FLORIAN STEININGER PIANIST

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Florian Steininger setzt sich für die Aufführung selten gespielter Klaviermusik hauptsächlich aus dem 20. und 21. Jahrhundert ein, was ihn zur Gründung der Karlsruher Konzertreihe IN MODO ESOTICO bewog, in deren Rahmen mittlerweile dutzende Werke ihre (Wieder-)aufführung erleben durften. Aktuelle Projekte umfassen die zyklische Aufführung sämtlicher Klavierwerke von Morton Feldman, Horatiu Radulescu und Olivier Messiaen sowie der Edition und Aufführung von Kaikhosru Sorabjis dreistündiger »Toccata quarta«.
Im Bereich der Neuen Musik arbeitete er mit renommierten Komponisten zusammen, u.a. James Clarke, Christopher Fox, Morgan Hayes, Luke Styles, Lucia Ronchetti, Jörg Widmann und Wolfgang Rihm, dessen Klavierwerke er zuletzt beim Heidelberger Frühlung präsentierte. Auf seiner ersten CD-Veröffentlichung mit Werken für Klavierduo sind Rihms »Über-Schrift« und Messiaens »Visions de l'Amen« zu hören. Jüngere Einspielungen umfassen einen Liederzyklus von Anno Schreier, produziert vom SWR (#zusammenspielen). Mit der Aufführung von Messiaens monumentaler »Turangalîla-Sinfonie« unter Leitung von Steven Sloane und dem Orchester der HfM Karlsruhe gab er zugleich sein Orchesterdebüt.
Florian Steininger lebt als freischaffender Künstler in Karlsruhe.

Florian Steininger focuses both on rarely played 20th century piano music and contemporary music. He is founder of a Karlsruhe based concert series IN MODO ESOTICO which exclusively features that repertoire. Current projects include cyclical performances of the complete piano works of Morton Feldman, Horatiu Radulescu and Olivier Messiaen. Special attention gets the English composer Kaikhosru Sorabji, whose 3 hour work »Toccata quarta« Florian is editing and preparing for performance.
He works with contemporary composers such as James Clarke, Christopher Fox, Morgan Hayes, Luke Styles, Lucia Ronchetti, Jörg Widmann, Wolfgang Rihm, Anno Schreier and many others. Florian's first CD release with works for piano duo features Rihm's 'Über-Schrift' and Messiaen's 'Visions de l'Amen'. Florian gave his orchestral debut with Messiaen’s monumental Turangalîla-Symphony.
2022
Jan 23 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
concert du nouvelECTRONIQUE an
Pierre Schaeffer: Billude (1979)
Michael Blake: Ways to put in the salt (2008)
Jacob TV: The body of your dreams (2002)
Christopher Fox: The wind in the trees (2020)
Walther Erbacher: Simul op. 17 (1974/75)
Scott Blasco: Queen of Heaven (2011)
02/09/22, 12.15 · Karlsruhe | Kleine Kirche
Olivier Messiaen: L'Alouette lulu + La Buse variable (1956-58), Pièce pour le Tombeau de Paul Dukas (1936)
Wolfgang Rihm: Klavierstück Nr. 6 »Bagatellen« (1977/78)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonate c-Moll op. 111 (1822)
23/07/22, 20.00 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
Erik Satie: 3 Gymnopédies (1888)
Anno Schreier: Valse mélancolique (2020) WP
Stefan Wolpe: Stehende Musik (1925)
Olivier Messiaen: La Buse variable (1956-58)
Jacob TV: The body of your dreams (2002)
Tom Johnson: An hour for piano (1976)

28/06/22, 20.00 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
MESSIAEN: MUSIQUE D'OISEAUX
La Buse variable, Morceau de Lecture à vue, L'Alouette lulu, Pièce pour le Tombeau de Paul Dukas, La Rousserolle effarvatte
25/06/22, 18.00 · Karlsruhe | Hochschule für Musik
Frederic Rzewski: The people united will never be defeated! (1975)

22/01/22, 19.30 · Heidelberger Frühling | Rudolf-Wild-Halle Eppelheim
Streichquartettfest – RIHM-Nacht
Wolfgang Rihm: Klavierstück 5 (1975), Klavierstück 6 (1978), Auf einem anderern Blatt (2000), Rembrandts Ochse, plötzlich im Louvre (2014)
FELDMAN
This is an overview about my ongoing project exploring and performing the entirety of Morton Feldman's works for piano solo and piano chamber music, including all unpublished and so far ineditied works as well. The idea was born, after I had played Triadic Memories on the occasion of my birthday in 2014. Thanks to the support of Paul Sacher Foundation and Chris Villars, I have been able not only to play most of the unpublished early piano works, but also to reconstruct the film music of a lost score to a documentary on sculptor Seymour Lipton and to identify another dance music for choreographer Merle Marsicano as a valid composition. The most recent discoveries in Feldman's manuscript collection include other pieces for dance and some occasional miniature compositions. Up to now I have played 52 individual works by Feldman.
List of performed (and to be performed) pieces

[untitled composition #1] (194?)
First Piano Sonata [To Bela Bartok] (1943)
Preludio (1944)
Self Portrait (1945)
Illusions (1949)
Waltzette (19??) -wp
[untitled composition #2] (19??) -wp
Intermission (on John's preparation) (195?)
For Cynthia (195?)
Three Dances (1950)
Dance IV (195?) -wp
Dance V (195?) -wp
Interlude (195?) -wp
Two Intermissions (1950)
Intermission 3 (1951)
Intersection 2 (1951)
Nature Pieces (1951)
Variations (1951)
Extensions 3 (1952)
Intermission 4 (1952)
Intermission 5 (1952)
Piano Piece 1952
Intermission 6 (1953) -also version for 2 pianos
Intermission (on John's preparation) -wp
Intersection + (1953)
Intersection 3 (1953)
Music for the film "Sculpture by Lipton" (1954) -reconstruction -wp
Three Pieces for Piano (1954)
Piano Piece 1955
Piano Piece 1956 A
Piano Piece 1956 B
Figure of Memory [For Merle Marsicano] (1954)
Last Pieces (1959)
Dear Merce [little tune for Merce Cunningham] (196?) -wp
Piano Piece (to Philip Guston) (1963)
Vertical Thoughts 4 (1963)
Piano Piece 1964
Piano (1977)
Triadic Memories (1981)
For Bunita Marcus (1985)
Palais de Mari (1986)
Piano Three Hands (1957)
Piano Four Hands (1958)
Projection 3 (1951)
Two Pieces for Two Pianos (1954)
Two Pianos (1957)
Work for Two Pianists (1958)
Ixion [Version for 2 pianos of Ixion] (1960)
Extensions 4 (1953)
Two Pieces for Three Pianos (1966)
Piece for 4 Pianos (1957)
Five Pianos (1972)
Vertical Thoughts 1 (1963)
Sonatina for Cello and Piano (1946)
Two Pieces [For Danny Stern] (1948)
Composition [8 little pieces] (1951)
Durations 2 (1960)
For Stockhausen, Cage, Stravinsky and Mary Sprinson (1972)
Patterns in a Chromatic Field (1981)
The Viola in My Life 3 (1970)
Sonata for Violin and Piano (1945)
Piece for Violin and Piano (1950)
Projection 4 (1951)
Extensions 1 (1951)
Vertical Thoughts 2 (1963)
Spring of Chosroes (1977)
For John Cage (1982)
Followe Thy Faire Sunne (1962)
Lost Love (1949)
Wind [For Naomi Newman] (1960)
Trio for Two Pianos and Cello [to the memory of Anton Webern] (1950)
For Christian Wolff (1986)
Dance Suite [For Merle Mersicano] (1963)
Four Songs to e. e. cummings (1951)
Durations 3 (1961)
Voice, Violin and Piano (1976)
Why Patterns? (1978)
Trio (1980)
Instrumental version of John Cage's "Cheap Imitation" (1980)
Crippled Symmetry (1983)
For Philip Guston (1984)
MESSIAEN
This is an overview about my ongoing project exploring and performing the entirety of Olivier Messiaen's works for piano solo.
List of performed (and to be performed) pieces

HUIT PRELUDES
1. La colombe
2. Chant d'extase dans un paysage triste
3. Le nombre léger
4. Instants défunts
5. Les sons impalpables du rêve
6. Cloches d'angoisses et larmes d'adieu
7. Plainte calme
8. Un reflet dans le vent
LES OFFRANDES OUBLIÈES
FANTAISIE BURLESQUE
MORCEAU DE LECTURE À VUE
PIÈCE POUR LE TOMBEAU DE PAUL DUKAS
RONDEAU
VINGT REGARDS SUR L'ENFANT-JESUS
1. Regard du Père
2. Regard de l'étoile
3. L'échange
4. Regard de la Vierge
5. Regard du Fils sur le Fils
6. Par Lui tout a été fait
7. Regard de la Croix
8. Regard des hauteurs
9. Regard du temps
10. Regard de l'Esprit de joie
11. Première communion de la Vierge
12. La parole toute puissante
13. Noël
14. Regard des Anges
15. Le baiser de l'Enfant-Jésus
16. Regard des prophètes, des bergers et des Mages
17. Regard du silence
18. Regard de l'Onction terrible
19. Je dors, mais mon cœur veille
20. Regard de l'Église d'amour
CANTÉYODJAYÂ
QUATRE ETUDES DE RYTHME
1. Ile de feu I
2. Mode de valeurs et d'intensités
3. Neumes rythmiques
4. Ile de feu II
CATALOGUE D'OISEAUX
1. Le chocard des Alpes
2. Le loriot
3. Le merle bleu
4. Le traquet stapazin
5. La chouette hulotte
6. L'alouette lulu
7. La rousserolle effarvatte
8. L'alouette calandrelle
9. La bouscarle de Cetti
10. Le merle de roche
11. La buse variable
12. Le traquet rieur
13. Le courlis cendré
PRÈLUDE
LA FAUVETTE DES JARDINS
PETITES ESQUISSES D'OISEAUX
1. Le Rouge-gorge
2. Le Merle noir
3. Le Rouge-gorge
4. La Grive musicienne
5. Le Rouge-gorge
6. L'Alouette des champs
LA FAUVETTE PASSERINETTE
LES FAUVETTES DE L'HÉRAULT - CONCERT DE GARRIGUES
DES CANYONS AUX ETOILES
4. Le Cossyphe d’Heuglin
9. Le Moqueur polyglotte

VISIONS DE L'AMEN
1. Amen de la Création
2. Amen des étoiles, de la planète à l'anneau
3. Amen de l'agonie de Jésus
4. Amen du Désir
5. Amen des Anges, des Saints, du chant des oiseaux
6. Amen du Jugement
7. Amen de la Consommation
TURANGALÎLA-SYMPHONY