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Song Of The Reeds / Albrecht Mayer


Release Date: 03/06/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001653202  
Composer:  August KlughardtRobert SchumannHeinrich HerzogenbergHans Steinmetz,   ... 
Performer:  Markus BeckerAlbrecht MayerTabea ZimmermannMarie-Luise Neunecker
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The repertoire of Song of the Reeds revels in the Romantic tradition of the instrument with Schumann's popular Three Romances and works by contemporaries of Brahms and Liszt composed for Mayer's instrument: Heinrich Herzogenberg's Trio for Oboe, Horn, and Piano and August Klughardt's five fantasy pieces Schilflieder (Song of the Reeds) for oboe, viola, and piano.

Albrecht Mayer is joined by outstanding viola player Tabea Zimmermann, horn player Marie-Luise Neunecker, and by Markus Becker at the piano, "unbeatable as a virtuoso, a musical soul painter with great understanding.” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

The album title is taken from the title of the work by Klughardt and acknowledges the
Read more longing of Romantic music, the acclaimed vocal tone of Albrecht Mayer’s playing, and the reed which gives his instrument its unique voice.
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Works on This Recording

1. Schilflieder (5), Op. 28 "Fantasy Pieces after Poems by Lenau" by August Klughardt
Performer:  Markus Becker (Piano), Albrecht Mayer (Oboe), Tabea Zimmermann (Viola)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; Germany 
2. Romances (3) for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Albrecht Mayer (Oboe), Markus Becker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
3. Trio for Piano, Oboe and Horn in D minor, Op. 61 by Heinrich Herzogenberg
Performer:  Markus Becker (Piano), Albrecht Mayer (Oboe), Marie-Luise Neunecker (French Horn)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1889; Germany 
4. Liebesruf eines Faun by Hans Steinmetz
Performer:  Albrecht Mayer (English Horn), Markus Becker (Piano)
5. Prélude-Improvisation by Markus Becker
Performer:  Albrecht Mayer (Oboe), Markus Becker (Piano)
6. Variations for Oboe and Piano, Op. 39: Variation 4 - Lento, molto tranquillo by Julius Weismann
Performer:  Albrecht Mayer (Oboe), Markus Becker (Piano)

Sound Samples

Schilflieder - Fünf Fantasiestücke nach Gedlichten von Nikolaus Lenau: 1. Langsam, träumerisch
Schilflieder - Fünf Fantasiestücke nach Gedlichten von Nikolaus Lenau: 2. Leidenschaftlich erregt
Schilflieder - Fünf Fantasiestücke nach Gedlichten von Nikolaus Lenau: 3. Zart, in ruhiger Bewegung
Schilflieder - Fünf Fantasiestücke nach Gedlichten von Nikolaus Lenau: 4. Feurig
Schilflieder - Fünf Fantasiestücke nach Gedlichten von Nikolaus Lenau: 5. Sehr ruhig
3 Romances, Op.94: No.1 Nicht schnell
3 Romances, Op.94: No.2 Einfach, innig
3 Romances, Op.94: No.3 Nicht schnell
Trio for Oboe, Horn & Klavier, Op.61: 1. Allegretto
Trio for Oboe, Horn & Klavier, Op.61: 2. Presto
Trio for Oboe, Horn & Klavier, Op.61: 3. Andante con moto
Trio for Oboe, Horn & Klavier, Op.61: 4. Allegro
"Liebesruf eines Faun" for English Horn & Piano
Prelude
Variations for Oboe & Piano, Op.39: 4. Lento, molto tranquilo

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 played with great virtuosity May 19, 2012 By G. Kolbeinsson (800 Selfoss, Iceland) See All My Reviews "beautifully played with great virtuosity" Report Abuse
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