Joja Wendt has achieved something that is not granted to many musicians: His name is synonymous with the instrument with which he grew up. Joja Wendt is of the Pianist. Not only in his homeland, far beyond: from South Africa to Singapore, China and Russia to the lifts of New York's Carnegie Hall and other legendary venues have led him his concert tours. Joja Wendt has traveled with piano music the world - that alone is remarkable. Uniquely, it has earned this success not only with dazzling technique with virtuoso interpretation and charismatic entertainer. But also with his own music.
"In the recent history of the piano many pianists have become interpreters" is Joja Wendt firmly. "Probably there has never been a greater number of piano playing man given as today - but in classical music playing all the piano student to the Star, usually works from a hundred years ago. This is great, but also not a natural law: I believe that it is possible even today to compose piano music that reaches a wide audience and moving - if there is the willingness to take the spirit and the mechanisms of time which we live. "
Joja Wendt has inhaled this spirit, on his musical journeys and in daily life. He has ideas and images collected, they formulated in tones and brought to the stage in many hundreds of concerts. And he has, after many years of collecting, finally again made an album from "Joja Wendt's piano music" it is - as easy as universally valid. And the music on it is based on traditional compositional elements, as well as on Joja Wendt alert eye for now. In cooperation with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, conducted by his former fellow student Jörg Achim Keller, heard hints of jazz, blues and world music without operate a fixed genre. It is audible Joja Wendt: today's music of classical beauty.
Each of the 15 tracks of the album stems from a clear, almost programmatic idea. In "Helix" as arising from three-eighths groups and a 4/4-accompaniment two counter shifting, yet peaceful encircling strands. With "The Haunted House" Joja Wendt is dedicated to the piano itself, particularly the memory of his first-pleasure onomatopoeic explorations of the instrument at an early age.
The "rain song" turn was born out of the circulating in his hometown joke, Hamburg know so many different types of rain as the Eskimo snow; During the recording of animated Joja Wendt the orchestra to short to put the instruments aside and instead to imitate rain sounds - to snap your fingers to rub their hands to knock the legs - audible the sun from the clouds occurs until the end. Just picture strongly develop the church bells of "L'Église" which written by Joja Wendt to his own wedding, "Just Married" or "The Christmas Song" - a sparkling-swinging Broadway Christmas full enthusiasm and compositional finesse.
But Joja Wendt's understanding of piano music goes beyond this, the winking title of the play "Good for Elisa" reveals it: As the quoted in the title "FOR Elise" by Beethoven it was written as ÜbstÜck, in this case fOr Joja Wendt at the time ten years Daughter. Even his concerts are many as the likely most amusing piano lessons of music history, supported by a camera directed at the keyboard, seasoned with countless anecdotes and explanations winking. Now spins Joja Wendt these thoughts with his recordings continued: His "Piano Music" will be published in full in the form of notes and also informed: via Online Academy, the artists in person.
"Good for me JOJA Wendt KLAVIERMUSIK is a long process that begins long before the first note and does not end with the recording: Now that the album is finished, I hope that the music will be heard. And even then the journey will hopefully still long, "says Joja Wendt, laughing:" I would be happy to be not the only one who plays these pieces in any case ".
"Piano Music" will be released on February 19, 2016
The tour in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will start on 24 February 2016 - dates under www.semmel.de
Playing with Joja Wendt online piano learning under www.JojasPianoAcademy.de
Promotion management: Heiner Pesch man (Heiner.Peschmann@umusic.com)
Radio North / South / East: Reinhard Meynen (Reinhard.Meynen@t-online.de)
Radio West / Southwest: Paul Breuer (email@example.com)
Press: Franca Barthel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TV: Anke Wolf (email@example.com)
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