Left Hand Legacy Vol. 2

Folke Nauta, Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer, Prisma String Trio

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Left Hand Legacy Vol. 2 with pianist Folke Nauta accompanied by Lars Wouters van den Oudenwijer and the Prisma String Trio is the second album at NativeDSD from Cobra Records in the Wittgenstein Project, which aims to bring the treasures of Wittgenstein’s library to the concert stage. It follows Left Hand Legacy Vol.1 previously released at NativeDSD.

The album is Exclusively Available at NativeDSD in Stereo, Binaural and 5 Channel Surround Sound DSD 256, DSD 128, DSD 64 and DXD plus Stereo DSD 512.

For far too long Paul Wittgenstein’s library was inaccessible to the world. Not before 2001 a pile of chamber music surfaced, specially composed for the pianist who commissioned Maurice Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand. These chamber music works have hardly ever been played since Wittgenstein premièred them in the 1920s and 30s.

The Dutch pianist Folke Nauta had to continue his career as a one-handed pianist, after focal dystonia affected his right hand. Paul Wittgenstein was his model and this trove of chamber music was his salvation. There was just one complicating factor: Wittgenstein’s library had become dispersed throughout the world. Nauta tracked down the original manuscripts in Austrian and English archives, still containing Wittgenstein’s furiously scribbled annotations. The quintet formation of piano, clarinet and string trio is a consistent feature of Wittgenstein’s chamber music legacy. So Nauta approached the clarinetist Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer and Prisma String Trio. Together these five top-of-the-bill chamber musicians from the Netherlands joined forces and launched the Wittgenstein Project, with the aim of bringing the music back to life and telling Wittgenstein’s extraordinary tale of misery, struggle and artistic triumph.

The album Left Hand Legacy Vol. 1, also available at NativeDSD, showcases the diverse vocabulary of Wittgenstein’s circle of composer friends Franz Schmidt, Josef Labor, Hans Gál and Ernest Walker. This album Left Hand Legacy Vol.2 plumbs the emotional depths, with Franz Schmidt’s brooding Quintet in B flat major and the sublime combination of clarinet, viola and piano left hand in Josef Labor’s Trio in G minor.

Tragically and unexpectedly, the second album is destined to be the last one to feature Folke Nauta, who passed away suddenly in de summer of 2023. This personal tragedy signifies a great loss for the music world. This album features the very last recordings Folke Nauta ever made.

Folke Nauta, Piano
Lars Wouters van den Oudenwijer, Clarinet
Prisma String Trio


Please note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
Quintet in B-flat major: I. Andante tranquillo
Quintet in B-flat major: II. Lento
Quintet in B-flat major: III. Allegro ma non trtoppo
Trio no.2 in G minor für klarinette, viola und klavier: I.Allegro ma non troppo
Trio no.2 in G minor für klarinette, viola und klavier: II. Quasi allegretto e grazioso
Trio no.2 in G minor für klarinette, viola und klavier: III. Adagio na non troppo
Trio no.2 in G minor für klarinette, viola und klavier: IV. Allegro

Total time: 01:14:07

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A/D Convertor

Merging HAPI

Gear Used

Microphones: Brüel & Kjaer 4003, Sonodore MPM-81, Neumann KU-100 all modified by Rens Heijnis Microphone cables, interlinks: Acoustic Revive


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Original Recording Format

Recording Engineer

Tom Peeters

Recording Location

Westvest90, Schiedam, The Netherlands

Release DateMarch 29, 2024


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