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– Jeremy Siepmann interviews Simon Crawford-Phillips of the Kungsbacka Trio

GREAT CHAMBER MUSIC (10-CD Box Set)

This collection of great chamber music brings together nine giants of music in works which reveal their most immediate and individual 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 national identity. Antonín Dvořák’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 César Franck’s Violin Sonata, a flawless synthesis of classical proportion and the spirit of romanticism in its cyclic development of a single theme.



Disc 1

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  String Quartet No. 32 in C Major, Op. 33, No. 3, Hob.III:39, "The Bird"
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro moderato 00:07:00
2.   Play with flash player II. Scherzo: Allegretto 00:02:46
3.   Play with flash player III. Adagio ma non troppo 00:06:11
4.   Play with flash player IV. Rondo: Presto 00:02:50
  String Quartet No. 53 in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5, Hob.III:63, "The Lark"
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro moderato 00:06:34
6.   Play with flash player II. Adagio - Cantabile 00:06:44
7.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Allegretto 00:03:26
8.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Vivace 00:02:17
  String Quartet No. 62 in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, Hob.III:77, "Emperor"
9.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:06:47
10.   Play with flash player II. Poco adagio, cantabile 00:08:00
11.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto 00:04:46
12.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Presto 00:05:19
  Keyboard Trio No. 25 in G Major, Hob.XV:25, "Gypsy Rondo"
13.   Play with flash player I. Andante 00:06:05
14.   Play with flash player II. Poco adagio 00:05:19
15.   Play with flash player III. Rondo all'Ongarese: Presto 00:03:22


Disc 2

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major, K. 285
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:06:55
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:02:43
3.   Play with flash player III. Rondo 00:04:26
  String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387
4.   Play with flash player I. Allegro vivace assai 00:08:02
5.   Play with flash player II. Menuetto: Allegro (Allegretto) 00:08:54
6.   Play with flash player III. Andante cantabile 00:07:45
7.   Play with flash player IV. Molto allegro 00:05:33
  String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, K. 516
8.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:10:09
9.   Play with flash player II. Menuetto 00:05:24
10.   Play with flash player III. Adagio ma non troppo 00:07:35
11.   Play with flash player IV. Adagio - Allegro 00:10:12


Disc 3

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, "Rasumovsky"
1.   Play with flash player I. Introduzione: Andante con moto - Allegro vivace 00:10:57
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante con moto quasi allegretto 00:09:18
3.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Grazioso 00:05:07
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro molto 00:06:01
  String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131
5.   Play with flash player I. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo 00:08:01
6.   Play with flash player II. Allegro molto vivace 00:03:00
7.   Play with flash player III. Allegro moderato 00:00:50
8.   Play with flash player IV. Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile 00:13:43
9.   Play with flash player V. Presto 00:05:19
10.   Play with flash player VI. Adagio quasi un poco andante 00:02:02
11.   Play with flash player VII. Allegro 00:07:06


Disc 4

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Trio No. 5 in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, "Ghost"
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro vivace e con brio 00:07:14
2.   Play with flash player II. Largo assai ed espressivo 00:09:47
3.   Play with flash player III. Presto 00:08:56
  Piano Trio No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 97, "Archduke"
4.   Play with flash player I. Allegro Moderato 00:12:34
5.   Play with flash player II. Scherzo: Allegro 00:06:24
6.   Play with flash player III. Andante cantabile ma pero con moto 00:12:06
7.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro moderato 00:07:24


Disc 5

Schubert, Franz

  Piano Quintet In A Major, Op. 114, D. 667, "Die Forelle" (The Trout)
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro vivace 00:13:21
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:07:27
3.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: Presto 00:03:55
4.   Play with flash player IV. Thema with Variations: Andante 00:07:14
5.   Play with flash player V. Finale: Allegro giusto 00:06:52

Mendelssohn, Felix

  String Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20
6.   Play with flash player I. Allegro moderato, ma con fuoco 00:14:15
7.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:07:22
8.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: Allegro leggierissimo 00:04:19
9.   Play with flash player IV. Presto 00:05:53


Disc 6

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"
1.   Play with flash player I. Adagio sostenuto - Presto 00:11:42
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante con variazioni 00:15:07
3.   Play with flash player III. Finale: Presto 00:06:27

Franck, César

  Violin Sonata in A Major, M. 8
4.   Play with flash player I. Allegretto ben moderato 00:06:18
5.   Play with flash player II. Allegro 00:08:52
6.   Play with flash player III. Recitativo - Fantasia: Ben moderato - Molto lento 00:07:42
7.   Play with flash player IV. Allegretto poco mosso 00:06:05


Disc 7

Mendelssohn, Felix

  Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49, MWV Q29
1.   Play with flash player I. Molto allegro ed agitato 00:09:31
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante con moto tranquillo 00:06:40
3.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace 00:03:45
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Allegro assai appassionato 00:08:26

Schubert, Franz

  Piano Trio No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 99, D. 898
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro moderato 00:15:15
6.   Play with flash player II. Andante un poco mosso 00:10:09
7.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: Allegro 00:06:38
8.   Play with flash player IV. Rondo: Allegro vivace - Presto 00:09:22
  Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 148, D. 897, "Notturno"
9.   Play with flash player Piano Trio in E - Flat Major, Op. 148, D. 897, "Notturno" 00:10:09


Disc 8

Dvořák, Antonín

  Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, B. 166, "Dumky"
1.   Play with flash player I. Lento maestoso - Allegro vivace, quasi doppio movimento - Tempo I - Allegro molto 00:04:22
2.   Play with flash player II. Poco adagio - Vivace non troppo 00:07:15
3.   Play with flash player III. Andante - Vivace non troppo - Andante - Allegretto 00:05:54
4.   Play with flash player IV. Andante moderato (quasi tempo di marcia) - Allegretto scherzando - Meno mosso - Allegro - Moderato 00:05:16
5.   Play with flash player V. Allegro 00:04:06
6.   Play with flash player VI. Lento maestoso - Vivace, quasi doppio movimento - Lento - Vivace 00:04:49

Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich

  String Quartet No. 2 in D Major
7.   Play with flash player I. Allegro moderato 00:08:26
8.   Play with flash player II. Scherzo: Allegro 00:04:48
9.   Play with flash player III. Notturno: Andante 00:08:26
10.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Andante - Vivace 00:07:12


Disc 9

Schubert, Franz

  String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden"
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:17:08
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante con moto 00:15:52
3.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: (Allegro molto) 00:04:07
4.   Play with flash player IV. Presto 00:09:54

Dvořák, Antonín

  String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, B. 179, "American"
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro ma non troppo 00:07:10
6.   Play with flash player II. Lento 00:07:38
7.   Play with flash player III. Molto vivace 00:04:12
8.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Vivace ma non troppo 00:05:39


Disc 10

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:09:13
2.   Play with flash player II. Larghetto 00:05:55
3.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto 00:07:35
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegretto con variazioni 00:09:32

Brahms, Johannes

  Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:12:39
6.   Play with flash player II. Adagio - Più lento 00:10:57
7.   Play with flash player III. Andantino - Presto non assai, ma con sentimento 00:04:37
8.   Play with flash player IV. Con moto 00:08:54

Total Playing Time: 11:45:15






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van; Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich; Brahms, Johannes; Dvořák, Antonín; Franck, César; Haydn, Franz Joseph; Mendelssohn, Felix; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Schubert, Franz

Ensemble(s):
Auer String Quartet; Budapest Haydn Quartet; Danubius Quartet; Éder Quartet; Gould Piano Trio; Joachim Trio; Kodály Quartet; Kungsbacka Piano Trio; Ludwig Quartet; Moyzes Quartet; Stuttgart Piano Trio; Villa Musica Ensemble

Artist(s):
Balogh, József; Fehervari, Janos; Gerard, Jean Claude; Jandó, Jenő; Nishizaki, Takako; Onczay, Csaba; Rener, Boris; Tóth, István

Label: Naxos

Series: Boxed Sets

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.501064

Barcode: 730099106443

Release Date: 04/2013

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