Artist: Alexander Krichel
Label: Sony Classical
Release Date: 26/09/2014

Chopin, Hummel, Mozart

On his second album for Sony, Krichel again shows his qualities with a varied and unique selection of works for piano and orchestra. Right at the beginning of the CD is Chopin’s beautiful and rarely heard “Rondo à la Krakowiak”. “Oberon’s Magic Horn” by Mozart’s pupil and also an acquaintance of Chopin, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, is a real discovery.

With the 12th Piano Concerto from the time of his early Viennese concerts, Krichel presents a popular work by Mozart in brilliant freshness. The Chopin Variations on one of the most famous themes from Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni” form a virtuoso conclusion to the programme.



"Sensational: Krichel's Mozart playing. I feel reminded of the best in this field, so subtle and clear, so eloquent and soulful it sounds. One definitely wants to hear more of this."

- WAZ, 06 October 2014, Lars von der Gönna

"An impressive result of his enormous demand on his own performance. His cultivated touch, his art of phrasing and his natural way of music making open up a new, fresh view even on a popular work like Mozart's A major concerto KV 414 and let us listen with amazement also to the lesser known Krakowiak by Chopin and Hummel's Oberon Fantasy. [...] Interpretation: 5/5 stars"

- Piano News, 01/2015, Carsten Dürer

"The programme of this CD is as original as it is rare. [...] The big plus is Alexander Krichel's luminously clear touch, resulting in a discreetly poetic tone."

- WDR3 Tonart, 17 October 2014