For children
Robert Schumann - Béla Bartók

For children

Lars Vogt

Label: CAvi
Format: CD
Barcode: 4260085533107
Catalog number: Avi 8553310
Releasedate: 01-07-16
  • World Premiere Recording of the „Poem“-Cycle of the German composer Thomas Larcher

  • Lars Vogt is one of the leading world class Pianists

  • “…for children” is a collection of Piano Pieces composed for children by Larcher, Robert Schumann and Béla Bartók, to listen and possibly to play them

Lars Vogt always had great fun with pieces that managed to say a lot with few notes, as opposed to those that use many notes to say very little. He often didn't feel attracted to truly virtuosic repertoire - unless it was a 'stroke of genius' such as Liszt's Sonata in B Minor. The athletic aspect of piano playing held very little appeal to him, instead, he prefers a profound message and music that moves the soul. The pieces on this album are for adutls and children alike to play and listen to. Each of these gems contains such a rich variety of poetry, exuberance and expression. This release is intended to provide children with a version of this music played by someone who has cultivated a lifelong love of music in his profession.
Born in the German town of Düren in 1970, Lars Vogt has established himself as one of the leading pianists
of his generation. By winning Second Prize at Leeds International Piano Competition in 1990 he launched
a remarkable career that has led him to concertize in all the major classical music venues worldwide. Vogt
not only performs as solo pianist and as a chamber musician, but also increasingly as a conductor. He
took up the post of Music Director of Royal Nothern Sinfonia in Newcastle (England).
Highlights of Lars Vogt's 2015/2016 season include concerts with the LSO, CBSO, Schottish Chamber and
Hallé, with the Bavarian Radio SO, Orchestre de Paris etc. In the US he played with Baltimore Symphony
and St. Louis Symphony and toured extensively with the Tetzlaff siblings as well as in Japan.
With his passion for chamber music, Lars Vogt has become the professional partner and friend of many
first-rate musicians in the classical music field. As the founder and artistic director of SPANNUNGEN
Chamber Music Festival he has fulfilled a long-held dream. In 2007 he received the Annual German Music
Critics Circle Award for the collected live recordings of Heimbach performances from 1999 to 2006.
As an EMI recording artist, Lars Vogt made fifteen discs for the label, including collaborations with the
Berliner Philharmoniker under Claudio Abbado and with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
under Simon Rattle. Recent releases on other labels include Mozart piano concertos with Frankfurt RSO
(Paavo Järvi), a solo CD with works by Liszt and Schumann, and two duo CDs and a successsful trio
CD. Especially his recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations received rave reviews.
Lars Vogt is the founder of “Rhapsody In School”, an acclaimed educational initiative with important
reper-cussions in Germany and abroad. The project presented its featured artists as “Rhapsody In
Concert” for the first time at the Konzerthaus in Berlin in 2012. That same year, Lars Vogt was appointed
Professor of Piano at the Hannover Conservatory of Music.