homeofficepianist

Welcome to homeofficepianist, a website embracing the unique opportunities of this moment in time to explore alternative forms of creative communication. In sharing the result of his daily practice sessions with you, the homeofficepianist invites you into the everyday rhythms of his musical journey

Utilising the time at home afforded by last year's restrictions, the homeofficepianist is embarking on an expansive exploration of the musical universe, with each journey catalogued in a collection of periodic recordings. 


Initially, these recordings were made as a tool to self-monitor practice progression. However, these humble recordings capture something of the feeling of performance, and therefore the homeofficepianist began to share them with friends and colleagues. The positivity of this experience has inspired him to create this platform to welcome you into this musical exchange, joining him on a mystical and enlightening path.


28. November 2022







Federico Mompou





CANCONS I DANSES


IX


XII








27. November 2022







Joaquin Turina




DANZAS FANTASICAS


no. 2  Ensueno (Reverie)






Jesús Guridi




DANZAS VIEJAS


Carrasquilla







Ernesto Halffter




Gruss






26. November 2022







Federico Mompou





CHARMES


no. 3  ...pour l'inspirer l'amour





FÊTES LONTAINES


no. 4  Vif


no. 6 Vif







25. November 2022







Federico Mompou





PESSEBRES


no. 1  Dansa

no. 2  L'ermita

no. 3  El pastor






Heitor Villa - Lobos 





CARNAVAL DAS CRIANCAS



no. 3 A manha da Pierrete







Federico Mompou





FÊTES LONTAINES



no. 3 Rythmé

no. 5  Lentement, Très gai







24. November 2022







Federico Mompou





FÊTES LONTAINES



no. 1 Calme








22. November 2022

21. November 2022

20. November 2022






exercise in foreign (brasilian) rhythms




Osvaldo Lacerda





Toada no. 6 (1972)







18. November 2022






new version again......




Claude Debussy





PRÈLUDES I


no. 6  (...Des pas sur la neige)


no. 8 (...La Fille aux cheuveux de lin)







17. November 2022






new version......




Claude Debussy





Première Arabesque







16. November 2022

14. November 2022

13. November 2022





another attempt to realise this Prélude.
i do not know which version is more favourable, true to it's original style....or maybe both are wrong....





Anatoly Lyadov






TROIS MORCEAUX OPUS 10



no. 1 Prélude, Allegramente





new



DEUX BAGATELLES OPUS 17



no. 1  La douleur

no. 2  Pastorale







12. November 2022








Anatoly Lyadov







TROIS MORCEAUX OPUS 57



no. 1  Prélude




Prélude Opus 40 no. 3, Lento








11. November 2022

10. November 2022





new attempts





Anatoly Lyadov






DEUX MORCEAUX OPUS 31



no. 2 Prélude, Largo

( a Monsieur Porphirii Trifonow )





two versions of the same piece, slightly different tempo and athmosphere.
i feel, both of them work




QUARTE PRÈLUDES OPUS 39



no. 3  Andante


no. 3  Andante



no. 2 Adagio







8. November 2022

25. Oktober 2022







Johann Sebastian Bach






WOHLTEMPERIERTES KLAVIER I




Präludium no. 7 Es Dur BWV 852









22. Oktober 2022







Johann Sebastian Bach






WOHLTEMPERIERTES KLAVIER I




Präludium und Fuge no. 5 D Dur BWV 850








20. Oktober 2022





freely after the arrangements of Keith Jarrett





Matt Malneck, Joseph Livingstone



I'm through with love 






George Gershwin




I loves You Porgy






17. Oktober 2022







Johann Sebastian Bach






WOHLTEMPERIERTES KLAVIER I




Präludium und Fuge no. 13 Fis Dur BWV 858







16. Oktober 2022







Johann Sebastian Bach






WOHLTEMPERIERTES KLAVIER I




Präludium und Fuge no. 4 cis moll BWV 849







15. Oktober 2022









Maurice Ravel





MA MÉRE L'OYE


arranged by Jacques Charlot 




IV. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête









13. Oktober 2022









Maurice Ravel





MA MÉRE L'OYE


arranged by Jacques Charlot



V.Le jardin féerique





10. Oktober 2022






another new attempt





Maurice Ravel





MA MÉRE L'OYE


arranged by Jacques Charlot



I. Pavane de la belle au bois dormant.

II. Petit Poucet






9. Oktober 2022







Johann Sebastian Bach






what a masterpiece



Fuge e moll BWV Anh. II 93






SUITE C MOLL BWV 997



Preludio







8. Oktober 2022

3. Oktober 2022






on short notice....my first recital after two years of homeoffice.....
played on a Bechstein 2 meter grand piano from 1887


part 1

part 2







program


Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck Variations "Mein junges Leben hat ein End"
(1562 - 1621)

Georg Friedrich Händel Suite d moll HWV 436 Allemande
(1685 -1759)

Monsieur de Sainte Colombe "Les Pleurs" à deux violes égales, arr. Pierre Gouin
(etwa 1640 - 1690)

Johann Sebastian Bach Präludium d moll WTK II BWV 875
(1685 - 1750)

Johann Sebastian Bach Präludium und Fuge d moll BWV 899

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Fantasie d moll KV 397
(1756 1791)

Carl Czerny Notturno en mi bemol
(1791 -1857)
                                          
    ________________



Frederic Chopin Contredanse
(1810 - 1849)

Frederic Chpin Hexameron Var. ( I Puritani by Bellini) no. 6 Largo

Charles Valentin Alkan Prelude Opus 31 no. 23
(1813 - 1888)

Vincenco Bellini / Frédéric Chopin Casta Diva
(1801 - 1835)

Robert Schumann Ahnung
(1810 - 1856)

Johannes Brahms Sarabande WoO posth. 5 no. 1
(1833 - 1897)

Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn Lieder für das Pianoforte Opus 6 no. 3 Andante cantabile
(1805 - 1857)

Alexander Borodin Petit Suite no. 1 In the monastery
(1833 - 1887)

Alexander Borodin Petit Suite no. 7 Nocturne

Gabriel Fauré Prélude Opus 103, no. 3 g moll
(1845 - 1924)

Alexander Gretchaninoff Three pieces for piano Opus 116 no. 3 Mazurka
(1864 - 1956)

Maurice Ravel " à la manière de . . . Borodin "
(1875 - 1937)

Maurice Five o'clock from "L'Enfant et les Sortiléges „
(arr. Lucien Garban)


encores


Maurice Ravel two valses from  "L'Enfant et les Sortilèges"

Maurice Ravel Menuet (1904)

Antonio Vivaldi Concerto d minor, arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach for organ

Serge Bortkiewicz Lyrica Nova Opus 59 no. 2  Andantino

Robert Schuman Waldszenen Opus 82 Abschied






30. September 2022






Jan Pieterszon Sweelinck





Variationen "Mein junges Leben hat ein End"






Johann Sebastian Bach 






Präludium d moll BWV 875








29. September 2022




encores for next Monday......





Maurice Ravel





two valses from  "L'Enfant et les Sortilèges"



Menuet (1904)






Serge Bortkiewicz




LYRICA NOVA OPUS 59


no. 2  Andantino







28. September 2022





...same as before.....my listeners will know these two pieces already






Johann Sebastian Bach





Präludium und Fuge d moll BWV 899






 new



Antonio Vivaldi





after the arrangement of J.S. Bach



Concerto grosso re minore Largo






26. September 2022






still in preparation of the next recital, some pieces my listeners will already know,
the first and the third played on my old Bechstein from 1907






Georg Friedrich Händel




SUITE E MOLL


Allemande (Bechstein)




SUITE D MOLL HWV 436



Allemande







Mr de Sainte Colombe




Les Pleurs (Bechstein)







Robert Schumann




Ahnung







Johannes Brahms




Sarabande no. 1






Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn





LIEDER FÜR DAS PIANOFORTE OPUS 6



no. 3 Andante cantabile








24. September 2022






.....i am still preparing the recital, third of Oktober....these pieces are in the program.
So here are new versions






Georg Friedrich Händel





SUITE E MOLL HWV 438



Allemande








Johann Sebastian Bach





Präludium und Fuge d moll BWV 899








Mr de Sainte Colombe





Les Pleurs







Carl Czerny





Notturno en Mi bemol









16. September 2022




Dear listeners, please excuse the homeofficepianist for not posting new pieces these days... 
he is busy practising, preparing a recital in two weeks.
Please visit the soundcloud site anyway, 
where he will spotlight older recordings , that are dear to him.




9. September 2022

8. September 2022

6. September 2022







Bela Bartok






MIKROKOSMOS  PART 3



no. 70 Melody against Double Notes









5. September 2022








Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart






Fantasie d moll KV 397










4. September 2022

3. September 2022

2. September 2022









Johann Sebastian Bach






Präludium und Fuge a moll BWV 895








Kleine Präludien aus dem Klavierbüchlein für W.Fr.Bach





no. 3 BWV 927


no. 4 BWV 930

no. 5 BWV 928

no. 7 BWV 931




all of them









1. September 2022









Johann Sebastian Bach





Kleine Präludien aus dem Klavierbüchlein für W.Fr.Bach



no.6  BWV 925









Heino Eller





13 PIANO PIECES ON ESTONIAN MOTIVES



no. 7  Alla ballata







Bela Bartok




SONATINE


II  Bärentanz









31. August 2022









Johann Sebastian Bach






Kleine Präludiem aus dem Klavierbüchlein für W.Fr.Bach





no.1  BWV 924


no.2  BWV 926









30. August 2022

29. August 2022

28. August 2022

25. August 2022







Bela Bartok






MIKROKOSMOS  PART 4



no. 97 Notturno








24. August 2022







Johann Sebastian Bach






SECHS KLEINE PRÄLUDIEN




no. 2 BWV 934

no. 4 BWV 936







23. August 2022







....new attempt




Johann Pachelbel






Fuga h moll







....new tempo




Johann Sebastian Bach






WTK I BWV 869 Präludium h moll









22. August 2022

21. August 2022

20. August 2022








Johann Pachelbel





HEXACHORDUM APOLLINIS



Aria, var 1, 2, 3, 4








Bela Bartok





SONATINE



I Dudelsackpfeifer








Sergej Prokofiew





ROMEO AND JULIET



no. 9  Lily dance of the maidens










18. August 2022

17. August 2022









Arvo Pärt





Für Alina










16. August 2022







.... another attempt to stop the war ....





Lew Rewuzki 





Opus 17 no. 1 Song from Ukraine








Anatoly Lyadov





Prélude Opus 24 no. 1 Largo









today's version of this beautiful piece




Earnest John Moeran






Irish Love Song









29. Juli 2022






the teacher of Arvo Pärt




Heino Eller





13 PIANO PIECES ON ESTONIAN MOTIVES


no. 1

no. 2






22. Juli 2022







two rerecordings





Dave Brubeck





in remembrance of his wife


Home without IOLA



here is an older version.....

the way climax is reached is totally different....but in my ear, both versions work



Home without IOLA





Strange Meadowlark









17. Juli 2022









Johannes Brahms





KLAVIERSTÜCKE OPUS 119


no.1 Intermezzo









16. Juli 2022

15. Juli 2022

13. Juli 2022






the famous and beloved student of Johann Sebastian Bach.....
"there was only one Krebs to be caught in this Bach"




Johann Ludwig Krebs





Fuge f moll









Bela Bartok




MIKROKOSMOS (part 4)



no. 100 Népdalféle Like a folk song


no. 101 Diminished Fifths


no. 111 Intermezzo









12. Juli 2022







again, after a while....






Enrique Granados






ESCENAS ROMÀNTICAS




no. 2  Berceuse


no. 6  Epilogo










10. Juli 2022

8. Juli 2022






....originally the recording of the Sarabande was supposed to be a birthday gift for a student and friend, 
who is playing the piece at the moment....the repetitions with the homeofficepianist's own variations





Georg Friedrich Händel






SUITE D MOLL HWV 437



Sarabande, Variation 1, Variation 2



more of this suite



Prelude

Allemande

Courante



playlist








7. Juli 2022

5. Juli 2022

4. Juli 2022








Frank Bridge




written in 1912

Columbine





born in August of 1879, John Ireland was about half a year younger than his colleague 
Frank Bridge, who was born in February of the same year


John Ireland




written in 1949

Columbine








3. Juli 2022









Edvard Grieg





LYRISCHE STÜCKE OPUS 65


no. 49 Lied des Bauern









Bela Bartok






An evening in Transylvania






GYERMEKEKNEK - FOR CHILDREN




selection from vol. 1 and vol. 2


includes:

Vol. 1 : 
no. 3. Quasi adagio 
no. 4. Pillow Dance 
no. 6. Study for the left Hand  
no. 10. Children’s Dance  
no. 12. Allegro 
no. 13. Ballade 
no. 15. Allegro moderato 
no. 18. Soldier’s Song 
no. 19. Allegretto  
no. 21. Allegro robusto

 Vol. 2: 
no. 26. Moderato  
no. 34. Allegretto  
no. 35. Con moto 
no. 31. Andante tranquillo  
no. 30. Jeering Song


(the selection is based on Bartoks own selection,
which he follows in his LP recording of this work)





selection from all four volumes


includes

Vol. 1 
no. 16 Old Hungarian tune 
no. 17 Round Dance

Vol. 2 
no. 32 Andante,

Vol. 3 
no. 4 Wedding Song, 
no. 11 Lento , 
no. 12 Andante rubato, 

Vol. 4 
no. 24 Andante 
no. 25 Bagpipe 
no. 28 Teasing Song  
no. 35 Ballada 
no. 34 Farewell 
no. 38 Dirge 
no.39 Mourning Song







1. Juli 2022






a little extravagant this evening.....the wonderful ending of "Aus alten Märchen",
no. 16 from Dichterliebe






Robert Schumann






DICHTERLIEBE OPUS 48



the end of no. 16 "Aus alten Märchen"







...it seems to be an evening of endings....
this time the poet speaks slower than in the recordings before



KINDERSZENEN OPUS 15




no. 12 Kind im Einschlummern and no. 13 Der Dichter spricht







once again......



WALDSZENEN OPUS 82




Abschied








30. Juni 2022

29. Juni 2022

28. Juni 2022

27. Juni 2022

26. Juni 2022

25. Juni 2022

24. Juni 2022









Johann Sebastian Bach






aus dem  KLAVIERBÜCHLEIN FÜR W.F.BACH




Menuet g moll BWV 842








Robert Schumann






arranged by Clara Schumann




Lotosblume Opus 25 no. 7



Du bist wie eine Blume Opus 25 no. 24







once again


Federico Mompou






IMPRESSIONS SOBRE LA VIDA D'UN MINER




Primeres hores del matí









23. Juni 2022

22. Juni 2022









Franz Liszt






FÜNF KLEINE KLAVIERSTÜCKE




no. 5 Sospiri!









21. Juni 2022






another new attempt





Franz Liszt







FÜNF KLEINE KLAVIERSTÜCKE




no.1

no. 2

no. 3 and no. 4









20. Juni 2022







since this piece is new to me, I made another recording today.
Which one do You like better, dear listener!







John Field





Nocturne no. 2 C minor









once again time for this one:
freely after the arrangement of Keith Jarrett




Shenandoah







19. Juni 2022

18. Juni 2022

17. Juni 2022

16. Juni 2022

15. Juni 2022

14. Juni 2022

13. Juni 2022







after one week of vacation in wonderful Italy, the trills won't work as well......








Georg Friedrich Händel






Air B Dur HWV 469








Carl Philip Emanuel Bach






SONATA E MOLL W. 62/12



Allemande









3. Juni 2022

2. Juni 2022










Dora Pejacevic






BLUMENLEBEN OPUS 19




no. 2  Veilchen


no. 7  Lilien


no. 8  Chrysanthemen



forget me nots ...... recorded a view days ago


no. 4. Vergißmeinnicht

















Dora Pejacevic






BLUMENLEBEN OPUS 19




no. 2  Veilchen


no. 7  Lilien


no. 8  Chrysanthemen



forget me nots ...... recorded a view days ago


no. 4. Vergißmeinnicht








1. Juni 2022

31. Mai 2022

30. Mai 2022








Johann Pachelbel





Fuge h moll






forget-me-nots.......






Dora Pejacevic





BLUMENLEBEN OPUS 19



Vergissmeinnicht 








29. Mai 2022









Johann Sebastian Bach







WOHLTEMPERIERTES KLAVIER II BWV 882





Präludium Fis Dur












27. Mai 2022









Johann Sebastian Bach







WOHLTEMPERIERTES KLAVIER II BWV 876



Präludium Es Dur

Fuge Es Dur





WOHLTEMPERIERTES KLAVIER II BWV 875




Präludium d moll










Charles Valentin Alkan






Confidence









26. Mai 2022









which tempo is the right one.....






Johann Sebastian Bach







WOHLTEMPERIERTES KLAVIER II BWV 875






Fuge d moll - version 1


Fuge d moll - version 2


Fuge d moll - version 3










24. Mai 2022

23. Mai 2022









Alexander Glasounov







Pastorale Opus 42 no. 1









22. Mai 2022









Georg Friedrich Händel







Fuge B Dur HWV 607








20. Mai 2022









Georg Friedrich Händel







Fuge g moll HWV 605










Nicholas Medtner






FAIRY TALES OPUS 26




no. 3 Narrante a piacere









19. Mai 2022








most piano students will know these pieces.....





Johann Sebastian Bach






ZWÖLF KLEINE PRÄLUDIEN




nos. 1 - 6

nos. 7 - 12








today's version.....




Franz Schubert






IMPROMPTUS Opus 90, D 899




no. 3 Ges Dur, Andante








Dora Pejacsevich





Erinnerung Opus 24








18. Mai 2022







what an inspiration these pieces must have been to Chopin....
...always surprising, inventive, adventurous, wonderful




John Field






Nocturne D minor







a masterpiece




Nocturne E minor









17. Mai 2022

15. Mai 2022

14. Mai 2022

13. Mai 2022









Carl Czerny




Nocturne sentimentale en la bemol




(extrait de Masque pour piano sur l'opera Martha de Fr. v. Follow)


Notturno en Mi bemol




Notturno en Fa








..... and his pupil ......





Franz Liszt






Ehemals - Jadis






maybe some prayers help this world...





CHORÄLE




Nun danket Alle Gott



O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden



O Traurigkeit










12. Mai 2022









Johann Sebastian Bach






Allemande a moll









Charles Valentin Alkan






Opus 70 no. 4


La voix de l'instrument











11. Mai 2022









Johann Sebastian Bach






SUITE C MOLL



Sarabande


Gigue









once again....but I am especially fond of this version...do not know why





Federico Mompou






El pont de Montjuic









7. Mai 2022










Federico Mompou






CANCION I DANSA


no. 10









6. Mai 2022









Georg Friedrich Händel





Fuge a moll HWV 609



Fuge c moll HWV 610









Federico Mompou






IMPRESSION SOBRE LA VIDA D'UN MINER


Primeres hores del matí


Treballs i records


Retornant del treball






IMPRESSIONS DE LA GARRIGA


L'ermita de La Garriga









4. Mai 2022

30. April 2022








after a vacation and recovering from illness, the homeofficepianist is back 
and recording,
ignoring his totally out of tune piano







rerecorded






Franz Liszt






Abschied



Abendglocken









Frank Bridge






Rosemary




Columbine




Valse Capricieuse.










Harry Farjeon






what an innocent and happy world...




Tone Pictures Opus 23



no. 4  Spring Song





Prelude Opus 27



From the Forest of Andaine











9. April 2022






the homeofficepianist will be gone for a while, 
spending time with his father and family, 
as well as meeting old friends and colleagues, 
who also studied with his teacher Peter Feuchtwanger 




Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart






Variationen F Dur KV 547




Variationen A Dur KV 460









my first session on this enigmatic work




Ludwig van Beethoven





BAGATELLEN OPUS 119



nos. 1 -6


no. 11 Andante ma non troppo








8. April 2022









Charles Hubert Gervais


(1671 - 1744)





HYPERMNESTRA


Passacaille









Sergei Ljapunow


(1859 - 1924)




PRÉLUDES Opus 40



no. 1  Moderato e grazioso


no. 2  Elégie, Adagio doloroso










7. April 2022









Johann Sebastian Bach





OUVERTURE
nach französischer Art
(Partita h moll) BWV 831




Bourrée I, Bourrée II, Bourrée I


Gigue









6. April 2022









Johann Sebastian Bach





OUVERTURE
nach französischer Art
(Partita h moll) BWV 831




Sarabande










4. April 2022





a new attempt after about one year





Federico Mompou





El pont de Montjuic







3. April 2022









Johann Sebastian Bach






KLAVIERÜBUNG 4. TEIL

Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen für Cembalo mit 2 Manualen
(Goldberg Variationen)




Variatio 25 Adagio









Federico Mompou





DIALOGUES


no. 1  Lento








2. April 2022









Johann Sebastian Bach






unusual versions of these two pieces.
.....the 13th variation starts out kind of innocent, then becomes a huge building.
....maybe I could blame it on todays strange mood....





KLAVIERÜBUNG 4. TEIL

Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen für Cembalo mit 2 Manualen
(Goldberg Variationen)




Aria


Variatio 13








after about one year these early compositions (1914 - 1917) called me again

so here is a new attempt





Federico Mompou




PESSEBRES


I Dansa.

II L'Ermita

III El Pastor



playlist







1. April 2022










Robert Schumann




arranged by Clara Schumann 





Berg' und Burgen



Mondnacht










31. März 2022

30. März 2022








new versions of three Keith Jarrett arrangements

worthy successors of Chopin's Nocturnes....






George Gershwin 




I loves you Porgy






Oscar Levant




Blame it on my youth






Matt Malneck, Joseph Livingstone





I'm through with love









29. März 2022







Erstfassung des Rondos F Dur KV 494 (Wien, 10. Juni 1786)






Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 






Rondo F Dur KV 494







27. März 2022








Jerome Kern 




arranged by  KEITH JARRETT






Don't ever leave me







26. März 2022








Franz Schubert 





SONATE A DUR D 664


Allegro moderato

Andante









“this music has no air or light. It is a weak heart beat, you cannot ask it to reach more than a few inches into  space, but it’s mission is to reach the profound depths of our soul and the secret regions of our spirit’s spirit. This music is quiet (callada) because one listens to it within. Contained and reserved. It’s emotion is secret and only becomes sound from resonance under the cold cape of our society.It is my desire that this music, should bring us closer to the warmth of life, and the expression of the human heart, that is always the same and constantly changing.”

Federico Mompou






Federico Mompou





MUSICA CALLADA




third book



XVII  Lento

XVIII  Luminoso

XIX  Tranquilo

XX  Calme

XXI  Lento



playlist






the most marvelous, unsurpassable recording of this work, that I know,
is by Alicia de la Rocha, to whom it is also dedicated.




fourth book


XXII  Molto lento e tranquilo

XXIII  Calme, avec clarté

XXIV  Moderato

XXV

XXVI  Lento

XXVII  Lento molto

XXVIII  Lento



playlist







25. März 2022









Federico Mompou





MUSICA CALLADA




first book


I  Angelico

II  Lent

III  Placide

IV  Afflitto e penoso

V

"Car j’ai vécu de vous attendre, Et mon coeur n’était que vos pas" 
Paul Valéry


VI  Lento

VII  Lento

VIII Semplice




playlist with all pieces of the first book







the pieces of  Federico Mompou's second book of MUSICA CALLADA
are, to me, among his darkest and enigmatic works.
He experimented with a-, bi- and whatever tonality,
but did not really find a way into the idiom of his atonal colleagues....
and later allowed his deeply felt bond to tonality to take over again.
I could not find a way into these pieces for years.
Now, slowly, I am becoming more confident with my approach, and so want to present some of the results.
Maybe the dark times help




second book


XI Allegretto

XII Lento

XIII Tranquilo - trés calme

XIV Severo - sérieux

XVI Calme




playlist of the complete second book








24. März 2022

23. März 2022









Jean Philippe Rameau






Menuet


La Sensible


La Livri






SUITE A MINOR



Vénitienne


Gavotte








22. März 2022







his perfection is in the heavenly regions of Johann Sebastian Bach






Jean Philippe Rameau






SUITE A MINOR



Allemande


2e Allemande


1re Sarabande, 2e Sarabande, 1re Sarabande









21. März 2022







what a wonderful and grand music






Jean Philippe Rameau






L'Entretien des Muses


Les Tendres Plaintes


Les Soupirs








20. März 2022











Georg Friedrich Händel





SUITE G MOLL HWV 452



Gigue





playlist with all 4 movements






a masterpiece,
the homeofficepianist has been working on all day,
though he is not completely happy with it.
But the direction is clear.

and, of course, tuning is required....but tuners are busy....




Claude Debussy




IMAGES I



no. 2 Hommage à Rameau









17. März 2022









Georg Friedrich Händel





SUITE G MOLL HWV 452



Allemande

Courante








Federico Mompou





Glossa sobre "Au clair de la lune"



quite similar construction, but very different atmosphere



Fantasia sobre "Au clair de la lune"







16. März 2022









Georg Friedrich Händel





SUITE G MOLL HWV 452


Sarabande









15. März 2022

12. März 2022










Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart





SONATE F DUR KV 280



Adagio











11. März 2022










Gustav Mahler





SYNPHONIE NO. 5




Adagietto










10. März 2022










Robert Schumann





SONATE FIS MOLL OPUS 11




Introduzione









8. März 2022

7. März 2022









Georg Friedrich Händel






SUITE D MOLL HWV 436



Allegro



playlist



 



SUITE D MOLL HWV 447



Courante


Gigue



playlist with all movements








SUITE E MOLL HWV 438


Allemande

Sarabande

Gigue



playlist with all movements






6. März 2022

3. März 2022

2. März 2022

1. März 2022










Ludwig van Beethoven






SONATE F MOLL  OPUS 2  NO. 1



Adagio





28. Februar 2022










Ludwig van Beethoven






SONATE F MOLL  OPUS 2  NO. 1



Allegro


Menuetto







Franz Liszt








FÜNF KLAVIERSTÜCKE



includes no. 1 Sehr langsam, no. 2 Lento assai, no. 3 Sehr langsam,
no. 4 Andantino, no. 5 Andante  "Sospiri!"









Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy







LIEDER OHNE WORTE



Opus 38 no. 2 Allegro non troppo


Opus 102 no. 2 Adagio









27. Februar 2022

26. Februar 2022








....first day on the Bach pieces....






Johann Sebastian Bach






ENGLISCHE SUITE no. 4, F Dur, BWV 809




Prélude



Gigue




playlist









Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy






Lied ohne Worte Opus 38 no. 6  Duetto












25. Februar 2022










Johann Sebastian Bach






ENGLISCHE SUITE no. 4, F Dur, BWV 809




Allemande


Courante


Sarabande


Menuett I; Menuett II, Menuett I










Federico Mompou





Cancon i dansa no. 14












22. Februar 2022










Federico Mompou






Cancon i dansa no. 11










21. Februar 2022










Federico Mompou






Cancon i dansa no. 8










20. Februar 2022









Franz Liszt






CONSOLATIONS




first version, bevor Liszt's revision



no. 6  Allegretto










Federico Mompou






Introduction - Tableaux de statistiques - Le planétaire - Pavillon de l'élégance




SOUVENIRS DE 'EXPOSITION










19. Februar 2022









Franz Liszt






CONSOLATIONS




first version, bevor Liszt's revision



no.1 Andante con moto - original



no. 2 Un poco più mosso - original



more like an
improvisation

no. 4. Quasi Adagio - original



no. 5  Andantino - original








compare the versions




no. 1  Andante con moto - revised



no. 2  Un poco più mosso - revised



no. 4  Quasi Adagio - revised



no. 5  Andantino - revised









18. Februar 2022

17. Februar 2022









the final part of the work





Josef Haydn






Variationen f moll Hob. XVII:6  part 2 





plus, for the patient listener, an adventure...the complete work


Variationen f moll (Sonata - Un piccolo divertimento)











Franz Liszt






CONSOLATIONS



no. 1  Andante con moto


no. 4  Quasi Adagio











15. Februar 2022

13. Februar 2022

12. Februar 2022

11. Februar 2022









a masterpiece

Giles Farnaby's arrangement of  John Dowland's famous Pavana Lachrimae






Giles Farnaby





Pavana lachrymae









new versions phase.....



Claude Debussy





PRÉLUDES II


no. 5  (...Bruyéres)








Federico Mompou





Canción y Danza no. 12











10. Februar 2022









what a strange but fascinating music





Giles Farnaby




Why ask you









another new version



Claude Debussy




PRÉLUDES II


no. 10  (...Canope)








as well


Federico Mompou





Canción y Danza no. 9










9. Februar 2022









a new version





Claude Debussy 




Images II



Et la lune descend sur la temple qui fut













8. Februar 2022









born in 1560, about one year older than Sweelinck





Giles Farnaby





sounds like a lovely old  English folksong



The old Spagnoletta









Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck






Fantasia








Orlando Gibbons




Pavana











sounds completely Russian....





Jean Baptiste Lully






Gavotte en rondeau








Claude Balbastre






Sonata G Major



the baroque version of  "film music"


Canonnade



Ariette (en Rondeau)









7. Februar 2022

6. Februar 2022










Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck



Pavana lachrymae










in these times Sweelinck was, an already, old and unfashionable composer
....the French composers represented the modern world....




Francois Couperin





La Muse - Palantine

La Reine de Coeurs








5. Februar 2022










Claude Debussy





a new version



ESTAMPES


Pagodes








4. Februar 2022

3. Februar 2022










Claude Debussy





Première Arabesque










Federico Mompou






I believe, this piece was very dear to Mr. Mompou




El pont del Montjuic











2. Februar 2022

1. Februar 2022








all the following pieces were not intended for publication, 
and were brought to public only after Federico Mompou's passing away, 
under the supervision of his wife Carmen Bravo.

only a few pieces are completely new to my audience.




Federico Mompou






L'ermita de La Garriga

Pensaments



IMPRESSIONS DE MUNTANYA

no. 1 Dansa del poble

no. 2  El repòs dins del temple

no. 3  pastoral



Barri de platja

Camí de muntanya



IMPRESSIONS SOBRE LA VIDA D'UN MINER

Primeres hores del matí

Treballs i records

Retornant del treball









31. Januar 2022

30. Januar 2022









Claude Balbastre




Sonate a minor








Anton Arensky




Opus 63 no. 10  Adagio


Opus 67 no. 3  Tempo di Valse









once again, after almost one year




Federico Mompou





Ball pla

Les fabriques prop de la platja

Tango









29. Januar 2022











Johann Sebastian Bach





Französische Suite E Dur BWV 817



Prélude (Präludium BWV 854/1)

Allemande

Gavotte

Menuet polonais

Petit Menuet










Robert Schumann





Waldszenen Opus 82



Vogel als Prophet










once again.....




George Gershwin




arranged by


Keith Jarrett





I loves You Porgy











28. Januar 2022










Johann Sebastian Bach





Französische Suite E Dur BWV 817



Courante


Sarabande


Polonaise












Robert Schumann





Waldszenen Opus 82



Eintritt


Einsame Blumen


Herberge








Serge Bortkiewicz





Preludes Opus 40


no. 4  Sostenuto










27. Januar 2022









Francois Couperin






L'Epineuse











25. Januar 2022









Marins Marais





Rondeau


Romance








first evening of this piece





Serge Borkiewicz





Preludes Opus 40


no. 6  Andantino dolente










23. Januar 2022










born fifteen years before Johann Sebastian Bach
what a wonderful world he created





Jaques de Chambonnières 





L'Entretien des Dieux  ( Pavane )








a new version of Robert Schumann's Abschied.
I did not even listen to the previous ones....could be interesting




Robert Schumann





Waldszenen Opus 82



Abschied









Franz Liszt





Valse - Impromptu







22. Januar 2022











Francois Dandrieu





Les tendres reproches









what a masterpiece




Gabriel Fauré





Nocturne Opus 97 b minor Quasi adagio








as Sergiu Celibidache often mentioned, 
Heinz Tiessen was his most influential music teacher





Heinz Tiessen





Fünf Klavierstücke Opus 52



no. 2  Zueignung







21. Januar 2022










Francois Dandrieu







La Gémissante




La lyre d'Orphée











Johann Sebastian Bach







Concert für Clavier f moll arranged by Alfred Cortot




Largo








Anton Arensky






Arabesque Opus 67 no. 4 Andantino











Sergej Bortkiewicz






Consolation Opus 17 no.  6










Matt Malneck, Joseph Livingstone, arr. Keith Jarrett







again




I'm through with love








20. Januar 2022









Monsieur de Sainte Colombe







à deux violes égales, arranged by Pierre Gouin
today's version



Les Pleures







Sergej Bortkiewicz







Opus 17 no. 5  Lamentation (Le mal du pays)








19. Januar 2022








Monsieur de Sainte Colombe






à deux violes égales arranged by Pierre Gouin



Les Pleures






Frederic Chopin






Fuga a minor



Largo E flat Major







13. Januar 2022









Fanny Hensel (Mendelssohn)








Lieder für das Pianoforte




Opus 6 no. 3 Andante cantabile




Opus 8 no. 2 Andante con espressio









12. Januar 2022









Fanny Hensel (Mendelssohn)







3 Mélodies Opus 5



no. 4 Lento appassionato







Lieder für das Pianoforte Opus 8 




no. 3 Larghetto (Lenau)











freely after the arrangement of Keith Jarrett





My wild Irish rose





















11. Januar 2022

9. Januar 2022

8. Januar 2022

7. Januar 2022

6. Januar 2022

5. Januar 2022









Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy






Lied ohne Worte  Opus 102 no. 6  Andante









Alexander Skrjabin







there probably is no one, who can play this Etude as wonderfully as Vladimir Horowitz




Etude c minor Opus 2  Andante



Mazurka Opus 25 no. 3  Lento







Karol Szymanowski






Mazurka Opus 50 no 1 Sostenuto. Molto rubato








Oscar Levant






once again, freely after the arrangement of Keith Jarrett




Blame it on my youth










4. Januar 2022









Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy






Kinderstücke Opus 



no. 1  Allegretto

no. 2  Andante

no. 5  Andante con moto

no. 6  Andante sostenuto

no. 7  Con moto









Harry Farjeon





Tunes without tales Opus 53



no. 2 Allegro con grazia










3. Januar 2022









Gabriel Fauré





Préludes Opus 103



no. 3  g minor


no. 9  e minor









2. Januar 2022









Maurice Ravel






L'Enfant et les Sortilèges  arranged by Lucien Garban



Valses


Five o'clock








1. Januar 2022








the first recording of this new year. Choral "Be content".
...no political advice, but towards oneself.
The homeofficepianist wishes everybody health and fulfillment!
From the Notenbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach







Johann Sebastian Bach








"Gib Dich zufrieden"


Aria "Bist du bei mir"


Aria G Dur


Aria "Warum betrübst du dich"


Choral "Dir, Dir"


Aria "Wie wohl ist mir"


Aria "Gedenke doch, mein Geist"


Choral "O Ewigkeit"







playlist Bach Arien und Chorale aus dem Notenbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach








22. Dezember 2021







the homeofficepianist wishes everybody a quiet and stressless Christmas time.
He will be gone for a week to be with his father.
All of You be well and happy!






Domenico Scarlatti




Sonata b minor






Johann Sebastian Bach




Präludium h moll WTK I BWV 869







Eric Satie




ESSAIS Arrière - Propos






Domenico Scarlatti




Sonata f minor




Eric Satie




Deux Choses

Poésie








21. Dezember 2021

20. Dezember 2021








what incredible music this man wrote....as if from another world







Gabriel Fauré





Pièces brèves Opus 84


no. 4 Adagietto









19. Dezember 2021









Josef Haydn





Sonate As Dur Hob. XVI / 43


Menuetto







Charles Valentin Alkan





Les regrets de la nonette









18. Dezember 2021









Franz Schubert





12 Deutsche Tänze D 790



no. 7

no. 8

no. 9

no. 10

no. 11

no. 12






and the first half of the set




no. 1 Deutsches Tempo

no. 2

no. 3

no. 4

no. 5

no. 6




playlist









Johannes Brahms 





Walzer Opus 39



no. 3

no. 9

no. 11

no. 12









17. Dezember 2021









Maurice Ravel






Ma mère l'oye 



Les entretiens de la Belle et la Bête


Le jardin féerique



playlist







today I also rerecorded the first movement of the Sonatine


Modéré









16. Dezember 2021








one more time Jacques Charlot's, Ravel's friend,  arrangement of Ma mère l'oye






Maurice Ravel






Ma mère l'oye 



I._ Pavane de la Belle au bois darmant.

II._Petit Poulet.








15. Dezember 2021







three years younger than his good friend Chopin,
their musical mind was almost one, at least when they were younger






Charles Valentin Alkan






Nocturne Opus 22 Andantino








Maurice Ravel




Sonatine


Modéré




together with Mouvement de Menuet








12. Dezember 2021

11. Dezember 2021

7. Dezember 2021

5. Dezember 2021

4. Dezember 2021










Harry Farjeon






Tunes without tales Opus 35



no. 9  Allegretto scherzando








Frank Bridge






Columbine










1. Dezember 2021

30. November 2021









Manuel de Falla





arranged by his student




Ernesto Halffter






Siete canciones populares espanolas



no. 2  Seguidilla murciana


no. 3  Asturiana


no. 5 Nana


no. 6  Cancion



playlist









de Falla, born in November of 1876, was just half a year older than Bortkiewicz





Serge Bortkiewicz







Lyrica Nova Opus 59 no. 3  Andantino






a little tribute to the youngest of today's composers
born in 1878
almost unknown and, to my ears, e very lovely person





Harry Farjeon






Opus 23



no. 3  At the Trysting Place


no. 5  The Angelus









21. November 2021

19. November 2021








what a wonderful, intimate, strange and rarely heard music






Felix Blumenfeld






born 1863 in Kowalowka, passed away in 1931 in Moscow
a student of Rimsky  - Korsakov and teacher of Horowitz






24 Préludes opus 17 




no. 9  D flat Major 








Moments lyriques Opus 27



no. 1  Andante


no. 3  Andante


no. 5  Andantino


no. 6 Allegretto


no. 7  Andante


no. 8  Allegretto


no. 9  Andantino 











Reynaldo Hahn






born 1874 in Caracas, passed away 1947 in Paris



Notturno alla italiana








18.November 2021

15.November 2021







much more adventurous than Mozart in his piano sonatas......






Josef Haydn





Sonate g moll Hob XVI / 44



Moderato







Sonate Es Dur Hob. XVI/45



Andante








14.November 2021









Johann Sebastian Bach





Französische Suite Es Dur BWV 815


Allemande

Sarabande

Menuet









Anatoly Lyadov




born 1855 in Saint Petersburg,
passed away 1914 in Polinowka / Nowgorod





Trois Canons Opus 34


no. 2  Largo

no. 3  Allegretto pastorale





Trois Préludes Opus 36


no. 3 Moderato





Quatre Préludes Opus 39


no. 2  Adagio

no. 3 Andante








Boris Karagichev 




lived from 1879 to 1946





Cinq Esquisses Opus 3

no. 1  Dolore

no. 3  Berceuse

no. 5  Exaltation








Alexander Glasunow




born 1865 in Saint Petersburg,

passed away 1936 in Paris






Trois Morceaux Opus 49


no. 1  Prélude









Alexander Gretchaninoff




born 1864 in Moskow,

passed away in 1956 in New York







Deux morceaux Opus 37



no. 2  Prélude









Quatre mazurkas Opus 53



no. 1  Allegro ma non troppo

no. 2  Allegro moderato

no. 3  Lento melancholico

no. 4 Allegro









Moments lyrique Opus 78



no.1 Prélude

no. 2  Lullaby

no.  3 Mazurka








3 pieces Opus 116



no. 1. D Major

no. 2  Meditation

no. 3  Mazurka








13.November 2021

12.November 2021

21.Oktober 2021

15.Oktober 2021







These pieces were arranged by Giacomo Puccini himself.
They reveal the greatness of his genius.
He uses the piano in an ideal way and did not just produce a mere reduction of the opera score.
Not many notes, just the important ones. Sometimes he does not follow the original song line,
in order to make it more fit for the piano and this other form of music.
I can see his sincerity and seriousness and for that he has found a place in my heart.

It is, of course, not possible to transfer the dramatic atmosphere and power of the real opera performance onto the piano.
For me as a performer, it is difficult to find the right balance between the attempted imitation of the opera voice
and the necessities of the piano.
But anyway I consider these pieces as little jewels





Giacomo Puccini







transcriptions of opera arias




Madame Butterfly "Spira sul mare" (Entrada di Butterfly)



Tosca "E Lucevan Le Stelle" (Cavaradossi)



Turandot "Nessun dorma" (Calef)



Turandot "Tanto amore segreto" (Liù)


Giacomo Puccini La fanciulla del West "Minni, dalla mia casa son partito" (Jack Rance)






playlist






3.Oktober 2021

29.September 2021






another evening with these two, most wonderful ladies visiting






Clara Wieck Schumann



Romanze a moll






Lili Boulanger



D'un jardin clair









10.September 2021








Erroll Garner





Other voices

Something happens



.......the following four pieces are performed on my old Bechstein B,
an instrument that Erroll Garner often played and owned



This time it's real

Dreamstreet

Misty in G

Misty in E flat








5. Juni 2021                





our lovely, heartwarming little friend.....I could catch him on photo today



find all the past recordings here