„…There are no roses here, no nightingales left anymore: It’s a land where even the swallows have grown thin and poor, where the bird of the heart is unprotected, without any guarantor.“ from a poem by Mahvash Sabet Improvisation: Free Yarán, The nightingale
The third part of my piano compositions consists of single titles and two collections, the Expeditions and the Short Stories. The recordings were made on my Bösendorfer grand piano in Hagen, Germany and mastered by Kosta Kontos in Thessaloniki, Greece. The album cover is designed by Pia Held, Berlin.
In this second series of piano compositions I play selected pieces from my piano cycles: Momente (the second piece is dedicated to my daughter Pia), Die Leiter, Live in a Village and Poems. The collection begins with the single piece: Prelude and the 5th title is dedicated to Pablo, my son. Kosta Kontos mastered the […]
A booklet of poems by Adelbert Mühlschlegel was presented to me in 1978. The album: Im Herzen glüht es was released in 2010, featuring Djamschid Solouk-Saran, voice; Oliver Rehmann, drums and Konstantin Wienstroer, double bass. Bidjan Sobhani found sponsors for the project, Pia Held designed the cover-art. The album has been recorded and mastered at […]
The Poems of the Passing, written shortly after the passing of the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith, Shoghi Effendi Rabbani, have been published in 1996. In 1937 Shoghi Effendi married Mary Sutherland Maxwell, who from that time on was known as Ruhiyyih Rabbani. After his passing, on 4th November 1957, Ruhiyyih Rabbani followed his advice […]
The Báb (1819) and Bahá’u’lláh (1817) were born in the 19th century. The album 200 Jahre is dedicated to the bicentenary of these messengers of God. Recitation: Rudolf Schmidt; Piano: Peter Held Recording: Ratingen, 1.10.16 /Hagen 24.-25.12.2016 Kosta Kontos: sound-engineer; Petra Held, piano-tuner; Pia Held: art-work; Peter Held: aquarell
The origin of the Universe is a well guarded secret. Fortunately, it is like a hidden treasure that can be recognised. To know and worship this origin is an inherent capability of human beings. The album „Creation“ contains words of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh set to music, featuring Corinne Bahia, voice. Cover-art by Pia Held. […]
This first collection of pieces for piano: „Fire & Light has been recorded in 2017. It is dedicated to the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh.
In 2007 I have been kindly invited by Achim Clemens to join some video-recordings made by hhfilmproductions in Tonhalle Düsseldorf: