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Discography

Schumann CD

Robert Schumann

Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 80 & Piano Quartet, Op. 47

Munich Piano Trio; Tilo Widenmeyer, viola (Genuin)

Vaughan Williams - Schubert CD

Inspired by Song

Piano Quintets of Ralph Vaughan Williams
& Franz Schubert – „The Trout”

Live concert from the Cuvilliés-Theatre in Munich, July 10, 2013

Munich Piano Trio; Tilo Widenmeyer, viola; Alexander Rilling, double bass (Genuin)

Antonacci-Sulzen CD

L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra

Songs by Hahn, Tosti, Cilea, Refice, Cesti & Respighi

Live concert on December 5, 2011 at Wigmore Hall, London

Anna Caterina Antonacci & Donald Sulzen

Brahms CD

Johannes Brahms

Piano Trio in C minor and Piano Quartet in G minor

Munich Piano Trio; Tilo Widenmeyer, viola (Genuin)

Dvorak CD

Antonín Dvořák

Piano Trio, Op. 65, Dumky Trio, Op. 90

Munich Piano Trio (Genuin)

Mendelssohn Quartett CD

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Piano Quartet op. 3 & Piano Sextet op. 110

Munich Piano Trio; Tilo Widenmeyer, Viola - Ruth Elena Schindel, Viola - Alexander Rilling, Double Bass (Genuin)

Georg Schumann CD

Georg Schumann

Piano Trios 1 & 2, F major (2011)

Munich Piano Trio (cpo)

Haydn CD

Joseph Haydn

Scottish Songs, Trios C major & G major,

Six Original Canzonettas (2009)

Julie Kaufmann, Munich Piano Trio (Orfeo)

Piazzolla CD

Astor Piazzolla

Tangos y Canciones

Ofelia Sala, Munich Piano Trio (Genuin)

"Elegance and ease, musical perfection and a certain touch of tango mania, not to be captured in words, distinguish this disc." Neue Musikzeitung

Rorem CD

Ned Rorem

Songs and Cycles (2004)

Laura Aikin, Donald Sulzen, Nicola Jürgensen, Gerhard Zank (Orfeo)

"The CD is very good, very, and I’m thrilled and honored by it." Ned Rorem

"Tips" of Stereoplay and the Süddeutsche Zeitung

"This is musically a very important record, and it is long overdue." International Record Review

Brahms CD

Johannes Brahms

Piano Trios in B major and C major (2008)

Munich Piano Trio (Genuin)

"The frequently praised precision of the trio is audible: the acuity at every dynamic gradation and the blending of voices in lyrical passages let a genuine “romantic” Brahms bloom." Ensemble

Fauré CD

Gabriel Fauré

Mélodies

Marilyn Schmiege, Donald Sulzen (Orfeo)

"You should not say it too loudly, because miracles are fragile, but, undoubtedly, this is one." Le monde de la musique, Prix du Choc

"This bids fair to be claimed among the most impressive vocal recitals of the year." Fanfare

Mendelssohn CD

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Piano Trios in d minor und c minor (2008)

Munich Piano Trio (Genuin)

"The performers allow the two strings and the piano to melt into a homogenous entity - and savour the vocal arches of the works with relish ... an inspired interpretation of this wonderful romantic chamber music." CD Tip of NDR Kultur

"Under the hands of this ensemble, Mendelssohn's trios become purely magical music, which casts a spell on its listeners from the outset." Leipziger Stadtmagazin

Haydn CD

Joseph Haydn

Scottish and Welsh Songs (2002)

James Taylor – Munich Piano Trio (Orfeo)

"A true joy from the first to the last note." Rondo Magazin

"The Munich Piano Trio handles the classic style with great ease and freshness." Crescendo, France

Tribute CD

Tribute

Muczynski, Boulanger, Ravel, Poulenc, Martinů, Hoover, Gieseking (2004)

Don Bailey, Donald Sulzen (Genuin)

"... a delight from beginning to end ... real musical substance ... performances are impressive. Donald Sulzen is an adept and vigorous accompanist. The performance is excellent, highly charged, and exciting." Fanfare

"Don, I can't remember if I wrote to you about your new CD, but it is great. I loved the repertoire too, especially the Gieseking."
Sir James Galway

Ginastera CD

Alberto Ginastera

Música da cámara y Canciones

Ofelia Sala, Donald Sulzen, Henry Raudales, Gerhard Zank (Orfeo)

"An excellent, important and rich sample of the Ginastera’s art in the field of chamber music." CD Compact, "Premios XIX", Spain

Duke CD

John Woods Duke

Lieder (2001)

James Taylor, Donald Sulzen (Orfeo)

"A CD of great interest!" Scherzo

"I hope they are planning a second volume." International Record Review

Pfitzner CD

Hans Pfitzner Lieder

Complete Edition Vol. 1 (1999)

Julie Kaufmann, Donald Sulzen, Christoph Pregardien, Michael Gees, Andreas Schmidt, Rudolf Jansen (cpo)

"What of the accompanists here? Not in any way to slight the singers, who are excellent as already noted, but the pianists may divulge a slightly greater consistency in their artistry. Each is brilliant, never sounding too deferential or ever even remotely attempting to steal the show. All demonstrate a sense for atmosphere and nuance, for subtlety and color. One can only wish that all singers would be blessed with such partners in their recitals." Classical Net

Pfitzner CD

Hans Pfitzner Lieder

Complete Edition Vol. 2 (1999)

Julie Kaufmann, Munich Piano Trio (Orfeo)

"All three pianists equate themselves marvelously in these challenging works." Classics Today

Pfitzner CD

Hans Pfitzner Lieder

Complete Edition Vol. 3 (1999)

Julie Kaufmann, Donald Sulzen, Iris Vermillion, Axel Bauni, Christoph Pregardien, Michael Gees, Andreas Schmidt, Rudolf Jansen (cpo)

"After his half dozen operas Pfitzner's 115 songs comprise the most important part of his output." BBC Music Magazine

"An editorial feat." Die Presse

Pfitzner CD

Hans Pfitzner Lieder

Complete Edition Vol. 4 (1999)

Julie Kaufmann, Donald Sulzen, Iris Vermillion, Axel Bauni, Christoph Pregardien, Michael Gees, Andreas Schmidt, Robert Holl, Rudolf Jansen (cpo)

"Any adventurous Lieder-lover will get this disc." Classic CD

Pfitzner CD

Hans Pfitzner Lieder

Complete Edition Vol. 5 (1999)

Julie Kaufmann, Donald Sulzen, Iris Vermillion, Axel Bauni, Robert Holl, Rudolf Jansen (cpo)

"The edition is ideally designed, expertly edited by a competent musicologist (Hans Rectanus). The musical performance of the three singer/pianist duos is at the highest artistic level, showing their seriousness, interest and love for the cause." Klassik heute

Liszt CD

Franz Liszt

Lieder (1998)

Marilyn Schmiege, Donald Sulzen (Orfeo)

"Even if the bins of record stores continue to clear more and more for music references of the past, this recording can hold its place" Opera, France

"Add to this the detailed and luminous support of Donald Sulzen, who boosts the emotion without ever upstaging his partner, and you have a fuller account of the range of Liszt’s songs than any other recording I’ve heard since Fischer-Dieskau’s early stereo Deutsche Grammophon LP with Demus… Highest recommendation.." Fanfare

Enescu CD

George Enescu

Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 (1997)

Gerhard Zank, Donald Sulzen (Arte Nova)

"This must be one of the most perfectly voiced piano recordings ever made, making for a genuine partnership in response to the music… Gloriously uplifting music-making all round!"
Music Web International

Brahms Lieder CD

Johannes Brahms

Lieder und Duette (1996)

Julie Kaufmann, Marilyn Schmiege, Donald Sulzen (Orfeo)

"75 minutes of pure listening pleasure!" Das Opernglas

My Heritage CD

My Heritage

American Melodies/Negro Spirituals (1993)

Jo Ann Pickens, Donald Sulzen (Koch International)

"The rich and lush soprano of the black singer Jo Ann Pickens could not let her own Spiritual CD slip past her... she is brilliantly and sensitively accompanied by Donald Sulzen." Opernglas