German composer, conductor, pianist and teacher Carl Reinecke was born at Altona on 23 June 1824 and died in Leipzig on 10 March 1910, aged eighty-five. A member of the Mendelssohn-Schumann circle, Reinecke conducted the Leipzig Gewandhaus concerts for thirty-five years. His pupils included Grieg and Sullivan.
CD Spotlight. Ingeniously Crafted - Gerald Fenech welcomes Hyperion's new recording of Carl Reinecke's piano concertos. 'A gem of an issue dedicated to one of today's great divas, whose thrilling voice has excited and captivated audiences for more than three decades.'
CD Spotlight. Persuasive Fluency - Music for flute, played by Samantha Chang, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... captivating performances ...'
A Standard-Bearer - Nicholas McCarthy plays Reinecke's Sonata for the left hand, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Rare Provenance - Kristallnacht remembered, by Howard Smith