FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE (1844-1900): Heldenklage, Ungarischer Marsch, Édes titok, So lach doch mal, Da geht ein Bach, In Mondschein auf der Puszta, Ermanarich - Symphonic Poem, Unserer Altvordern eingedenk, Das zerbrochene Ringlein, Albumblatt, Das Fragment an sich, Hymnus an die Freundschaft.
Catalogue Number: 09T034
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Even the editor of his music considered that as a composer, Nietzsche was amateurish and lacked originality, in thrall as he was to the German masters of the first half of the 19th century. However, the piano miniatures recorded here present a fascinating window into the creative mind of a still‐lofty figure in Western thought. For Nietzsche, music first and foremost was a way to express thoughts and feelings that could not be conveyed in words. And, hey, he’s also the “God is dead’ guy and the unwitting source of later Aryan supremacy pseudo-philosophy. So who wouldn’t want to hear his pano music, especially at budget-price? Jeroen van Veen (piano).