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Schubert: Schwanengesang - Brahms: Acht Zigeunerlieder / Thorpe, Williams

Release Date: 07/13/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573815  
Composer:  Franz SchubertJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Tim ThorpeChristopher Williams
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Both of the song cycles recorded here combine lyricism with powerful storytelling, covering a wide range of emotions that are well suited to the beautiful sonorities and vocal nature of the French horn. Schubert’s late ‘Schwanengesang’ conveys its pastoral setting, messages of love, pain of separation, and haunted loss so descriptively that the music is just as effective without words. Brahms arranged his ‘Zigeunerlieder’ or ‘Gypsy Songs’ from vocal quartets, their Hungarian folk-music character lending themselves superbly to further transcription. Tim Thorpe is gaining a reputation as one of the most accomplished horn players of his generation. He has received extensive orchestral experience as principal horn with several amateur and youth Read more orchestras including the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the European Union Youth Orchestra. As an orchestral musician, Thorpe has played principal horn with all the major London orchestras and with other UK orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia. Read less

Works on This Recording

Schwanengesang, D 957 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Tim Thorpe (Horn), Christopher Williams (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Zigeunerlieder (8), for voice & piano (arranged from Op. 103) by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Tim Thorpe (Horn), Christopher Williams (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886 

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