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Could This Possibly Be a Piano? The Futuristic Nostalgia of Hauschka

Volker Bertelmann of Hauschka carries a bag of wedges, sticks, marbles, rulers, razors, kitchen implements and tea lights -- ordinary objects that elicit extraordinary sounds from his instrument.

Jennifer Kelly
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Hauschka & Hilary Hahn: Silfra

Silfra tries quite hard to walk the tightrope between the post-classical avant-garde and more conventional classical formations. But no matter how hard it tries to convince us of its own aesthetic authenticity, it always seems to trip itself up.

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Post-Classical 'Transcendentalism EP' available for Streaming

Transcendentalism EP accompanies the triple-headline Transcendentalists European tour that just concluded.

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Hauschka: Salon Des Amateurs

Salon Des Amateurs is great fun and probably the most floral piece of belle époque kitsch you’ll hear all year: perfect background music for your Baudelaire reading group, but it might be a bit much for less adventurous ears.

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Hauschka: Snowflakes & Carwrecks

The companion piece to last year's Ferndorf, by the German composer known for his prepared piano pieces.

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Hauschka: Ferndorf

Hauschka revisits his roots and brings back introspective beauty, alternately lighthearted and somber.

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Hauschka: Versions of the Prepared Piano

To really love it I'd have to enjoy Tarwater's "World of Things to Touch" as much as I like "Para Bien" and I don't, I can't.

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Hauschka: Room to Expand

For Hauschka, the pleasures of piano preparation seem to lie in subtle timbral manipulations and accents.

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Hauschka: The Prepared Piano

A different take on piano playing... unusual and interesting.

Dave Howell
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