Sergei Rachmaninoff - 14 Romances, Op. 34: No. 14, Vocalise (arr. von Zoltán Kocsis)

A. Krichel plays Enescu & Mussorgsky

Ludwig van Beethoven: Tempest Piano Sonata, 3rd movement at Classical Drive-In Concert

CRESCENDO trifft: Pianist Alexander Krichel

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 6 in A Minor. Allegro

Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana Op. 16

Franz Liszt: Tarantella from „Venezia e Napoli“ at Classical Drive-In Concert

Sergei Rachmaninoff - Prélude C-Sharp Minor

Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso from „Miroirs“

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor

“Krichel has an unmistakable sense of piano timbre. That is not something that all great pianist possess. But the really great ones, they do.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

“A true performer who is can combine intimate caution with daredevil access.”.”

Spiegel Online

„Krichel’s sophisticated playing is highly expressive and emotional. His warm piano sound is clear and full of poetry and artistry.“

Xinmin Evening News about his recital in Shanghai, China

“Alexander Krichel is probably one of the most sophisticated pianists at the moment. His Beethoven sonatas are designed as if under a microscope, as if each of his fingers had its own musical brain. Tempo and dynamics turn the piano sonatas into real psycho thrillers. […] Typical of Krichel: he combines intellect and feeling, head and heart.”

NDR Kultur about his recital at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

“The way Alexander Krichel made this century concerto sound with apparently unlimited technical possibilities, thunderous outbursts and delicately luminous cantilenas was simply overwhelming. Here one felt something of the tremendous power of a man possessed, whose inner fire is controlled and directed by a clear consciousness on the other side.”

WAZ about the Beethoven‘s 5th Piano Concerto

“Here Krichel proves to be a genuine romantic who knows Schumann’s immensely dazzling musical idiom like his own mother tongue, so to speak, and is even able to easily read between the lines. His sensitively fragile, but at the same time youthful intonation as well as a profound knowledge of Schumann’s world of sounds and timbres make this interpretation an event.”
Musik & Theater, Schweiz zur CD “An die ferne Geliebte”

“The German pianist Alexander Krichel’s fourth album for Sony offers Ravel performances that are fit to stand alongside those of Osborne, Pogorelich and Argerich. The Tombeau is superbly played, the ornamented musical surface of the opening ‘Prélude’ nicely pointing towards Couperin. Miroirs underscores Krichel’s natural intelligence: ‘Noctuelles’ is brilliantly delineated, as are the layers of sound in ‘Une barque sur l’océan’. Gaspard is extremely impressive, the clarity Krichel brought to Tombeau once more in evidence in a very different world. ‘Scarbo’ is much more than virtuoso – it is a nightmare vision in sound.“
International Piano Magazine zur CD „Miroirs“