FERDINAND PFOHL (1862-1949): Strandbilder, Op. 8, Suite Élégiaque, Op. 11, Hagbart - Nordische Rhapsodie nach einem Thema von Edvard Grieg.
Catalogue Number: 11V037
Label: Grand Piano
Description: Esteemed as one of Germany’s leading music critics, Pfohl never lost a passion for composition. He wrote highly individual works for his own instrument, the piano, conceiving cycles that reveal harmonic daring and sophistication, often evocative of developments in impressionism. As Strandbilder (‘Beach Pictures’, from 1892) shows, he mastered tonal painting- while in the compositional unity of the 1894 Suite elegiaque (five pieces totaling 42 minutes), Bohemian and Russian elements mingle with the influence of one of his great heroes, Grieg. The latter is paid homage in a huge 18-minute rhapsody from 1882. Jamina Gerl (piano).