Carl Seemann    (4-DG 445 479)
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Carl Seemann    (4-DG 445 479)
P0041. CARL SEEMANN: Das Vermächtnis - Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, Mozart, Schumann, Profofiev & Debussy, (Germany) 4-DG 445 479, recorded 1951-63. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 028944547924

CRITIC REVIEW:

“The Second World War placed a hiatus on Carl Seemann's performing career as it did for so many, but when all that was over, he was able to quickly resume his performing career. By the early 1950s, violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan and Seemann created a duo that was very popular at that time, performing the violin/piano sonatas of Beethoven and Mozart. As one annotator mentions, Carsten Dürer, there was another group of pianists emerging with Emil Gilels and Sviatoslav Richter, among others. Seemann's solo career suffered because of his Schneiderhan collaborations along with the emergence of this highly virtuosic pianists from Russia, whom Germany took to heart. I seriously doubt that Seemann's name would suddenly take on new interest if Deutsche Grammophon had not released these recordings on compact discs. Seemann is a most competent pianist and has something individual to say with his own unique approach to interpretation. As always, we can learn about various musical conceptions by authoritative and scholarly performing artists just by listening to these pianists of Europe, which emerged from World War II but didn't have, apparently, an opportunity to bloom in North or South America.”

- Lance G. Hill, THE CLASSICAL MUSIC GUIDE, 30 Oct., 2008