String Quintet In A Minor, Op Posth. (1918) - Bruch* ‎– The Nash Ensemble - String Octet, String Qui

At any rate, they are remarkably accomplished and assured pieces for an octogenarian, reminiscent by turns of Brahms, Schubert, and occasionally Richard Strauss, with some of the vigorous folk influences that make Bruch's major concertos so popular.

To these ears the strongest of the three is the String Octet in B flat major, Op. The music didn't originally make a big impression on me so it was interesting to listen to the LP performances again to compare directly with the new CD by the German Diogenes Quartet. The new CD scores in providing us with the first opportunity to hear Bruch's earliest quartet, referred to above. Thought lost, this score turned up in the archives of the Mozart-Stiftung in Frankfurt as recently as January Bruch had used this work to apply for the coveted scholarship of this foundation - successfully, for the three members of the jury unanimously chose the precocious work as the best entry.

Louis Spohr, in particular, was deeply moved by the work and prophesied a brilliant career for the composer. The work is certainly precociously well-crafted - with clear influences of Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn but, as the accompanying rather laboriously translated booklet states: "that Bruch. Three of the movements have a definite "Sturm und Drang" feeling about them and the young Bruch is, perhaps not surprisingly, anything but original.

I can't help thinking that the precocity of Mendelssohn was on a different level of inspiration; listen, if you can, to the wonderful early E Flat quartet he also composed at the age of fourteen. Bruch would re-use the theme of the second movement Adagio in his Op. The fourth movement Presto , on the other hand, is more Mendelssohnian and it does have a memorable theme - albeit one that is quickly abandoned for a slower second subject, although it comes back several times, finally developing into a Fugato section.

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The Nash Ensemble of London has built up a remarkable reputation as one of Britain's finest chamber music groups and has gained a similar reputation all over the world. Bruch Octet for 4 violins, 2 violas. cello and double bass String Quintet in A minor String Quintet in E flat. The Nash Ensemble Stephanie Gonley - violin.

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  1. Max Bruch. General note: Program notes by Tully Potter and notes on performers in English, German, and French (11 pages) inserted in container. General note: Title from container. Contents note: String quintet in E-flat major, op. posth. () () -- String quintet in A minor, op. posth. () () -- String octet in B-flat major, op.
  2. The Nash ensemble have a natural feeling for the music's ebb and flow, and while they're not afraid of big gestures and the bite of horsehair and rosin, they play beautifully as an ensemble. Together, these performances go to the top of a not exactly crowded field; in fact his disc needs to be heard by everyone who Read more loves German.
  3. String Quartet No.1 Alt ernative. Title Composer Bruch, Max: Opus/Catalogue Number Op./Cat. No. Op.9 I-Catalogue Number I-Cat. No. IMB 45 Key C minor Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: 4 movements I. Andante. Allegro ma non troppo II. Adagio III. Allegro molto energico IV. Molto vivace First Pub lication. – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel.
  4. The always rewarding Nash Ensemble add warmth and grace to the sprightly String Quintet in E flat major and bring verve and attack to its edgier A minor companion, but it is in the magnificent String Octet that the players finally allow the sun to truly shine.
  5. Apr 28,  · Although the string quintet and octet were written towards the end Bruch's life, there really is no sense that this is the music of an old man. The outer movements have a strong sense of rhythm and this makes for spirited finales in particular, while /5(7).
  6. When Max Bruch’s music was compared unfavourably to Brahms’s, he had his excuse ready: the pram in the hall. ‘I had a wife and children to support,’ he said, according to Christopher Fifield’s biography. ‘I had to write works that were pleasing and easily understood.’ That’s certainly the case with his chamber music. Written for the most part at the beginning and end of his.
  7. Bruch: String Quintets & Octet Hyperion - CDA Kompozytor Max Bruch () Wykonawcy Bruch: String Quintet In A Minor, Op. Posth - 1. Allegro; Bruch: String Quintet In A Minor, Op. Posth - 2. Allegro Molto The Nash Ensemble are ideal interpreters. Recorded April at All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United.
  8. Op.4 - 3 Duets for Soprano, Alt and Piano () Op.5 - Piano Trio in C minor(ca?) Op.6 - 7 small two- and three-part Songs () Op.7 - 6 Songs for Voice and Piano () Op.8 - Die Birken und die Erlen for soprano, mixed chorus and orchestra () Op.9 - String Quartet No.1 in C minor () Op - String Quartet No.2 in E major ().
  9. Mar 11,  · Max Bruch: String Quintet in E flat major Op. posth. (), String Quintet in A minor Op. posth. (), Octet in B flat major, Op. post. (). ΣυντελεστέςCategory: CD.

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