Debussy & Szymanowski: Études Julian Riem
- Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): 12 Études, L. 136, Book 2:
- 112 Études, L. 136, Book 2: No. 1, Pour les cinq doigts02:52
- 212 Études, L. 136, Book 2: No. 2, Pour les tierces03:15
- 312 Études, L. 136, Book 2: No. 3, Pour les quartes04:53
- 412 Études, L. 136, Book 2: No. 4, Pour les sixtes03:43
- 512 Études, L. 136, Book 2: No. 5, Pour les octaves02:33
- 612 Études, L. 136, Book 2: No. 6, Pour les huit doigts01:36
- 712 Études, L. 136, Book 2: No. 7, Pour les degrés chromatiques02:10
- 812 Études, L. 136, Book 2: No. 8, Pour les agréments04:38
- 912 Études, L. 136, Book 2: No. 9, Pour les notes répétées03:04
- 1012 Études, L. 136, Book 2: No. 10, Pour les sonorités opposées04:22
- 1112 Études, L. 136, Book 2: No. 11, Pour les arpeges composes03:55
- 1212 Études, L. 136, Book 2: No. 12, Pour les accords04:17
- Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937): 12 Studies, Op. 33:
- 1312 Studies, Op. 33: No. 1, Presto01:04
- 1412 Studies, Op. 33: No. 2, Andantino soave01:21
- 1512 Studies, Op. 33: No. 3, Vivace assai00:36
- 1612 Studies, Op. 33: No. 4, Presto01:24
- 1712 Studies, Op. 33: No. 5, Andante espressivo01:08
- 1812 Studies, Op. 33: No. 6, Vivace00:38
- 1912 Studies, Op. 33: No. 7, Allegro molto00:53
- 2012 Studies, Op. 33: No. 8, Lento assai mesto02:04
- 2112 Studies, Op. 33: No. 9, Animato01:04
- 2212 Studies, Op. 33: No. 10, Presto. Tempestoso01:01
- 2312 Studies, Op. 33: No. 11, Andante soave01:22
- 2412 Studies, Op. 33: No. 12, Presto energico01:44
Info for Debussy & Szymanowski: Études
Julian Riem is a pianist noted for his elegance, spirited playing, and striking virtuosity. Numerous chamber music recordings attest to his versatility. Now the Echo award-winner is presenting his first solo CD, which features genuine rarities: the etudes of Claude Debussy and Karol Szymanowski represent the pianistic high points in the careers of two geniuses, who experiment here with the technical possibilities of the instrument and interpreter alike. Both composers wrote these cycles during the First World War, finding a highly personal form of expression in the process. Here the legacy of Chopin merges with the dawn of modernism. With his depth, evocative playing, and brilliant tonal nuances, Riem leads us on a true journey of discovery.
Julian Riem, piano
native of Munich, Germany, studied with Michael Schäfer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and with Michel Béroff at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris. He continued his studies with Rudolf Buchbinder at the Basel Music Academy, where he received a degree in solo performance with high honors.
He is the winner of international piano competitions in Modena and Florence (Italy) as well as in Madrid (Spain) and was awarded a scholarship at the national German Music Competition.
Julian Riem’s active concert schedule regularly takes him to Europe, Japan and the USA. He has appeared with such orchestras as the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest German Orchestra, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Bach Soloists Orchestra and the Kurpfälzisch Chamber Orchestra.
International festival performances include the "Festival Liszt-en-Provence", Musica mundi in Brussels, the European Music Academy in Aix-en-Provence, the Sándor Vegh International Chamber Music Academy in Prague, the Rolf Liebermann Podium Hamburg, Les Muséiques in Basel, and the Munich Opera Festival as well as the Oleg Kagan- Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and the Rheingau Musikfestival.