At my request, Kalevi Aho composed an approx. 9 minute work “Solo XVII” for clavichord as part of his series of solo works for various instruments.
I will perform the world premiere in spring 2021, more information to follow.
As part of the complete recording of Aho’s work by the label BIS, I am very happy and feel honored to produce also the premier recording.
Aho’s Solo is “tailor-made” for my instrument built in 2018 by Andreas Hermert, Berlin. Copy after: Grassi Museum, Leipzig; inventory #3313, around 1800, Germany/Austria
The Digital Concert Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic features a new video about Michael Hasel. The 13 minutes long short film is not only introducing Michael Hasel, but also his instrument. Michael Hasel also talks about the special challenges of playing the flute. You can find the complete film by Sibylle Strobel here.
On their new CD Beni Araki and Michael Hasel play the entire piano music repertoire of Frederic Chopin’s teacher Josef Elsner. All pieces to two and four hands were recorded on a fortepiano by Michael Rosenberger (Vienna, ca. 1805, copy by Robert Brown, Oberndorf).
The reason for the four CDs comprehensive publication is the 250th birthday of the composer.