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Fruhling & Zemlinsky: Clarinet Trios / Marosi, Bandieri, Marja-Liisa

Release Date: 07/27/2018 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95394  
Composer:  Carl FruhlingAlexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Davide BandieriJoël MarosiMarja-Liisa Marosi
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Once a pianist accompanying the likes of Bronislaw Huberman, Pablo de Sarasate and the Rose Quartet, Carl Fruhling is now little known. He wrote several orchestral and chamber works, songs and salon pieces, but his best and most-recorded work is this Clarinet Trio, published in 1925 but cast in an idiom at least a generation before its composition. Born in 1868, and dying in reduced circumstances in 1937 after the Crash had left him in need, he was and remained a musical Romantic, whose language is perfectly fitted to this most Brahmsian of genres. From that earlier generation, Zemlinsky’s 1896 Trio surges with D minor expression and passion. He wrote it as a 25-year-old for a Viennese chamber-music competition. While the syntax and mood Read more certainly echo Brahms, the chromatic harmony is the composer’s own: so too the intense songfulness which surges through the long opening movement and then a central, richly textured Andante. Even the brief finale is restless and filled with agitated, virtuoso writing for the piano in particular, while the clarinet sings a troubled descant line. Clarinet music by Zemlinsky’s contemporaries, Busoni and Hindemith, has been the subject of previous Brilliant Classics albums by the clarinettist Davide Bandieri. According to MusicWeb International, reviewing the Hindemith collection, he has ‘an attractive woody tone and fine phrasing and articulation.’ He is joined here by Joel and Marja-Liisa Marosi, husband and wife, who teach and perform in Switzerland. Read less

Works on This Recording

Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 40 by Carl Fruhling
Performer:  Davide Bandieri (Clarinet), Joël Marosi (Cello), Marja-Liisa Marosi (Piano)
Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 3 by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Davide Bandieri (Clarinet), Joël Marosi (Cello), Marja-Liisa Marosi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; Vienna, Austria 

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