Alexander Frey - Piano
Pianiste, Alexander Frey, will present an all Schumann program.( more details )
Alexander Frey’s international career as conductor, organist, pianist, harpsichordist and recording artist has taken him all over the globe with performances in the music capitals of 5 continents. A Top 10 Billboard Classical Music Chart@ Artist (2005) as both conductor and pianist, he performs every year with symphony orchestras and in solo recitals throughout the world, as well as in many international festivals. In addition to his work as pianist and organist, Frey is in great demand as one of the world’s most versatile conductors, and enjoys great success in the concert hall and opera house, and in the music of Hollywood and Broadway.
As pianist, organist and harpsichordist, Alexander Frey has performed with many of the world’s great symphony orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (ORF), Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra), Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester, Italiana (Milan), the chamber orchestra of the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Bohemia Symphony Orchestra (Prague), Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Stern Chamber Orchestra (Prague) and the orchestra of the Teatro Regio di Torino among others under such conductors as under such conductors as Claudio Abbado, John Mauceri and Michael Tilson Thomas. Alexander Frey is a Steinway Artist.
His conducting engagements with the Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona, Rio de Janeiro Philharmonic, Athens State Symphony Orchestra, Rome Philharmonic Orchestra, State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra (Lisbon), Seoul Royal Symphony Orchestra, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Bari Symphony Orchestra, Teatro La Fenice, Collegium Symphonium Veneto (Padua) and Stern Chamber Orchestra (Prague), among many others.
A highly honored recording artist, Alexander Frey’s recordings can be found Koch International Classics, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Bach Guild and RCA Red Seal.
ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), opus 15
- 1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (From foreign lands and people) 2. Kuriose Geschichte (A curious story)
3. Hasche-Mann (Catch me)
4. Bittendes Kind (Entreating child)
- 5. Glückes genug (Perfect happiness)
6. Wichtige Begebenheit (An important event)
7. Träumerei (Dreaming)
8. Am Kamin (By the fireside)
9. Ritter von Steckenpferde (Knight of the rocking horse) 10. Fast zu Ernst (Almost too serious)
11. Fürchtenmachen (Frightening)
12. Kind im Einschlummern (Child falling asleep)
13. Der Dichter spricht (The poet speaks)
Liebeslied (arranged by Franz Liszt) “You, my soul, you, my heart”
Ich grolle nicht (arranged by Alexander Frey)
“I bear no grudge, even as my heart is breaking”
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, opus 2
- 1. Sehr lebhaft 2. Romanze
3. Scherzino 4. Intermezzo 5. Finale
Audio and video recording of this concert is strictly prohibited.