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Loewe: Grand Trio, Op. 12, Duo espagnola & Schottische Bilder, Op. 112 / Various

Release Date: 05/03/2019 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 555256  
Composer:  Carl Loewe
Performer:  Jakob Christoph KuchenbuchMarietta KratzHenning LuciusChristian Seibold,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Our gigantic edition of Carl Loewe’s complete song and ballad oeuvre proved to be a great success and revealed a genuine cosmos of great dramatic works and enthralling genre miniatures. However, it is known only to a few that Loewe not only composed some six hundred songs and ballads but also produced chamber music. In 1831 the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung described his Piano Trio or Grand Trio op. 12 as “magnificent, finely invented, sustained, and intelligently developed.” Robert Schumann expressed himself in a similar vein: “It is perhaps one of the most fundamentally genuine and most imaginative works by Loewe, one of those worthiest of the best master. Every trio circle must have it.” In his last instrumental work, the Duo Read more Espagnôla for viola and piano, the composer once again ventured onto national terrain and took with him the viola as a special expressive means conveying the Spanish character. The work is melodious throughout and shows both instruments in their best light. The Scottish Pictures for clarinet and piano from Loewe’s late period are demanding genre scenes inspired by the composer’s interest in the Scottish landscape and the country’s vicissitudinous history. At the time enthusiasm for the wild north of the British Isles was very fashionable. Read less

Works on This Recording

Trio for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 12 by Carl Loewe
Performer:  Jakob Christoph Kuchenbuch (Cello), Marietta Kratz (Violin), Henning Lucius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
Schottische Bilder, for clarinet & piano, Op. 112 by Carl Loewe
Performer:  Christian Seibold (Clarinet), Henning Lucius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Scotland 
Duo Espagnôla by Carl Loewe
Performer:  Lena Eckels (Viola), Henning Lucius (Piano)

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