• CPO7778942 Katalognummer
  • 761203789429 EAN
  • 2CD Format
  • 2015 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Christian, Thomas

Komponist
Ernst, Heinrich Wilhelm | Wieniawski, Henryk

Ensemble
Thomas Christian Quartett

Verk

Ernst, Heinrich Wilhelm: Fantasie brillante - The Virtuoso Violin:

Fantaisie brillante op. 11 "sur la Marche et la Romance de l'Opera Otello de Rossini";
Rondino grazioso op. 13 Nr. 2;
Morceaux de Salon op. 13 Nr. 1 & op. 25 Nr. 1, 24, 34;
La Romanesca; Elegie op. 10;
Streichquartett B-Dur;
2 Nocturnes op. 8;
Feuillet d'Album;
Pansee fugitives;
2 Romances op. 15;
Pre aux Clercs Grand Duo für Violine & Klavier

Wieniawski, Henryk: Reverie

Produktbeskrivelse

The Virtuoso Violin

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst’s early encounter with Niccolò Paganini turned out to be a key experience for the young musician. He was allowed to play for the master violinist, who prophesied him a great career. The paths of the two virtuosos repeatedly crossed in Europe’s music capitals, and their lives continued to be intertwined. As an artist of the romantic era, Ernst was not content merely to copy Paganini’s artistry; rather, he comes across to the listener as an independent and profound musician. The manner of the thematic-motivic work in the first movement of his String Quartet No. 1 attests to his thoroughgoing occupation with harmony and counterpoint. The present double CD brings together not only Ernst’s original compositions for violin and piano and his String Quartet No. 1 but also arrangements of his works prepared by two artists heard on this recording: Thomas Christian and Hans Winking. This corresponds to Ernst’s own performance practice: he presented his pieces not only with piano and orchestra but also in string quartet and string quintet ensembles. Our double CD concludes with Wieniawski’s »Reverie,« which he dedicated to his friend and quartet colleague Ernst in memory of their joint performances. The circle traced here thus embraces Ernst’s violinistic virtuosity as well as his love of chamber music.

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