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Caspar Joseph Mertz (1806-1856): Dances, Nocturnes, Etudes for Six-String Guitar / Graziano Salvoni, guitar

Audio Samples

  1. Mertz — Verlands Blüthen, Originelle Ungarische, Op. 1: I. Andante maestoso $0.69 on iTunes
  2. Mertz — Verlands Blüthen, Originelle Ungarische, Op. 1: II. Adagio patetico $0.69 on iTunes
  3. Mertz — Verlands Blüthen, Originelle Ungarische, Op. 1: III. Allegro con fuoco $0.69 on iTunes
  4. Mertz — Verlands Blüthen, Originelle Ungarische, Op. 1: IV. Adagio con dolore $0.69 on iTunes
  5. Mertz — Verlands Blüthen, Originelle Ungarische, Op. 1: V. Allegro con spirito $0.69 on iTunes
  6. Mertz — Nachtviolen, Eine Reihe origineller melodische Sätze, Op. 2: I. Andante espressivo $0.69 on iTunes
  7. Mertz — Nachtviolen, Eine Reihe origineller melodische Sätze, Op. 2: II. Scherzo $0.69 on iTunes
  8. Mertz — Nachtviolen, Eine Reihe origineller melodische Sätze, Op. 2: III. Adagio lamentoso $0.69 on iTunes
  9. Mertz — Nachtviolen, Eine Reihe origineller melodische Sätze, Op. 2: IV. Rondino $0.69 on iTunes
  10. Mertz — Nachtviolen, Eine Reihe origineller melodische Sätze, Op. 2: V. Allegretto giusto $0.69 on iTunes
  11. Mertz — Zwey Polonaisen und Mazurka, Op. 3: I. Polonaise $0.69 on iTunes
  12. Mertz — Zwey Polonaisen und Mazurka, Op. 3: II. Mazurka $0.69 on iTunes
  13. Mertz — Zwey Polonaisen und Mazurka, Op. 3: III. Polonaise $0.69 on iTunes
  14. Mertz — Zwey Polonaisen und Mazurka, Op. 3: IV. Mazurka $0.69 on iTunes
  15. Mertz — Trois Nocturnes, Op. 4: I. Andante con moto $0.69 on iTunes
  16. Mertz — Trois Nocturnes, Op. 4: II. Andantino – Allegro con brio $0.69 on iTunes
  17. Mertz — Trois Nocturnes, Op. 4: III. Maestoso – Vivace $0.69 on iTunes
  18. Mertz — Cyanen als Folge der Nachtviolen, Op. 5: I. Largo $0.69 on iTunes
  19. Mertz — Cyanen als Folge der Nachtviolen, Op. 5: II. Marcia - Trio - Marcia $0.69 on iTunes
  20. Mertz — Cyanen als Folge der Nachtviolen, Op. 5: III. Polacca $0.69 on iTunes
  21. Mertz — VI Ländler, Op. 9: I. Introduction $0.69 on iTunes
  22. Mertz — VI Ländler, Op. 9: II. Ländler No. 1 $0.69 on iTunes
  23. Mertz — VI Ländler, Op. 9: III. Ländler No. 2 $0.69 on iTunes
  24. Mertz — VI Ländler, Op. 9: IV. Ländler No. 3 $0.69 on iTunes
  25. Mertz — VI Ländler, Op. 9: V. Ländler No. 4 $0.69 on iTunes
  26. Mertz — VI Ländler, Op. 9: VI. Ländler No. 5 $0.69 on iTunes
  27. Mertz — VI Ländler, Op. 9: VII. Ländler No. 6 $0.69 on iTunes
  28. Mertz — Introduction et Rondeau brillant, Op. 11: I. Introduction. Maestoso – Cantabile moderato $0.69 on iTunes
  29. Mertz — Introduction et Rondeau brillant, Op. 11: II. Rondo. Allegretto $0.69 on iTunes
  30. Mertz — Erinnerung an Ischl, 6 Ländler, Op. 12: I. Introduction $0.69 on iTunes
  31. Mertz — Erinnerung an Ischl, 6 Ländler, Op. 12: II. Ländler No. 1 $0.69 on iTunes
  32. Mertz — Erinnerung an Ischl, 6 Ländler, Op. 12: III. Ländler No. 2 $0.69 on iTunes
  33. Mertz — Erinnerung an Ischl, 6 Ländler, Op. 12: IV. Ländler No. 3 $0.69 on iTunes
  34. Mertz — Erinnerung an Ischl, 6 Ländler, Op. 12: V. Ländler No. 4 $0.69 on iTunes
  35. Mertz — Erinnerung an Ischl, 6 Ländler, Op. 12: VI. Ländler No. 5 $0.69 on iTunes
  36. Mertz — Erinnerung an Ischl, 6 Ländler, Op. 12: VII. Ländler No. 6 $0.69 on iTunes
  37. Mertz — Übungsstücke: I. Übungsstück No. 1 $0.69 on iTunes
  38. Mertz — Übungsstücke: II. Übungsstück No. 2, Andante $0.69 on iTunes
  39. Mertz — Übungsstücke: III. Übungsstück No. 3, Moderato $0.69 on iTunes
  40. Mertz — Übungsstücke: IV. Übungsstück No. 4, Andantino $0.69 on iTunes
  41. Mertz — Übungsstücke: V. Übungsstück No. 5, Moderato $0.69 on iTunes
  42. Mertz — Übungsstücke: VI. Übungsstück No. 6, Andante $0.69 on iTunes
  43. Mertz — Übungsstücke: VII. Übungsstück No. 7, Cantabile $0.69 on iTunes
  44. Mertz — Übungsstücke: VIII. Übungsstück No. 8, Allegretto $0.69 on iTunes
  45. Mertz — Übungsstücke: IX. Übungsstück No. 9, Romanze (Adagio) $0.69 on iTunes
  46. Mertz — Übungsstücke: X. Übungsstück No. 10, Andantino $0.69 on iTunes
  47. Mertz — Übungsstücke: XI. Übungsstück No. 11, Allegretto $0.69 on iTunes
  48. Mertz — Übungsstücke: XII. Übungsstück No. 12, Moderato $0.69 on iTunes
  49. Mertz — Übungsstücke: XIII. Übungsstück No. 13, Tempo di marcia $0.69 on iTunes
  50. Mertz — Übungsstücke: XIV. Übungsstück No. 14, Cantabile $0.69 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Verlands Blüthen - Originelle Ungarische, for guitar, Op. 1
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Nachtviolen
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Polonaisen und Mazurka (2) for guitar, Op. 3
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Trois Nocturnes for guitar, Op. 4
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Cyanen als Folge der Nachtviolen, for guitar, Op. 5
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Ländler (6), for guitar, Op. 9
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Introduction et Rondo Brillant, for guitar
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Erinnerung an Ischl, Introduction and 6 Ländler, for guitar, Op. 12
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Übungsstücke, for guitar (from "Schule für die Guitare")
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Walzer im Ländlerstyl, for guitar
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Etüde for guitar in G major, Bojie 387 ("1b")
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Etüde for guitar in A major, Bojie 387 ("1c")
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Etüde for guitar in D major, Bojie 389
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Etüden (4) for guitar, Bojie 391
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Andantino, for guitar in G major, Bojie 414
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Etüde for guitar in A major, Bojie 390
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Präludium for guitar in D major, Bojie 406
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Original Steyer Tänze, for guitar, Op. 33
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Adagio, for guitar in D minor, Bojie 387
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Piece for guitar in A major, Bojie 387
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Moderato, for guitar in C major, Bojie 394
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Andantino, for guitar in E minor, Bojie 392
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Moderato, for guitar in C major, Bojie 388
>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Walzer (5) for guitar
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Here's another recording dedicated to the music of Caspar Joseph Mertz, the court guitarist of Empress Carolina Augusta whose performances became famous throughout Austria, Hungary and Germany during the 1800s, making him one of the most sought-after musicians in 19th-century Europe. Today he is best remembered for the successful Barden-Klänge (Bardic Sounds), the focus of 94773; here we have a chance to become acquainted with a great many other works he composed for six-string guitar. A fertile melodic style prevails throughout, with the composer paying particular homage to the spirit of the Austrian people (VI Ländler), also evoking the spirit of Hungarian music in several works (including Verlands Blüthen - Originelle Ungarische). Dances abound, and the release also shows how Mertz devoted much of his career to educational studies, many of which are at least as interesting as his non-pedagogical works (They include the short, original Übungsstücke from the Schule für die Gitarre - 15 short pieces that encompass an enthralling melodic style and which constitute a veritable cycle due to a clever matching of tones and styles). With virtuosity never in short supply throughout the compilation, Italian guitarist Graziano Salvoni - who enjoys a busy schedule in his home country both as a soloist and with various chamber orchestras - delivers astute performances of these engaging works. He plays a Johann Anton Stauffer model - named after and made by one of the most important luthiers in central Europe, a contemporary of Mertz and whose instruments it is highly likely the composer-virtuoso himself regularly performed on.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
Salvoni plays beautifully, with a nice range of color and dynamics. He plays a period instrument, a Stauffer from 1827. The range is somewhat compressed - understandable given the short string length - but the sound is never thin or anemic. If you love Mertz, you'll want this. If you don't, this may make a fan or you.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Recording Me.To. Studio, Asti, Italy (03/2013-04/2013).



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Works Details

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Verlands Blüthen - Originelle Ungarische, for guitar, Op. 1
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 11 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Nachtviolen :: Eine Reihe origineller melodische Sätze, for guitar, Op. 2
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 9 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Polonaisen und Mazurka (2) for guitar, Op. 3
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 14 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Trois Nocturnes for guitar, Op. 4
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Cyanen als Folge der Nachtviolen, for guitar, Op. 5
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 9 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Ländler (6), for guitar, Op. 9
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Introduction et Rondo Brillant, for guitar
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Erinnerung an Ischl, Introduction and 6 Ländler, for guitar, Op. 12
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Übungsstücke, for guitar (from "Schule für die Guitare")
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 17 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Walzer im Ländlerstyl, for guitar
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Etüde for guitar in G major, Bojie 387 ("1b")
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Etüde for guitar in A major, Bojie 387 ("1c")
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Etüde for guitar in D major, Bojie 389
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Etüden (4) for guitar, Bojie 391
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Andantino, for guitar in G major, Bojie 414
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Etüde for guitar in A major, Bojie 390
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Präludium for guitar in D major, Bojie 406
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Original Steyer Tänze, for guitar, Op. 33
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Adagio, for guitar in D minor, Bojie 387
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Piece for guitar in A major, Bojie 387
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Moderato, for guitar in C major, Bojie 394
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Andantino, for guitar in E minor, Bojie 392
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Moderato, for guitar in C major, Bojie 388
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mertz, Johann Kaspar : Walzer (5) for guitar
  • Performer: Graziano Salvoni
  • Period Time: Romantic