CD Review: Plaisanteries

Oberösterreichisches Volksblatt, April 12th 2019

Franz Schubert once thought there was no such thing as jovial music. But perhaps just interpreters who serve up deadly serious music as jovial. The twenty-five-year-old pianist Hanna Bachmann from Vorarlberg is one of them and is able to prove it impressively on her new solo album which is her second CD.

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Hanna Bachmann’s CD Presentation: Humour Cleverly Wrapped Up in Piano Music

Review by Fritz Jurmann, February 2nd 2019, Magazine ‘Kultur’. Online Edition

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„Do you know of any funny music? I don‘t!” Musician, choir director and composer Martin Lindenthal quoted Franz Schubert’s famous quotation when he presented pianist Hanna Bachmann’s (25) second album (Gramola label) in the Kosmos Theatre in Bregenz on Thursday night. The CD with the title ‘Plaisanteries’ (French for ‘jokes’) finds the pianist dealing with the subject of humour in the classical and the classic modern piano pieces in this catagory. Bearing this in mind the dialogue between the presenter and interpreter debated this often deliberated theme, while the pianist played especially chosen pieces live for her audience from her latest CD. Continue reading “Hanna Bachmann’s CD Presentation: Humour Cleverly Wrapped Up in Piano Music”