Friedrich Gulda: I ♥ Mozart and
I ♥ Barbara The Austrian piano virtuoso, Friedrich Gulda plays Mozart's Fantasia in C K475 and Piano Sonata No.14 in C K457, followed by his own arrangement of a passage from The Marriage of Figaro. Gulda is then joined by the celebrated German organist Barbara Dennerlein in a number of their own compositions, as well as jazz standards Directed by Dieter Hens - 64'
Friedrich Gulda: „Open End with Barbara” Live recording at the Münchner Klaviersommer 1990. The famous pianist, composer and conductor Friedrich Gulda and the highly talented organist Barbara Dennerlein from Munich perform a duet of a rarely heard species. Both of them rely on their great skill in the most varied styles. The result is a new, exiting and exhilarating music which can only be rendered by such exceptional personalities. Directed by Dieter Hens – 75’
Friedrich Gulda: Mozart No End and The Paradise Band In this compilation of live concert appearances Gulda performs solo pieces by Mozart and conducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, with Agnes Baltsa singing a Mozart concert aria. He plays jazz with organist Barbara Dennerlein and with The Paradise Band. In a grand finale, he conducts his own composition General Dance, played by the orchestra, with members of The Paradise Band and Joe Zawinul's Syndicate. Directed by Piotr Szalsa/Hugo Käch/Dieter Hens - 106'
Paul Gulda and Roland Batik: Impressions In this live recording, the Viennese piano duo give a firework display of piano technique, Miles Davis's classic All Blues, Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn and Batik's own composition, Impressions. Directed by János Darvas - 59'
Lionel Hampton: The King David Suite This live recording, from the Philharmonie features the European première of Lionel Hampton's King David Suite. Written for symphony orchestra and jazz musicians, it was performed by Lionel Hampton (vibraphone), Junior Mance (piano), Jimmy Woody (bass) and Bobby Durham (drums), with the St Petersburg State Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Tschernuschenko. Directed by Helmut Rost - 27'
Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul and Friedrich Gulda in Concert Three of today's most exciting keyboard artists were recorded live in a concert opening the Salzburg Festival 1989. The programme features solos, duets and trios for both acoustic and computer-aided piano, from the classical and modern repertoire. Directed by H. Hohlfeld/KurtLiewehr - 63'/96’
Jacques Loussier: Piano Solo Jacques Loussier is famous for the immensely popular jazz versions of compositions by J. S. Bach he performs with his trio. Three recordings of Loussier playing solo interpretations of music by Bach, Vivaldi and Schumann were recorded in the intimate surroundings of the Subway jazz club in Cologne.
Loussier: Play Bach Bach à la Loussier is known and loved by a huge audience around the world. In this solo recording he plays and improvises on a selection of well-known pieces by the composer. Directed by Dieter Hens – 43'
Loussier: Play Vivaldi Jacques Loussier and his trio recently released a highly successful recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons in their own inimitable style. In this programme, the pianist gives a solo interpretation of the Spring and Summer concerti. Directed by Dieter Hens – 41'
Loussier: Play Schumann Schumann's Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) was new ground for Loussier when he played and improvised on this set of short, linked solo piano pieces. Directed by Dieter Hens – 43'
The Jacques Loussier Trio Plays Bach In this concert, recorded live from the Munich Philharmonie, Loussier plays piano, with Vincent Charbonnier on bass and André Arpino on percussion. Directed by Dieter Hens - 93'
Loussier Plays Loussier This programme, recorded live from the Munich Philharmonie, showcases the work of pianist Jacques Loussier as a composer. The Munich Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jean-Pierre Wallez, perform his Violin Concerto (soloist Jean-Pierre Wallez) and Trumpet Concerto (soloist Bernard Soustrot). Loussier is the soloist for the world premère of his piano concerto, Playades. Directed by Volker Weicker - 25' (Trumpet Concerto)/28' (Playades)/ 34' (Violin Concerto)/85' (Full concert)
John McLaughlin and Katia Labeque
in Concert Victor Pablo Perez conducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme featuring John McLaughlin's Mediterranean Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, with the celebrated guitarist himself as soloist. McLaughlin and the pianist Katia Labèque play two other McLaughlin compositions, Brise de coeur and Montana. Directed by Volker Weicker - 56'