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Danzi: Concertos / James Galway, Sabine Meyer, Jörg Faerber


Release Date: 02/06/2008 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 61976   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Danzi
Performer:  James GalwaySabine Meyer
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Franz Danzi was by all accounts a charming man and a scrupulous craftsman, and his music reflects both qualities. He was also very influential for good on the young Weber, a fairly irresponsible young man when Danzi first encountered him in Stuttgart. Whether he also influenced Weber's style is more arguable. The flute and clarinet Concertante recorded here is highly 'Weberian' in its use of a final Polacca, and especially in a slow movement which sets wind solos against a sombre background of horns, bassoons and pizzicato strings. It was actually written a few years after Weber's pioneering clarinet concertos in similar vein, but Danzi may well have been responsible for starting up ideas in Weber's mind that helped to lead to his Read more individual manner of orchestration. Danzi's work is extremely enjoyable, and makes very skilful use of the close yet contrasted timbres of the two instruments, so as now to set one off against the other, now to have them chiming amiably together in thirds and sixths.

The Flute Concerto is a somewhat less striking piece, but goes cheerfully through motions that also include a Larghetto with contrasting wind and string accompaniments and the usual Polacca finale. James Galway deals sympathetically with it, and Sabine Meyer knocks off the ''La ci darem'' variations with relish. They are not really so much variations as a free fantasy on the tune, and nicely composed.

-- John Warrack, Gramophone [2/1995]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Flute no 2 in D minor, Op. 31 by Franz Danzi
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Evangelical Church, Schwaigern, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2. Concertante for Flute, Clarinet and Orchestra in B flat major, Op. 41 by Franz Danzi
Performer:  Sabine Meyer (Clarinet), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1814; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Evangelical Church, Schwaigern, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3. Potpourri for Clarinet and Orchestra no 2 on "Là ci darem la mano" of Mozart by Franz Danzi
Performer:  Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1818; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Evangelical Church, Schwaigern, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 10 Secs. 

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