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CARL SEEMANN PLAYS ENSEMBLE MUSIC



Ont this page, Carl Seemann plays ensemble music for piano and violin, and piano with orchestra.  Most of the recordings below highlight his partnership with the violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan.  My favorites are of the three Brahms sonatas, but more because I am passionate on the subject of Brahms than because I love the performances.

In general, I have always found the pair to be mismatched with Seeman tending toward understatement and Schneiderhan playing in what I feel to be a slightly exaggerated manner. 

There are also several concerted works by Mozart and Stravinsky. And there is an historic performance with French composer Darius Milhaud conducting his own Carnaval d'Aix.



Mozart  Concert Rondo, K 382
Fritz Lehmann conducting the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

recorded ca1953




Mozart  Concert Rondo in A major, K 386
Fritz Lehmann conducting the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

recorded ca1953




Mozart  Piano Concerto 24 in C major, K 491
Ferdinand Leitner conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

i Allegro
ii Larghetto
iii Variations - Allegretto

recorded in 1957




Mozart  Piano Concerto 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation"
Fritz Lehman conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

recorded in ca1953


i Allegro



ii
 Larghetto



iii
 Allegretto




Mozart Concerto for two pianos 10 in E major, K 365
with Andor Foldes, piano
Fritz Lehmann conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

recorded ca 1955


i Allegro



ii Andante



iii  Rondeau (Allegro)




Beethoven  Sonata 5 for violin and piano in F minor, Op 24 "Spring"
with Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin

recorded ca1961


i Allegro



ii Adagio molto espressivo



iii Scherzo (Allegro molto)



iv Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)




Beethoven  Sonata 9 for violin and piano in A major, Op 47 "Kreutzer"
with Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin

recorded ca1961


i Adagio sostenuto. Presto



ii Andante con variazioni



iii Finale (Presto)




Brahms  Sonata 1 for violin and piano in G major, Op 78
with Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin

recorded ca1961


i Vivace ma non troppo



ii Adagio



iii Allegro molto moderato




Brahms  Sonata 2 for violin and piano in A major, Op 100
with Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin

recorded ca1962


i Allegro amabile



ii Andante tranquillo. Vivace. Andante. Vivace di più. Andante vivace



iii Allegro grazioso, quasi andante




Brahms  Sonata 3 for violin and piano in D mionr, Op 108
with Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin

recorded ca1961


i Allegro



ii Adagio



iii Un poco presto e con sentimento



iv Presto agitato




Brahms  Scherzo in C minor from the "F.A.E." Sonata

recorded ca1962




Debussy  Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
with Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin


i Allegro vivo



ii  Intermède - Fantasque et léger



iii Finale - Très animé




Bartók  Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Sz 110
with Edith Picht-Axenfeld, piano


i Assai lento. Allegro moto



ii Lento, ma non troppo



iii Allegro no troppo




Stravinsky  Duo Concertante
with Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin

recorded ca1958


i Cantilène



ii
 Eglogue I



iii
 Eglogue II



iv Gigue



v Dithyrambe




Stravinsky  Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
Thomas Scherman conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

recorded ca1957


i Largo. Allegro



ii
 Largo, Più mosso. Tempo primo



iii Allegro




Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)  Le carnaval d'Aix, Op 83b (1926)
[Fantasy for piano and orchestra after the ballet Salade, Op 83]

Darius Milhaud, conducting l'Orchestre de Radio Luxemburg

I Le Corso
01:22 ➢ II Tartaglia
02:46 ➢ III Isabelle
04:28 ➢ IV Rosetta
06:34 ➢ V Le Bon et le Mauvais Tuteur
08:44 ➢ VI Coviello
09:19 ➢ VII Le Capitaine Cartuccia
11:33 ➢ VIII Polichinelle
12:04 ➢ IX Polka
13:29 ➢ X Cinzio
15:00 ➢ XI Souvenir de Rio (Tango)
16:51 ➢ XII Finale

recorded ca1969










For those of you who enjoy murder mysteries, here is my first with a strong musical polemic as background

Murder in the House of the Muse

which is also available as an audiobook.



And this is the more recently published second mystery in the series:

Murder Follows the Muse



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