nosagcd 228 - SOLVEIG WIKMAN, PIANO /

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel's piano cycle ”Das Jahr” (The Year) was completed in December 1841. At the age of thirty-six, Fanny succeeded in producing a major piano composition, which dramatically expanded the scope of the small-scale piano pieces she had hitherto composed.

In the spring of 1840 Fanny wrote to her sister Rebecka: ”I have composed a lot recently and I have named the short piano pieces after my favourite places. Some of the pieces came into my mind whilst I was in the places themselves, others were composed whilst reflecting memories of wonderful excursions. Henceforth the cycle will be a pleasant souvenir, a kind of second diary.”

Solveig Wikman´s debut on the concert platform took place in 1965 and since then she has given concerts as a soloist, performed chamber music and acted as an accompanist all over Sweden, the neigh-bouring Nordic countries and other countries. She has also played piano duets with her husband Bertil Wikman for concerts, radio, TV and recordings.




Das Jahr
~ 12 Charakterstücke für das Forte-Piano
1Januar (Ein Traum)3’40
2Februar (Scherzo)3’28
4April (Capriccioso)3’25
5Mai (Frühlingslied)2’58
6Juni (Serenade)5’49
7Juli (Serenade)3’09
9September (Am Flusse)3’18
13Nachspiel (Choral)2’10
14Abschied von Rom 3’39
Total time 55’53

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