Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877–1933) 3 Pieces Op. 142
1. Stimmen der Nacht – 2. Valse mignonne – 3. Romantisch edited by Günter Hartmann [org]
Karg-Elert, the harmonium specialist during his lifetime, is being hailed by an ever growing group of fans as a true alternative to Max Reger, and not only because he followed in Reger's footsteps as his successor in Leipzig.
24 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 108 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-17870-6 | Softcover
His style, repeatedly described as extraordinarily colorful, combines both traditional and forward-looking tendencies. Opus 142 mirrors the entire range of his versatility: "Stimmen der Nacht" evokes Debussy's musical universe, "Romantisch" seems to have been inspired by Johannes Brahms, and in "Valse mignonne" he conjures up - to quote Wolfgang Stockmeier - "a Blue Angel ambience, as a master of the grotesque and an ironic critic of the 1920s."