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Haydn: Cello Concertos; Beethoven: Romances / Müller-Schott


Release Date: 09/30/2003 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 80031   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Müller-Schott
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There’s no shortage of fine young cellists, but Daniel Müller-Schott is one of the most impressive – his brilliant technique, ringing tone and persuasive musicianship combine to great effect in the outer movements of the Haydn concertos. From the outset it’s clear that he and the ACO are clued up on 18th-century performance style, giving us elegantly turned phrases, lifted up beats, springy rhythms and clear textures. This stylishness informs the stateliness of the C major’s first movement, and the joyfulness of the D major finale, but in some respects it’s only skin deep – the D major’s first movement includes, for example, some very strange decisions about slurs and articulation. In such matters Isserlis and Norrington’s COE prove Read more more reliable guides, with Isserlis’s lighter, gentler style providing the most noticeable interpretative contrast. In the slow movements, his delicate expression and flowing tempi are persuasive, but some listeners may prefer Müller- Schott’s more intense expression and broader speeds.

Isserlis/Norrington offer the substantial bonus of a splendid account of the Haydn Sinfonia Concertante, but the extra items here are unusually interesting, too. Müller-Schott’s arrangement of Beethoven’s violin romances consists of transposing the music down an octave and, in Op 40, modifying some double stops. Both romances are beautifully played, with the same sense of poise as in the concertos. Hearing the principal voice in a lower register doesn’t make the music turgid; the overall sound is, indeed, most appealing; the wind passages in Op 40 are especially memorable. Strongly recommended.

Duncan Druce, The Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Daniel Müller-Schott (Cello)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1761-1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Daniel Müller-Schott (Cello)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
3.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Müller-Schott (Cello)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Müller-Schott (Cello)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 

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