With Ars Production
Chamber Music for Bassoon & Strings
Remarks:Franz Krommer's wind music dates from a golden age of wind music composition, a time where profound sentiments, intellectual discourse, and delicacy of expression in instrumental music was not seen to be the sole domain of strings or piano. As all of Krommer's superlative wind music, the quartets Op. 46 are highly instrumentally idiomatic and often virtuosic. They exploit the full three octave range of the period bassoon to dramatic effect, use a full palette of tonal colors and textures, and feature many different effects at which the bassoon excels; running staccato figures, wide intervallic leaps, as well as soaring tenor cantabile lines.
Notes:This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
Sample tracks :
1. Krommer : movt 2 (andante) of Quartet no. 1 in Bb major
2. Krommer: movt 4 (rondo) of Quartet no.1 in Bb Major
3. Hummel : movt 2 (Andantini grazioso) Trio in G Major for 2 violas & Cello
These tracks are in MP3 format and are not the same superb quality as the SACD.
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