Walter Niemann

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Re: Walter Niemann

Post by WalterNiemann » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:08 pm

And some waltzes :) I really like opus 180!
Niemann, Walter - op. 180, Weiße Rosen 1947.pdf
Niemann, Walter - op. 183, Valse-Impromptu 1949.pdf
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Re: Walter Niemann

Post by Jean-Séb » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:45 pm

We are spoilt.

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Re: Walter Niemann

Post by orfeo » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:28 pm

Jean-Séb wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:45 pm
We are spoilt.
... spoilt in the best possible sense - many thanks!!

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Re: Walter Niemann

Post by orfeo » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:40 pm

WalterNiemann wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:04 am
That's an interesting fact! I didn't know that ^^
"Der gelbe Tango" might have been inspired by Kandinsky's "Der gelbe Klang":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yellow_Sound
https://www.wassilykandinsky.net/yellowsound.php
It says that "yellow is warm, orientated towards the viewer, moving outwards
(eccentrically); blue is cold, oriented from the viewer, inwardly (concentric)".

Intimate warmth, nearness to the human being, and eccentric expressiveness
are also characteristic features of tango -- be it absolute music or danced to.

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Re: Walter Niemann

Post by WalterNiemann » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:26 am

@Jean-Séb @orfeo
I hope you like it! I try my best to edit some more Niemann!

@orfeo
It could possibly be that Niemann got inspired by Kandinsky's work.
However, Niemann often visited the local art museum in Leipzig where he got inspired by several paintings. (see http://www.romana-hamburg.de/Niemann.htm at the very bottom; 'Das Bildermuseum (zerstört). Hier weilte Niemann stundenlang und bekam Anregungen für seine Kompositionen.' -> 'The art museum (destroyed). Niemann spent hours at this place and got inspiration for his compositions') But Niemann was more interested in Ancient Greek's, Japan's and China's arts.
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Re: Walter Niemann

Post by orfeo » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:00 pm

WalterNiemann wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:26 am
@Jean-Séb @orfeo
I hope you like it! I try my best to edit some more Niemann!

@orfeo
It could possibly be that Niemann got inspired by Kandinsky's work.
However, Niemann often visited the local art museum in Leipzig where he got inspired by several paintings. (see http://www.romana-hamburg.de/Niemann.htm at the very bottom; 'Das Bildermuseum (zerstört). Hier weilte Niemann stundenlang und bekam Anregungen für seine Kompositionen.' -> 'The art museum (destroyed). Niemann spent hours at this place and got inspiration for his compositions') But Niemann was more interested in Ancient Greek's, Japan's and China's arts.

Of course, I like it a lot! Every new Niemann Edition is a great joy to read and perform. You edit veeery beautifully.

Niemann really was so very well-educated, a man of universal culture, curiosity, and Knowledge - almost like Goethe.
(Wow, just imagine if Goethe had ALSO been a musician - that would have made him even greater than he already is...)

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