This album by pianist Luke Welch, entitled The Return, represents his third professional release in addition to The Universal Language and Crossing Borders which features works by Ludwig van Beethoven – including his famous “Funeral March” Sonata in A-flat major Op. 26 and two Rondos Op. 51 – as well as Robert Schumann’s Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival Jest from Vienna), Op. 26. Recorded in Cologne, Germany, this program sets the perfect balance of contrasts between classical and romantic repertoire and exemplifies the artistry and brilliance of these two great composers. The album officially released on Friday, February 15, 2019, and is available in digital format on CD Baby as well as compact disc edition.
The program includes:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26
Ludwig van Beethoven: Rondo in C Major, Op. 51 No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Rondo in G Major, Op. 51 No. 2
Robert Schumann: Carnival Jest from Vienna (Faschingsschwank aus Wien), Op. 26