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Reicha: Musique de chambre / Various


Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 369  
Composer:  Anton Reicha
Performer:  Tanguy ParisotJosquin OtalVictoria VassilenkoDjordje Radevski,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor GirardTrio Medici
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The fruitful partnership between the Alpha label, the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and the Palazzetto Bru Zane continues with this set of chamber music by Anton Reicha, performed by the musicians of the Chapel, young talents of an exceptionally high standard, ready and willing to take up the challenge of this music. A key figure of the early nineteenth century, this Czech composer who became a naturalised French citizen did not leave his contemporaries indifferent. Both his music and his theoretical writings set zealous partisans against fierce detractors. This three-part album, assembling pieces from different genres and periods, gives an insight into the richness of the composer’s extremely prolific output of chamber music, whose Read more originality can still fascinate us nearly two centuries after his death: it illustrates the diversity of the instrumental genres he tackled (sonatas, fugues, études and variations for piano; piano trio, string quartet, string quintet) and a compositional art characterised at once by perfect mastery – as one would expect from someone trained by Haydn in Vienna between 1802 and 1808 – and by the greatest originality. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartets (3) for Strings, Op. 95: No. 1 in E Major by Anton Reicha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Girard
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
2.
Quintet for Strings in F Major, Op. 92, No. 1 by Anton Reicha
Performer:  Tanguy Parisot (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Girard
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano in E Major, Op. 40 by Anton Reicha
Performer:  Josquin Otal (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
4.
Etudes dans le genre fugué, Op. 97: No. 29. L'enharmonique by Anton Reicha
Performer:  Josquin Otal (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
5.
Variations (18) and a Fantasia on a Theme of Mozart, Op. 51 by Anton Reicha
Performer:  Victoria Vassilenko (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1804; Austria 
6.
Fugues (12): No. 9 "Cercle harmonique" by Anton Reicha
Performer:  Djordje Radevski (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
7.
Variations on a Theme of Gluck, Op. 87 by Anton Reicha
Performer:  Djordje Radevski (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
8.
Trios concertants (6) for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 101: no 2 in D minor by Anton Reicha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Medici
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824; Austria 
9.
Trio for 3 Cellos by Anton Reicha
Performer:  Kacper Nowak (Cello), Han Bin Yoon (Cello), Justine Metral (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 

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