Korngold: String Sextet Op. 10; Piano Quintet Op. 15 / Camerata Freden

Album Summary

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Sextet for strings in D, Op. 10
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Quintet for piano & strings in E major, Op. 15
Performer Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Expressionistic variety of sound and colorful gliding impressionistic harmonies, the melodic invention of a somnambulist and, at the same time, wakeful attention to detail come together in Korngold with a formal sense orientated on the classical models. Korngold writes in an individual and concentrated language. The Camerata Freden works out his often unusual, densely packed ideas with precision and verve.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
The playing in the Quintet is just as good. My reservation here is the work itself, considerably thicker and denser, bordering on superintellectualism or overburdened romanticism, the kind Schoenberg wrote just before he pitched it for 12-tone. Also, while the pianist (Thomas Hell) is truly musical, I wish he hadn't waited until the final movement to draw out Korngold's bass lines. So much substratum in the first two movements passes unnoticed.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 2011.



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased



Previous


Next


Works Details

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Sextet for strings in D, Op. 10
  • Ensemble: Camerata Freden
  • Running Time: 34 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Quintet for piano & strings in E major, Op. 15
  • Performer: Thomas Hell (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Camerata Freden
  • Running Time: 32 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music