Your favourite Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orch Op 86

Started by MichaelRabin, March 17, 2010, 03:00:54 PM

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MichaelRabin

BBC Mag released a wonderful Op 86 (live performance with Michael Thompson and David Pyatt amongst the soloists). You should try this out. Meanwhile, which is your favourite version of this and give your reasons why?


hornteacher

Yes, great recording in the BBC Music magazine.  Its now one of my favorite versions, the other being this one:

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=8163&album_group=5

MichaelRabin

How about Tennstedt's BPO EMI recording with the 4 horns of the BPO, and also the CSO Barenboim DG version? Barenboim also made a video of the same piece in Berlin, I believe.


Leo K.

Right now my favorite is the Thielemann on DG. AMAZING recording with a great 2nd symphony as well. Aces! Can't get enough of this piece recently.




k a rl h e nn i ng

Having heard only one, I'm not really in the position to nominate a favorite.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Brian

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 25, 2021, 09:09:39 AM
Having heard only one, I'm not really in the position to nominate a favorite.
I've heard at least two - the HIP recording with John Eliot Gardiner and a recent one featuring the Stockholm horns on Ondine - but they're both so good that I'm not either. (Edit: Stockholm not Helsinki, see the post below this one.)


This seems to be one of those works which nobody ever bothers to record if they're going to do it poorly. i.e. the only people recording it are those who really care to do it well. Consequently there are almost no bad choices. Maybe we should have a thread on pieces of music like that. "Musica callada" also comes to mind.

VonStupp

My preferred version has been Markus Maskuniitty (et al.) with the RSPO under Sakari Oramo, although I will admit I got this recording for the Gliere.

#hornlikes

"All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff."

Spotted Horses

I'm mortified to admit I have never heard the work and have no recording of it, despite an embarrassing large collection of classical CDs. :(

Scion7

(Bruckner's) is the career of a poor village boy ... The one and only really surprising thing about him was that after completing his career as an organist he suddenly began to compose music with a range of vision which in such a man would appear quite incongruous.

Brian

Quote from: Spotted Horses on October 25, 2021, 01:45:01 PM
I'm mortified to admit I have never heard the work and have no recording of it, despite an embarrassing large collection of classical CDs. :(
It's like 15 minutes long, vivacious, and full of horn calls. A delight, be happy you have such a well-made trifle yet to enjoy!

Jo498

I think I have two but I only remember the one with Gardiner (very good), the other one is in a box with the Sawallisch symphonies and other concertos. It's a fun piece if one like horns/brass and quite unique.
Schumann also has two piano concert pieces not sufficiently well known and one for violin (I also forgot, but I must have heard it).
Tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos, dans une chambre.
- Blaise Pascal

k a rl h e nn i ng

The Op. 86 may be my favorite concertante piece of Schumann's
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Roasted Swan

Quote from: MichaelRabin on March 22, 2010, 05:48:06 AM
How about Tennstedt's BPO EMI recording with the 4 horns of the BPO, and also the CSO Barenboim DG version? Barenboim also made a video of the same piece in Berlin, I believe.

You beat me to it - those were exactly the two versions I was going to list!  The BPO version is epic!