is recommended here as an antidote to the rampant Corona mood depression.
Beethoven's early E-flat major trio, his op. 1/1 in general, refreshes with spring freshness and an almost swinging scherzo. And the op. 49 by Mendelssohn? Although it is in D minor, it is nevertheless a mood-lifter: the lilting melodies, the goosebump Andante (final minute!) and the fluffy finale sweep away even leaden existential worries. Of course, this is also due to the light-footedness, the bouncy rhythms and the compact interplay of the Schwarzenberg Trio. (Wiener Zeitung)


To combine the first two piano trios by Ludwig van Beethoven and Felix Mendelssohn with Werner Pirchner's "Heimat?" had been our wish for some time. Beethoven's Opus 1 No. 1 - a work full of optimism and joie de vivre - and Mendelssohn's no less positive work with their respective similar third movements were to frame Werner Pirchner's not immediately tangible work. Rarely do Pirchner's words describe a work as aptly as in this case: "I try to write music that expresses what I am thinking, feeling ... And am. Or the opposite.


(Schwarzenberg Trio)

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