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Joseph Breinl

  • Accompanist
  • Pianist

Reviews

Joseph Breinl press reviews

 

Wigmore Hall, Recital with Christianne Stotijn - March 2010

"Joseph Breinl was the perfect partner, his piano playing minutely sentient, warmly supportive and chillingly evocative. ... Breinl’s fingers recreated the sound of distant bells and moonlit brooks in beautifully mixed and mingled tones..."
Hilary Finch / Times Online / 30 March 2010



“… Stotijn’s Wigmore recital began with four songs of varied mood from Tchaikovsky, all dealing with love but moving from the outright bliss and carefree happiness of “The sun has set” and “It was in Early Spring” to a tense version of “Had I only known”. Here Joseph Breinl was exceptional in his sensitivity of accompaniment, the prelude and postlude setting the scene and describing the subject, a handsome horse-man, while Stotijn’s refrain of “If only I had known, had realised” served as a thoughtful pause.”
Ben Hogwood / www.classicalsource.com

"Joseph Breinl – meisterhaft!”
Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten / April 2008

“The crowning finale of this recording is Strauss’s ‘Four Last Songs’ in which, thanks to Joseph Breinl’s beautiful accompaniment, the listener, deeply immersed in the twilight of ‘Im Abendrot’, may eavesdrop on the echoes of the larks.”
Marcel H. Swoboda / The Art of Culture / November 2007

“Waltraud Meier presents Schubert’s Lieder with finest nuances between lyrical devotion and dramatic outbursts. But she has also a talent for the airy, playful parts, as she demonstrates with her extremely vivid version of Schubert’s “Forelle”. She is accompanied by Joseph Breinl, a young pianist whose interpretation already possesses a wonderful maturity. He accentuates the orchestral side of Schubert’s piano setting just as colourful as the intimate chamber musical moods so that, in cooperation with Waltraud Meier’s expressive presentation, Schubert’s songs are rendered in an outrageously dense and tonally beautiful way.”
Paul Hübner / Klassik.com / 23 November 2007

“Pianist Joseph Breinl – alert, responsive and good-humored – was a full partner in the evening’s success…”
Tim Page / Washington Post / 30 January 2007

“She [Stotijn] has a wonderful pianist in Joseph Breinl, who could not have set a more exquisite scene for Wolf’s Elfenlied. Auspicious!”
Rick Jones / London Times / 4 March 2006

“Throughout, Joseph Breinl is a positive, hypersensitive partner, not least in the delicacy and panache he brings to Wolf’s virtuoso piano parts…”
Richard Wigmore / The Daily Telegraph / 1 April 2006

“…Ein Interpret ersten Ranges…”
Rheinische Post / 9 April 2004

“ In dem jungen, von Meister Graham Johnson geförderten Münchner Pianisten Joseph Breinl hatte Waltraud Meier einen starken Partner. Breinl faszinierte mit quasi in Mondlicht schillernden Wolf – und schließlich mit hauchzarten, mal pointierten Schubert-Tönen.”
Markus Strehk / Kieler Nachrichten / 17 July 2004

“In dem Münchener Joseph Breinl lernen wir einen Pianisten der Extraklasse kennen: Bei Brahms kompetent und sehr ordentlich, bei Wolf und Schubert ganz außerordentlich: Breinl raunt und flüstert, schwelgt und donnert, ist mal hymnisch, mal beseelt.“
Hans Riehl / Tz München / 28 June 2004