J.S. Bach: Keyboard Works Konstanze Eickhorst
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971:
- 1Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971: I. —03:56
- 2Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971: II. Andante03:57
- 3Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971: III. Presto03:52
- Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825:
- 4Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: I. Præludium01:49
- 5Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: II. Allemande03:12
- 6Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: III. Corrente02:35
- 7Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: IV. Sarabande05:16
- 8Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: V. Menuet I & II02:40
- 9Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: VI. Gigue02:08
- Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829:
- 10Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: I. Præambulum02:13
- 11Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: II. Allemande04:20
- 12Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: III. Corrente01:38
- 13Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: IV. Sarabande04:06
- 14Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: V. Tempo di menuet01:55
- 15Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: VI. Passepied01:39
- 16Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: VII. Gigue04:16
- Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903:
- 17Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903: I. Fantasia06:29
- 18Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903: II. Fuga04:48
Info for J.S. Bach: Keyboard Works
It is a universal music that is entirely at the service of a higher power: Bach's music is worship. With this basic attitude, Konstanze Eickhorst dedicates her new GENUIN recording to a hand-picked selection of Bach's piano works. It shows a broad spectrum of Bach's music, from the positive, forceful F major of the Italian Concerto to the two partitas – the delicate one in B-flat major and the playful one in G major – to the D minor of the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue. Konstanze Eickhorst's career also began with Bach: she won a prize at the Toronto Bach Competition. Today, as a professor at the University of Music in Lübeck and as a juror at international competitions, she comes into contact with Bach's music again and again, which is full of joie de vivre, but also full of sorrow and sadness, though always paired with comfort and hope.
Konstanze Eickhorst, piano
grew up in Bremen and took lessons on various instruments in her home city starting at the age of five. When she was eleven Karl-Heinz Kämmerling accepted her as a pupil at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover and remained her most important mentor during her years as a student. Konstanze Eickhorst also gained valuable insight from her work with Vlado Perlemuter in Paris.
Winning first prizes at the “Clara Haskil” and “Geza Anda” international competitions served as jumping-off points for a successful career leading to engagements as a guest artist with renowned orchestras and at leading festivals.
She discovered her passion for chamber music very early. Konstanze Eickhorst is a member of the Linos Ensemble, which appears in concert in varying forces ranging from duet to nonet. Numerous CD recordings testify to Konstanze Eickhorst’s artistry as a soloist and chamber musician. Her discography covers a broad repertoire and reveals her strong interest in discovering rarely performed literature.
Her fascination for the combination of music and language led to intensive cooperation with the late actor Karl Michael Vogler. Since 2010 she has given performances with the actor Johanna Gastdorf.
As a 28 year-old Konstanze Eickhorst was appointed professor at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover, and a few years later she joined the faculty of Lübeck Musikhochschule.
She attaches considerable importance to passing her experience on to others. She holds master classes for soloists as well as in chamber music, and receives invitations to serve as a juror at international competitions.