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VOŘÍŠEK, J.H.: Complete Works for Piano, Vol. 1 – 6 Impromptus / Fantasie / Piano Sonata (Urban)
Bohemian-born composer Jan Hugo Voříšek settled in Vienna and became a close friend of Schubert. Voříšek’s Impromptus Op. 7 were the first to bear this title, their lyric influence anticipating the entire Romantic period. The brilliant Fantasy combines improvisation with structural rigour, while the Sonata Op. 20 is a masterpiece to rival the sonatas of Beethoven.
Voříšek: Piano Sonata in B-Flat Minor, Op. 20, "Quasi una fantasia" - III. Finale: Allegro con brio more >>
Trios – Beethoven / Brahms / Weber
Noble Tenderness. "Ideal for expressing feelings and ideas of the most poetic kind" (in the opinion of Hector Berlioz), the clarinet takes center stage in this programme of chamber works ranging from Beethoven's youthful Trio in B-flat major op.11 via Weber's sparkling Grand duo concertant op.48 to Brahms's autumnal Trio in A minor op.114.
Beethoven: Trio in B flat major op.11 ("Gassenhauer")I. Allegro con brio more >>
HOFFMEISTER, F.A.: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 1 (Tzinlikova)
Franz Anton Hoffmeister is associated with composers such as Haydn and Mozart through his involvement in Viennese music publishing. His Piano Sonatas are models of 18th-century craftsmanship, combining the wit and display demanded of contemporary audiences with elements of operatic drama and poignancy...
Hoffmeister: Keyboard Sonata in G Major - Allegro more >>
Mendelssohn: Songs without words
This programme illustrates four essential qualities of the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Music stripped of all superfluity, including the literary aspect (Songs without Words); a gift for creating magical atmospheres (Rondo capriccioso); unconditional admiration for classical order...
Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67/2: Allegro leggiero
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John Harbison: String Trio – Four Songs of Solitude – Songs America Loves to Sing
Three facets of John Harbison. One of the most celebrated and wide-ranging American composers of our time, John Harbison (b. 1938) has an abiding interest in American jazz, folksong, and hymns, which can be heard in his collection of solos and canons Songs America Loves to Sing (2004)...
John Harbison: Songs America loves to sing - Amazing Grace more >>
In this moonlit night – Lieder by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky & Taneyev
This second release of star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky for Ondine features Russian Lieder by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Taneyev. Tchaikovsky composed his song collection Six Songs, Op. 73, in 1893, the year of his death, and they are full of musical nostalgia.
Sergei Taneyev: Not the wind from on high more >>
BAGDASARIAN, E.: Piano and Violin Music – 24 Preludes / Rhapsody / Nocturne (Ayrapetyan, V. Sergeev)
Eduard Ivanovich Bagdasarian was a key figure in the modern development of Armenian music, and his piano works have a unique importance in an oeuvre which covered almost every genre.
Bagdasarian: 24 Preludes No. 6 in B minor more >>
ABRAMIAN, E.: 24 Preludes (Ayrapetyan)
The composer, pianist and teacher Eduard Aslanovich Abramian was one of the most significant and respected figures in the development of modern Armenian music. Drawing on features of Armenian folklore, Abramian’s impressive 24 Preludes do not follow a highly structured tonal scheme...
Abramian: 24 Preludes No. 19 in G Sharp more >>