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Debut - Schumann, Daelli, Nielsen, Et Al / Mayer, Becker


Release Date: 05/18/1999 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 73167   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert SchumannGiovanni DaelliLeland CossartCharles Koechlin,   ... 
Performer:  Markus BeckerAlbrecht Mayer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The oboe is one of the most affecting of instruments, the plangent hero of many a Bach cantata and a Brahms slow movement, yet it does not have a significant body of sonata or concerto repertoire written for it. Albrecht Mayer is one of those players who makes one wonder why this is the case, since he plays it and its near-relations, the oboe d'amore and cor anglais, with great expressiveness and agility. In fact, he plays so well that he became principal oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic at the age of 28.
In Mayer's hands, the eloquent and touching Schumann Romances emerge as a major statement of that composer's troubled later years, and there is also great charm in his arrangements of three Schumann songs. Equally disarming are the Two
Read more Fantasy Pieces of Carl Nielsen, very early works in which one can already hear the distinctive voice of Denmark's greatest symphonist, and the post-impressionist musings of 'Le repos de Tityre' by 20th-century French composer Charles Koechlin. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Romances (3) for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Markus Becker (Piano), Albrecht Mayer (Oboe)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, E. Woodhay, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2. Fantasia for Oboe and Piano on Verdi's "Rigoletto" by Giovanni Daelli
Performer:  Markus Becker (Piano), Albrecht Mayer (Oboe)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, E. Woodhay, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3. Liebesgedicht, Op 23 no 4 by Leland Cossart
Performer:  Albrecht Mayer (Oboe d'amore), Markus Becker (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, E. Woodhay, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: arr Mayer 
4. Monodies (11), Op. 216: no 10, Le Repos de Tityre by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Albrecht Mayer (Oboe d'amore)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1947-1948 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, E. Woodhay, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 
5. Gedichte (12), Op. 35: no 10, Stille Tränen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Albrecht Mayer (Oboe), Markus Becker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, E. Woodhay, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Albrecht Mayer 
6. Lieder und Gesänge iv, Op. 96: no 3, Ihre Stimme by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Markus Becker (Piano), Albrecht Mayer (Oboe)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, E. Woodhay, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Albrecht Mayer 
7. Gesänge (6), Op. 107: no 6, Abendlied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Markus Becker (Piano), Albrecht Mayer (Oboe)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851-1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, E. Woodhay, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Albrecht Mayer 
8. Sonata for English Horn and Piano in F major by Carlo Yvon
Performer:  Albrecht Mayer (English Horn), Markus Becker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, E. Woodhay, England 
Length: 16 Minutes 44 Secs. 
9. Fantasy Pieces (2) for Oboe and Piano, FS 8/Op. 2 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Markus Becker (Piano), Albrecht Mayer (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889; Denmark 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, E. Woodhay, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Drei Romanzen, Op. 94: I: Nicht schnell
Drei Romanzen, Op. 94: II: Einfach, inning
Drei Romanzen, Op. 94: III: Nicht schell
Stille Tränen Op. 135/10 (arr. Albrecht Mayer)
Ihre Simme, Op. 96/3 (arr. Albrecht Mayer)
Abendlied, Op. 85/12 (arr. Albrecht Mayer)
Fantasie über Themen aus G. Verdi's "Rigoletto"
Two Fantasiestücke, Op. 2: I: Romanze (Andante con doulo)
Two Fantasiestücke, Op. 2: II: Humoresque (Allegretto scherzando)
Fünf Vortragsstücke: Liebesgedicht, Op. 23/4
Sonata in F for Cor anglais and piano: First movement: Largo - Allegro agitato
Sonata in F for Cor anglais and piano: Second movement: Rondo: Allegro con moto
Sonata in F for Cor anglais and piano: Third movement: Presto
Le Repose de Tityre - Monodie, Op. 216/ 10

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