What do the three composers on this album, who come from such different eras, have in common? They all broke new ground, both in terms of piano-playing technique and musically. All three developed their works directly, almost improvisationally, on the instrument. And for all three of them, light-heartedness and the joy of playing the instrument are at the forefront of their works. And it is this joy of playing and light-heartedness that also characterise the essence of this recording, whose basic idea was to capture the intuitively musical in a recording, i.e. to bring the improvisational spirit of these pieces to life. Thus, this album is a snapshot, as it were, that captures something that is alive like a picture captures movement. The selection of the pieces is based on a shared inner musical bond and an affinity of the keys that ties the whole CD together. Considered a master of the Viennese sound, pianist Bernhard Parz performs as a soloist and chamber musician in many parts of the world in halls such as the Tonhalle Zurich or the JT-Arts Hall Tokyo, and at festivals such as the Shanghai International Arts Festival, the Pera Piano Festival Istanbul, and the Festival Internacional de Piano of the University of Santander in Colombia. He is bearer of the title Bosendorfer Artist, and is thus an ambassador of Viennese musical culture, with a corresponding program focus. He delights and inspires his concert audiences with his personal, lively and direct playing. He is not only internationally in demand as a teacher, but is also committed to spreading his enthusiasm for music to a broad audience by means of alternative concert formats and music education projects.