The DCD Classical 'Cast is also available as an enhanced podcast. When played through iTunes, the DCD Enhanced Classical 'Cast displays the album art of the works as they play, and provide links to webpages where you can find out more information and purchase the selections.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

DCD 070 - Das Jahr

Episode 70 of the "DCD Classical 'Cast" features music by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel; specifically, "Das Jahr." This musical cycle for solo piano was completed in 1842 and remained unpublished during Fanny's lifetime. 

The work has twelve movements, each named for a different month of the year, and each with a different character. Wolfram Lorenzen, the pianist for this recording, clearly has an affinity for the work, balancing technical brilliance with a lightness of touch required for this mid-century masterwork.

This Troubadisc release is actually the first recording of the original manuscript version of this work, which makes Wolfram's performance of "Das Jahr" doubly enlightening.

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 - Ralph

This program we play selections from:
"Das Jahr" by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Wolfram Lorenzen, piano
A Troubadisc release

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