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Mertz: Guitar Duets / Moller, Fraticelli

Mertz / Moeller / Fraticelli
Release Date: 10/14/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 573055   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Kaspar Mertz
Performer:  Johannes MollerLaura Fraticelli
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Johann Kaspar Mertz’s duets are unusual for combining a guitar with normal string length and tuning and a smaller instrument with higher tuning, the terz guitar. The rare chemistry of the two instruments reaches high degrees of virtuosity in The Rage but it is Mertz’s colourful depiction of scenes and moods, as in the impressionistic Boat Trip on the Traunsee, the Schubertian Serenade and the atmospheric Going to Vespers which commands our attention. The three elegiac Funeral Laments are amongst Mertz’s finest and most expressive pieces. Johann Kaspar Mertz’s duets are unusual for combining a guitar with normal string length and tuning and a smaller instrument with higher tuning, the terz guitar. The rare chemistry of the two instruments reaches high degrees of virtuosity in The Rage but it is Mertz’s colourful depiction of scenes and moods, as in the impressionistic Boat Trip on the Traunsee, the Schubertian Serenade and the atmospheric Going to Vespers which commands our attention. The three elegiac Funeral Laments are amongst Mertz’s finest and most expressive pieces. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Unruhe by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Performer:  Johannes Moller (Guitar), Laura Fraticelli (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, On 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2.
Drei Nänien - Trauerlieder, for 2 guitars by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Performer:  Laura Fraticelli (Guitar), Johannes Moller (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, On 
Length: 14 Minutes 40 Secs. 
3.
Mazurka for 2 Guitars by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Performer:  Laura Fraticelli (Guitar), Johannes Moller (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Hungary 
Venue:  St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, On 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
Ständchen, for 2 guitars by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Performer:  Laura Fraticelli (Guitar), Johannes Moller (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, On 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5.
Wasserfahrt am Traunsee by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Performer:  Johannes Moller (Guitar), Laura Fraticelli (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, On 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
6.
Grand Fantasie concertante in C minor "La Rage" by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Performer:  Laura Fraticelli (Guitar), Johannes Moller (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Hungary 
Venue:  St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, On 
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7.
Vespergang by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Performer:  Laura Fraticelli (Guitar), Johannes Moller (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Hungary 
Venue:  St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, On 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
8.
Barcarolle for 2 Guitars by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Performer:  Johannes Moller (Guitar), Laura Fraticelli (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, On 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
9.
Impromptu for 2 Guitars by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Performer:  Laura Fraticelli (Guitar), Johannes Moller (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, On 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
10.
Nänien Trauerlieder: Tarantelle by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Performer:  Johannes Moller (Guitar), Laura Fraticelli (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria-Hungary 
Venue:  St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, On 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
11.
Nänien Trauerlieder: Deutsche Weise by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Performer:  Laura Fraticelli (Guitar), Johannes Moller (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, On 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 

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