Alban Berg and Johannes Brahms are surely each among the most important composers of their time. Even if they are separated chronologically and stylistically, there is a link: Brahms was only 20 when he wrote his Piano Sonata in F minor (op. 5), his third and last in the genre. After Alban Berg composed his Piano Sonata (op. 1) he never wrote another.
Pianist Florian Krumpöck presents these two contrasting yet comparable works on this recording.
Internationally celebrated as both a soloist and conductor, Florian Krumpöck has more than proven his outstanding capability on the international concert scene. Appointed as one of the youngest music directors in German history in 2011, Krumpöck characteristically masters enormous amounts of opera and concert literature as well as piano repertoire, and particularly enthrals his audiences with his double function as a soloist and conductor. 2007 saw Krumpöck conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra with great success as a part of a New Year’s concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington. He was then employed by the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, where he notably worked with the former director of the Vienna Burgtheater, Matthias Hartmann. 2012 saw Krumpöck lead the Lichtenstein Symphony Orchestra as artistic director and principal conductor.