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Leon Boëllmann: Piano Trio Op. 19; Piano Quartet, Op. 10; Two Pieces, Op. 31 / Gérard Caussé, viola; Trio Parnassus

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>Boëllmann, Léon : Trio for piano & strings in G major, Op.19
>Boëllmann, Léon : Quartet for piano & strings in F minor, Op.10
>Boëllmann, Léon : Pieces (2) for cello & piano, Op.31
>Boëllmann, Léon : Heures mystiques
>     Trios for piano, violin & cello
>     Trios for piano, violin & cello

Album Summary

>Boëllmann, Léon : Trio for piano & strings in G major, Op.19
>Boëllmann, Léon : Quartet for piano & strings in F minor, Op.10
>Boëllmann, Léon : Pieces (2) for cello & piano, Op.31
>Boëllmann, Léon : Heures mystiques
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Born in Alsace in 1862, Leon Boëllmann grew up in the political and cultural borderlands of the recently constituted German Empire and the Grande Nation. Even though his parents' family took sides with the French, the influences of his German neighbors are very audible in his music.

The French element is also evident, and Boëllmann's French contemporaries valued it very highly. His Piano Trio op. 19 is extraordinarily appealing in its tonal aspect, rhythmically refined, and surprisingly individual in its form. It was distinguished by the Société des Compositeurs, and the same honor was bestowed on the fully dimensioned Piano Quartet.

On this recording the Trio Parnassus once again present a fascinating discovery and show it to the world in a sound picture that is guaranteed to please.

Expedition Audio Recommended
... Boellmann's chamber music is suggestive of French romantics, César Franck, Gabriel Fauré and Camille Saint-Saëns. It is melodically graceful, flowing and often very peaceful. The album concludes with a brief Largo for piano trio that was excerpted from his Heures mystiques. It is only two and a half minutes long, but it is remarkably lovely, with an understated, measured stateliness and a poignantly simple melody... ... read more ...

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (11/22/2011-11/24/2011).



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>Boëllmann, Léon : Trio for piano & strings in G major, Op.19
  • Performer: Trio Parnassus (Trio)
  • Ensemble: Trio Parnassus
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (11/22/2011-11/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Boëllmann, Léon : Quartet for piano & strings in F minor, Op.10
  • Performers: Gérard Caussé (Viola); Trio Parnassus (Trio)
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (11/22/2011-11/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Boëllmann, Léon : Pieces (2) for cello & piano, Op.31
  • Performers: Michael Gross (Cello); Chia Chou (Piano)
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (11/22/2011-11/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Boëllmann, Léon : Heures mystiques :: Trios for piano, violin & cello
  • Performer: Trio Parnassus (Trio)
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (11/22/2011-11/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Boëllmann, Léon : Heures mystiques :: Trios for piano, violin & cello
  • Performer: Trio Parnassus (Trio)
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (11/22/2011-11/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic