New CD release (cpo): Georg Schumann "Piano Works" 

Rheinische Post - Westdeutsche Zeitung - Ihr Opernratgeber

PIANONews 6-2020 

New CD release (Et'Cetera): Ludovico Einaudi "Passaggio" -  

Rheinische Post/Westdeutsche Zeitung/Musicweb (Review)

New CD release (TYXart)

Piano and chamber music composed by Ferdinand Bruckmann (*1930)

Reviews (Wiener Zeitung and

CD "Ich mag kein Klavier, aber das gefällt mir!" (RCA Red Seal)

CD "Einfach Klavier" (Sony Classical)

CD "Top 100 Klassik" (Sony Classical)

Book edition

Daniel Wayenberg in his recently released biography: 


"... Michael Krücker has matured into a great pianist."


from: Daniel Wayenberg, 70 jaar concertpianist,

Ben Daeter, Gopher Publishers NL,

ISBN: 9051794770, EAN: 9789051794779


"CD of the Day"

…the varied, emotionally evocative CD is more than worth listening to, and the recording is unbeatable.

Krücker has a sensitive touch, coaxes a wide range of colours and nuances from his instrument, and brilliantly presents one of the most important personages of his day in a new light.

 Westdeutsche Zeitung:

"... brilliantly light and sparkling, full of life and played with a sensitive touch, a charm in the phrasing and an ease that make these works-some of them performed only rarely-a subtle pleasure to listen to."


Piano News:

"Expressive, technically flawless and with an exquisite lightness of touch, Michael van Krücker offers his customary high musical standard."

Sheet music

Extract from the Preface of the "Memories" (Michael van Krücker) and the "Passacaglia and Fugue" (Julius Röntgen)

Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag:

First piano composition by Michael van Krücker published!       


"Memories" for solo piano, Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag Leipzig, FH 3289


Extract from the Preface, by Michael van Krücker:

"... Memories - who isn't tempted by this invitation to recall and relive the warmth of their best memories?

Reviving happy memories on an inner "desert island" can bring back the sensations and feelings associated with them.

These piano pieces are intended as a retrospective that can arouse such pleasant moods in both pianist and listener.

They are moderately difficult, straightforward to learn, and easy to listen to."


Further piano music by Julius Röntgen:

Passacaglia and Fugue for Piano, edited by Michael van Krücker,

Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag, Leipzig, FH 3247

Extract from the Preface, by Michael van Krücker:

"... the Passacaglia and Fugue in F-sharp-minor from t

he year 1911 is both technically and musically demanding. The melodic imaginativeness and the frequent change from melancholy to euphoria highlights Röntgen’s compositional technique, in which part-writing is masterly finished.

The present composition is a very effective concert piece and a real alternative to well-known pieces of this genre."