Liszt Lars David Kellner
- Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): 5 piano pieces (S. 192):
- 1Sehr langsam (5 piano pieces; S. 192/1)03:20
- 2Lento assai (5 piano pieces; S. 192/2)03:17
- 3Sehr langsam (5 piano pieces; S. 192/3)02:10
- 4Andantino (5 piano pieces; S. 192/4)00:58
- 5Sospiri! (5 piano pieces; S. 192/5)02:46
- Resignazione (S. 187a):
- 6Resignazione (S. 187a)01:38
- La lugubre gondola (S. 200/2):
- 7La lugubre gondola (S. 200/2)08:58
- Sancta Dorothea (S. 187):
- 8Sancta Dorothea (S. 187)02:09
- Via Crucis: Les 14 Stations de la Croix (S. 504a):
- 9Vexilla Regis (Via Crucis; S. 504a/1)03:55
- 10Jésus est condamné à mort (Via Crucis; S. 504a/2)01:14
- 11Jésus est chargé de la Croix (Via Crucis; S. 504a/3)01:51
- 12Jésus tombe pour la première fois (Via Crucis; S. 504a/4)01:33
- 13Jésus rencontre sa très sainte Mère (Via Crucis; S. 504a/5)02:09
- 14Simon le Cyrénéen aide Jésus à porter sa Croix (Via Crucis; S. 504a/6)02:12
- 15Sancta Veronica (Via Crucis; S. 504a/7)02:07
- 16Jésus tombe pour la seconde fois (Via Crucis; S. 504a/8)01:31
- 17Les femmes de Jérusalem (Via Crucis; S. 504a/9)02:23
- 18Jésus tombe une troisième fois (Via Crucis; S. 504a/10)01:30
- 19Jésus est dépouillé de ses vêtements (Via Crucis; S. 504a/11)01:26
- 20Jésus est attaché à la Croix (Via Crucis; S. 504a/12)00:41
- 21Jésus meurt sur la Croix (Via Crucis; S. 504a/13)05:42
- 22Jésus est déposé de la Croix (Via Crucis; S. 504a/14)03:35
- 23Jésus est mis dans le sépulcre (Via Crucis; S. 504a/15)05:13
Info for Liszt
Franz Liszt’s late piano music is characterized by the frugality of musical means, in contrast to the virtuoso exuberance of the earlier works. Despite his turn to faith (»Sancta Dorothea«) and the practice of self-denial (»Resignazione«) Liszt however hardly finds solace (»La lugubre gondola«). It is not surprising that the master piece »Via Crucis« remained un-premiered for decades because the progressive harmonic and form were far ahead their epoch. Other works like the »5 piano pieces« are only rarely performed on stage. Lars David Kellner’s modern, dark Liszt album with bright spots!
Lars David Kellner, piano
Lars David Kellner
Lars David Kellner's CD recordings include a number of bravura pieces for piano literature: Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition is one of them (published 2010), as well as sonatas and ballads by Sergei Rachmaninoff or Frédérik Chopin (2008). However, Kellner sees himself not only as a virtuoso pianist, but rather as a (keyboard) artist in a broader sense: in addition to the piano, the harmonium has been of special importance to him for some years now. With many premiere recordings he is making an active contribution to the revitalization of this special keyboard instrument. The artist's latest album with solo works by Franz Liszt, which was released in 2020 on renowned audiophile portals, is recorded on a harmonium from Kellner's instrument collection. Kellner puts great importance to bringing his audience closer to lesser known compositions for unusual keyboard instruments in their very own sound language.
It is of utmost importance for the artist to penetrate musical works comprehensively. After meticulous study of the sources, Kellner recorded the complete piano works by Leoš Janáček in their earliest version. The publication of these sound recordings, new to the world of music, caused an international sensation: ‘He posseses a full-bodied and rounded sound and solid technique, making the hardest passages sound easy. (...) His freedom with the music (...) is exceptional’ (Fanfare Mag, 8/2014). Kellner's Mussorgski album with recordings on the Horowitz grand piano was also highly acclaimed in the American Record Guide: ‘Kellner (...) finds the inner voices and deals effectively with contrasts. He reminds me of Ashkenazy’ (ARG, 12/2011). The complete Pictures at an Exhibition were premiered by Kellner in their first version (2011). His piano recitals (e.g. at the Gasteig München) and concerts with harmonium and celesta were well received by the audience and caused wide media coverage.
Since the foundation of tastenReich® (2017) Lars David Kellner's chamber music collaboration with artists such as Jürgen Geiger, Anastasia Sobyanina and other keyboard virtuosos has intensified. His love for romantic songs led to intensive concert activity with singers like Susanna Proskura or Marina Ushchapovskaya. Lars David Kellner adapted the Russian lyrics of Rachmaninoff's fourteen "Lieder ohne Opuszahl" into German, in order to bring them closer to the local audience. They were published by Sikorski Musikverlage Hamburg in 2015.
Lars David Kellner, born in 1973 in Weiden/Germany, is a pianist with multiple diplomas from the Munich Academy of Music (2001) and lives in Bavaria. His musical education was accompanied by Franz Ondrušek, Erich Appel and Karl-Hermann Mrongovius. He received artistic inspiration from Eckart Besch, Klaus Schilde and Elza Kolodin at international master classes. Kellner is a member of the German Liszt Society, the Karg-Elert Society and is on the board of the Friends of the Weiden Max-Reger-Tage.