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 und Horatiu Radulescu, 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, Wolfgang Rihm, Anno Schreier. Auf seiner ersten CD-Veröffentlichung mit Werken für Klavierduo sind Rihms »Über-Schrift« und Messiaens »Visions de l'Amen« zu hören. 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 studierte und lebt 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 and Horatiu Radulescu. 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
16/01/21, 11.30 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
είκοσι δύο – 22!
Works by Fox, Schreier, Bach, Liszt, Tcherepnin and others
2021
18/12/21, 20.15 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories (1981)

18/12/21, 18.30 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
FELDMAN VOL. 5
Morton Feldman: Piece for 4 Pianos (1957), Three Dances (1950), Variations (1951), Figure of Memory [For Merle Marsicano] (1954), Nature Pieces (1951) and other pieces
w/ Aurelia Georgiou, Jaleh Perego
26/11/21, 19.00 · Karlsruhe | Kleine Kirche
Olivier Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus (1944)
2020
29/11/20, 17.00 · Hamburg | St. Gabriel
Olivier Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus (1944)

27/11/20, 19.00 · Karlsruhe | Kleine Kirche
Olivier Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus (1944)

05/10/20, 13.05 · SWR2
SWR2 Mittagskonzert
Anno Schreier: 5 Lieder nach Gedichten von Nora Bossong (2017)
w/ Amira Elmadfa
19/09/20, 18.00 · Jeber-Bergfrieden
Neue Musik im Fläming
Karlheinz Stockhausen: 3. Stunde aus KLANG - Natürliche Dauern (2005-6)
14/09/20, 20.00 · SWR2
SWR2 Abendkonzert
Anno Schreier: 5 Lieder nach Gedichten von Nora Bossong (2017), O notte (2018)
w/ Amira Elmadfa
19/04/20, 15.00 · Karlsuhe | VHS
Beethoven V, lecture recital

29/03/20, 15.00 · Karlsuhe | VHS
Beethoven IV, lecture recital

15/03/20, 15.00 · Karlsuhe | VHS
Beethoven III, lecture recital

01/03/20, 15.00 · Karlsuhe | VHS
Beethoven II, lecture recital
16/02/20, 15.00 · Karlsuhe | VHS
Beethoven I, lecture recital
2019
18/12/19, 19.30 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
NUIT DE NOËL
Juri Tjulin: De profundis op. 13 (1924)
Nikolai Obuchow: Le Temple est mesuré, l’Esprit est incarné (1952)
Hugues Dufourt: Meeresstille (1997)
Claude Debussy: Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon (1917)
Alexander Skrjabin: Prélude op. 48/2 (1905)
Leonid Sabanejew: 4 Fragments op. 13 (1913)
Alexander Skrjabin: Poème op. 59/1 (1911)
Kaikhosru Sorabji: 20 Frammenti aforistici (1962-63)
Ferruccio Busoni: Elegie Nr. 7 »Berceuse« (1907)
Jacques Ibert: Noël en Picardie (1914)
David Lang: cage (1992)
Horatiu Radulescu: »return to the source of light« - 6th piano sonata op. 110 (2007)
Joanna Bailie: Artificial Environment No. 8 for piano and tape (2012/13)
30/11/19, 20.00 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
PORTRAITKONZERT ANNO SCHREIER
2 Studien für 2 Klaviere, Etüde UA
5 Lieder, Träume bloß noch, Kältefuchs, O notte UA
w/ Aurelia Georgiou, Sophie Bareis, Amira Elmadfa
28/09/19, 19.30 · Berlin | Saitenflügel - Konzertsaal L12
Leonid Sabaneev: 4 Fragments op. 13 (1913)
Kaikhosru Sorabji: 20 Frammenti aforistici (1967)
Lili Boulanger: Thème et Variations (1915)
Morgan Hayes: The Black Cap for piano duet (2015-16), Slideshow for piano duet (2018-19)*
Boris Arapov: Sonata No. 5 »De profundis« (1992)
Frederic Rzewski: The people united will never be defeated! (1975)
* w/ Aurelia Georgiou
22/06/19, 17.00 · Jeber-Bergfrieden
NEUE MUSIK IM FLÄMING
Morton Feldman: Three Dances (1950), Nature Pieces (1951), Intermission 6 (1953), Music for the film »Sculpture by Lipton« (1954), Piano Three Hands (1957)*, Work for Two Pianists (1958)*, Piano Four Hands (1958)*, Palais de Mari (1986)*, Triadic Memories (1981)
* w/ Aurelia Georgiou
20/04/19, 20.00 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
Howard Skempton: Plain Sailing (1993)*
Morgan Hayes: The Black Cap for piano duet (2015-16), Slideshow for piano duet (2018-19)*
Rob Roberts and Andrew Toovey: Conjoined for piano duet (2017-18)*
Andrew Toovey: Queer Sensibility for piano duet (2018)*
Lili Boulanger: Thème et Variations (1915)
John White: Sonatas Nos. 164, 156, 117, 147, 179 (1988-2017)
Mark R. Taylor: Misericords (1999)
Udo Kasemets: Feigenbaum Cascades (1995)
Graham Fitkin: Fervent (1994)
Hans Otte: Das Buch der Klänge (1979-82)
* w/ Aurelia Georgiou
01/03/19, 19.00 · London | Schott Music
Solo & Duo Recital @ Schott Music London
Morgan Hayes: Slideshow (2018), The Black Cap (2016-17)*
Morton Feldman: Work for Two Pianists (1958)*
Andrew Toovey: Queer Sensibility (2018)*
Rob Roberts and Andrew Toovey: Conjoined (2017-18)*
Horatiu Radulescu: The Origin III (1999)
Christopher Fox: The Calm of Mountains (2017-18)
Frederic Rzewski: The people united will never be defeated! (1975)
* w/ Aurelia Georgiou
12/01/19, 11.00 · Karlsruhe | VHS
Charles Ives: Concord Sonata [3. The Alcotts]
Manos Hadjidakis: Ionian Suite op. 7
Henry Cowell: Aeolian Harp (1924)
2018
19/12/18, 19.30 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
NUIT DE NOËL
Anno Schreier: 2 Studien für 2 Klaviere (2018) UA
Morgan Hayes: Slideshow for piano duet (2018) UA
Christopher Fox: The Calm of Mountains (2017-18) UA
Horatiu Radulescu: »being and non-being create each other« - 2nd piano sonata op. 82 (1991)
Walther Erbacher: Die Windsbraut op. 62 (2016/17) UA
Wagner-Busoni: Siegfrieds Trauermarsch (1883)
Boris Arapov: Sonata No. 5 »De profundis« (1992)
Frederic Mompou: Paisajes (1942–1960)
Sergei Ljapunow: Fêtes de Noël op. 41 [1. Nuit de Noël] (1910)
17/11/18, 19.00 · Berlin
Pyramidale Berlinw/ LUX:NM
Works by Gwyn Pritchard, Susanne Stelzenbach, Birke Bertelsmeier, Johannes K. Hildebrand, Martin Schüttler

07/11/18, 18.00 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
IN MODO ESOTICO: American Piano Music Classics w/ Jonathan Powell
Charles Ives: Study No. 9 »The Anti-Abolitionist Riots in the 1830-40s« (1908-09)
Henry Cowell: Aeolian Harp (1924)
John Corigliano: Fantasia on an Ostinato (1985)
05/10/18, 15.00 · Karlsruhe | Hochschule für Musik
Karl Weigl: Toteninsel (1903)

23/09/18, 17.00 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
FELDMAN VOL. 4
Morton Feldman: The Viola in my Life 3 (1970), Projection 3 (1951), Intermission 6 (1953), Two Pieces for Two Pianos (1954), Two Pianos (1957), Work for Two Pianists (1958), Vertical Thoughts 1 (1963), Sonatina for Cello and Piano (1946), Two Pieces [For Danny Stern] (1948), 8 Pieces for Cello and Piano (1951), Durations 2 (1960), For Stockhausen, Cage, Stravinsky and Mary Sprinson (1972), Trio for Two Pianos and Cello [to the memory of Anton Webern] (1950), Piano Piece 1955, Piano Piece to Philip Guston (1963), Piano (1977)
w/ Aurelia Georgiou, piano - Elif Dimli, cello - Ann-Kathrin Klebsch, viola
22/04/18, 15.00 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
Europäische Kulturtage 2018
Frederic Rzewski: The people united will never be defeated! (1975)

14/04/18, 17.00 · Jeber-Bergfrieden
Neue Musik im Fläming
Frederic Rzewski: The people united will never be defeated! (1975)

03/03/18, 19.30 · Karlsruhe | Stephanienbad
Boris Arapow: Klaviersonate Nr. 5 »De profundis« (1992)
Naomi Pinnock: Lines and Spaces (2015)
John Corigliano: Fantasia on an Ostinato (1985)
2017
15/10/17, 16.00 · London | Schott Music
Recital @ Schott Music London
Christopher Fox: Thermogenesis (2005)
James Clarke: Untitled No. 3 (2007)
Naomi Pinnock: Lines and Spaces (2015)
Morton Feldman: First Piano Sonata [To Bela Bartok] (1943), Preludio (1944), Self Portrait (1945), Music for the film »Sculpture by Lipton« (1954)
Morgan Hayes: Elemental (2013-) [8+9]
Wolfgang Rihm: Klavierstück Nr. 5 (1975)
Horatiu Radulescu: »you will endure forever« - 3rd Piano Sonata op. 86 (1992/1999)
08/10/17, 17.00 · Otzberg-Zipfen | Hofreite Otzberg
Christopher Fox: Thermogenesis (2012)
Wolfgang Rihm: Klavierstück Nr. 5 (1975)
Erik Satie: 7 Gnossiennes (1889-97)
Walther Erbacher: Klaviersonate Nr. 2, »Steininger« (2016)
John White: Sonata No. 164 (2008)
Graham Fitkin: Fervent (1994)
Morgan Hayes: Elemental (2013-) [8+9]
Horatio Radulescu: »you will endure forever« - 3rd Piano Sonata op. 86 (1992/1999)
Olivier Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus (1944) [15]
04/06/17, 20.00 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
FELDMAN VOL. 3
First Piano Sonata (1943), Preludio (1944), Self Portrait (1945), Intermissions 1-6 (1950-53), Extensions 3 (1952), Piano Piece 1952, Vertical Thoughts 4 (1963), Piece for Violin and Piano (1950), Projection 4 (1951), Piano 3 Hands (1957), Piano 4 Hands (1958), Palais de mari (1986)
w/ Aurelia Georgiou, piano - Anna-Maria Barth, violin
10/05/17, 20.30 · Karlsruhe | Musentempel
Olivier Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus (1944)
30/04/17, 19.00 · Edenkoben | Herrenhaus Edenkoben
Frederic Rzewski: A Life (1992)
Dietrich Eichmann: Für A. D. (1988)
Charles Ives: Study No. 9: The Anti-Abolitionist Riots in the 1830s and 1840s (1908-09)
Dietrich Eichmann: Simple Study in Rhythm (1987)
Morton Feldman: Preludio (1944)
Dietrich Eichmann: Oh. (1988)
Wolfgang Rihm: Nachstudie (1992/94)
Olivier Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus (1944) [11-15]
FELDMAN
This is an overview about my ongoing project exploring and performing the entirety of Morton Feldman's works for piano solo, 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.
Concert series in Karlsruhe

20/04/2014 Triadic Memories
20/04/2016 For Bunita Marcus
04/06/2017 Palais de mari, shorter pieces for piano solo, duet and violin
23/09/2018 Piano 1977, shorter pieces for piano solo, cello and piano
18/12/2021 Piece for 4 Pianos, shorter pieces for piano solo and violin

List of performed (and to be performed) pieces

[Composition] (194?)
First Piano Sonata [To Bela Bartok] (1943)
Preludio (1944)
Self Portrait (1945)
Illusions (1949)
Intermission (195?)
For Cynthia (195?)
Three Dances (1950)
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
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?)
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)
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)
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)