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Offline Gurn Blanston

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« Reply #3280 on: December 03, 2016, 06:55:12 AM »
I finally found this very nice disc (the edition that does not show properly but the "white one" might be easier to find) at a good price. 3 string quartets by the Jadin brothers, the precocious Hyacinthe who died of tuberculosis at 24 (1776-1800) and his older brother Louis-Emmanuel who lived into his mid-80s (1768-1853!). Both wrote quite a bit more chamber music, most of which remains unrecorded to my knowledge.



I hope to get the harmonia mundi disc with Schobert chamber music and another one with music by Padre Soler today or in monday's post...

I like that, Jo. I have some Jadin (mostly H, a little L-E), it is really enjoyable music. :)

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Re: Gurn's Classical Corner
« Reply #3281 on: December 03, 2016, 10:10:44 AM »
I have another disc with string trios by Hyacinthe (les adieux/NCA) and one with piano sonatas (Pennetier/harmonia mundi). All quite enjoyable and the composer often has a particular lyrical early/protoromantic strain that sets him apart as rather original, I think.

Now tonight I'll probably listen to Schobert with Banchini/Sgrizzi as I just got a nice package of CDs... :D
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« Reply #3282 on: December 03, 2016, 11:09:29 AM »
I have another disc with string trios by Hyacinthe (les adieux/NCA) and one with piano sonatas (Pennetier/harmonia mundi). All quite enjoyable and the composer often has a particular lyrical early/protoromantic strain that sets him apart as rather original, I think.

Now tonight I'll probably listen to Schobert with Banchini/Sgrizzi as I just got a nice package of CDs... :D

Yes, I have both of those, and quite enjoy them. FWIW, I have the Schobert/Banchini disk too, a recent acquisition. You could well be pleased with it. Schobert was a pioneer of Classicism, the very young Mozart was influenced by him, even before he met J.C. Bach. :)

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« Reply #3283 on: March 05, 2017, 07:28:09 AM »
Ernst Wolf's (1735-1792) string quartets are a true gem from Haydn's generation. I just had to jump in and say it after enjoying this CPO disk this morning. Aces!




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« Reply #3284 on: March 05, 2017, 08:12:57 AM »
Ernst Wolf's (1735-1792) string quartets are a true gem from Haydn's generation. I just had to jump in and say it after enjoying this CPO disk this morning. Aces!


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Hi, Leo,

I never saw any other music by Wolf beyond this very neat little keyboard sonatas disk. He seems to have been a close follower of CPE Bach. I'll have to look into the string quartets, that is a pleasant surprise genre for me!  :)

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« Reply #3285 on: March 06, 2017, 07:37:32 AM »
Hi, Leo,

I never saw any other music by Wolf beyond this very neat little keyboard sonatas disk. He seems to have been a close follower of CPE Bach. I'll have to look into the string quartets, that is a pleasant surprise genre for me!  :)

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Thanks Gurn! I haven't seen the sonatas by Wolf. I really feel you'll enjoy his string quartets, which are finely written with subtlety and structural nuances. Aces :)


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« Reply #3286 on: September 24, 2017, 11:56:17 AM »
Kozeluch, Leopold (1747-1818) has not been discussed in this thread for a while (search brought up posts for 2011-12) - I now have about a half dozen CDs of his works (2 Symphonies, Piano Concertos, Piano Sonatas, and several w/ wind pieces) - he wrote over 400 compositions (list HERE), and was a rival to Mozart in Vienna and quite popular as a composer and pianist, in addition to being a music publisher.

A few days ago, I received the disc below of Piano Concertos w/ Howard Shelley; also own the single CD of his Piano Sonatas w/ Kemp English on fortepiano - looking on Amazon, there are 10 volumes of these works w/ English (not sure if more exist or are projected?); now, Amazon also carries 2 volumes of these sonatas w/ Jenny Kim on fortepiano (Brilliant), likely an ongoing series?  SO, just curious if anyone has been 'exploring' the releases of Kozeluch's solo piano works?  Thanks for comments.  Dave :)

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Leopold Koželuch, born Jan Antonín Koželuh, alternatively also Leopold Koželuh, Leopold Kotzeluch) (26 June 1747 – 7 May 1818) was a Czech composer and teacher of classical music. He was born in the town of Velvary, in Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic). He moved to Prague to further his musical education, before moving in Vienna in 1778, where he was based for the remainder of his career. In Vienna he achieved renown as a composer, pianist and teacher, and from 1792 until his death in 1818 he held royal appointments as Kammer Kapellmeister (music director) and Hofmusik Compositor (composer). Koželuch's compositional output included sonatas and concertos for keyboard, the instrument in which he specialised, as well as chamber music, choral music and opera. (Source)

   

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Re: Gurn's Classical Corner
« Reply #3287 on: October 24, 2017, 02:52:57 AM »
It's not a recording that I'd like to recommend, but a doctoral dissertation. It is most interesting and it debunks in a thorough and exhaustively documented manner two myths:

1. that Salzburg in the 18th century, and especially during Mozart's time, was a cultural and intellectual backwater

and

2. that Mozart was a musical-genius-cum-intellectual-and-social-idiot who had no interest in, nor knowledge of, anything other than music and musicmaking.

It convincingly makes the case for Salzburg being actually one of the foci of the Austrian Catholic Enlightenment and for the Mozart family (including Nannerl) being actively interested and involved in the contemporary intellectual life as part of an extended circle of like-minded friends and acquaintances.

Highly recommended. I wonder if a similar study has been written regarding Haydn and the Eszterhazys. Gurn?

https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/files/65897847/2016_T_pelmann_Viktor_Y_n_liang_0106937_ethesis_compressed_file.pdf

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