In April 2008 Martin Hauber, composer and pianist released his Piano Concert Nr.1 and Three Miniatures for Piano at OOMOXX Label, Germany. Previous works are “Krabat Legend” (1999) a ballet music for large orchestra and “Sacred Music for Christmas” (2004).
Once again Hauber recorded a full orchestra on computer with an elaborate sound sampling method. Thanks to high quality and an exciting dynamic this production belongs to one of those few distinct works in classical music.
Hauber`s Piano Concert No. 1 is an interesting uncharted territory in an opulent and colourful style, suited for an open-minded listener.
Stormy restlessness, mysterious darkness and an epic vast. Due to a moody balance in the three movements this sound adventure is much more exciting than other electronic productions.
It is rather a piece of perfect orchestral simulation, without artificial sounds and syncronized rhythms. That’s why this recording with all its small nuances, interpreting imprecision and playful details is an important piece of serious music.
The programmatic style of the Piano Concert No.1 abstains purposely from theme repititions which tire out in usual soundtracks. It`s a bit more programmatic collage for a listeners mind movie.
The recording is completed with the antipole of Three Miniatures for Solo Piano. Programmatic screenshots act as a splendid and gentle decay for this eventful album. Simplicity and clarity. All in one a worthwhile experience for all listeners of tonal contemporary music.