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The late Romantic composer Anton Beer-Walbrunn, for many years a professor at the Munich Academy of Music, created convincing works for solo piano, ranging from small character pieces to large-scale sonata form, which this recording fortunately brings back into the public eye. As the culmination of a whole series of piano compositions, the composer succeeded in 1915 with his "Fantasy Sonata for Piano in F-sharp Minor" op. 58, an impressive, full-blown work. The title of the album alludes to the Adagio "In memoriam" op. 57, with which Beer-Walbrunn created a musical memorial to his relatives and friends who died in the First World War. In complete contrast, the character pieces op. 56 and 67 appear as delightful miniatures that inspire with their richness of ideas and colors.