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GERALD FENECH

'In Linda Nicholson, Loewe has a wonderfully refreshing advocate.'

Carl Loewe Piano Music, Volume One. Linda Nicholson. © 2015 Toccata Classics

Carl Loewe (1796-1869) was a renowned and highly esteemed composer during his time, indeed he was a friend of Schumann, Weber and Mendelssohn, but alas, today one hardly cares about his music. A close contemporary of Schubert (he was born one year previously), young Carl was brought up in a musical household, and his precocious talent was recognized very early on. In 1807 he was offered a place in the church choir in Köthen, a town associated closely with J S Bach, but his musical expectations fell short, and he soon left for Halle in 1809, where his principal teacher was Daniel G Turk, an influential and much sought after instructor who was director of music of both the city and university. Turk instructed the young musician in the arts of composition and singing, but left Loewe all alone where the piano was concerned...

Copyright © 25 August 2015 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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CARL LOEWE PIANO MUSIC, VOLUME ONE

TOCCATA CLASSICS

PIANO MUSIC

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