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Beethoven: Canons & Musical Jokes / Holmes, Cantus Novus Wien, Ensemble Tamanial


Release Date: 07/24/2020 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8574176  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martin WeiserStefan TauberFranz SchneckenleitnerWolfgang Däuble,   ... 
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus WienEnsemble Tamanial
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the least explored areas of Beethoven’s compositions is the miscellaneous sequence of canons, early exercises in counterpoint, mature jokes and jeux d’esprit that he wrote over many years. He composed a two-part canon for the composer Hummel in 1816 and in 1823 one for four voices (written in a tavern) for Count Lichnowsky. He also wrote birthday and Christmas greetings for colleagues and friends, and songs that punned on recipients’ names or poked fun at them. Viennese chamber choir Cantus Novus Wiendraws on an extensive repertoire of Baroque, Classical, and contemporary music, including a cappella choral music, oratorios by Handel and Haydn, and requiems by Mozart, Brahms, Verdi, and Fauré. Contemporary music is one of the Read more choir’s focal points, including regular world premieres of commissioned pieces. The choir has been conducted by Thomas Holmes since 2001. Ensemble Tamanial is a vocal quartet based in Vienna, Austria. The ensemble was established to provide a place in which to grow and learn as musicians through undertaking soloist responsibility across a wide variety of musical styles, including Renaissance, Classical, Romantic and also in contemporary works. For these Beethoven recordings the ensemble have been working closely with Thomas Holmes as their musical director and wish to express their deep gratitude. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Schuppanzigh ist ein Lump, WoO 100 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martin Weiser (Bass), Stefan Tauber (Tenor), Franz Schneckenleitner (Bass)
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Graf, Graf, Graf, Graf, WoO 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Im Arm der Liebe, WoO 159 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Tamanial
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1795; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Ewig dein, WoO 161 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1811; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Freundschaft ist die Quelle, WoO 164 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Glück zum neuen Jahr, WoO 165 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Kurz ist der Schmerz I, WoO 163 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Brauchle, Linke, WoO 167 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1815; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Lerne schweigen, WoO 168 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815-1816; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Rede, rede, WoO 168 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815-1816; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Ich küsse Sie, WoO 169 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Stefan Tauber (Tenor)
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Ars longa, vita brevis, WoO 170 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Glück fehl’ dir vor allem, WoO 171 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Tamanial
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817 
14.
Ich bitt' dich, schreib' mir die Es-Scala auf, WoO 172 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1818; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Hol' euch der Teufel!, WoO 173 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Glaube und hoffe, WoO 174 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Tamanial
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Sankt Petrus war ein Fels, WoO 175 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819-1820; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Bester Magistrat, Ihr friert, WoO 177 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wolfgang Däuble (Cello)
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1820; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Glück zum neuen Jahr!, WoO 176 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Signor Abate, WoO 178 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Thomas Holmes (Piano)
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1820; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Alles Gute! alles Schöne, WoO 179 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
22.
Hoffmann, sei ja kein Hofmann, WoO 180 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Gedenket heute an Baden, WoO 181 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: c1820 
24.
Gehabt euch wohl, WoO 181 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: c1820 
25.
Tugend ist kein leerer Name, canon for 3 voices, WoO 181 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1820 
26.
O Tobias!, WoO 182 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821; Vienna, Austria 
27.
Bester Herr Graf, Sie sind ein Schaf!, WoO 183 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Tamanial
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Falstafferl, lass' dich sehen!, WoO 184 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Edel sei der Mensch, WoO 185 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Te solo adoro, WoO 186 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824 
31.
Schwenke dich ohne Schwänke!, WoO 187 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
32.
Gott ist eine feste Burg, WoO 188 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
33.
Doktor, sperrt das Tor dem Tod, WoO 189 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Tamanial
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
34.
Ich war hier, Doktor, WoO 190 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
35.
Kühl, nicht lau, WoO 191 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
36.
Ars longa, vita brevis, WoO 192 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
37.
Ars longa, vita brevis, WoO 193 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1825; Vienna, Austria 
38.
Si non per portas, per muros, WoO 194 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
39.
Freu' dich des Lebens, WoO 195 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
40.
Es muss sein!, WoO 196 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
41.
Da ist das Werk, WoO 197 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
42.
Wir irren allesamt, WoO 198 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
43.
Ich bin der Herr von zu, WoO 199, Hess 281 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
44.
Ich bin bereit! - Amen, WoO 201, Hess 282 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
45.
Das Schöne zum Guten!, WoO 202 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
46.
Das Schöne zu dem Guten, WoO 203 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
47.
Holz geigt die Quartette so, WoO 204, Hess 284 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
48.
Laguisco e moro, Hess 229 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudia Schlemmer (Soprano), Stefan Tauber (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803 
49.
Te solo adoro, Hess 263 (sketch of WoO 186) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
50.
Te solo adoro, Hess 264 (sketch of WoO 186) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
51.
Herr Graff, ich komme zu fragen, Hess 276 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Thomas Holmes (Piano)
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1797; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: arr. T. Holmes for choir and piano 
52.
Esel aller Esel, Hess 277 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
53.
Kurz ist der Schmerz II, WoO 166 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Thomas Holmes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Novus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
54.
Canon à 3, WoO 160 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Benjamin Lichtenegger (Violin), Luka Kusztrich (Violin), Lara Kusztrich (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: c1795 
55.
Canon à 4, WoO 160 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lara Kusztrich (Violin), Luka Kusztrich (Violin), Benjamin Lichtenegger (Violin),
Dominik Hellsberg (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: c1795 

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