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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 >>
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 >>