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Heinrich Kaminsky: Works for String Orchestra / Lavard Skou-Larsen

Album Summary

>Kaminski, Heinrich : Work for String Orcherstra (Orchestral version of the String Quintet in F sharp minor)
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Kaminski premiered his String Quintet in F sharp minor in Munich, 1917. 10 years after its premiere he returned to his quintet, relaxing its polyphonic interweaves. At almost the same time his publisher encouraged him to produce a choral string version of the piece. Kaminski assigned this task to his pupil Schwarz-Schilling, who completed it to the contentment of all those concerned. The reworking experienced its premiere as the Work for String Orchestra in 1929.

Expedition Audio Recommended
The work is practically void of 'dissonance', and while it is certainly 'tonal', there are sections where you may be hard pressed knowing where the tonal center is. The music is by turns gripping and lyrical, strangely beautiful and technically interesting. I feel musically enriched having made its acquaintance.... ... read more ...

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
The playing of the Neuss orchestra is outstanding in a difficult work, and Skou-Larsen's conducting is a match. For instance, I concludes with many tempo changes that could easily drift into chaos, but Larsen has them completely under control. Ditto his firm guiding hand in the playful rhythms of III. Eckhardt van den Hoogen's notes, though his style still inhabits the bizarre world, have genuinely valuable information about the composer, for once worth the excavation effort.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Robert-Schumann-Saal, Düsseldorf (02/07/2010-02/10/2010).


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>Kaminski, Heinrich : Work for String Orcherstra (Orchestral version of the String Quintet in F sharp minor)
  • Conductor: Lavard Skou-Larsen
  • Ensemble: Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
  • Notes: Robert-Schumann-Saal, Düsseldorf (02/07/2010-02/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 52 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916