Neue Meister Sessions: New LIVE performance by Sven Helbig and Clemens Christian Poetzsch
After two successful solo albums, Clemens Christian Poetzsch goes in search of new music. With his own sound language he attracts attention and has been inspiring an international audience for several years. But his enthusiasm is also for the great pianists of the century and their interpretations of classical composers. On his current album, however, he played pieces for the first time that were not written by himself, but by the Dresden composer Sven Helbig.
'Clemens Christian Poetzsch plays Sven Helbig' was released at the beginning of the year. Now it is being released again in a live version. The ten pieces from Helbig's previous three albums, which Poetzsch selected, reinterpreted and compiled for his album, were both performed and recorded live together - the result 'Clemens Christian Poetzsch plays Sven Helbig REDUX' will be the prelude to the Neue Meister Sessions series.
For Poetzsch, it was an enriching experience to no longer sit alone in front of his piano to let Helbig's compositions take effect. For he was now able to share his thoughts directly and in real time with the composer himself, but also with an audience: 'When I write music or, in this case, seek my interpretation of it, it is a work that takes place in a small circle or alone. Always with the knowledge that the music is created from many large and small pieces of the puzzle. And the decisive piece of the puzzle is the presence of the audience - in the early work I can't even estimate how much they will then influence the music. It's a long development up to the certain moment where it finally happens. That's exactly the kind of moment the evening was when these recordings were made.'