Joseph Marx: Works For Piano Quartet

Audio Samples

>Marx, Joseph : Rhapsodie for piano
>Marx, Joseph : Scherzo in D minor, for piano
>Marx, Joseph : Ballade, for piano

Album Summary

>Marx, Joseph : Rhapsodie for piano
>Marx, Joseph : Scherzo in D minor, for piano
>Marx, Joseph : Ballade, for piano
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Notes & Reviews:

In addition to the many songs of Joseph Marx, he also made important contributions to the genre of chamber music. His first year dedicated to chamber music came in 1911, when his creative yield included his three compositions for piano quartet. The titles "Rhapsody", "Scherzo", and "Ballade" may more or less create the impression of minor fare, but they in fact involve compositions on the grand scale and of symphonic ambitions. These pieces imbued with color are stamped by a dark, melancholy tone and by the seemingly endless melodic resources typical of Marx.

As a composer, Joseph Marx created many songs that have gone into Austrian music history and gained worldwide fame, and cpo will soon be releasing some of these songs in interpretations by the mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirschschlager. Marx also made important contributions to the genre of chamber music. His first year dedicated to chamber music came in 1911, when his creative yield included his three compositions for piano quartet. The titles "Rhapsody," "Scherzo," and "Ballade" may more or less create the impression of minor fare, but they in fact involve compositions on the grand scale and of symphonic ambitions. As our text author Christoph Schluren states, "If he had added a sort of finale, this could have produced a four-movement cycle, a sort of massive, 'eighty-minute symphony' for piano." These pieces imbued with color are stamped by a dark, melancholy tone and by the seemingly endless melodic resources typical of Marx.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: BR München, Studio 2 (06/09/2009/06/11/2009).



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Works Details

>Marx, Joseph : Rhapsodie for piano
  • Performers: Oliver Triendl (Piano); Daniel Gaede (Violin); Peter Bruns (Cello); Hariolf Schlichtig (Viola)
  • Notes: BR München, Studio 2 (06/09/2009/06/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Marx, Joseph : Scherzo in D minor, for piano
  • Performers: Oliver Triendl (Piano); Daniel Gaede (Violin); Peter Bruns (Cello); Hariolf Schlichtig (Viola)
  • Notes: BR München, Studio 2 (06/09/2009/06/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1911

>Marx, Joseph : Ballade, for piano
  • Performers: Oliver Triendl (Piano); Daniel Gaede (Violin); Peter Bruns (Cello); Hariolf Schlichtig (Viola)
  • Notes: BR München, Studio 2 (06/09/2009/06/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern