August Alexander Klengel – Piano and Chamber Music CD

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Who wants to support our project on Kickstater? We (Trio Klengel) would like to reach our fundraising goal and make this recording happen!

About the composer:
The name of the German composer August Alexander Klengel (1783-1852) is mentioned nowadays only in relation with his two volumes of works,“Canons and Fugues,” which were written during the last 25 years of his life.

Everything else from his creative work is either forgotten or completely ignored and unknown.

However, his music deserves our attention as in his early works Klengel clearly shines as an early romantic composer, undoubtedly being an inspiration for many of his young fellow composers at the time (Mendelssohn and Chopin, just to name a few).

The compositions’ titles are hinting their content: Romances, Nocturnes… Surprisingly, no one has yet looked seriously into his scores and so this will be the first recording that will attempt to do so.

The following works by Klengel will be included in this CD:

Romance (op.6) – for Piano
Nocturne No.5 (op. 23) – for Piano
Fantaisie sur un thème russe (op.25 ) – for Piano
Trois romances (op. 34) – for Piano
Air suisse avec variations (op.32) – for Violin and Piano
Trio (op. 36) for Violin, Cello and Piano

We are very grateful to Toccata Classics who has chosen to release our recording.
We would like to thank the Museum Behnhaus Drägerhaus Lübeck for the kind permission to use the portrait of A. A. Klengel by Vogel von Vogelstein.

Thanks to all who understand the hard work and dedication that we put into this project. We will not be able to do this alone, so we truly rely on you.

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