Louise Farrenc (1804-1875)

Trio No. 2 op. 34 in D minor for Piano, Violin and Violoncello • Variations concertantes sur une mélodie suisse op. 20 • Trio No. 4 op. 45 i E Minor for Piano, Flute and Violoncello • Sonate No. 1 op. 37 in C minor

Cover cpo 555 538-2

Linos Ensemble
Konstanze Eickhorst, Piano
Winfried Rademacher, Violin
Mario Blaumer, Violoncello
Kersten McCall, Flute

»The Linos Ensemble’s interpretations are chamber-musical in the best sense, balanced in partnership and infused with musicianship. Vital passages are just as pleasing as the lyrical moments. At the piano, Konstanze Eickhorst is a consistently fine performer.« pizzicato, 5. August 2023



Henri Bertini (1798-1878)

Nonetto op. 107 in D
Grand Trio op. 43 in A
Linos Ensemble
cpo 555 363-2
Release: 09/2021


» … I have nothing but admiration for the Linos Ensemble in their expressive warmth and ease of delivery in the entirety of this truly grand composition. … While the piano has plenty to do, it is once again Bertini’s restraint in its use that stands out, considering his pedigree as a performer. …« MusicWeb International, 12/2021

»Das gefeierte Linos Ensemble hat soeben den französischen Komponisten Henri Bertini wieder zum Leben erweckt und aus der unverdienten Vergessenheit geholt. Auf seinem neuen, wunderschönen Album (Label cpo) feiert es die französische Romantik mit zwei erstmals aufgenommenen Raritäten. …« Mundoclasico.com, 25. November 2021




Johann Sebastian Bach

Italian concerto BWV 971 • Partita No. 1 BWV 825 • Partita No. 5 BWV 829 • Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue BWV 903

Konstanze Eickhorst has a very personal relationship with Johann Sebastian Bach. As a versatile soloist and chamber musician, esteemed professor at the Lübeck Musikhochschule and artistic director of the European Piano Competition at Bremen, she has devoted much time and attention to the works of Bach, the most famous of all the cantors at St Thomas’s Leipzig, and has done so ever since her earliest childhood.

Johann Sebastian Bach is the alpha and omega of music, an intellectual and emotional challenge to both the player and the listener. Many paths lead to him and to a love of his music. More than any other composer, he can sustain the widest possible range of approaches to interpretation,” says Konstanze Eickhorst, who, all her life, has been so fascinated by his works that while studying them she used to lose track of time and place.

»Everything is marked by highly clear and yet pliable articulation which breathes life into the music.« Classical Music Sentinel, 3/2020


Arnold Krug

Arnold Krug (1849-1904)
Stringsextet Op. 68
Pianoquartet Op. 16
Linos Ensemble
cpo CD 555 030-2
VÖ 26.02.2018


Zemslinsky · Schönberg · Busoni

Arnold Schönberg
Kammersymphonie op. 9
(bearbeitet für Kammerensemble von Anton Webern)

Alexander Zemlinsky
Sechs Gesänge op. 13 „Maeterlinck-Gesänge“
(bearbeitet für Singstimme und Kammerensemble von Erwin Stein und Andreas Tarkmann)

Ferruccio Busoni
Berceuse élégiaque op. 42
(bearbeitet für Kammerensemble von Erwin Stein)

Zoryana Kushpler, Mezzosopran
Linos Ensemble
Capriccio C 5138, release 9/2017


Friedrich Kalkbrenner

Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1785-1849)
Sextett in G major Op.58 for Piano and five Strings • Piano Fantasy on the Scottish Air »We’re A’ Noddin’« Op.60 • Septet in A major Op.132 for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon French Horn, Cello and Double Bass
Konstanze Eickhorst, Piano
Linos Ensemble
cpo CD 777 850-2, release 15.09.2014


Romantic Siblings

Fanny & Felix Mendelssohn
Karl Michael Vogler, choice of texts & recitation
Konstanze Eickhorst, piano
steinbach sprechende bücher
ISBN 3­88698­506­7