Diskography

Tzvi Avni * Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (2010)

In Spite Of All That - Sonata brevis for piano (2014)
Autumn Interludes for piano (2006)
On the Verge of Time for piano (1993)
From There and Then - Prelude and Passacaglia for piano (1998)
Andante meditativo (2016)

Heidrun Holtmann, piano
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern
Jamie Phillips, conductor

recorded by Saarlandische Rundfunk (englisch)
Hänssler Classic/Profil Medien GmbH 2020   HC 20040


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Born in Saarbrücken in 1927 and living in Israel, Tzvi Avni composed his Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra in 2010 as a commission from the Duisburg Philharmonic. It is dedicated to Heidrun Holtmann, who also plays it in this recording. With echoes of Prokofiev and Bartok, the three-movement work is a pleasing mix of reflective and lively playful passages in consistently bright colours.
Avni’s piano pieces are often related to reality in Israel (In Spite of all that) or sound like a musical diary (Dedication, in homage to Avni’s teacher and mentor Mordechai Sater, or Autumn Interludes). This means that these works are very rhetorical and often describe situations. They are played by Heidrun Holtman in an expressive and technically excellent way. The Piano Concerto is wonderfully light and lively, with excellent, very vital piano playing and a very transparent and colourful orchestral part.

The Well-Tempered Clavier I & II

HEIDRUN HOLTMANN Klavier · Piano

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I · The Well-Tempered Clavier I
BWV 846-869

CD 1

  • 1 Präludium C-Dur 1:36
  • 2 Fuge C-Dur 1:55
  • 3 Präludium c-Moll 1:15
  • 4 Fuge c-Moll 1:30
  • 5 Präludium Cis-Dur 1:20
  • 6 Fuge Cis-Dur 2:17
  • 7 Präludium cis-Moll 2:52
  • 8 Fuge cis-Moll 3:42
  • 9 Präludium D-Dur 1:11
  • 10 Fuge D-Dur 1:47
  • 11 Präludium d-Moll 1:17
  • 12 Fuge d-Moll 1:55
  • 13 Präludium Es-Dur 3:20
  • 14 Fuge Es-Dur 1:38
  • 15 Präludium dis-Moll 4:13
  • 16 Fuge dis-Moll 5:22
  • 17 Präludium E-Dur 1:13
  • 18 Fuge E-Dur 1:12
  • 19 Präludium e-Moll 2:03
  • 20 Fuge e-Moll 1:14
  • 21 Präludium F-Dur 0:55
  • 22 Fuge F-Dur 1:27
  • 23 Präludium f-Moll 1:34
  • 24 Fuge f-Moll 3:30

CD 2

  • 1 Präludium Fis-Dur 1:14
  • 2 Fuge Fis-Dur 1:50
  • 3 Präludium fis-Moll 1:07
  • 4 Fuge fis-Moll 2:25
  • 5 Präludium G-Dur 0:54
  • 6 Fuge G-Dur 2:44
  • 7 Präludium g-Moll 1:36
  • 8 Fuge g-Moll 1:42
  • 9 Präludium As-Dur 1:18
  • 10 Fuge As-Dur 2:01
  • 11 Präludium gis-Moll 1:15
  • 12 Fuge gis-Moll 2:34
  • 13 Präludium A-Dur 1:07
  • 14 Fuge A-Dur 2:46
  • 15 Präludium a-Moll 1:14
  • 16 Fuge a-Moll 4:07
  • 17 Präludium B-Dur 1:16
  • 18 Fuge B-Dur 1:49
  • 19 Präludium b-Moll 2:35
  • 20 Fuge b-Moll 3:09
  • 21 Präludium H-Dur 0:55
  • 22 Fuge H-Dur 2:00
  • 23 Präludium h-Moll 5:16
  • 24 Fuge h-Moll 5:05

 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier II · The Well-Tempered Clavier II
BWV 870-893

CD 3

  • 1 Präludium C-Dur 2:11
  • 2 Fuge C-Dur 1:32
  • 3 Präludium c-Moll 2:26
  • 4 Fuge c-Moll 1:40
  • 5 Präludium Cis-Dur 1:41
  • 6 Fuge Cis-Dur 1:47
  • 7 Präludium cis-Moll 4:24
  • 8 Fuge cis-Moll 2:10
  • 9 Präludium D-Dur 4:44
  • 10 Fuge D-Dur 1:58
  • 11 Präludium d-Moll 1:29
  • 12 Fuge d-Moll 1:49
  • 13 Präludium Es-Dur 2:18
  • 14 Fuge Es-Dur 2:16
  • 15 Präludium dis-Moll 3:36
  • 16 Fuge dis-Moll 3:27
  • 17 Präludium E-Dur 4:13
  • 18 Fuge E-Dur 2:46
  • 19 Präludium e-Moll 3:33
  • 20 Fuge e-Moll 2:37
  • 21 Präludium F-Dur 2:47
  • 22 Fuge F-Dur 1:48
  • 23 Präludium f-Moll 4:08
  • 24 Fuge f-Moll 2:07

CD 4

  • 1 Präludium Fis-Dur 2:39
  • 2 Fuge Fis-Dur 2:15
  • 3 Präludium fis-Moll 3:05
  • 4 Fuge fis-Moll 3:52
  • 5 Präludium G-Dur 2:16
  • 6 Fuge G-Dur 1:03
  • 7 Präludium g-Moll 2:59
  • 8 Fuge g-Moll 2:57
  • 9 Präludium As-Dur 3:56
  • 10 Fuge As-Dur 2:46
  • 11 Präludium gis-Moll 3:59
  • 12 Fuge gis-Moll 3:45
  • 13 Präludium A-Dur 1:34
  • 14 Fuge A-Dur 1:14
  • 15 Präludium a-Moll 4:42
  • 16 Fuge a-Moll 1:46
  • 17 Präludium B-Dur 4:20
  • 18 Fuge B-Dur 2:11
  • 19 Präludium b-Moll 2:07
  • 20 Fuge b-Moll 4:20
  • 21 Präludium H-Dur 1:40
  • 22 Fuge H-Dur 2:50
  • 23 Präludium h-Moll 2:21
  • 24 Fuge h-Moll 1:47

Further CDs

NEOS – Piano Music from Israel

Heidrun Holtmann, piano


Josef Tal
(1910–2008)
1–8 Cum mortuis in lingua mortua (1945) 22:04
Variations on a theme by Moussorgsky
In Memoriam Julius Gruenthal

  • 1 Cum mortuis in lingua mortua 01:53
  • 2 Variation I Tranquillo 02:47
  • 3 Variation II Largo 01:08
  • 4 Variation III Andante, lamento 02:51
  • 5 Variation IV Allegro risoluto 01:45
  • 6 Variation V Più mosso 00:50
  • 7 Variation VI Lento, quasi recitativo 04:33
  • 8 Variation VII Fuga con variazioni 06:12

  • 9 Essay II (1988) 08:11


Tzvi Avni
(*1927)
10 Epitaph Piano Sonata No. 2 (1979) 17:28
11–15 From My Diary Five Piano Pieces (2001) 13:11

  • 11 1. The Lost Pastorale 02:25
  • 12 2. Heroic Fiddling 02:47
  • 13 3. Night Song of a Flying Octopus 04:31
  • 14 4. Sin Lieth at the Door 01:12
  • 15 5. Amen 02:13


Gil Shohat
(*1973)
16–18 Three Improvisations on Paintings (1989) 10:27

  • 16 I The Cry (Edvard Munch) 01:39
  • 17 II Tragedy (Gustav Klimt) 04:14
  • 18 III The Café Terrace at Night (Vincent van Gogh) 04:33

  • 19 The Kiss of Salome (1993) 05:48


available here: neos-music.com
No.: NEOS 11025, EAN: 4260063110252
Release Date: 19th October 2012

Night pieces (musicaphon, 2008 / 2 CDs)

CD1:

  • Robert Schumann: Des Abends, In der Nacht, Traumeswirren from “Fantasiestücke” Op.12
  • Robert Schumann: Nachtstücke Op. 23
  • Robert Schumann /Franz Liszt: Frühlingsnacht (piano arrangement of Schumann’s lied from Liederkreis Op.39)
  • Franz Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No.1
  • Franz Liszt: La Notte
  • Frédéric Chopin: 2 Nocturnes Op. 27
  • Alexander Scriabin: Poème-Nocturne Op.61


CD2:

  • Claude Debussy: Clair de lune from “Suite bergamasque” La Soirée dans Grenade from “Estampes”
  • Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit
  • Karol Szymanowski: Scheherazade from “Masques” Op.34
  • Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Three Tone-Pictures Op.5
  • Samuel Barber: Nocturne
  • Béla Bartók: Klänge der Nacht from “Im Freien”
  • Paul Hindemith: Nachtstück from “Suite 1922”
  • Heinz Holliger: Elis
  • Frank Martin: Clair de lune


Co-production with SWR
musicaphon M 56904, distribution: KLASSIK CENTER KASSEL (2008)

Robert Schumann
  • Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54
  • Introduzione ed Allegro appassionato G major Op. 92,
  • Introduction and Concert Allegro Op.134

  • Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, cond. by Stefan Soltesz
  • CAPRICCIO first release USA (1993), Germany/Europe (1994), CAPRICCIO 48493 (2008)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Piano Concerto No. 1 in F major, KV 37
  • Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, KV 41

  • Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
  • Conductor: Marc Andreae
  • EUROARTS – DVD Video 2010228 (1991, 2006)
Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Piano Concerto No. 3 C minor Op.37 (from 19th century)
  • Piano Concerto No. 4 G major Op.58 (rediscovered and dated to 1807 - 1808 by Hans-Werner Küthen) in chamber music versions for piano and string quintet

  • Concertino München - Florian Sonnleitner, 1st violin, Jürgen Besig, 2nd violin, Jürgen Weber, 1st viola, Klauspeter
  • Werani, 2nd viola, Helmut Veihelmann, violoncello (Op.37), Hanno Simons, Violoncello (Op.58)
  • musicaphon, Distribution: KLASSIK CENTER KASSEL - CD 56849 (2005)
Franz Schubert
  • Sonata B major D 960
  • Impromptus Op. posth. 142 D 935

  • AMBITUS - CD amb 97849 (1998)
Frédéric Chopin
  • 24 Préludes Op. 28
  • Alexander Scriabin: 5 Préludes Op. 74
  • Claude Debussy: 6 Préludes

  • AMBITUS - CD amb 97909 (1995)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Variations KV 265, KV 398, KV 500, KV 573
  • Sonata in A minor KV 310
  • Adagio KV 540

  • AMBITUS - CD amb 97846 (1991)
Robert Schumann
  • Carnaval Op. 9, Kreisleriana Op. 16
  • AMBITUS - CD amb 97819 (1988)
Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Goldberg Variations BWV 988
  • AMBITUS 83 801 digital (2 LPs) (1986)