The Ladies’ Morning Musical Club presents

Martin Helmchen

German pianist Martin Helmchen leaped onto the international scene when he won the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in 2001 at the age of nineteen. His first CD was released in 2007 (Mozart piano concerti), and he went on to record nearly a dozen more to date, with Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Dvořák among the standouts. With Julia Fischer he has recorded all of Schubert’s music for violin and piano. Beginning in 2011, Helmchen made a series of sensational debuts with major American orchestras, including those of Boston, New York, Cleveland, Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas. In Europe he has played with the London Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, among others. Above all Helmchen values chamber music, and has collaborated with many of the world’s most renowned artists such as Gidon Kremer, Heinrich Schiff, Sabine Meyer and Christian Tetzlaff. He also performs often in duo recitals with his wife, cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, with whom he recently released a recording of the Brahms sonatas. LMMC debut.


SCHUMANN  (1810-1856)
Novelletten, Opus 21 (1838)
No. 1 in F major, Markirt und kräftig
No. 2 in D major, Äußerst rasch und mit Bravour
No. 3 in D major, Leicht und mit Humor
No. 4 in D major, Ballmäßig, sehr munter
No. 5 in D major, Rauschend und festlich
No. 6 in A major, Sehr lebhaft, mit vielem Humor
No. 7 in E major, Äußerst rasch
No. 8 in F sharp minor, Sehr lebhaft

BEETHOVEN  (1770-1827)
   33 Variations on a theme by A. Diabelli, Opus 120 (1823)
Tema:  Vivace
var.  1  Alla marcia maestoso
var.  2  Poco allegro
var.  3  L’istesso tempo
var.  4  Un poco più vivace
var.  5  Allegro vivace
var.  6  Allegro ma non troppo e serioso
var.   7  Un poco più allegro
var.   8  Poco vivace
var.   9  Allegro pesante e risoluto
var. 10  Presto
var. 11  Allegretto
var. 12  Un poco più mosso
var. 13  Vivace
var. 14  Grave e maestoso
var. 15  Presto scherzando
var. 16  Allegro
var. 17  (Allegro)
var. 18  Moderato
var. 19  Presto
var. 20  Andante
var. 21  Allegro con brio
var. 22  Molto allegro
var. 23  Allegro assai
var. 24  Fughetta: Andante
var. 25  Allegro
var. 26  (Piacevole)
var. 27  Vivace
var. 28  Allegro
var. 29  Adagio, ma non troppo
var. 30  Andante, sempre cantabile
var. 31  Largo, molto espressivo
var. 32  Fuga: Allegro
var. 33  Tempo di menuetto, moderato

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