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Burkard Schliessmann -
heard by the late
HOWARD SMITH

'... seldom less than impressive ...'

Chopin - Schumann - Anniversary Edition - Burkard Schliessmann. © 2010 MSR Classics

The lengthy notes with this release are set in a microscopic font. So I looked elsewhere for a basic Burkard Schliessmann biography to complement MSR's grandiose 2010 twofer and came across the following: 'For Bayer Records he has recorded Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Godowsky and Bach's Goldberg Variations. He attended master-classes of artists such as Herbert Seidel, Shura Cherkassky, Bruno Leonardo Gelber and Poldi Mildner.'

One web commentary 'blew my socks off' — viz: 'Schliessmann explores the smallest of structures, whilst at the same time conducting a rigorous analysis of the independent interfaces between the various parameters — melody, rhythm and harmony...

Copyright © 6 July 2016 Estate of the late Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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CHOPIN-SCHUMANN ANNIVERSARY EDITION - BURKARD SCHLIESSMANN

FRYDERYCK CHOPIN

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

ROBERT SCHUMANN

PIANO MUSIC

MSR CLASSICS

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