CDs from and with Friedrich Kleinhapl

„For comparison, we listened to several recordings: Casals, Rostropovich, Starker, Ma as well as younger ones like Gastinel… With no other recording, we have sensed this unconfined gratification except with Kleinhapl and Woyke because these interpretations simply prevail – the musical sense, the expression, the balance and the sound as well. Masters were at work!” Remy Franck (Pizzicato).

In favor of expressivity, Friedrich Kleinhapl records all CDs with Andreas Woyke in form of concerts. His partner of many years in doing so is the German CD label ARS production. „Friedrich Kleinhapl now delivers a highly impressive pleading for the persistently underestimated Rota which creeps under the skin from the first to the last beat… His magnificent cello tone suffers, moans and complains because with him, everything is soaked thoroughly through with fundamental emotions and intensity of life. This is how he puts us – with his powerful, coarse, chiseled tone – under the spell of an electrifying story-teller who prefers the essential, the uncomfortable and real to every embellishment.” Attila Csampai (Stereoplay Magazine)
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Friedrich Kleinhapl also surprises his listeners in the classical repertoire with his own interpretations, in which there is always plenty of space for the moment, for spontaneity, so that his music is created at every moment in every concert – again and again, always different. Away from the mainstream, the cellist is open to new compositions, loves to combine the unfamiliar with the familiar.

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