Gerhard Stäbler is perhaps best known for his avant-garde stage works and chamber music. However he has also composed a fairly substantial body of work for the traditional piano, treated in his unmistakeable and unique way. The music employs extreme virtuosity, a large dynamic range and use of unusual techniques, all taken in his stride by pianist Paulo Alvarez.
“Stäbler considers the piano an instrument for which there is still much to be said. I did play the Stäbler CDs straight through and enjoyed doing so. Metier must be congratulated on their plans to continue to profile German contemporary composers, and I can recommend this one to open minded musical explorers.”
Peter Grahame Woolf