Stefan Askenase ∙ Concerts in East Germany 1967-1968 ∙ 2CD


In his early years, Stefan Askenase received guidance from his mother, Ksawery Zacharyasiewicz, who had been a student of Franz Xaver Mozart, the youngest son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He also studied under Theodor Pollak before becoming a student of Emil von Sauer in Vienna. During the 1920s and 1930s, Askenase’s career flourished, earning high praise from critics who admired not only his exceptional technical skill but also his innate musicality and poetic sensitivity. With the onset of the German occupation of Belgium in 1940, Askenase, being of Jewish origin, was forced to conceal his identity under an assumed name. In 1942, he left Belgium and sought refuge in a village in southern France, where he worked as an architect throughout the war. After the war ended in 1945, he made a triumphant comeback to the European concert scene, gaining immense popularity across Western Europe, including the German Democratic Republic. Our double album presents previously unreleased live performances, featuring a complete recital recorded in East Berlin in 1967 and a concert captured in Leipzig in 1968.

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STEFAN ASKENASE Concerts in East Germany 1967-1968

CD 1

MOZART: Piano Sonata in D Major, KV 311 / 284c
MOZART: Rondo in A Minor, KV 511
MOZART: Minuet in D Major KV 355 / 576b
MOZART: Gigue in G Major, KV 574
MOZART: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, KV 333 / 315c
CHOPIN: Nocturne in B Major, Op 9, No 3
CHOPIN: Scherzo No 2 in B-flat Minor, Op 31
CHOPIN: Mazurka in B-flat Minor, Op 24, No 4
CHOPIN: Mazurka in F Minor, Op 63, No 2
CHOPIN: Mazurka in C-sharp Minor, Op 63, No 3

Recorded · 02 February 1967 · East Berlin · Marx-Engels-Auditorium · Rundfunk der DDR · Live Recording

CD 2

CHOPIN: Waltz in A Minor, Op 34, No 2
CHOPIN: Waltz in F Major, Op 34, No 3
CHOPIN: Tarantelle in A-flat Major, Op 43
SCARLATTI: Sonata in G Major, K 13, L 486
MENDELSSOHN: Scherzo in E Minor, Op 16, No 2
MOZART: Ländler in B-flat Major

Recorded · 02 February 1967 · East Berlin · Marx-Engels Auditorium · Rundfunk der DDR · Live Recording

MOZART: Piano Concerto No 17 in G Major, KV 453
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No 1 in G Minor, Op 25

Stefan Askenase ∙ piano
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig
Herbert Kegel ∙ conductor

Recorded · 06 February 1968 · Leipzig · Kongreßhalle · Rundfunk der DDR · Live Recording

Article number: MC 1065
UPC barcode: 791154050873
Release date: 1 April 2022
Booklet: 12 Pages
Total timing: 77:51 CD1 ∙ 75:21 CD2
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2021 Meloclassic

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