Variations Sérieuses
Edvard Grieg - Johannes Brahms - Felix Mendelssohn

Variations Sérieuses

Gunilla Süssmann

Label: CAvi
Format: CD
Barcode: 4260085533602
Catalog number: AVI 8553360
Releasedate: 28-10-16
  • Gunilla Süssmann is the leading Norwegian Pianist of her generation
  • The three variation cycles are highlighting the high Romantic period and forming the most brillant and technically demanding works of their genre at that time.
  • Meanwhile, Gunilla performs all over Europe in the best halls as well as with Festivals and with high caliber orchestras
The art of variation has close ties with the art of improvisation. Audiences revere musicians who can extemporize on a given theme, presenting it with refinement and elaborately increasing its effect. That kind of spontaneous music-making boomed in Mozart and Beethoven’s day: competitions pitting one star pianist against another were all the rage. Such improvisations gave rise to sets of variations which introduced the theme at the beginning and declined it according to skill. Gunilla Süssmann has selected three sets of variations featuring themes with widely different origins and treated in thoroughly different ways.