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Pleyel: Octet & Trios / Dieter Klocker, Consortium Classicum

Release Date: 09/26/2000 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 999743   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ignace Joseph Pleyel
Performer:  Nikolaus GrügerWalter MeuterUlrich Von StemmGernot Schmalfuss,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dieter Klöcker, premier clarinetist and eminent scholar, has brought to light three little-known works by Ignaz Pleyel that are best described by Mozart's own words to his father about some of Pleyel's other music: "If you are not acquainted with them--it is worth the effort. They are very well written and very pleasant; and you'll recognize his master at once, too." Pleyel's teacher was Haydn, and Mozart was right on all counts. Klöcker conducts his always excellent Consortium Classicum in a splendid reading of the charming Octet. Balance between winds and strings is always as it should be, and the players' skill is exemplary. Highlights include the solo violin line in the imaginative Menuet, and the really lovely Read more string ensemble in the Adagio.

Haydn's shadow looms large in the Op. 10 String Trio's soulful main theme of the Allegro and in the stylish Rondo. The three string players in the aforementioned Octet's Adagio movement maintain their high standards in the Trio. Klöcker finally makes his appearance as a performer in the very bubbly Trio Concertant for two clarinets and bassoon. This journeyman work features lots of perpetuum mobile passages in the outer movements to challenge the musicians, balanced with a meditatively lyrical Adagio. Klöcker and his colleagues shine throughout. CPO's sound is quite good, although the winds could use more bloom.
--David Preiser, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

Octet in C major by Ignace Joseph Pleyel
Performer:  Nikolaus Grüger (French Horn), Walter Meuter (Double Bass), Ulrich Von Stemm (French Horn),
Gernot Schmalfuss (Oboe), Alwin Bauer (Cello), Jürgen Kussmaul (Viola),
Wolfgang Kussmaul (Violin), Rainer Kussmaul (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1974 
Length: 33 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello in D major, Op. 10 no 2/B 404 by Ignace Joseph Pleyel
Performer:  Jürgen Kussmaul (Viola), Wolfgang Kussmaul (Violin), Rainer Kussmaul (Violin),
Alwin Bauer (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1974 
Venue:  Zehlendorf Studio 
Length: 10 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Trio concertant in E flat major by Ignace Joseph Pleyel
Performer:  Karl-Otto Hartmann (Bassoon), Waldemar Wandel (Clarinet), Dieter Klöcker (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1974 
Venue:  Zehlendorf Studio 
Length: 12 Minutes 7 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Lighthearted, Joyful Chamber Music March 23, 2013 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "This CPO disk is an analog recording originally from EMI, dating from the 1970's, with re-mastering and re-issue by CPO in 2000. Although the recording is somewhat dated, the sound quality is not, nor is the quality of this very enjoyable light chamber music program. Ignaz Pleyel's composing career coincided with Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, and his style seems most closely akin to Haydn. The major work is the excellent 33 minute-long Octet in C Major for string quartet, oboe, 2 horns, and bass, followed by a delightful string trio, and a wind trio piece for 2 clarinets and bassoon. Listeners will find the playing of the Consortium Classicum to be of the highest caliber,and as stated above, the CPO sound is crystal clear. All in all, a fun and refreshing disk. Recommended." Report Abuse
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