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MP3 Andreas Klein - Schubert / Wanderer Fantasy

Schubert''s Wanderer Fantasy is so fiendishly difficult that the composer himself leapt from the piano in disgust during a concert and said: "The devil may play it, for I cannot!" The devil was Franz Liszt, then only 11 years old and already a virtuoso!

8 MP3 Songs in this album (57:05) !
Related styles: Classical: Piano solo, Easy Listening: Mature, Featuring Piano

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Andreas Klein''s career as soloist has taken him to numerous of the world''s most prestigious venues: London''s Wigmore Hall, Berlin''s Philharmonic Hall, New York''s Alice Tully and Carnegie Hall, and Washington, DC''s Kennedy Center and the National Gallery. He has toured throughout the U.S., Middle East, and Europe, including his native country Germany, performing in major concert series in Berlin, Leipzig, Rome, Milan, Bern, Los Angeles, San Diego, Cleveland, San Francisco, Seattle, Houston, and Chicago ("Dame Myra Hess Series").

"A fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four T''s of pianism" and "A pianist who makes silences sound like music," the critics of the NEW YORK TIMES hailed his performances. In Berlin, the TAGESSPIEGEL wrote: "humorous flamboyancy and impeccable technique, grace, melodious sound and plenty of brilliance."

A "Musician''s Portrait," filmed in conjunction with a concert at the Neuhardenberg Castle near Berlin, and his recital with the late Beethoven Sonatas at the National Gallery in Dresden, were aired on national radio. Andreas Klein has been frequently heard on NPR''s "Performance Today" and on numerous live broadcasts across the country, from Los Angeles to Chicago, and Minneapolis to Houston. PBS produced and aired a series of short works called "Intermezzo with Andreas Klein." In Germany, Liszt''s "Dance Macabre" and Frank''s "Symphonic Variations" with the Halle Symphony Orchestra were broadcast on MDR Radio.

Highlights of the more recent seasons include the debut at the Kennedy Center:
"...elaborate display of technical prowess…Klein resembled a sketch artist bringing a scene to life with quick virtuoso strokes and shading," (WASHINGTON POST), followed by a second appearance at the Kennedy Center, National Gallery, Phillips Collection, and the German Embassy. He gave his third live performance and interview at WGBH Radio in Boston, and gave recitals at Rockefeller University in New York, in Portland, Oregon, at Cal Tech in Los Angeles, and in Damascus, Syria.

In the summer of 1999, Andreas Klein gave recitals in Prague and at the Piano Festival in Bechyne in the Czech Republic. He performed in Dresden and the Distinguished Master Series in the Castles Moritzburg and Rammenau, and opened the Connoisseur Artist Series in San Diego.

Most recently, he has appeared with the Poznan Philharmonic in Poland, the Oregon Mozart Players (Andrew Massey, conductor), the Virginia Symphony, the Springfield Symphony, the Carl Philip Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra, and the Norddeutsche Philharmonie, performing concerti by Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann.

His three CD releases of the Beethoven/Berg Sonatas, Works by Chopin and Liszt and "Dancing Through Time" received praise by critics, conductors, presenters and audiences alike. The later was featured in a two-hour special edition of "the Piano Bench" at KUHF Radio in Houston.

After studying and winning many awards in Germany, Andreas Klein was invited to New York where he later graduated from Juilliard School. He studied with the legendary Claudio Arrau, Nikita Magaloff, and John Perry, where he received his DMA degree at Rice University


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