Watching the sky and thinking a thought:
Why am I not a falcon? Why am I not flying?
Why, Lord, have you not granted me wings?
I would the earth forsake and fly to the heavens.
“Music is the deepest expression of my soul” says Munich-based pianist Tanja Huppert who sees her most important task in re-feeling the composer’s inner world - when writing their music - and conveying it to the listener.
Her concern is to bring this music to the stage as a wonderfully beneficial force that enriches our lives and brings out the good in them.
Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, described her interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations BWV 988 as “subtle” and “played with great musicality, creativity high technical ability”. Her recordings produced by Bayerischer Rundfunk (Public Bavarian Radio), among others with the Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra, are regularly broadcast on the radio, e.g. on BR-Klassik.
Her 2021 recording of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations BWV 988 was set by Spotify on rank 2 in their editorial playlist “Classical New Releases” on Christmas 21 as well as her recording of Domenico Scarlatti’s Keyboard Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, K 247 in their edition of 18th February 22.
She is currently preparing a larger video project in which she will record classical piano works for YouTube.
Last updated: 9 June 2022 (187 words)
For me, they are one of the most beautiful works for piano, and they vividly illustrate Bach's ingenious
foresight for the musical possibilities to come with the advent of the piano.
At the same time, they represent a wonderful counterpoint to the fast-moving habits of our time and are
therefore very topical from my point of view. I also offer this programme as a matinée.
Short info to be published shortly Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (BWV 988)
~Book of Stars
In this 150-minute piano concert you will take a journey to the 88 constellations of the sky.
After this journey, you will no longer believe in the coincidence that there are as many piano keys as there are star constellations.
Experience the concert in a hall or under the open starry sky and forget time and space.
Download short info Wilfried Hiller: Book of Stars
~Inspired by Vienna
My beloved place in Vienna is the salon room in the Mozarthaus,
where Mozart and Haydn played their string quartets with their friends and where the view from
the window has not changed for 300 years. The idea for this program came to me there,
because practically at the same time Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert were inspired by Vienna and yet
musically expressed themselves in different ways. This is precisely what I would like to show with this programme.
J. Haydn: Piano Sonata C Major Hob. XVI:48
J. Haydn: Andante con variazioni for piano F minor Hob. XVII:6
J. Haydn: Piano Sonata in E Minor Hob. XVI:34
Franz Schubert: Moments musicaux D. 780 op. 94:
No. 1 in C major, No. 3 in F minor, No. 6 in A flat major.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 op. 109
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988Bürgersaal beim Forstner, Kybergstraße 2, 82041 Oberhaching, Germany » show map
Works by Wilfried Hiller
Her subtle interpretation and a rich tone are evidence of a matured musical personality.
…the best Goldberg Variations are played by Tanja Huppert, Simone Dinnerstein and Glenn Gould.
Tanja Huppert fetched the 88 star constellations from the sky. And placed them on the keyboard of the Steinway grand piano like precious pearls.
A wonderful balance between technical ability, musicality, inspiration and wit.
A highly gifted pianist with an own musical profile.