℗ 2019 Yuko Inoue

The Art of Emotions

Yuko Inoue

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Musik für Kenner und Liebhaber, Teil V, Wq. 59  
Fantasia in C Major
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach; Yuko Inoue
Rondo in C Minor
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach; Yuko Inoue
Sonata in G Minor, Wq. 65/17  
I. Allegro
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach; Yuko Inoue
II. Adagio
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach; Yuko Inoue
III. Allegro assai
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach; Yuko Inoue
Piano Sonata in A-Flat Major, Hob. XVI46  
I. Allegro moderato
Joseph Haydn; Yuko Inoue
II. Adagio
Joseph Haydn; Yuko Inoue
III. Presto
Joseph Haydn; Yuko Inoue
Fantasie (Prelude) und Fuge C-dur, KV. 383a (394)  
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Yuko Inoue
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Yuko Inoue
15 Variationen mit einer Fuge über ein Thema aus dem Ballett "Die Geschopfe des Prometheus” in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 (Eroica)  
Introduzione col basso del tema - Tema und 15 variationen
Ludvig van Beethoven; Yuko Inoue
Finale. alla fuga
Ludvig van Beethoven; Yuko Inoue
Total Playing Time    77:48
The title of Yuko Inoue’s debut album says it all. The sound of the fortepiano draws us 200 years back – to a time when composers developed a new musical language in parallel with the evolution of the instruments. A time where music really becomes the art of emotions. Based in Cologne, Yuko Inoue enjoys a remarkably broad-span career, traceable to her creative childhood, in which above-the-average gifts and talents lead to her first musical appearances already as a six-year old. After her Bachelor graduation at the Music College of Tokyo and being laureate at several piano- and chamber music competitions during this period, she took up a keen interest in historical keyboard instruments, and graduated with a Master of Music in harpsichord. Alongside her performing studies, she also followed musicological threads in a special curriculum about the Fantasia style in C.P.E. Bach’s composition. After her debut recital in 2004, Ms Inoue has established her place in the music life, with numerous appearances as harpsichordist and forte-pianist, both in solo and chamber music – in Japan as well as in Europe, i.e., with the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, Kölner Kammerorchester, Sinfonieorchester Aachen, The Norwegian Baroque Orchestra and at the Utrecht Festival voor Oude Muziek. The composers on this release belong to four different generations in a time when keyboard instruments were evolving rapidly. The fortepiano (1780 original, maker unknown) from Edvind Beunk’s collection that Yuko Inoue has chosen for this recording, is an instrument all of them would have had a passionate relationship with. Composers at the time were inspired by the development in range and action of keyboard instruments. Today we see how pianists ’rediscover’ these original colours and dynamic possibilities when sitting down with an instrument from the time of the composer.
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