Burkard Schliessmann is a German classical pianist and concert artist with an active international career. He attended the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts and graduated with a Master's degree. He studied under several internationally recognized musical artists and participated in master classes conducted by Shura Cherkassky and Bruno Leonardo Gelber.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • Burkard Schliessmann (* in Aschaffenburg) ist ein deutscher klassischer Konzertpianist. Schliessmann zählt zu den bedeutenden Pianisten der Gegenwart und lebt heute vorwiegend in den USA. (de)
  • Burkard Schliessmann is a German classical pianist and concert artist with an active international career. He attended the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts and graduated with a Master's degree. He studied under several internationally recognized musical artists and participated in master classes conducted by Shura Cherkassky and Bruno Leonardo Gelber. (en)
dbo:activeYearsStartYear
  • 1984-01-01 (xsd:date)
dbo:background
  • non_vocal_instrumentalist
dbo:birthDate
  • 2000-1-1
dbo:birthPlace
dbo:genre
dbo:instrument
dbo:occupation
dbo:recordLabel
dbo:thumbnail
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 39656241 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 742892181 (xsd:integer)
dbp:bgcolor
  • #FFFFF0
dbp:caption
  • Burkard Schliessmann in Berlin at the presentation of his Chopin-Schumann Anniversary Edition 2010
dbp:mbid
  • 172 (xsd:integer)
dbp:name
  • Burkard Schliessmann
dbp:quote
  • The Goldberg Variations have always enjoyed a special status, with pianists regarding them as a touchstone of their technical and interpretative powers. At stake are the ability to light up the work from within, a tightrope walk that at the same time describes a vast circle, starting out and returning to a state of apotheotic stillness, the ability to find one's bearings within a particular concentration of inner and outer complexity, an inner and outer coherence and homogeneity that are all-embracing, the ability, finally, to produce an explosion of inner cells by reduced means and, hence, a particular sensitivity, sinewy tension, and color. The performer must play a game with particular devices, finding solutions to the problems posed by the work not in octave doublings and other playful expedients but in a tightly structured inner rigor and order. What is demanded is a particular form of internalization, of inner and outer lyricism. It is this that makes the Goldberg Variations so unique - and so demanding.
  • Chopin's biography remains obscure. He withheld himself all his life, in diametrical contrast to the openness and accessibility of his contemporary Franz Liszt. Chopin always conveyed the impression of a suffering soul, not to say a martyr, almost as if this were to nourish or even underpin his inspiration. Striving for crystalline perfection, he never ventured outside his own domain. You know, the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard is said to have given, as a child, "martyr" as his chosen career. Chopin must have shared this cult of the Pater dolorosus.
dbp:quoted
  • true
dbp:salign
  • right
dbp:sign
  • Burkard Schliessmann
dbp:source
  • Fanfare
dbp:text
  • As a child and youngster I had been taught by one of the last master-students of the legendary Helmut Walcha, and I completely had been affected by this style of insight into Bach and the internal structures. This method of regarding the independent coherence of all the voices gave me a special comprehension of Bach and his philosophy. Lastly one can say that I have been growing up with Bach, even to this day.
  • It's quite an obsession to me to communicate at this moment, at this time, with my audience. I don't only play for them, it's something I want to give back to them. I feel how each listener in the audience is listening to me, and I feel its warmness, for example, and I give it back to the complete audience. I feel the intensity of hearing, of listening. This is like electricity, and this I give back to the audience. It's very stimulating.
  • Intuition is a level of the highest range. In details, I don't have to think or to worry about the realization of my interpretation; no, it's something that spreads out of my artistic all-compassion. [...] This is my deepest artistic conviction for the rightness of an interpretation - interpretation as a summary of something unique and whole, not of a combining of details. Intuition is a level that includes all levels of emotion, intelligence, structure, and architecture. And I'm also confronted with the question of poetry and poesy, something that is so often neglected - especially in Bach.
  • The things that are most important to me [...] are perfectionism and truth. Truth of interpretation, truth of sound, truth of the instrument, truth of the hall, truth lastly of all. This means Artistic Integrity to me. Coming back to my artistic aims in my Chopin: It's a special combination of lyricism, poetry, virtuosity, noblesse, classical strength but also romantic enthusiasm and passion, in bringing out this obscure man Chopin ...
dbp:width
  • 25.0
dct:description
  • classical pianist (en)
dct:subject
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/hypernym
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • Burkard Schliessmann (* in Aschaffenburg) ist ein deutscher klassischer Konzertpianist. Schliessmann zählt zu den bedeutenden Pianisten der Gegenwart und lebt heute vorwiegend in den USA. (de)
  • Burkard Schliessmann is a German classical pianist and concert artist with an active international career. He attended the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts and graduated with a Master's degree. He studied under several internationally recognized musical artists and participated in master classes conducted by Shura Cherkassky and Bruno Leonardo Gelber. (en)
rdfs:label
  • Burkard Schliessmann (de)
  • Burkard Schliessmann (en)
owl:sameAs
prov:wasDerivedFrom
foaf:depiction
foaf:gender
  • male (en)
foaf:givenName
  • Burkard (en)
foaf:homepage
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • Burkard Schliessmann (en)
foaf:surname
  • Schliessmann (en)
is foaf:primaryTopic of