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Spohr, Martinu: Nonets / Ensemble Wien-berlin


Release Date: 09/30/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 427640   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Louis SpohrBohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Günter HögnerKarl LeisterGerhart HetzelWolfram Christ,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"For vitality, sharp-edged wit and melodic appeal [this recording of Martinu's Nonet] has the edge. And some of the most memorable playing occurs in the Andante: the singing cello and darkly atmospheric violin and viola figures create expectations which aren't to be disappointed—the flute and oboe song-theme in thirds towards the end has just the right blend of affection and fluency. . . . In the Spohr . . . the performance is a treasure . . . . The Vienna-Berlin Ensemble obviously relish Spohr's masterly and resourceful scoring, and they bring out the warm melancholy of the Adagio without any suggestion of special pleading. . . . Recommended." -- Stephen Johnson, Gramophone "For vitality, sharp-edged wit and melodic appeal [this recording of Martinu's Nonet] has the edge. And some of the most memorable playing occurs in the Andante: the singing cello and darkly atmospheric violin and viola figures create expectations which aren't to be disappointed—the flute and oboe song-theme in thirds towards the end has just the right blend of affection and fluency. . . . In the Spohr . . . the performance is a treasure . . . . The Vienna-Berlin Ensemble obviously relish Spohr's masterly and resourceful scoring, and they bring out the warm melancholy of the Adagio without any suggestion of special pleading. . . . Recommended." -- Stephen Johnson, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Nonet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Strings in F major, Op. 31 by Louis Spohr
Performer:  Günter Högner (French Horn), Karl Leister (Clarinet), Gerhart Hetzel (Violin),
Wolfram Christ (Viola), Georg Faust (Cello), Alois Posch (Double Bass),
Milan Turkovic (Bassoon), HansJörg Schellenberger (Oboe), Wolfgang Schulz (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1988 
Venue:  St Konrad Church, Abersee 
Length: 34 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2. Nonet for Wind Quintet, String Trio and Double Bass by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet), Günter Högner (French Horn), Milan Turkovic (Bassoon),
Gerhart Hetzel (Violin), Wolfram Christ (Viola), Wolfgang Schulz (Flute),
HansJörg Schellenberger (Oboe), Georg Faust (Cello), Alois Posch (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 08/1988 
Venue:  St Konrad Church, Abersee 
Length: 15 Minutes 38 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Nonet in F, Op.31: 1. Allegro
Nonet in F, Op.31: 2. Scherzo (Allegro)
Nonet in F, Op.31: 3. Adagio
Nonet in F, Op.31: 4. Finale (Vivace)
Nonetto (1959): 1. Poco allegro
Nonetto (1959): 2. Andante
Nonetto (1959): 3. Allegretto

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