Michael Weiger & Nik Tarasov
Ensemble Recorders & Piano
11/2/19 | 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM time
Nik Tarasov's musical career includes concerts, CD and DVD recordings with Michala Petri and Claudio Abbado, among others. He maintains a collection of unique original instruments and developed the Modern Harmonic Recorders. He works for Mollenhauer recorders, is editor of the trade magazine Windkanal and president of the Association of Recorder Pedagogy in Germany.
Michael Weiger works as a conductor and study director at the Theater Ulm and is a lecturer at the Musikhochschule Trossingen. He studied Catholic church music, orchestral conducting and early music (harpsichord) and, in addition to his international concert activities, continued to work at the theatres of Biel, Plauen, Augsburg and Coburg and at the Conservatoire National de Strasbourg.
The combination of recorder and piano combines their joint development in the period around 1800, mainly through important Viennese instrument makers. Since that time both instruments have also been heard together in the bourgeois salon and in public concerts. Various composers have repeatedly written original music for this instrumentation.
Nik Tarasov and Michael Weiger have dedicated themselves to these sounds since 1989. After a long sleep they have brought many works back to the ears. Rarely performed masterpieces of early, high, late and post-romanticism can be heard on new recorders by Mollenhauer and modern grand piano.