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Horn Trios / Bielow, Schuch, Klieser


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 300931  
Composer:  Frédéric Nicolas DuvernoyJohannes BrahmsCharles KoechlinRobert Kahn
Performer:  Herbert SchuchFelix KlieserAndrej Bielow
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Felix Klieser first began to take a serious interest in the Horn Trio of Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) at the age of thirteen. Back then he was just a junior student at the College of Music and Drama in Hanover. He bought several different recordings of the work, including one featuring the hornist Peter Damm, whom he was later to meet at a master class in Dresden. “I picked up quickly that Felix was extraordinarily talented. He was able to elicit from the horn a soft, warm sound, a distinctly Romantic horn tone,” says the former horn-player of the Dresden Staatskapelle in high praise of Klieser in the booklet text to the young musician’s new CD entitled “Horn Trios”, released on the Berlin Classics label on September 29, 2017. “The Brahms Read more Trio is the pride of the horn literature,” according to Peter Damm, a view he shares with Felix Klieser. That led him to seek out other such works, perhaps even unknown literature from the horn trio genre. He came across the French composer Frederic Nicolas Duvernoy (1765–1838), who was hornist at the Paris Opera, Faure pupil Charles Koechlin (1867–1950) and the Mannheim-born Robert Kahn (1865–1951) who was hounded by the Nazis. The result is a programme of works spanning nearly 100 years of development of the horn trio, which bring Felix Klieser a further step towards his goal: to place the horn centre stage as a colourful and profoundly Romantic instrument. Such a plan requires the right chamber music partners, whom Felix Klieser has happily found: at the piano sits the outstanding and sensitive Herbert Schuch, while the violin is played by the Ukrainian ARD competition winner Andrej Bielow. “It was a wonderful experience for us to learn these pieces, some of them quite new to us, thereby expanding the scope of the chamber music genre in an exciting way,” enthuses Felix Klieser. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for horn, violin & piano No. 1 by Frédéric Nicolas Duvernoy
Performer:  Herbert Schuch (Piano), Felix Klieser (Horn), Andrej Bielow (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
2.
Trio for horn, violin & piano No. 2 in F major by Frédéric Nicolas Duvernoy
Performer:  Herbert Schuch (Piano), Felix Klieser (Horn), Andrej Bielow (Violin)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1965 
3.
Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 40 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Herbert Schuch (Piano), Felix Klieser (Horn), Andrej Bielow (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Austria 
4.
Little Pieces (4) for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 32 by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Herbert Schuch (Piano), Felix Klieser (Horn), Andrej Bielow (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1907; France 
5.
Serenade for Oboe, Horn and Piano in F minor, Op. 73 by Robert Kahn
Performer:  Herbert Schuch (Piano), Felix Klieser (Horn), Andrej Bielow (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; Germany 

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