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Great Chamber Music - works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn etc. / various artists

Album Summary

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 33 no 3/H 3 no 39 "Bird"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 64 no 5/H 3 no 63 "Lark"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 76 no 3/H 3 no 77 "Emperor"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Trio in G major ("Gypsy Trio") H. 15/25
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Flute and Strings no 1 in D major, K 285
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 14 in G major, K 387 "Spring"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 4 in G minor, K 516
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 9 in C major, Op. 59 no 3 "Razumovsky"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
>Schubert, Franz : "Trout" Quintet
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
>Franck, César : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49
>Schubert, Franz : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 898/Op 99
>Schubert, Franz : Notturno for Piano and Strings in E flat major, D 897/Op. 148
>Dvorak, Antonin : Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166 "Dumky"
>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden"
>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
>Brahms, Johannes : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op.115
Performers Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This collection of great chamber music brings together nine giants of music in works which reveal their most immediate and indi vidual expressive worlds: proof if ever any was needed that less can be much, much more. The term 'chamber music' broadly implies music on an intimate scale performed by a limited number of musicians. The heart of civilized 18th-century European musical culture is best represented by that most perfect of forms the string quartet, developed by Haydn and Mozart into models of elegance and expressive balance. Embracing instruments new for his time, Mozart's chamber music also resulted in sublime masterpieces such as the Clarinet Quintet, but it was Beethoven who expanded the length and complexity of the string quartet to its limits. Beethoven left an indelible mark of progress and change on every genre of music, and both the 'Archduke' Trio and 'Kreutzer' Sonata are milestones in chamber music history. Beethoven's romantic independence of spirit and powerfully personal musical language was carried forward by Schubert and Mendelssohn, both of whom introduced emotion-enhancing literary sentiments into their expressive range. The symphonic proportions of Brahms's Clarinet Quintet places it at the pinnacle of the classical line through Mozart and Beethoven, but romantic ideals in music were already being applied to the cause of nation al identity. Antonín Dvorak's 'Dumky' Trio takes its name from a ballad of lament, integrating national dance elements to create a distinctive Czech and Bohemian flavor. The move away from German stylistic examples by the Russian 'mighty handful' can be heard in Borodin's soulful String Quartet No. 2. Innovation in chamber music can be found everywhere, but there are few such works as striking as Cesar Franck's Violin Sonata, a flawless synthesis of classical proportion and the spirit of romanticism in its cyclic development of a single theme.



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Works Details

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 33 no 3/H 3 no 39 "Bird"
  • Notes: Unitarian Church, Budapest, Hungary (09/21/1993-09/24/1993)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1781

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 64 no 5/H 3 no 63 "Lark"
  • Notes: Unitarian Church, Budapest, Hungary (05/01/1992-05/03/1992)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 76 no 3/H 3 no 77 "Emperor"
  • Notes: Hungaroton Studios, Rottenbiller Street, Budapest, Hungary (05/04/1989-05/05/1989)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1797

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Trio in G major ("Gypsy Trio") H. 15/25
  • Ensemble: Kungsbacka Piano Trio
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (04/06/2008-04/08/2008)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Flute and Strings no 1 in D major, K 285
  • Performer: Jean-Claude Gérard (Flute)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Villa Musica
  • Notes: Tonstudio van Geest, Heidelberg, Germany (08/29/1990-08/30/1990)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1777

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 14 in G major, K 387 "Spring"
  • Notes: Sashalom Reformed Church, Budapest, Hungary (11/12/1990-11/17/1990)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1782

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 4 in G minor, K 516
  • Performer: János Fehérvári (Violin)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 9 in C major, Op. 59 no 3 "Razumovsky"
  • Notes: Phoenix Studio, Budapest, Hungary (04/27/1998-04/30/1998)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131
  • Notes: Phoenix Studio, Budapest, Hungary (04/26/1999-04/29/1999)
  • Running Time: 39 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1826

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost"
  • Performers: Takako Nishizaki (Violin); Csaba Onczay (Cello); Jenö Jandó (Piano)
  • Notes: Sashalom Reformed Church, Budapest, Hungary (05/27/1991-05/30/1991)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
  • Performers: Takako Nishizaki (Violin); Csaba Onczay (Cello); Jenö Jandó (Piano)
  • Notes: Sashalom Reformed Church, Budapest, Hungary (05/27/1991-05/30/1991)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1810-1811

>Schubert, Franz : "Trout" Quintet
  • Performers: Istvan Toth (Double Bass); Jenö Jandó (Piano)
  • Notes: Unitarian Church, Budapest, Hungary (12/02/1991-12/04/1991)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1819

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20
  • Notes: Phoenix Studio, Budapest, Hungary (06/05/2003-06/07/2003)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 10/15/1825

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
  • Performers: Takako Nishizaki (Violin); Jenö Jandó (Piano)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802-1803

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
  • Performers: Takako Nishizaki (Violin); Jenö Jandó (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall of Slovak Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia (02/07/1990-02/12/1990)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49
  • Ensemble: Gould Piano Trio
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (04/05/2000-04/06/2000)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 07/18/1839

>Schubert, Franz : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 898/Op 99
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Piano Trio
  • Running Time: 41 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: ?1827

>Schubert, Franz : Notturno for Piano and Strings in E flat major, D 897/Op. 148
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Piano Trio
  • Running Time: 10 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1827

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166 "Dumky"
  • Ensemble: Joachim Trio
  • Notes: St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, UK (04/22/1996-04/25/1996)
  • Running Time: 31 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
  • Notes: Unitarian Church, Budapest, Hungary (10/25/1993-10/28/1993)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden"
  • Notes: Unitarian Church, Budapest, Hungary (10/08/1991-10/11/1991)
  • Running Time: 46 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1824

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American"
  • Notes: Moyzes Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, Slovakia (11/11/1988-11/18/1988)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1893

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
  • Performer: Jószef Balogh (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: Danubius String Quartet
  • Notes: Unitarian Church, Budapest, Hungary (09/23/1991-09/25/1991)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1789

>Brahms, Johannes : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op.115
  • Performer: Boris Rener (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: Quatuor Ludwig
  • Notes: Alençon Auditorium, Alençon, France (02/13/1999-02/15/1999)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1891