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Schubert: Wintereisse / Matthias Goerne’s Schubert Edition 9
This Winterreise ends Matthias Goerne's series of Schubert lieder recordings. Here everything is tenser, more urgent, more harrowing. At once backdrop and metaphor for a soul chilled by the ineluctable, this winter landscape expects no spring to come. Nor will the Hurdy-Gurdy Man give any answer...
Schubert: Wintereisse - XI. Frühlingstraum more >>
Piano Trios – Fauré / Pierné
Gabriel Fauré's Piano Trio is a late work (1923) which at once aroused the admiration of his contemporaries and is now regarded as one of the finest trios in the French repertory. The much less well-known Trio of Gabriel Pierné, premiered a year earlier, is characterised by its solid architecture, its great melodic richness, and a notably inventive rhythmic style.
Pierné: Piano Trio op.45 - II. Allegretto scherzando more >>
GOUVY, L.T.: Sonatas for Piano 4 Hands, Opp. 36, 49 and 51 (Naoumoff, Yau Cheng)
An eminent member of the French musical establishment during the 1870s and 1880s, Louis Théodore Gouvy wrote a large amount of piano music, much of it for four hands. The threeSonatas written in the 1860s reveal his considerable technical command as well as a flowing elegance, some of it reminiscent of Schubert and Schumann.
Gouvy: Sonata for Piano 4 Hands in C Minor, Op. 49 - II. Larghetto more >>
Brahms: Choral Works
The famous German Requiem must not be allowed to overshadow the wide variety of choral music Brahms wrote throughout his career. Daniel Reuss and his Cappella Amsterdam are our expert guides in a programme that takes in sacred a cappella motets by turns austere (opp.74 and 110) and resplendent (op.109), secular quartets with piano (opp.92 and 112), and songs for six-part unaccompanied chorus (op.104).
Brahms: Drei Quartette, Op. 92/3: Abendlied more >>
RIOTTE, A.: Météorite et ses métamorphoses (Malengreau)
French composer André Riotte was closely involved with experiments in avant-garde music, following in the paths of Messiaen, Xenakis and Barraqué, as well as in group improvisation. He wrote widely for orchestral and chamber forces, but the piano was his central focus and his compositions for it chart his development from early neo-modal works through studies in pure sound, to the monumental inspiration of his large-scale works.
Riotte: Meteorite et ses metamorphoses - Metamorphose XXIV: En rafales - Subitement calme more >>
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 >>